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10 of the best adventure holidays in Europe

Walk, cycle, kayak or horse ride around some of the continent’s most stunning and remote corners<p>Horse-riding, Turkey<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an …

I Heart My City: Shawn Ruth’s Amsterdam

Originally from the southern Netherlands, <b>Shawn Ruth van Heuckelum</b> moved to <b>Amsterdam</b> in 2009. Since then she’s lived in nearly every part of the Dutch capital—a city, she says, that has far more to offer than tulips and clogs.<p>A passionate writer, explorer, and foodie, Shawn Ruth shares her insider …

European Travel

Top 10: coolest Cold War attractions

Germany

The perfect beginners’ ski resort: Zakopane, Poland

You don’t need Val d’Isère’s heights when you’re starting out. Well-groomed pistes and low prices make this resort in the Tatra mountains ideal for beginners and families<p>• Best small ski resorts you’ve never heard of<p>For me, learning to snowboard was a painful process, spent fighting the elements …

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European Travel

First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

National Geographic Travel

The 8 Italian Places To Visit Before You Die

Walks of Italy runs a wide range of immersive, small group walking tours in Italy. Whether you’re coming to Italy for the first time or...The post …

Italy

10 Crossfit and Training Related Infographics

Have you ever tried to explain your non-sporty friends, what Crossfit is? Those following infographics on training might help.

Gourmet Italy: what to eat and drink in Umbria

Tim Jepson offers a guide to the best dishes, destinations and food-themed holidays in Umbria, the "green heart of Italy"<p>Umbria is known as “the green heart of Italy” for a reason. Although it is tiny and land-locked – this is the only Italian region without either a coastline or a foreign border – …

Italy

7 Ways to Build a Lifelong Connection

Source: Carlos Horta/Shutterstock<p>Do married people age more happily than their single counterparts? Marriage and commitment are no panacea, and they …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Books

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

Productivity

18 Trips of a Lifetime: A Peek at Condé Nast Traveler Voyages

The question we're asked most is the simplest: <i>Where should I go?</i> Now, we have 18 answers—and a fast track to make them real.

9 Gadgets That Make It Easy to Travel Without a Bag

Camera, water, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, tissues, etc. It can be hard to travel light without sacrificing the essentials that keep you comfortable and healthy on the road. But hauling around a backpack or purse all day can be a (literal) pain in your back and shoulders, too. So maybe it's time to …

40 best holiday villas and apartments in Europe

From posh with pools to basic but functional, we select new holiday lets in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and the rest of Europe<p>FRANCE<p>La Jardin à la Francaise, Dordogne<p>For a group getaway that’s more Enchanted April than Peter’s Friends, this eight-bedroom manor house close to Périgueux is …