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Former investment banker who quit to travel the world on her own on 40% of her old salary: 'I feel richer now'

Before she left, she'd been earning six figures a year, including her commission. But she remembers that she wasn't happy with her lifestyle.<p>"It was hard for me when our paid time off was only 14 days per year," she told Business Insider in fall 2015.<p>"We'd go to the office puking our guts out …

Retirement Planning

Stuff to steal from Imran Khan’s closet

Stuff to steal from Imran Khan’s closet<p>Tanya Vohra<p>You know an actor deserves credit for his stylish taste when he turns up to a GQ fashion shoot …

Men's Fashion

Spa-aaah! A guide to Bali's best spas and chill-out spots

Whether you’re looking for the royal treatment or a quick rub-down, Bali's spa options are seemingly infinite. Indulgent travellers could easily craft a full itinerary around day spas, and find themselves floating from oiled-up acupressure massage to flower petal baths and mani-pedis.<p>If this sounds …

Asia Travel
Pregnancy

My Choice - To be Adarsh Liberal

India a bright spot but reform implementation key: IMF’s Lagarde tells PM Modi

Calling India a "bright" spot on the global economic horizon, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

India

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

European Travel

Sam Walton's White Lie

When I first met Sam Walton, in the early 1980’s, he said that he didn’t want his kids to know he was rich. I gently said, “Are you kidding? Your kids can’t read?”<p>Sam was on the original 1982 Forbes List of America’s Richest People with a mere $690 million in net worth. Why was I hanging around …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4 Review: 2014's Biggest Phone Fight

Welcome to the biggest heavyweight clash in mobile phone history. For the first time Apple is moving in on the phablet sector Samsung has dominated (and arguably created) for the last four years. Two mega-corporates, two opposing ideologies and two massive handsets competing for our affections, …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

Loneliness

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

This stacked battery with case can double the run time of a Galaxy S5

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Unu<p>There’s no lack of third-party battery cases for smartphones these days, but the Unity for Galaxy S5 from Unu is a …

Built over the marshlands of the Neva River, #SaintPetersburg is interlaced with around 300km of canals and over 800 bridges to cross them. This brilliant shot was taken at 11pm, by LP author @adamskolnick #Russia #lonelyplanet #travel

Under-defended India

The Akash missile, mounted on a T-72 based self propelled launcher<p><b>by Ajai Shukla</b><p><b>23rd Aug 13</b><p><b>(Slightly abridged version in Business Standard today)</b><p>The …

The Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia<p>Within tall and strong medieval walls lies one of the most beautiful coastal cities of Europe. Some call it the ‘Pearl of the …

Travel

How to Encrypt Your Email and Keep Your Conversations Private

Between constant password breaches and the NSA looking in on everything you do, you've probably got privacy on the mind lately. If you're looking for …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

European Travel

Spendee Offers A Beautiful New Way To Track Your Income And Expenses

I've used a lot of expense tracking apps, including DailyCost and Wally. But after checking out the newly released Spendee, I may never use any other …

The 10 best family holiday destinations

Who says that successful travel <i>en famille</i> means a week in the company of a certain famous mouse? In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences,</i> we've got some suggestions for a trip your brood will never forget.<p>1. Sing a rainbow in the desert, Rajasthan, India<p>It might be dry but …

Travel

Exercise Doesn't Just Help Shed Fat — It Changes How Fatty Tissue Works

Exercise works its magic in many ways. It improves the power and efficiency of the heart; it boosts the release of certain neurotransmitters (the chemicals nerve cells use to talk to each other); and it stimulates cells' garbage-disposal machinery. Now a group of researchers led by Charlotte Ling …

Diabetes

21 Movies You Can Still Look Forward to In the Second Half of 2013

Just last week, I divulged my five favorite films from the first half of 2013, but that doesn't necessarily mean all of those films will make the cut …

Vir Sanghvi

Regular readers of this column will know that I have spent much of this year on the road.<p>Quite apart from the trips I have undertaken within India, …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

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6 Features We Want To See In The Next Mac OS

We’ve all seen what’s coming in OS X and iOS 7. Here’s what we’d like to see as those two platforms evolve into one.<p>Apple has shown their cards, for now. And even in light of all the hysteria around Jony Ive’s first new products and iOS 7’s unicorn icons, not much is different in Apple’s upcoming …

Living Rooms

Share as you upload: Cloudup simplifies sending files on web and mobile

A pretty and web-savvy alternative to CloudApp and Droplr<p>Dropbox and Google Drive work quite well for sharing files with friends and family, but a whole other genre of apps exist for people who need to share files even faster. CloudApp and Droplr are two notable entries, which let you share files …