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7 Beach Resorts that are Affordable AND Awesome

Most of us have to stick to a budget when we plan a vacation, and we know that considering a hotel's value is just as important as considering its …

Costa Rica

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort

I’ve never considered myself an “all-inclusive resort” type of person. Sprawling grounds filled with “vacation activities” always seemed disingenuous …

Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

Powder & Pampering<p>At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski …

5 Relaxing Ski Resorts To Retreat To This Winter

There is no better place to escape than a quiet, snow-covered mountain. Ski resorts make the perfect winter getaway, whether you choose to hit the slopes or sit by a fireplace.<p>Some ski resorts, however, are clamorous, crowded and far from relaxing. For a truly restorative vacation, head to one of …

10 Beaches Where Getting There Is Half The Fun

We like beaches that make you work for it. Whether it's a hike through the jungle, taking lots and lots and lots of stairs, or even a simply pleasant boardwalk schlep, here are some beaches whose journey is nearly half the fun as the destination.<p><b>Devil's Bay, Virgin Gorda</b><p>Visitors have to wade …

Island Life Reveals Relaxed Side of Malaysia

I've never held a fishing rod before, let alone do whatever you do with one. Though the guess is, all going well, that what I <i>should</i> do is catch a fish. No one is holding their breath, however, because I don't even know how to throw the line into the water, but ten minutes later I've landed a sea …

Top 100 holiday beach houses: South and Central America

From tropical beaches of Brazil to the white sand of the Mexican Caribbean, Latin America is home to some very cool properties

Spa Resort Pools That Make Us Feel Relaxed Just By Looking at Them

Lots of hotels have beautiful pools, but a property that considers itself a spa resort really has to step up its game. These ten do.

The Maldives: beyond the beach

The Maldives: two words that conjure up images of bone-white beaches, luminous blue waters and other-worldly luxury. I had never visited the islands before, but that was what I was expecting, and my preconceptions were not challenged by the flight from the capital, Malé, to Gan airport in Addu …

7 Caribbean Islands You've Never Heard Of But Should Visit

Ah the Caribbean. So exquisite, so pristine, so...overrun? True, there are many, many islands in the Caribbean that are worth a visit and many of them happen to have--shall we say--a healthy tourism market. But what if you still want to jet off to those insanely blue waters and don't want to deal …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

European Travel

We’d Rather Be in Beautiful—and Warm—St. Barts

While many of us are stuck in the boomerang of the polar vortex, we are dreaming of St. Barts, the land of magnificient beaches, hiking trails, and …

Exploring the Beaches of St. Barts (Photos)

Winter Escape<p>Escape the cold and head to the warm beaches of St. Barts…even if it's just an armchair getaway while buried under blankets on the couch.<p>…

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

5 Destinations To Celebrate Six More Weeks Of Winter

Yesterday, Groundhog Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.<p>While we're not quite thrilled with the idea of another month and a half of snow, ice and polar vortex temperatures, why not take advantage of the extra weeks and travel to a winter wonderland?<p>Check out these five spots …

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites (PHOTOS)

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water right from your back door. The swim-up suite combines the ease of access of a private pool with the features and size of a public one. And there's …

Los Cabos

In St. Lucia, Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

<i>Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.</i><p>So said John Ruskin back in the early 19th century. Know what I say? There is, for sure, such a thing as bad weather and right about …

10 Incredible Million Dollar Ski Houses

The best ski homes don't just sit near the best slopes, they ooze luxury and tempt you to never leave. With style, comfort and amazing views, these 10 ski homes let you live like a local -- a very wealthy local -- in the best ski resorts in the world.<p>Keep a few things in mind when you book your …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

National Parks

Incredible Private Pools at 7 Worldwide Hotels

While an infinity-edge pool that glints under the sun is fabulous, nothing beats a private pool you need not share with other hotel guests. At …

8 Places You'd Like To Be Taking A Nap In Right Now

Picture it. You, at your desk around 3 pm. The bewitching hour when your post-lunch buzz has worn off and you're fighting the good fight to keep those eyelids from feeling like 1,000 pounds each. We feel your pain. It happens to the best of us.<p>Instead of battling your way to 5 pm, why not indulge …

The 10 Most Popular Workout Songs

Music can keep you moving through the toughest workouts—if you listen to these songs<p>Ever wonder what other people listen to while they work out? Chances are, it’s the kind of music that makes you want to dance.<p>To discover the most popular songs to sweat to, Spotify assessed the 2.8 million workout …

Treadmill Workout: Programs and Routines for Indoor Workouts

Can't run outside? Try these fun boredom-busting treadmill workout ideas<p><b>Just think: If global warming were a good thing</b>, you'd never have to run indoors on a treadmill ever again. You can see where we're going with this. The next time you're running bored on the belt, change your routine with one …

Lose 10 Pounds in Six Weeks, Intermediate Running Program: Training Plan

Drop 10 pounds with our all-new running fitness plan<p>If you can run for about 30 minutes straight—at any speed—this plan's for you. (If not, check out our run/walk program to build you up to 30 minutes). At the end of six weeks you'll be able to do a full hour on the road—and you'll score a killer …

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Muscle-Sculpting Yoga

Build long, lean muscles with this yoga routine<p>Yoga Strong<p>"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold …

Yoga for Great Abs

Eight yoga moves to tighten your torso

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …