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The Height of Treehouse Luxury

Many eco-resorts do the treehouse thing, but few can say they tapped a well-known architect to design theirs. Enter Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park in northern Portugal’s lush, mountainous Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region. This is port wine country, and you’ll want to sip yours from one of …

Living Rooms

Spicy Eggplant Pasta + Gin Spritz

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: A weeknight pasta dish that doesn't need any new friends and will proudly stand alone as your entire dinner (though a drink couldn't</i> …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

The Easiest Step-By-Step Guide to Start Traveling

So you want to head out and see the world but you don't know where to start? Here's the best advice the internet can possibly provide to put your plans into motion, step-by-step.<p><b>Step 1: Just. Go.</b><p>That's it! Yes, all the blogs have extensive lists and plans and budgets and...stop. Stop all the …

A desert full of mysteries: the Nazca Lines and beyond

The giant animal figures and hundreds of razor-straight lines etched into the sun-baked Pampa Colorada plain near the Peruvian desert town of Nazca constitute one of humankind’s enduring mysteries. Who created them? For what purpose? It's the stuff of endless fascination. But the Nazca area has …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

Best ways to see Quito

Way up in a 30-mile long valley of the Andes, Ecuador's capital is undergoing a complete make-over. Quito's Spanish-colonial center helped it become the first city declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 35 years ago, and 'Plan Q' has continued to help preservation and rebirth. The plan has pumped a …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

Roast Satisfying Butternut Squash Salad

This hearty side dish won’t bust your gut<p>How many times within the last month have you pulled the side salad default?<p>You know what I’m talking about. This is when, knowing that you should probably eat some vegetables with your meal, you open a bag of lettuce, pull out a handful of greens, and drop …

A Nonstop Eating Trip to New Orleans with Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson

Follow the chefs from Balthazar and Minetta Tavern (ok, former chefs–they're on their own now) on a wild, tipsy eating marathon through the new New Orleans<p>Are you ready?<p><b>Riad Nasr</b> looks at <b>Lee Hanson</b>, who is about to bite into a po'boy, his first ever, at Liuzza's by the Track, a typical neighborhood …

TheQ Camera

TheQ may be the most convenient travel cam we’ve ever seen. Available in nine colors, it’s waterproof, free of distracting knobs and menus, and capable of uploading photos to Twitter, Facebook, and other social-media sites instantly via AT&T’s 3G network (new or existing data plan required). Plus, …

2014 Travel Awards: Best New Lodge

Winner: Awasi Patagonia Lodge, Chile<p>It’s not hard to find a great lodge near Torres del Paine National Park and its larger-than-life scenery. It is tough to find your own private villa, though. The recently opened Awasi Patagonia Lodge has 12 of them, each equipped with a hot tub overlooking Laguna …

2014 Travel Awards: Best Bike Destination

Winner: Scotland<p>Scottish mountain-biking addict Euan Wilson and his fat-tire friends spent two years getting lost on sheep trails and other singletrack ribbons to map an epic new route. The 155-mile-long journey from Bonar Bridge to Apple­cross—home of the Applecross Inn, Scotland’s 2012 pub of the …

2014 Travel Awards: Best Adventure Hub

Winner: Cuenca, Ecuador<p>This Andean town of 330,000, located 270 miles south of Quito, looks like a sleepy colo­nial city, but it’s the gateway to a massive pile of fun. Cojitambo, 20 miles north, has more than 160 rock-climbing routes, from traditional lines to sporty 5.14’s on 500-foot-high …