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Easy Marinated & Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Easy Marinated & Roasted Portobello Mushrooms<p>Portobello mushrooms have not always been such a go-to food of mine as they are now. Perhaps I didn’t …

Food

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

<b>The Moves:</b><br>1. Glute Bridge <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Raise one leg, and switch legs after 25 seconds. You can also raise your arms so they're pointing straight up or lift your toes off the ground.<p>2. Swing with Dumbbells <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you swing your arms …

Debloating Smoothie

Hi Everyone,<p>Did you stuff yourself this past weekend? Did you eat lots of leftovers? Did you consume too many glasses of wine? A few too many slivers …

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

How To Tie A Bow Tie - Step By Step Video

If you are wearing a tuxedo to a wedding or black tie event, you will need to know how to tie a bow tie. These occasions are rare so we do not get to …

Bow Ties

Why I'm so bored with superfoods

I was scrolling through my spam email folder one day dreaming about how life would be if its contents were only true. Oh the Nigerian oil millions I would have; the glorious women who were out there, waiting for me; the private jets I could buy at a knockdown price. Then I flicked back to my normal …

Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

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

Travel Photography

Cute Creta from joerg daiber on Vimeo. Crete is Greece's largest (and arguably most fascinating) island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Visitors particularly love it because of its remarkable history, which is evident across the

Crete is Greece's largest (and arguably most fascinating) island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Visitors particularly love it because of …

Top 10 boutique budget hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

Y Lan Guesthouse<p>Hanoi is the world's copycat capital when it comes to hotels, restaurants and tour operators, but there's nowhere else like Y Lan Guesthouse, quite possibly the most authentic homestay in Vietnam. Behind a thick door off a busy boulevard in the French Quarter, the quiet, modest …

Seven incredible places you may have never heard of

As globalisation leaves no stone unturned, we took to Quora.com to find a few secret locales well worth the trip.

Lake Superior

Vietnam: A taste of village life in the north

It was 3.30am when the cockerel first crowed, an alarm all the more bone-jangling because it was right underneath the hut on stilts in which we were sleeping. Every 10 minutes or so that darn cockadoodle-do split the silence, until around the time when one actually might want to be woken up, at …

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New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Phnom Penh in three days: holiday itinerary

A lively riverside, cosmopolitan dining and compelling day trips make Cambodia's capital a fantastic spot to spend a few days<p><b>WHERE TO STAY</b><p>Phnom Penh's hotel scene has seen rapid expansion in recent years, providing plenty of options, from stylish boutique hotels in converted villas to flashpacker …

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …