Michelle Hull

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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 / …

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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 …

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Travel

U.S. State Department Cautions Travelers About Honduras' Sky-High Murder Rate

The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that …

10 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

<i>Photo Courtesy Michael Mohr. Article by Ian Crouch, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Just what is travel writing? Sometimes it tells the story of a journey -- the initial excitement of a ship leaving port or the joy of watching the sun rise in a brand-new place. Often it celebrates the act of …

Literature

Best of 2013

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Why Travel Makes You An Awesome Person

People always ask how travel has changed me. If I look back at who I was before I began traveling and compare that to who I am now, I would have to say that travel has made me a better and more well-rounded person. I'm way cooler now than I was at 25 when I first left to explore the world.<p>Simply …

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Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

7 Travel Rules To Live By

Traveling the globe can teach you a thing or two (or seven).<p>Apply these traveler's mantras to the ordinary life beyond your trip, and watch every day become a freeing vacation of its own.<p><b>1. Pack light.</b><p>When traveling, you want your suitcase to be small so you'll have freedom to be active and …

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

30+ Things Every Woman Should Know Before She's 30

Saturn returns. The astrological idea that everyone experiences a massive, say, change between 28 and 31 (when Saturn returns to the place it was at …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Time for a Digital Intervention: Seven Spots That Force You to Unplug (Photos)

Digital Detox<p>The first step is admitting you have a problem. Then stage your own intervention at an electronics-free retreat. Put that iPhone down …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

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13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

The Perfect Day in Amsterdam

<i>Author Russell Shorto was so captivated with Amsterdam during research trips for two best-selling books that he decided to move there permanently.</i> …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Hong Kong

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