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Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

The Best Time to Book a Flight Depends on the Destination

The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off. A flight …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

45 eerily beautiful abandoned places [pics]

Maybe you, like me, are fascinated by the entropy of humanity’s impact on the earth: trees growing up through pavement, deserted mineshafts reclaimed …

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15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.<p>After sifting through thousands of photos and recommendations from real travelers on minube, we're …

The Exceptional Traveler: Travel on $1200 a Month!

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard<p>Artisinal dairy in Mérida<p>In a recent post, I described my experience of housesitting in Mérida, Mexico this summer, as being in paradise. Meals featured colossal …

How to piss off a feminist

With all kinds of strong women in the news (Hillary 2016!), feminism has come a long way. In the past couple of years alone, things from feminist …

Following in the Bard’s footsteps – literally

Discover the 146-mile route that Shakespeare took to travel to the London playhouses – and experience the same scenery that may have inspired Macbeth, Richard II and King Lear.<p>When he wasn’t writing, William Shakespeare was walking. In particular, he was often found trekking from his home in …

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How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)

• <b>Author:</b> Christopher Elliott<p>Leading travel expert and <i>USA Today</i> columnist Christopher Elliott shares the smartest ways to travel in this tip-filled guide from National Geographic. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a consumer travel advocate, Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to …

Use It or Lose It: 5 Awesome Last-Minute Vacations

It's that time of the year -- where you have to use your vacation days or lose them -- and why lose them? WHY? You worked your butt off all year and deserve a break. Besides, with this weather we're having, you might just go crazy if you don't skip off somewhere. Consider this a Public Service …

The fleeting connections we make when we travel

Traveling gives me a sort of stimulation I can’t find elsewhere. I love the way people dress in airports — in business suits and sundresses, in …

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8 DIY Kits for Making Your Favorite Boozy Beverages (Great Gift Idea!)

It’s holiday shopping, hosting, and party time, and what’s really better than bringing your host a bottle of booze? Bringing them a bottle of booze <i>and</i> a kit that lets them make their own! From whiskey to hard cider with a totally strange turn-juice-into-booze kit in between, these 8 kits are great …

Handmade Gifts: How to Make DIY Soy Candles - Finding Home Farms

We are back today, rockin’ the holidays again with simply and easy ideas.<p>And today, we are all about handmade gifts and I would like to share a super …

15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

The View from Up Here: Babies Learn Faster in High Chairs

Playing with those sweet potatoes again? Mashing that avocado like it’s a piece of playdough? All that gooey, messy fun could help babies learn words for things that aren’t solid.<p>Researchers have long known that babies learn language first by naming objects – table, chair, doggie, and so on. They …

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10 Great Dog Coats + DIY Projects

Last weekend I found myself fishing around in my wallet for money to pay for Hope’s first winter sweater. I never thought I’d actually own a dog, let …

Weekend DIY Projects That'll Fix Up Your Home In Two Days Or Less (PHOTOS)

Saturday is here and that often means one thing: Time to tackle the tasks you've been promising to do for days. Or weeks. Or months. If you don't know where to start, look no further than our list of weekend DIYs designed to provide a handy jumping-off point for your own projects. What are you up …

14 DIY Candles to Light Up Your Home

What would a week devoted to all things that glow be without a nod to the original glow-in-the-dark object, the candle?! Arguably, candles don’t quite fall under the glow-in-the-dark category but they do quite literally glow in the dark so… here we are! We’ve rounded up the 14 best DIY candle …

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10 DIYs to Try This Weekend

6 Comments<p>With November here, I’ve been collecting a heap of DIYs for entertaining and gift giving for the season ahead and I'm sharing a few faves …

11 Days Until Christmas: DIY Gifts That Pamper

I love DIY gifts, but I find that those who appreciate crafted presents are those who craft themselves. The following homemade gifts, however, can …

DIY VIDEO: How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden with Model Summer Rayne Oakes

If you’ve always dreamed of having a little herb garden in your kitchen, here’s a video DIY from our friend Summer Rayne Oakes that can bring that …

DIY Sawhorse Table

What do you do when you love to entertain, but have a small space, and no room for permanent solutions? Consider an easy-to-assemble sawhorse table …

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DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

I know that most people aren’t quite ready to say the “w” word just yet, but that season of sleet and snow will be upon many of us in a few short …

Handmade Skin Care — It Can Be Done!

Photographed by Janelle Jones.<p>We know, we know: <b>Making your own skin care products</b> is one of those "good in theory, pain-in-the-ass in practice" …

25 Genius DIY Couples Costumes

Drumroll please, it’s time for our second official installment of your favorite thing ever: Couples Costumes!<p>COMPLETE BRIT+CO GUIDE:<p>Last year we served up 25 of the best, and this year we’ve got a whole new crop of DIY goodness to share with you.<p>1. Doritos: I mean, Doritos? Nacho Cheese? Cool …

7 Eco-Friendly DIY Summer Crafts for Creative Adults (and Kids!)

It's mid-summer. The days are long and hot, and the nights, while cooler, can still be pretty hot. When people are hot and bored, things escalate to …

DIY Lanterns to Light Up the Night

With the nights getting longer, we have even more incentive to light them up.<p>After we ran across this colored lantern set from Darby Smart, we …