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The best places to surf, stay and eat on Portugal's coast

Veerle Helsen spent six months touring the coasts of north-west Spain and Portugal in her campervan and with a surfboard. Her book Surf & Stay documents the trip in photos: the places to stay, eat at and visit, as well as the beaches. In this extract we’ve focused on the Portuguese coast, picking …

European Travel

Our Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Lentils Are the Superfood Sidekick Your Next Meal Needs

Lentils are possibly one of the most underrated superfoods in the culinary world today. Brimming with beneficial fiber, lentils have been found to …

10 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Eating For Blood Sugar Balance

In my functional medicine clinic, blood sugar imbalances are one of the most common signs I see affecting people's energy, weight, cravings, and …

Bar Cañete

Bar Cañete<p>Carrer de la Unió, 17, Barcelona 08001, Spain | +34 932 70 34 58<p>Price Range<p>$$ (Entrees $15 to $30)<p>Cuisine<p>Spanish or tapas<p>Features<p>Foodie …

Lemon Turmeric Smoothie with Chia Seeds & Bananas

<i>Whip up a Lemon Turmeric Smoothie in under five minutes for a healthy breakfast option that is made with bananas, fresh lemon juice and zest, yogurt,</i> …

Reboot Your Microbiome With Our 3-Day Gut Health Makeover

It's easier and quicker than you might think. Our high-fiber, plant-based meal plan, will give your gut bacteria a boost, and it's affordable, too at …

Healthy Eating

Pippi Longstocking and the subversive heroines children love

A new biography of the Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren reveals an unorthodox life that helped shape one of children’s books’ most memorable characters.<p>Once upon a time, long before Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls elbowed aside fairy-tale princesses and replaced them with inspirational …

7 Bok Choy Recipes That Prove It Should Be the Next Trendy Green Veg

It can be easy to get into a veggie rut. Maybe you buy the same two bags of spinach and kale each week, or are more of a …

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Soup Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

Everyone knows that a healthy diet is the most important part of losing weight. Once you’ve developed a good diet and healthy eating habits, you’re …

Hidden depths of Amalfi

Hidden depths of Amalfi<p>The Amalfi Coast remains an intriguing mix of sophistication and simplicity. A mere seagull's spit from the super yachts, …

Italy

How to holiday on Italy's Amalfi coast – on a budget

You don’t have to be loaded to enjoy this stylish coast, especially now that the summer crowds have gone. Nicky Swallow selects 10 stops that offer dizzying views, but down-to-earth places to stay and eat<p>One of Europe’s most desirable and romantic destinations, the Amalfi coast has been seducing …

Katherine Rundell: ‘The only time kids fully understand the world is when they read’

The winner of the Costa children’s award on academia, adventure and her wild childhood in Zimbabwe<p>Katherine Rundell was low on money when she won the Waterstones prize for children’s fiction for her novel <i>Rooftoppers</i> nearly four years ago. The £5,000 that came with the award meant the young author …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books

Why Central Vietnam May Be the Honeymoon of Your Dreams

For many, a perfect honeymoon checks a few key boxes, including but not limited to idyllic and sunny sandy beaches, a romantic resort with fluffy king-size bed, and mouthwatering cuisine and cocktails. For those newlyweds open to somewhere a bit more off-the-beaten-path, the assumption is you may …

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

National Parks

21+ Korean-Inspired Recipes to Try This Year

These Korean recipes will convince you to skip the takeout menu and make your favorites at home. From slow-cooker Korean beef to easy bibimbap and plenty of recipes with gochujang — an unbeatable Korean chili paste — there's a recipe here that's sure to give you a serious craving for Korean food. …

The Coast Is Clear

Along a 70-mile stretch of Mexico's Pacific shore, four towns include seemingly every stripe of simpatico beach getaway. Surfing, ecotourism, hippie chic, and luxe family resorts all coexist—and, blessedly, without any crowds. Mark Jolly discovers the multifaceted appeal of Puerto Escondido and …

Tour Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily By Bike, Following Your Stomach

Long-distance cycling tours are fun except when they aren’t. Meaning that eating bars and goo pouches, sleeping on the side of the road, schlepping …

Where to Go (and Not to Go) in Mexico

Avoid the tourist traps and take our advice to find the off-the-beaten path ways to vacation in Mexico.<p>No country in the world (not even Kazakhstan) is more misunderstood than the land across the Rio Grande. (We don't even blame Trump.) For whatever reason, gringos always seem to visit only the …

Escape Tulum and Visit Off-the-Radar Cobá

Tulum is no longer a whispered about destination for boho-chic travelers and spiritual yogis, the postcard-like destination is now attracting tourists from all over the world. Although the coast’s salty breeze and turquoise waters are admittedly hard to top, do yourself a favor and slip off into …

These Cliffside Natural Hot Springs Are Italy's Best-kept Secret

It’s time to get a little <i>riposo e rilassamento</i>.<p>That’s “rest and relaxation,” if you don’t already know Italian.<p>Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is …

Hot Springs

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

Tanzania

Wildlife, beaches, friendly people, fascinating cultures, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Archipelago – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package.

10 Songs Guaranteed To Get Your Wedding Guests On The Dance Floor

In the midst of wedding planning, don’t forget about putting together the epic playlist for your wedding! Having your guests bust out all of their goofy moves is one of the things most people look forward to watching at the end of the night. We asked one of our favorite wedding bands, Southern …

7 days in Negros Oriental, Philippines

A suggested itinerary which highlights Negros Oriental, Apo Island and Siquijor Island<p>When planning a trip to the Philippines, most visitors tend to …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

12 Best Places to Shop for Affordable Wedding Dresses

Getting ready for your big day is stressful enough, so why spend your entire paycheck on a dress you’ll probably only wear once? More labels than ever before are offering affordable wedding dresses that look just as great as a million dollar gown. Here, some of the best places to snag your dream …

Learn How to Code From Your Couch With This Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

From HTML to Bootstrap.<p>Do you need to get your website up to scratch, or want to make some extra money building sites for others?<p>Web development is a …

Web Design

New Proof the World’s Best Indian Food Is in London

A celebrated Indian chef told me recently that the Indian food in London is better than anything available in Mumbai and New Delhi, so who I am I to …

Gift Guide: 7 Kid-Approved Picks For the Season

Our suggestions encourage curiosity, creativity, and play.<p>Whether you're raising a future designer or just want to surround a young one with good design, we've got you covered. The following gift ideas amplify everything that's great about being a kid—from hands-on learning experiences to the …

Gift Guides