Helen Clark

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Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Put these 10 countries on your travel list for 2014

SOME OF THE PLACES below make the list because they’re hosting mega-events in 2014; others are included simply because they’re awesome and I’m dying …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

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10 Things to Do in Belize in 2014

Photo credit: www.chabilmar.com<p>The year 2013 is finally coming to an end which means that many people the world over have started to write their New Year's resolutions. Because I am passionate and super pumped about promoting Belize online, one of my resolutions for 2014 is to get more people from …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

7 Things You Should Know About Croatia

Croatia is quickly becoming a travel hotspot, and with good reason. I enjoyed every moment of my travels through this former Communist country and …

The 12 Biggest Travel Mistakes You Think You’re Too Smart to Make

If you think you know all the tips and tricks to avoid a travel snafu, think again—even the smartest travelers can lose valuables thanks to an unexpected checked bag, or have a passport mishap at the last minute. Read on for how to avoid those traps, as well as other common mistakes that even the …

42 Things I Love About Croatia

<b>1. Spending the afternoon relaxing in one of Zagreb’s many squares and parks</b><p>2. Enjoying some of the world’s best seafood, if that’s your thing<p>3. …

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Croatia

A few months ago I traveled to Croatia for the first time, a place I had long wanted to see. While some things were expected, many more surprised me …

Road Trip: Alaska's Seward Highway

There's enough visual overload here to fill a hard drive with digital pictures.<p>If all the billboards along Alaska's Seward Highway were laid end to end, they'd reach—nowhere. There are no billboards here, no tollbooths, few towns, and fewer gas stations. But if you're looking for whales and …

National Parks

7 Reasons Not To Make A Bucket List

They're fabulous in theory, but bucket lists -- from short ones to long ones to ones for the coming year -- can harm your travel life more than they help.<p>Here are seven reasons to ditch yours.<p><b>1. A bucket list gives you tunnel vision.</b><p>If you arrive in Australia fixated on that singular bungee jump …

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

<i>Photo Courtesy of Steers. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Don't get us wrong: We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing …