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Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

North America’s top amusement parks

Nowhere can you find more daredevil thrills and family-friendly fun for all ages than in the USA and Canada, where world-record-breaking roller coasters and waterslides meet pleasant throwbacks to the earliest days of theme parks. Get your adrenaline pumping and your trunks wet at our 10 favorite …

America's Greatest Lakes

Save Place<p>Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836, USA<p>When I dream of travel destinations, amusement parks seldom make the wish list; however, there is magic to …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

12 Top Spa Resorts in the Himalayas in India

01 of 12<p>World famous Ananda in the Himalayas is one of India's top luxury spas, built on a Maharaja's palace estate. For holistic wellness, there's …

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The 3 Best Fat-Blasting Exercises You Aren't Doing

Use these moves to torch your muffin top and tone up all over<p>The key to turning your body into a fat-burning machine isn't more time in the gym—it's enlisting more muscles.<p>“The more muscles you work, the more calories you burn,” says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., owner of StreamFit.com. Instead of …

Workouts

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

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The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

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Buttermilk Magic Cake

A lovely, layered dessert known as a “magic cake” has been pipping up on blogs all over the place lately. The cake is a dessert which magically turns …

7 Out-of-This-World Trips Budget Travelers Found Here

We spend a lot of time choosing just the right deals to offer in our Real Deals section to make sure readers are getting the best trips at the best …

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

Florence for foodies

From market food to Michelin-star restaurants, the northern Italian city is full of delicious eateries for every budget.<p>Florence’s magnificent museums offer plenty of food for the soul. But battling through the crowds to see the city’s artistic treasures is not something to tackle on an empty …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

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Your National Park Pictures

Travel<p>See beautiful photos of U.S. national parks—taken by fans like you—in the National Parks by National Geographic app.

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10 of the Best European Train Trips

Travel<p>Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of …

Living Rooms

Todd Rightsell takes us on a photographic camping adventure through Yellowstone National Park.

Todd Rightsell takes us on a photographic truck camping adventure through Yellowstone National Park including wildlife encounters, geothermal …

National Parks

Best Tours in North America

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2012 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>United States: Rivers Wild</b><p>Carving through more than 100 miles of the largest federally designated wild­erness area in the lower 48 states, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, in Idaho, is prime family-rafting territory. Natural hot springs, …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Six National Parks to Visit in 2013

When Yellowstone became our first national park in 1872, it was a uniquely American idea: a magnificent natural space set aside for, and belonging …

10 Reasons To Visit National Parks Right Now

National Parks Week is upon us (April 20-28) and while we could point out that the parks provide a safe space for native wildlife to grow and create a fantastic backdrop for the type of iPhone-less family vacations, the real reasons to hop in the car and visit are easier to see in photo form.<p>Check …

Where to Eat in Toronto Now

Canada’s largest city boasts a sizable cultural variety, with 200 ethnic origins speaking 130 languages and dialects in neighborhoods that include …

Yosemite is about to be the only park that grows during the sequester

More than a century ago John Muir argued that Congress should include a wildlife corridor with stunning vistas of the Merced River in the boundaries …

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 …

Behind the Scenes in Central Park

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>It has been said that Central Park was the first place in New York City where people from all walks of life could gather and relax together. This still rings true today, with the 843-acre park drawing 40 million visitors a year.<p>More than any other landmark, Central Park …

Top 10 Ocean Views

Travel<p>The high points where land and sea meet provide dramatic vistas of craggy shorelines and pounding oceans.<p><b>Mirador Escénico, San Carlos, Mexico</b><p>This scenic lookout, four miles from San Carlos, gives a peerless view over the Gulf of California, dramatic Tetakawi—a volcanic hill jutting out of …

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