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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>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 unusual horseback …

Shawn Ruth’s Amsterdam

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>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 …

European Travel

Top 10: coolest Cold War attractions

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><b>• Best small ski resorts you’ve never heard of</b><p>For me, learning to snowboard was a painful process, spent fighting the elements …

Funny Animal Comics

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Hazy crazy days: with dad in Amsterdam’s coffee shops

Our writer’s father has MS, and cannabis helps with the symptoms. But that’s not the only reason for the pair’s jaunt to Amsterdam: he just loves to get high<p>‘Listen, I don’t want to do any of that cultural stuff,” my dad, John, said, as we planned our trip to Amsterdam, “I just want to get baked.”

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 …

Italy

Best Trips 2015 Pictures: Corsica, France

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

Infographics, also called information graphics, are visual presentations of information around a certain topic. With a thought-through design, they …

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 – …

7 Ways to Build a Lifelong Connection

Do married people age more happily than their single counterparts? Marriage and commitment are no panacea, and they can be one couple’s living hell …

Divorce

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 …

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 …

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

The question we're asked most is the simplest: Where should I go? Now, we have 18 answers—and a fast track to make them real.<p>Sri Lanka, Spice to Sea<p>Iconic Tanzania<p>Ancient Grandeur, Ancient Charms in Burma (Myanmar)<p>Untraveled Ethiopia<p>Japan and the Pursuit of Perfection<p>Mythical Morocco<p>Patagonia: Ends …

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 …

Gear & Gadgets

40 best holiday villas and apartments in Europe

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 ideal. Built in 1611 but recently renovated, it also caters well for mixed age groups, with two family suites for guests with younger …