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15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Montana road trip: 5 essential items for your itinerary

IT DOESN’T MATTER how you make your way across Glacier Country — north to south, east to west, or a bunch of circles and zigzags to make sure you see …

Where Can I Find the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>The great brew houses and burger joints scattered across the country are always highlighted in road trip guides. But chocolate chip cookies, those gooey symbols of all that is wholesome and right about America, always seem to get the shaft. Not today. The cookies from these eight bake shops …

50 Random Travel Questions and My Answers

At the end of January, I hosted a Creative Live session on budget travel. Creative Live is an online education site that hosts multiday educational …

Personal Finance

Thoughts on a Weekend in Venice

I started planning for my wife's birthday almost a year ago. Her next one was a major milestone and I knew I had to step up, to do something really special.<p>My first impulse -- my only one, really -- was to whisk her away for a long but extravagant weekend. My first thought was Paris, which I saw as …

Rome in 24 Hours: A Cinematic Adventure in The Great Beauty

As soon as the Best Foreign Language Oscar was handed out, Italian companies began advertising tours of 'The Great Beauty' -- La Grande Bellezza. But to truly view Paolo Sorrentino's Rome, one needs to do it with the same individualistic, somewhat aristocratic spirit of Jep Gambardella, the film's …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

Winnie-the-Pooh

The 24 Best Travel Blogs of 2014

12 Worst Cruise Rip-offs

At the going prices, cruises can be extremely good deals. Whether a lower-deck inside stateroom or a top-deck suite, a cruise cabin itself is almost never a rip-off. That's especially true when you track the many promotions you see advertised on information websites such as Cruise Critic, on big …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Durmitor National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Montenegro <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1952 <b><br>Size:</b> 131 square miles (339 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Highs and Lows</b> Durmitor National Park includes the enormous Durmitor Massif and three breathtaking canyons, including that of the wild Tara River, which is home …

National Parks

Where to Go This Summer

Where should you go this summer? Why not skip the same-old summertime destinations in favor of something new this year. We’ve drummed up seven …

38 Grilling Recipes That Will Make You Want To Be Vegetarian

Hot dogs, schmot dogs. Prepare to fend off jealous carnivores trying to get in on this delicious veggie grilling action.

How To Make Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

INSIDE OF STRAWBERRIES. Inspired by Baker's Royale.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>Berry prep</b><p>24-30 large strawberries<p><b>Jell-O</b><p>1 box Strawberry Jell-O<p>1 cup tequila<p>3/4 cup cointreau<p><b>To finish</b><p>Sugar<p>1-2 limes<p><b>Special equipment</b><p>A melon baller or small measuring spoon with relatively sharp edges<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p><b>Berry prep</b><p>1. Balancing the …

The Digital Kitchen Scale: A Visual Breakdown

DIY: Dramatic Kitchen Shelves on a Dime

I can’t hate Ikea. As someone who has moved frequently, this Swedish DIY mega-store has saved me more times than I can count–whenever I needed …