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Lonely Planet's Top U.S. Destination Of 2018 Is An Underrated Treasure

Everyone and their mother wants to see New York, Nashville and Charleston. But what about the great American locales that are off the beaten track?<p>Lonely Planet has used its special brand of travel witchcraft to uncover what it considers to be 10 deeply underrated American destinations. Topping the …

How To Score The Cheapest Amtrak Deals

There's something inherently enjoyable about train travel: You get an up-close perspective of the scenery, and not having to go through the misery of …

Undiscovered plants and animals may reside in warm caves under Antarctic glaciers

Deep beneath Antartica's glaciers are extensive subglacial cave networks formed by steam from active volcanos. These mysterious caves are still …

Biology

Travel + Leisure readers love this city more than any other

Every year, Travel + Leisure readers get a chance to weigh in on what they think are the best cities in the world. For 2017, they selected San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, which the magazine describes as a "Colonial treasure."<p>And then there's this tip: "For one of the best views of the city, make a …

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the …

Parenting

20+ Spicy Tequila Cocktails That Will Have You Reaching For More

Tequila — either you love it or you hate it (thanks, college). If you're in the first group, you probably like to enjoy it in the afternoon on its own or mixed in a classic cocktail, but let us tell you about an even better way to sip on your favorite spirit this season: adding a little spice.<p>A …

Actually, Tuesday Isn’t the Cheapest Day to Buy Plane Tickets

But there's a new day of the week that's most likely to score cheap flights<p>Frequent travelers often say that Tuesday is the best time to buy plane …

Flying

This is exactly how much salt you need in your diet

Plus, easy food swaps...<p>Current recommendations state that adults should eat <b>no more than 6g</b> of salt a day, but why does it matter?<p>Well, a diet high …

The best veggie burger recipes

Make veggie burgers the highlight of your barbecue with these utterly delicious, original recipes. Our burgers are full of spices, seasonal veg, …

Cooking

19 One-Pan Recipes That Cut Your Meal-Prep Time in Half

Putting together a week’s worth of food in advance saves time and is pretty much the responsible thing to do. But it can also make for a serious mess …

Healthy Eating

Your Ultimate Camping Packing List

Camping

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Photographers

Grab extra napkins when you load up at Pink's and join L.A. hot dog history

Mar. 19, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> As SoCal traditions go, Pink’s Famous Chili Dogs ranks up there with the summer sun and Oscar night bling. Don’t go just for the grub. Go for the spectacle of a hundred drunks lined up at 2 a.m., all looking for one last decadent moment to end …

7 airports that offer free city tours during layovers

1. Incheon Airport, Seoul, South Korea<p>Incheon Airport offers not one, but eight (!), tours for travelers on a layover. Visitors with time for an hour-long tour can visit Yonggungsa Temple, a Buddhist temple built in 1376.<p>Visitors with a bit more time have even more options. There's the Incheon …

Middle East

Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd's Pie

This recipe uses a number of my favorite techniques: mashing, slathering, <i>and</i> drizzling. Imagine a Shepherd's pie meeting the flavors of an Indian …

Food

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

Things to Do in San Diego on a Budget

<b>Authored by Heather Hopkins</b><p>Best known for its beautiful beaches and parks and its near-perfect weather, San Diego is a popular destination along the …

How to Plan the Perfect Northern Lights Viewing Trip in Iceland

It wasn’t long ago that travelers recoiled at the idea of visiting Iceland in the wintertime. Iceland? In winter? The country’s name should dismiss …

European Travel

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Top Wines and Spirits

As my annual series of Holiday Gift Guides concludes, I saved the best for last – booze. My picks run the gamut from affordable and accessible to esoteric and collectible, but there is something here for everyone at every price point, and unlike many magazine and online gift round-ups, I have …

Whiskey

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

National Parks

Weekend Escape: Mellow San Juan Bautista has deep connections to its early California past

San Juan Bautista has deep connections to its past that give it a settled feeling. But it's not somnolent: Indeed, the colorful 1797 Mission church in the town's center offers daily Masses, and the surrounding state historic park is replete with intriguing buildings, exhibits and personal accounts …

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

Time I

10 Family-Friendly Adventure Destinations

It's time to get traveling.<p>You could go to a theme park. Or the IMAX theater. Or to your in-laws. But getting your family out of that rut is what trips of a lifetime are about. We recommend the great outdoors for scenery no virtual-reality setup or video game can replicate, and to cement your kids' …

National Parks

Meditation and Your Genes: Groundbreaking Study by Deepak Chopra & Top Scientists

Integrative medicine, the treatment of both the mind & body as a connected whole, has been an increasingly important area of scientific research. In a major step forward, a recent in-depth study into the effects of meditation and relaxation brought together many of the greatest minds in the field. …

Meditation

This Interactive Game Is The Reason My Daughter (Finally) Likes Science

Maybe video games have a bigger role in STEM education than we thought.<p>When I watched kids play the intergalactic science adventure game Blue Apprentice in a video I could almost see the neural connections forming in their brain.<p>So I put it to the test on my seven-year-old daughter (who would …

Columbia University

The Best Travel Agents for Booking a Cruise

<i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure<i>'s annual selection of the world's best travel agents and destination specialists, as chosen by the editors. Rely on</i> …

Travel Industry

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Oh, summertime in San Francisco. It's that time of the year when the days are longer, the fog is a little more relentless in the city, and it feels like everyone else is off on an exotic Eastern Europe tour or warm tropical vacation.<p>It's also a perfect time of the year to remind ourselves that the …

Sonoma County