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Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers and cultural figures – part two

Maggie O’Farrell<p>I loved Andrew Sean Greer’s Pulitzer prize-winning <i>Less</i> (Little, Brown) and I can’t think of a better book to stash in your suitcase. It follows Arthur Less – who keeps emphatically reiterating that he is absolutely not heartbroken by his boyfriend marrying someone else – from San …

Books

Greg’s Super Ultra Mega Hyper Light PCT Gear List

The title says it all. It is time for the ever-anticipated post where I gloat over my far lighter and superior gear choices and make you question …

Goa: India's Latin Quarter

Every time I have come here, there seem to be no guests, only the empty ramparts, the silent rooms of elegant furniture, the café tables with the …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

The 10 Best Beaches In The World In 2018, Revealed

Plan your next sun-soaked getaway ✈️☀️🌴🌊<p>Need some travel inspo for your upcoming beach vacation? These beach bums have some recommendations.<p>The travel experts at TripAdvisor just unveiled their annual Traveler’s Choice Awards for the best beaches in the world for 2018, and the results make us …

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As recommended by the staff at Pakta. —Michael Idov

19 Essential Filipino Restaurants in Los Angeles, 2018 Edition

The food of the Philippines truly offers something for everyone. Enjoy crunchy lumpia, hearty lechon, sweet banana turon, and freshly prepared fish all in the same meal — and often on the same plate. There are ube-laced after-dinner sweets and morning plates that showcase the Filipino love of the …

Los Angeles

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

11 Unique Safari Experiences Around the World

An African safari is one of the greatest trips of all time. But for those for whom the continent is a bit out of reach, those who have exhausted its …

Wildlife

The Gear You Need to Stay Clean(ish) in the Backcountry

Sure, everyone lets their normal hygiene ritual slip a bit in the backcountry. That’s part of the fun and freedom of it, right? But there’s still a cleanliness bar to clear if you’re going to stay happy and healthy. For tips on how to hit that baseline, I called up several outdoor pros who’ve …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

Where to Travel in 2017- Top Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite Destinations

If you’re anything like me as soon as the fireworks and celebrations of New Year’s end the search for where to go in the coming year begins. I …

5 Brand New Eateries to Check Out in Los Angeles This Week

<i>Here now, Eater LA compiles some of the more notable openings scattered throughout Los Angeles. Every week we'll be tackling new places to check out in various neighborhoods. Any new spots that we might've missed? Hit the tipline.</i><p>November 30, 2016:<p><i>Downtown</i>— A new breakfast and lunch spot has opened …

Los Angeles

The Fall Salad Recipes That'll Help You Fight Your Junk Food Cravings

They're loaded with roasted squash, pomegranate seeds and hearty greens.<p>In the summer, eating salad is a given. It’s hot. You don’t want to cook. You hardly even want to eat. Summer salads help us get through the heat. But as soon as the temperature lowers, we drop salads from the list of …

Woman/magician shows how to pack over 100 items into your hand luggage

<b>This video is sort of like the scene in Mary Poppins when she just clicks her fingers and clothes fold themselves up and hop back into the …

9 Reasons Bilbao, Spain, Should Be at the Top of Your Must-Visit List

In coastal Northern Spain, otherwise known as Basque Country, San Sebastián and Guernica may be considered the most popular destinations. But hiding slightly inland and roughly an hour’s drive from the former is Bilbao.<p>A city of contrasts, Bilbao has the unexpected duality of things to do, see, and …

The Ultimate Hiker’s Road Trip

Our generation is obsessed with the road trip. Whether by lusting after #vanlife or by graduating from college and heading out on a road trip across …

Should you roll it or pack it flat? Tips from Louis Vuitton and Kathmandu

by Hannah Tattersall<p>Packing. It's the precursor to so much joy and yet the bane of our lives. Despite promising to pack less next time, we continue …

Which is the perfect Greek island for your family?

The best Greek islands for families, whether your children are after sandy beaches, wild water sports, unspoilt island life or history and culture.<p>1. Rhodes, Dodecanese<p><b>Best for:</b> fly and flop<p>If you’re after a bit of R&R, Rhodes’s east coast has a 30-mile stretch of well-maintained golden-sand …

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Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Oregon

The Eight Rules of Booking a Wildlife Vacation

Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Tracking pumas in Patagonia. Animals motivate us to make pilgrimages to the ends of …

Africa's Leading Safari Tour Operator | Wilderness Safaris

Welcome to Africa<p>Founded in Botswana in 1983, Wilderness Safaris is widely acclaimed as the continent’s foremost ecotourism operator. We give our …

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

30 Salad Recipes for Weight Loss

Whether you are looking for a savory, sweet or even vegan-style salad, we’ve compiled a list of mouth-watering salad recipes that will complement a …

The One Product a Celebrity Makeup Artist Can NOT Live Without

1/16<p><b>The Expert:</b> Makeup Artist Jenn Streicher<p><b>Her Pick:</b> “Crest 3D Whitestrips ($65). I’m a huge fan of a bold pop of color on the lips, especially …

1 Woman Fit 25 Pieces of Clothing in a Tiny Suitcase With This Insane Trick

We've tried just about every hack on the planet to fit all of our belongings in a suitcase. We've mastered rolling our clothes, stuffing them in purses, and keeping them airtight in compression baggies to create space — but we have never seen a packing trick like the one demonstrated in this …

Clothing

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