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Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe for Families

<i>Dubrovnik, Croatia (Flickr: Ivan Ivankovic)</i><p>When you've seen the Eiffel Tower, taken a cruise down the Thames and done the Colosseum, you crave for other, lesser known treasures that Europe has in store. Good thing the Old Continent has more than its fair share of family-friendly attractions. Why …

17 Memoirs By Women You Should Add To Your Reading List

Looking for some end-of-summer reading? We have some women's stories to suggest -- 17 of them, in fact.<p>The remarkable women on this list of unputdownable memoirs have shared the most personal and painful parts of their lives through their writing. They have suffered from mental illness, escaped …

Books

Hands-Free Flow

Jason Crandell's quick-and-effective video sequence builds strength in the core of your body.<p>This energizing video of standing poses, sun …

Yoga

Bedtime Yoga: 12 Poses to Help Kids Sleep Better

Take the beloved bedtime story ritual a step further with Mariam Gates's sequence that will soothe little ones to sleep.<p>4.1K<p>SHARES<p>Take the beloved …

Anatomy 101: 8 Poses to Strengthen Your Wrists + Prevent Injury

Your wrists bear weight in each vinyasa. Without proper support, this can lead to injury. Use these poses to help build strength in your wrists and …

Learn How to Protect Your Wrists in Your Practice

By nature, our wrists are particularly prone to injury. Learn how to protect them in your practice.<p>7.5K<p>SHARES<p>By nature, our wrists are particularly …

An untouched paradise in Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Turkey's 86,000sqm Butterfly Valley is home to roughly 100 species of butterflies, creating a protected oasis where time seems to stand still.<p>Our boat pulled in about two hours before sunset, when the disappearing light was turning the Mediterranean Sea from sapphire to aquamarine and the …

Hiking

The 15 Best Erotic Novels to Read Now

Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up! Imagine my tremendous disappointment, then, to discover that <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> didn't even have all that much transgressive sex in it, …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

Travel Back in Time to These Amazing Ancient Cities

The world's oldest cities are once-in-a-lifetime destinations, places that effortlessly inspire awe and put you in the shoes of a time traveler. To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings' tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting …

Ancient History

Top 10 unforgettable family travel experiences for 2015

Inspire a sense of wonderment in the next generation with our best family travel activities.<p>1. Self-drive safari, Namibia<p>Etosha National Park, with its otherworldly landscapes and iconic wildlife species in their natural habitat (not to mention 340 bird species including the greater flamingo), is …

Family Travel

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

Top 10

I’m sorry, Vancouver

A while back I was discussing something with a Canadian friend in Paris. Until – at one point, she stopped the discussion and said, <i>“Y’know, I’m</i> …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

Best Beach Gadgets and Gear (PHOTOS)

You can turn any snorkeling outing into a Jacques Cousteau-worthy adventure if you document it with the waterproof Hydra mask, whose built-in HD camcorder shoots wide-angle footage with audio.<p>It's part of a new wave of beach gear that's more fun than ever, thanks to advancements in design and …

Gear & Gadgets

Zagat

The Best of Tel Aviv

In Tel Aviv, I couldn’t turn a corner without encountering the kindness of strangers.<p>One night, the woman responsible for bringing the farmers market to the Tel Aviv Port dished on her favorite restaurants; on another, a British Embassy staffer steered me toward simply can’t-miss hummus. And when I …

Zagat

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Kids

eBags Mother Lode TLS Mini 21" Wheeled Duffel: The Damn-Near-Perfect Carry-on - Vagabondish

Frequent US travelers will appreciate the need to pack very light — from both a convenience and an economic standpoint. Sure, I occasionally need to …

Backpacking

Blending of cultures in Mauritius

There is more to this Indian Ocean island than stunning shores – stray from the beach to discover how centuries of immigration created diverse traditions and a richly mixed cuisine.<p>Author Mark Twain wrote that ‘Heaven was copied after Mauritius’, but there’s more to this island than palmy good …

Mark Twain

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