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Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

12 Top Picks in Princeton, NJ

There's so much more to Princeton, NJ and its environs than just the university. Come for a few days, and though your IQ might not rise to the level of former resident Albert Einstein's, you're sure to have great meals and great fun in this Ivy League town. Here are 12 top picks from attractions to …

7 iconic American road trip routes to hit this summer

THERE ARE OVER 160,000 MILES of highway in the United States. When you’re setting out on your road trip this summer, you could certainly just pick a …

10 Spots in China Your Camera Can't Miss

There's something to be said for the value of aesthetic pleasure in travel. No doubt, history, art, cuisine, cultural immersion are appealing and valid reasons to visit a place. But there's nothing like having your breath taken away by sheer physical beauty. It's refreshing. It's humbling. It is, …

給新手的:如果去東京自助,只能做一件事的推薦。 | 林氏璧和美狐團三狐的小天地

“尋找櫻花” 這本書中有句名言:<b>“如果京都賞櫻,只能看一個寺院,就看醍醐寺”</b>。京都賞櫻我是個新手,看到這句話很高興,拼死也要把醍醐寺排進來。忽然覺得,新手可能很希望看到這樣的,充滿自信,又有點霸道的推薦。<br>如:<p><b>1.如果東京賞櫻,只能看一個地方,就看新宿御苑。</b> <br>周圍三點五公里的庭園內有井井有條的法國式花 …

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

National Parks

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

Dessert

National Geographic Travel

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Oracle to buy Corente to bolster SDN

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Peter Kaminski<p>Oracle said it is buying Corente, a specialist in software-defined networking in the WAN …

6 Super Ski Deals for Families

(photo: Vail Resorts)<p>What's the holy grail of family ski vacations? How to get more snow for less dough. Keeping costs down is always a challenge, so here are six ways to grab great value at family-friendly ski resorts.<p><b>Vail Mountain Resort</b><p><b>Where:</b> Vail, Colorado <b>Why:</b> Because tony Vail has an offer …

The CIA pays AT&T over $10 million a year for foreign call logs

AT&T receives over $10 million each year from the CIA to provide phone records during counterterrorism investigations, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. AT&T's cooperation in these investigations is said to be voluntary, and not mandated by any type of order. Under the deal, the CIA is reportedly able to …

How and Why the BBC Messed Up its Acquisition of Lonely Planet

Seven months after BBC Worldwide sold Lonely Planet to NC2 Media for around $80 million (£51.5 million), the BBC Trust has published its scathing …

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Ways to Strengthen Without Using Weights

See ya never, barbells.

The Best Pizza In 10 Big Cities Around The US

In celebration of National Pizza Month, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 10 big cities around the U.S.<p>From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., here are some epically delicious pies.

Italy

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

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I Lost Weight: Jeramy Turner Lost 156 Pounds And Discovered A Love Of Running

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Jeramy Turner<p><b>Age:</b> 35<p><b>Height:</b> 6'4"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 367 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> I am a stress and emotional eater. I turned to food, and not just to eat, to eat heavily. I …

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 best …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Halong Bay

Where to See New England's Best Fall Foliage

Every fall, New England rolls out a foliage carpet dressed in blazing oranges and reds, yellows and purples. It's the perfect time to visit the region. Leaf peepers come to drive the winding country roads, hike lush mountain paths, and stroll town greens to soak in the vibrant vistas of color. If …

10 Best Weekend Getaways for Fall

Most weekend getaways, come fall, replace ice cream with hot chocolate and beach trips for fall foliage. But if you’re in the market for year-round …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

35 Delicious Ways To Use Zucchini

What to do when zucchinis seem to fall in love and raise entire families in your fridge drawer? Here's how to cope with a squash population problem.

Zagat

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Library Studies

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

11 Awesome, Occasionally Bizarre Restaurant and Bar Bathrooms in NYC

Gallery11 Awesome, Occasionally Bizarre Restaurant and Bar Bathrooms in NYC<p>We try to stick closely to the food in our New York restaurant coverage, but sometimes we come across restaurant designs that give us pause: The drop-dead pretty, the alarmingly futuristic, the smirk-inducing WTF. And after …