Laura Nicholson

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10 of the world's most magical autumn escapes

Paul Bloomfield picks the best places to see autumn’s changing colours, from northern Finland to South Korea.<p>1. Get active in Japan<p>While spring sparks hanami cherry blossom-viewing parties, in October and November it’s koyo (or momiji – blazing foliage) that draws the crowds on Honshu, Japan’s …

National Parks

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

It’s International Cat Day, Here are 4 Reasons You Really Should Own a Cat

A recent study revealed that pet ownership could save the NHS up to £2.45 billion a year, simply by being a pal. The thinking behind the figure is …

Self-improvement

Take a Mental Vacation With These Enchanting Magical Realism Books

Magical realism is one of the most unique forms of narrative fiction. It also happens to be one of the easiest genres to fall in love with. Weaving …

Books

Our Favorite Under-the-Radar Shops to Fuel Your Decor Obsession

Support small business and find that one-of-a-kind piece your home was missing all at once.<p>We geek out over Target’s newest collections and Ikea’s …

Fair Trade

Go Beyond Capri: These Are the 19 Best Underrated Islands in Europe

Raise your hand if you'd rather be vacationing on an island far away right now? What about a European adventure? Our hands just shot up, too. And …

European Travel

Shakshuka-Style Eggs in Tomato Salsa

Shakshuka-style baked eggs are having a moment, and we’re in love with their robust flavors and super-simple preparation. When it comes to a …

Recipes

Best 5 Amazing Colorado Backpacking Loop Hikes

Weminuche Pass / Granite Lakes and Continental Divide Semi-Loop<p>For a high altitude hiking experience with panoramic views, take a trip south to the …

Hiking

10 Essential Watercolor Techniques All Painters Need to Know

Watercolor painting has long been a favorite medium of expression for enthusiasts and professional artists alike. Although you only need a brush and pigments to get started, watercolor is a material with many creative possibilities. By incorporating household supplies into your painting, you can …

Watercolor Painting

These Tiny Islands Filled With Haunting Shipwrecks and Fresh Seafood Shacks Are Crazy Close to Miami

I travel often. It is who I am, it is what I do. Yet, of all the places I have been, I can’t recall one like Bimini. The small Bahamian island chain …

Shipwrecks

8 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

This Stunning Stone Retreat in Greece Is a Lesson in Whitewashed Minimalism

From the spotlessly blanched interiors to the charming stone-clad terraces outside, everything about this graciously renovated villa whispers …

Luxury Lifestyle

5 More Conspiracy Novels You Won’t Need a Tinfoil Hat to Love

A Novel<p>A popular TV pundit gets abducted by aliens — twice — and drops everything to embark on a campaign to get the government to take …

Innovation

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

7 Of Italy's Most Spectacular Beaches To Visit Now

Italy’s riches extend to its 7600-kilometer coastline where you can find dozens of beaches with such lavish beauty it’s hard to decide which one to choose. Here are seven of these spectacular coastal havens—ranging from north to south and to the islands of Sicily and Sardinia— that offer …

Italy

Glass and Stone Combine to Dazzling Effect on California's Central Coast

In Clint Eastwood’s exclusive Tehama resort in Carmel, a crisp, contemporary home prioritizes indoor/outdoor living.<p>When a pair of empty nesters decided to trade San Francisco for a more rural refuge, they turned to Carmel–based practice Studio Schicketanz to bring their retirement home to life.<p>Set …

Architecture

15 Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very Last Page

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to …

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

21 dreamy destinations where you can see the bluest water in the world

We may be smack, bang in the middle of a muggy heatwave, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of being somewhere tropical.<p>From hidden water holes in …

30 Photos of Meadows in the Mountains That Prove It's the Festival of Our Wildest Dreams

Picking wildflowers in the greenest fields with festie friends. Watching the mists roll across the distant mountains while a DJ spins gold on the …

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

These 14 Short Story Collections Will Change Your Approach to Life

If you're someone who loves reading but can never seem to find the time for it, we've found a solution: the humble short story. We get it, it can be …

Step up: eight epic hikes of the world

Hiking is about more than exercise, pleasant scenery or getting from A to B; putting one foot in front of the other for hours, days or even weeks on end creates a special sense of connection to a place.<p>Lonely Planet’s new book, <i>Epic Hikes of the World</i>, contains 50 of the best routes suggested by our …

Hiking

12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Distant planets, fantasy adventures, and more to add to your reading list<p>Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book <i>I, Robot</i> to the latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up <i>Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and</i> …

7 biscuit recipes to love, because every day is a great day for warm, buttery biscuits

A basket full of warm, buttery, flaky biscuits is within your reach. Simply eating them fresh out of the oven is a treat in and of itself. Or slather with butter and jam. Or make your best breakfast sandwich yet. So many options here.<p>As for the recipe to help you reach peak biscuit, it can help to …

Breakfast

5 Places to Buy Large-Scale Art on a Budget

We know great things come in small packages, but sometimes bigger truly is better—especially when it comes to your art. Sure, we love a gallery wall …

Books George RR Martin recommends to “Game of Thrones” fans

George R.R. Martin has an omnivorous appetite for books, movies, and TV. Over the years, the Song of Ice and Fire series author has recommended dozens of works of entertainment on his blog and in interviews: historical novels, thrillers, epic fantasy, literary science fiction.<p>Now, for the …

Game of Thrones

Guava House

Hidden on a rubber tree plantation, the Guava House is a jungle getaway in Sri Lanka. The authentic thatched-roof retreat is perched on a hilltop …

10 Photos That Will Convince You to Get a Concrete Bathroom Floor

A concrete bathroom floor may feel like a bold choice — but in many homes, it's the right one. So grab your checkbook: These 10 photos are …

Interior Design