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The best luxury hotels for active travelers

While relaxing vacations certainly have their virtues — think pina coladas on a white sand beach, or a deep tissue massage at a desert spa — many people prefer a daily dose of action and adventure on their vacations.<p>No, I'm not talking about golf, or tennis or long walks on the beach. I'm talking …

Costa Rica

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss

Dragging ass lately? Blast through this five-minute pump-you-up plan before you hit the shower.<p>Two in-laws. 54 deadlines. 245 parties. Convinced there's zero percent chance you'll be able to stay sculpted...and sane? We've got the mood-lifting, fat-torching routine you need this time of year.<p>"You …

Fitness Friday: The One-Exercise Workout

Short on time in the gym? Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear created an exercise that trains the lower and upper body in one compound movement. "It trains the hips, knees, glutes, back and shoulders in one shot," he says. The only thing you need is a dumbbell and something to sit on for the …

7 stretching strengthening exercises for a frozen shoulder

Updated: November 29, 2017<p>Published: December, 2014<p>Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which the shoulder is stiff, …

Pain

Top 10 Things to Do in Utah Parks

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

Fitness Friday: Training for better hip rotation

Muscular symmetry is paramount to staying injury free, and you should always exercise muscles on the left and right sides of the body—as well as the back and front—similarly. However, when it comes to synchronizing the downswing and creating clubhead speed, a key ingredient is generating good …

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Los Angeles

The 45 Best Restaurants In America

We looked at five notable restaurant rankings made by food critics, diners, and experts, and combined these rankings to come up with the ultimate list of the best restaurants in America.<p>The rankings we used were The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants, OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants for the Best …

Google Maps

The 7 Best Apps For Business Travelers

But even after you've mastered the art of packing and worked the twisted world of rewards points like a pro, that's only the beginning.<p>There are flights to catch, cabs to hail, airports to navigate, and, of course, expense reports to file.<p>We've compiled a list of seven apps that can help.

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New ways to earn miles faster

New websites Rocketmiles and PointsHound pinpoint online promotions that help you quickly stockpile frequent flyer miles.<p>To glam up their reward programs, airlines and hotel chains often run cross-promotions, where travellers can earn frequent flyer miles when booking a hotel. But these promotions …

Five-star Kenya without the crowds

Discreet lodges and tented camps from the Masai Mara to Samburu National Park offer luxury, seclusion and excellent wildlife watching for the discerning traveller.<p>With so many visitors to Kenya’s national parks, safari game drives can often turn into traffic jams. On the wide open plains of the …

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Nine unusual places to stay

From a windmill in Greece to a converted fishing boat in France, spend the weekend somewhere out of the ordinary.<p>These unconventional travel destinations are a far cry from the standard beach holiday. From a treehouse swaying in the canopy in Spain to a converted fishing boat in France, spend the …

European Travel

Family Friendly Hotels For Globe Trotters

Each year the World Travel Awards (WTA) nominates dozens of hotels to see which will be chosen by travel professionals and consumers as the top in its class. This year, the WTA nominated 16 hotels for the title of World's Leading Family Resort. And the nominees are...

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

Use the moves to torch your gut<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 splitting up your workouts by …