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The adventure playground of the Azores

The remote Portuguese archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves – with jewel-coloured lakes to kayak, misty laurel forests to hike and sparkling lava tubes to explore.<p>Asking someone to find the Azores on a map would probably have drawn a blank look a decade ago when the remote …

Hiking

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Extreme Sports

Top 25 experiences in Bali and Lombok

The mere mention of 'Bali' evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place: it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.Yes, Bali has beaches, surfing, diving, and resorts great and small, but it’s the essence of Bali – and the Balinese – that makes it so much more than just a …

Asia Travel

How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Mouthwatering Montréal: a food-lover's neighbourhood guide

What is it that makes Montréal such a fascinating city for travellers? At first glance, it doesn’t have the iconic attractions that sum up a city in the traveller’s mind - to love this city, you need to explore its diverse neighbourhoods.<p>Flowers along Place Jacques Cartier. Image by Hisham Ibrahim …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>The …

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

Europe

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p>Walkers on the Bondi to Coogee Walk approaching Waverly Cemetery. Image by Lindsay Brown / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of …

Australia

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Get Your Best Weekend Style

Our favorite off-hours picks.<p>It's the weekend! You can (and should) forget the pantsuit and briefcase, but still look just as perfectly polished. With a few statement accessories paired with basic pieces, you'll look put-together, yet relaxed for everything from the Saturday coffee-run to Sunday …

Clothing

14 Road Trip Essentials to Pack Before You Hit the Gas

For a foolproof vacation. *crosses fingers*<p>The road trip that everyone envisions is all fun and camaraderie, racing down the highway with your friends—music blasting out the open windows. But snack and car emergencies are bound to happen when you're trapped in a hot vehicle for hours, so we've …

Shopping

10 Head-Turning Summer Dresses for Hosting Your Next Party

👗🍉🍹<p>Whether you're hosting an intimate dinner party or a full-on soirée this summer, this season's dress styles are as striking as they are wearable. From the form-fitting body con dresses to flowing maxis, we've narrowed down the 10 most eye-catching confections for playing hostess.

Clothing

Top Trends from Resort 2014

Resort collections may not yet be available, but the key trendsthink white on white, luxe sweatpants, and pajama setscan easily be added to your wardrobe. Click through to see the biggest trends and shop pieces you can wear now!<p>Resort collections may not yet be available, but the key trends—think …

Clothing

Summer Street Style 2013

Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style she has a talent for putting together an ensemble that catches the eye and very often, a camera. Take a peek at our most covet-worthy looks and where to get the similar goods.<p>Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style — she has a talent for putting …

Clothing

Your Brain on Sugar

It gives you a rush, messes with your mind, and always leaves you wanting more — and now researchers are calling for the government to regulate the sweet stuff like a drug.<p>Is sugar worse for you than, say, cocaine? According to a 2012 article in the journal <i>Nature</i>, it's a toxic substance that should …

Nutrition

Urban Surfers

The ultimate water sport comes ashore.<p>I've always been an extreme-sports person, the first of my friends to plunge into deep powder on a black-diamond ski run or finish a marathon. I love the adrenaline, the thrill of trying something new. Surfing, the ultimate rush-inducer, seemed like a natural …

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Sitting Pretty

Dry eyes? Weight gain? You might not realize what being parked at a desk is going to your body. Here, cubicle-caused issues and their surprisingly easy fixes.<p><b>DIABETES RISK</b><p>Stressful job environments can raise women's risk of heart attack by 88 percent, but those who sit all day also have a greater …

Ergonomics

How to Stay Hydrated

Proper water consumption goes well beyond quenching thirst—it's critical for your total well-being<p>Here's something to think about: More than half of your body is made up of water. Not fat, not muscle—H2O.<p>So if you weigh, say, 150 pounds, about 90 of them come from the liquid stuff. In fact, every …

Doing THIS With Your Partner Leads to More Sex

A new survey suggests that when couples run together, the benefits extend all the way to the bedroom<p>Want to have more sex with your guy? Just slip into something seductive…like your running shoes. Seriously: Couples that run together may have more sex, according to a recent survey conducted by …