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Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Canada’s Sweetest Secret

Ask a Canadian about his favorite dessert and “<b>Nanaimo bar</b>” (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is the likely reply. Named for the harbor town on Vancouver Island, the no-bake treat has sweetened the collective Canadian memory for decades.<p>The three-layer dessert — a textured crust (chocolate, coconut, almonds, …

This Coastal National Park Is a Haven for Wildlife—and Adventure

Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park is the state's smallest, but offers outsized opportunities to explore the rich glacial landscape.<p><b>Location:</b> Alaska<b><br>Established:</b> December 2, 1980<b><br>Size:</b> 607,000 acres<p>Distill the essence of coastal Alaska into one place—wild, dynamic, and scenic, rich with the …

National Parks

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

How to Be a Pro Tourist in San Francisco

I’m lucky to wear a lot of different hats in my professional life. In fact, some days I feel like I’m having an identity crisis.<p>As a <i>photojournalist</i>, my goal is to be a fly on the wall, observing and waiting for moments to happen. When I’m working as a <i>travel photographer</i>, I’m striving to capture …

5 badass New Zealand itineraries for surf, snow, and flow

NEW ZEALAND’S exceptional geography — mountains in close proximity to the ocean and rivers flowing out to enormous, wave-filled bays — creates all …

New Zealand

The Flight Attendant's Guide to Hotel Safety

Putting your oxygen mask on first is a great lesson you probably learned from a flight attendant. I know I've learned many life lessons from my colleagues over the years. Airline crews are away from home and family sometimes half the year or more. Staying safe on the road is a priority. Here are …

How to Elope to Paris

Last month, after ten years of dating, my longtime beau, Andy, and I eloped. When we were figuring out our game plan, we thought it would be romantic to get married in the City of Light, but we discovered that if you want to get married in Paris as a foreigner, at least one of you has to live there …

Where to Eat in Boston Now

What’s the last culinary buzz in Beantown? There’s lot of foodie news in its neighborhoods like the South End and Somerville, as well as the …

The perfect trip: Dordogne

Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.<p>Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and …

France

Gangsters and Grime: Experience New York City's Darker Side

When walking around New York City, most people often don't pay much attention to the city's darker side, blinded by the cool, cosmopolitan vibe. But beneath Gotham's glamour lurks a seedy past. Whether it was nefarious mob families running their empires from Little Italy or the vice-ridden streets …

Heavenly Seafood in Sydney

<i>Photo credit: Sydney Fish Market</i><p>It's almost Summer in Australia, and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means it's an excellent time to take a trip Down Under. When you're in Sydney, make sure to have at least one seafood dish. "Sydney-siders eat more seafood than any other Aussies …

Hotel Pioneer Ian Schrager on What Goes Into Creating a Modern Boutique Hotel

The London Edition opened its doors during London Fashion Week, and 10 Berners Street instantly became the place to be. Petra Dokken sat down with …

Why Serendipity Is the Best Travel Guide

<b>Patricia Schultz</b> is the author of <i>1000 Places to See Before You Die</i>, an opus that took her eight years to finish. And nothing will make you smarter about travel than covering the most sought-after destinations in the world. Schultz cut her teeth in the publishing world by penning guidebooks about …

It's the ELLE Weekend (Bollywood) Playlist! Courtesy of New Guess Girl and Music Star, Priyanka Chopra

Photo: Getty Images<p>"You're it," Paul Marciano told Priyanka Chopra, having just barely made her acquaintance. "It has to be you." The designer knew he had found his next Guess girl as soon as he laid his eyes on her, but unlike previous women he'd tapped to be the face of his international …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out than in.

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

Nailed it.

Lorde

The Best New Restaurants in America, 2013

<i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>There is just too much.</b> There are just too many exciting phenomena happening in the world of American dining right now. Fabulous Peruvian food, a German wurst palace, lots of shrimp and grits, the continued onslaught of Italian. Cronuts. To try to ascribe a …

Food & Dining

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …