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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

This Remote Island Is Really, Really, Really Far Away From Where You Are Right Now

In the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of miles away from the nearest land, sits the really pretty Ascension Island.<p>The island is a British Overseas Territory, which means that it has its own constitution and government but the U.K. is responsible for defending it, its security and …

Adorable Mother and Daughter Show Off Impressive Yoga Moves

We have officially found the cutest pair of yoga partners ever. Yoga instructor Laura Kasperzak (@laurasykora on Instagram) frequently shares pictures of herself pulling off impressive yoga moves with her very young daughter. Often wearing matching outfits, the cute mother-daughter duo are seen …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

How To Make Soap: Homemade Natural Hand and Body Bar Soap Recipe

Learn how to make soap from veteran soap maker, Debra Maslowski. Her homemade natural soap making process is simple, versatile, and teaches many …

Coconut

Hidden Bookcase Doors to Secret Lair

DIY Sandblasting Cabinet and Etching Glass<p>Friendship Clock Build<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>PVC Class<p>Niiice! This is one of the simpler secret door/room …

Woodworking

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

Stories Come Alive with 360 Degree Cut Book

In order to express a single scene of a story in a three dimensional way, Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono created this imaginative series of 360 degree books. Using 40 pages, Oono assembles scenes from stories like <i>The Jungle Book</i> and <i>Snow White</i> with elaborate layers of silhouettes cut from …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

14 Sneaky-Smart Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills

Even in the middle of winter, you can slash your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.<p>Winter is coming, but it doesn't have to bring outsized heating bills with it. Take a tour of your home and check out these problem areas; fixing them up could dramatically reduce how much you need to spend to …

Home Improvement

Best Winter Trips 2014

There’s no reason to hibernate this winter when there are new beaches, slopes, sports, and festivals to discover. This year’s list of best winter trips is a global collection of 15 editor-recommended destinations. Find the one that inspires you and start packing. —Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

World's Best Hot Chocolate

There's something about wintertime that makes us yearn for a mug of something hot and sweet. Well, hot chocolate -- especially when it comes topped with marshmallows -- seems to be a worthy antidote.<p><i>Courtesy Recchiuti Confections / Tom Seawell Photography</i><p>You can always stir a packet of Swiss Miss …

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

Free Design Resources: Icons, UI Kits and Mockups

One of the best things about designers these days is that they are really open minded about sharing their knowledge and are very giving. Some of them …

Mockups

9 Easy Ways to Add Storage Space

You don't need to renovate or remodel to solve the clutter problem in your home. You just need to try these smart storage solutions.<p>You don't need to renovate or remodel to solve the clutter problem in your home. You just need to try these smart storage solutions.

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Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia's Blissfully Beautiful Salt Flat, Is Our Travel Tuesday

This is the breathtaking Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Bolivia. It's the world's largest salt flat, there's a hotel made of salt on it, and it's also our #TravelTuesday dream destination.<p>The Salar de Uyuni was created when a prehistoric lake dried up and left a salty crust behind. When it rains, …

How to Save Money to Travel the World

What if you could quit your job and travel the world? If it sounds crazy, that's because it kind of is. But it is also something that more and more Americans are doing as they grow tired of the daily grind and decide to ditch everything to travel instead. That is exactly what I did two years ago, …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

New Trends in Web Design

Trends and tendencies come and go, we all know that, it's part of our industry's business model. There's the ever present need to come up with …

Web Design

6 Behance Tips to Promote Your Design Work

133<p>SHARES<p>Behance is a very cool site. It is incredibly useful to designers and creative people of all types because it has a wide variety of …

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

The 10 Best Apps for DIYers

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails.<p>For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. We tested dozens of apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, …