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18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

European Travel

Sweet Onion–Marinated Skirt Steak

4 Servings<p>The white vinegar’s acidity curbs the onion’s bite and highlights its sweetness, resulting in the perfect marinade.<p>April 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small sweet onion, coarsely grated<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grill<p>1¼ …


26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

Home Improvement

‘My favourite beach in the world’ – readers’ travel tips

Wild, peaceful, fun, busy, hot ... we all love the seaside, whether it’s just along the coast from Swansea or sweltering under a tropical sky<p><b>Winning tip: Punta Uva, Costa Rica</b><p>Just a winding road away from vibrant Caribbean-infused Puerto Viejo is the Gandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge, a haven for …

New Zealand

The 10 Most Romantic Small Towns in Italy

When it comes to cities of love, Italy has so much more to offer than Florence, Venice, and Lake Como. In fact, some of its most dreamy holiday destinations are little-known towns and villages off the beaten tourist track. From low-key Sicilian seaside escapes to medieval hamlets in the Umbrian …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

6 things that can cost you if you do them yourself

Slide 1 of 8<p>In theory, DIY-ing everything — from oil changes to laundry to taxes — sounds like a smart way to save money. But when you sit down and …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.

8 Steps for Making Better Garden Soil - Organic Gardening

Starting to build a new garden isn’t difficult. Most people begin by going out into their yards with a shovel or garden tiller, digging up the dirt …

7 Healthier Ways to Make Restaurant and Pub Foods at Home

Quintessential pub fare consists of hearty sandwiches, cheesy appetizers, and fried entrees that are packed with fat, calories, and unhealthy …


The world's 10 most beautiful waterfalls (and how to see them)

Niagara Falls

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

Teaching Language Quicker, Smarter, Better: Innovation Through Adaptive Learning, Testing

“The number of English learners is going to go from 1 billion now to 2 billion in 2020,” says Bernhard Niesner, CEO & Co-founder of busuu.com, the online language learning platform. “And for sure, there will be several online players, several mobile players who will succeed in this market. We are …

Language Learning

Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings) Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe comes from Time Life Books' "Recipes: The Cooking of Italy," which was …

11 Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm and Kick the Winter Blues

Winter can be a depressing time, especially if we aren’t spending it at the ski resort. Bitter cold and a lack of daylight can really get you down in …


National Geographic Travel

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

World's Best Fitness Vacations

Lacking motivation to stay in shape this summer? Maybe you just need an incentive, like, say, surveying Africa from 20,000 feet up or having the …

10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines In The World

The low-cost airline business model has only been around for a couple of decades, but it has developed a major presence in the airline business.<p>According to PWC, low-cost airlines account for more than 25% of the world's aviation business.<p>From a pool of 449 carriers around the world, …


National Geographic Travel

The world's best new attractions in 2015


National Geographic Travel

Rail holidays: 10 unmissable new train journeys for 2015


National Geographic Travel