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When Sharks Ate Dinosaurs

Once upon a time, roundabout 86 million years ago, a dead dinosaur drifted out to sea. The shovel-beaked hadrosaur expired somewhere inland, and, despite the herbivore’s bulk, the gases from decomposition buoyed up the carcass just enough to float the animal out into the warm waters where hungry …

Top 10 reasons to visit Zambia

This large, landlocked country in southern Africa has natural attractions that rival any continental competitor. The sheer size and remoteness of Zambia’s vast network of national parks mean no safari jeep traffic jams, very personal service and an opportunity to meet massive mammals eye-to-eye. …

National Parks

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars And The Attack Of The Fans

Xbox One is by far the best video game console of all time and everyone should buy it.<p>On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 is the greatest piece of video game machinery ever constructed and everyone should buy it.<p>Don’t even get me started on the Wii U. Or my PC. Or the Sega Master System….<p>Here’s …

Machu Picchu: the Inca Trail on horseback

Cesar and I hit the highest pass on our ride towards Machu Picchu in autumnal fog and driving rain. Not a good result, as the previous day’s lakeside shaman ceremony had promised photogenic sunshine. Instead, we glimpsed intimidating snowscapes rising steeply on either side through swirling cloud. …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Black Rock

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

Mexico City

On the Red Couch with Mark Armstrong of Longreads and Pocket

Inside Flipboard / August 7, 2013<p>One day about four years ago, Mark Armstrong, a former journalist, asked his followers on Twitter to recommend …

Holiday food: how to find the best restaurants abroad

For those who live their lives in perpetual anticipation of the next meal, eating out abroad presents a fleeting chance to explore once-in-a-lifetime peaks – and never-again-I-swear valleys – of gastro-geography.<p>In this respect, the world divides neatly into two types of people. The first type rock …

Hearst Magazines

How to love garlic without losing friends

New claims suggest a clove a day is the key to good health – but will it kill your social life?<p>Can it be long before garlic is prescribed on the NHS? This week, another study extolling the wonder effects of this simple bulb was published, this time suggesting that, eaten raw, it could nearly halve …

20 great summer dessert recipes: 16-20

Nigella Lawson's chocolate key lime pie<p>This recipe has been removed as our rights have expired.<p>Bruno Loubet's fresh raspberry mousse with basil syrup<p>The basil syrup is a lovely, unusual touch with a "trick" in the recipe to guarantee a stronger basil flavour; it's a simple colourful twist!<p>Serves</b> …

9 Awesome Travel Destinations That Won't Break the Bank

World-renowned travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet offers its picks for the best-value travel destinations of 2013. <b>Lonely Planet took</b> …

Northern Lights 'best for a decade' in December

Senior NASA scientists have predicted that the current period of solar maximum activity will reach a new peak in December – affording travellers to the far north the best possible conditions for seeing the Northern Lights in the next decade.<p>On an official NASA video, Todd Hoeksema, the Director of …

Northern Lights

Been there readers' tips: coastal fish and chip shops

If a trip to the UK coast for you inevitably means settling down in the sand with some battered fish and vinegar-soaked chips then this is the competition theme for you. Let's face it, some seaside fish and chip shops are better than others. Where's your favourite?<p>The winner of this week's …

What children want to do this summer: hunt for fossils

The National Trust's series of fun videos reveal what kids really want to do this summer. Today: hunting for fossils at Ilam Park in the Peak District.<p>A young National Trust volunteer shows how easy it is to go hunting for fossils and bones in the limestone hills surrounding Ilam Park.<p>After making …

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France: visiting Mont St Michel by public transport

<b>Alex Carey writes</b><br>I have fond childhood memories of visiting Mont St Michel. I would like to go back for a perhaps a long weekend. However, I do not own a car and unable to drive. Could you perhaps recommend some travel tips/options/route and do you think it is necessary to go by car. I would rather …

Spain: top 10 budget beach hotels on the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada

Hotel Casamar, Llafranc<p>The hugely friendly, family-run Casamar does simple extremely well, and does sophisticated right where it counts – in the Michelin-starred kitchen. The lobby, sitting area and dining room are nattily designed, but the modest bedrooms are all about the view. Painted white and …

8 Ways To Perfect Your Work-Life Balance

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Ilya Pozin, the founder of Ciplex, and a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>Sometimes, busy workdays can feel like a marathon with the finish line still miles away. You enter the office early to find a mountain of work waiting for you, a full …

The Ultimate Guide to Packing Lunches

New ways to eat leftovers, inspiration from a Rubik's Cube and more ideas for delicious brown-bag cuisine that'll please everyone.<p>Give Oil and …

Healthy Eating

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Why tourists still have a passion for Paris

Boris is going to choke on his crumpet. Figures published this week show that France has retained its status as the world's top tourist destination, with 83 million foreign visitors in 2012, and Paris remains the most visited city in the world with 33 million tourists a year, half of which were …

Where to eat in Paris if you only have 48 hours

For traditional French croissants or other pâtisserie, try Boulangerie Eric Kayser, which produces their own yeast in-house. Breakfast in America, …

The Coolest Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

No, we're not talking about Bognor Regis — we're talking about Paris, duh! And, now is the time to steal a weekend away from your social calendar, for we've planned your mini city break, and it's got youshopping, sipping, and dining like a local — with not a tourist in sight, we promise.First stop …

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5 Things to Love About Jindabyne, Australia

Nestled in picturesque surroundings amongst the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Jindabyne is known as the opening to the mountain range. The town sits along and shares its name with an expansive lake half the size of Sydney Harbour. It makes for a spectacular sight -- especially with the …