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The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

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Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Vietnam

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

New Zealand

Ultimate party cities

Looking to bodyswerve the predictable party cities in favour of something a little more unexpected? Right this way.<p>Belgrade, Serbia<p>Back in 1999, Belgraders held outdoor concerts while undergoing NATO bombardment, a feat that bewildered many outsiders. The long years of bad press that kept Serbia …

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Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

European Travel

7 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong Now

Hong Kong has flourished for more than 150 years as a gateway between East and West. As one of the world’s most expensive, fast-paced, and elegant …

Top 5 Fall Honeymoon Destinations

Choosing a destination for your honeymoon can prove nearly as challenging a task as finding "the one." And since honeymoons are supposed to be …

HugeDomains.com - TheOtherHome.com is for sale (The Other Home)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Tourism

Tamil Nadu: A Visual Journey Through India's Deep South - Culture-ist

We recently came across this artistic video created by Stanislas Giroux, a very young French med student who just happens to be absurdly talented …

10 cities with brilliant beaches

If you're thinking about your next getaway but aren't sure whether to take a city break or a beach holiday, then we may have the answer. These sunny cities sit conveniently on the coastline, meaning you can take your city break with some sunbathing on the side.<p>Barcelona, Spain<p>Barcelona is Spain’s …

Beaches

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

Not content with back-end sync, fruux releases web app to manage your contacts

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>German startup fruux provides a pretty handy cross-platform synchronization service for contacts, calendars and to-do lists – …

The best photo apps for keeping your memories in the cloud

The internet was always supposed to give us a hassle-free way to store and manage our stuff — but in practice, even storing photos and videos has remained a massive headache. Just as services like Apple’s Photo Stream have popularized the power of cloud storage, they have also revealed its …

Wise Words From 'Calvin And Hobbes' (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

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