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How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Lonely Planet’s travel nightmares

Even the most careful travellers occasionally find themselves getting lost, failing hard at local etiquette, or otherwise blundering and puking around a new destination. And while we’re seasoned explorers, Lonely Planet’s writers and staff have experienced their fair share of travel</i> …

Where to follow the global ale trail

You don’t have to travel far to realise that pale lagers are the beer of choice for the majority of the world. In fact, beers like Foster’s, Carling, Coors and Budweiser account for over 90% of all beer consumed worldwide, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t alternatives out there.<p>The UK and Belgium …

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Garmin Vivofit: A Fitness Tracker You Only Need to Charge Once a Year

LAS VEGAS — Marking its foray into the crowded wristband fitness tracker space, Garmin launched at CES 2014 the vivofit, a waterproof device that …

How to Set a Long Term Running Goal

How to pick and train for a worthy goal that is six, nine, or 12 months out.<p>As you set your goals for the New Year, consider planning beyond your next race or even your next season and choosing an ambitious long-term target. "If you're just looking at lots of short cycles, it's hard to reach your …

Tips for Your First Race

Follow these steps to prepare for your first 5K or 10K.<p>Even for seasoned racers, the days before a race can be stressful. With all the hope and hard work that you’ve invested in your goal event, you want to arrive at the starting line feeling calm, healthy, and ready to run your best. Here are a …

Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

San Francisco's top cheap eats

Booms and busts come and go fast in this Gold Rush town, but there's one thing you can always count on: dinner. Whether you're flush or broke, San Francisco offers vast menu options and excellent value for money. Not that it's always cheap – the fad for pricey pizzas and gourmet burgers isn't quite …

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10 Principles to Make Your Travels Memorable

You've been planning your trip of a lifetime for months.<p>You've saved hard, budgeted and got your hands on every deal you could find. The tickets are booked, your meeting up with friends in London, and your bag is packed.<p>No more listening to everyone else's travel stories; it's time to create your …

The European Cheap Beer Map: Meet The "Bud Lights" Of Abroad

We're well-versed in top-rated beers from across the pond, whether they be Westvleteren or Pliny the Younger.<p>But which average, middle-of-the-road, possibly-watery lagers will you find Europeans chugging at a casual kickback?<p>Take a guess, then click the markers on the map to test your knowledge of …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Get more battery life on the go

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery …

5 Reasons To Quit Your Job and Go Traveling

<i>For many people quitting a job and heading of round the globe can seem like a very scary thing.</i><p><b>It needn’t be a scary experience</b>, but stepping out of …

Employment

Top 10 Places to Teach English Abroad for First Timers

In recent years, English has emerged triumphant as the global language for international communication. Looking back, it hasn’t always been this way. …

Top 10

20 Trips That Will Change Your Life

Get lost with these guy trips that will be make you think about the world in a whole new way

Stop Sunburn in Its Tracks

No guy likes to repeat himself, but applying two layers of sunscreen may be the best way to avoid sunburn, finds new research in <i>Clinical and Experimental Dermatology</i>.<p>In a Japanese study, people who applied sunscreen used about 60 percent of the amount needed to achieve the promised SPF. But when …

Skin Care

Yoga: Benefits, Risks & Different Types

Almost every gym and fitness center nowadays offers at least one class in yoga, a workout that involves performing a series of flexibility- and …

Yoga

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

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lentil and chickpea salad with feta and tahini

I have an uneven history with chef cookbooks. I have learned the hard way more often than I’ve wished to that just because I might enjoy sitting down …

Veggie Burger Recipes That Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

It just wouldn't be summer without burgers. These nicely grilled and perfectly topped buns are part of what makes the warm months so great. But if you're looking to eat healthy -- or if you just don't eat meat -- than you're unable to partake in the best grill outs of the season. We're here to …

Bon Appetit's Veggie Burger Recipe

We've got a recipe for a spicy, Tex-Mexy veggie burger that'll keep meat-eaters and herbivores happy at your next cookout<p><i>Welcome to Meatless Monday, a column in which we feature vegetarian recipes to help offset the weekend's carnivorous sins.</i><p>Ah, the Veggie Burger. Cherished by umami-starved …

This particular combination of rich shiitake mushrooms, chewy baked tofu, and silky cabbage is the perfect little one-bite package: mild at first nibble and then bursting with satisfying umami flavors. GET THE RECIPE: Shiitake Mushroom & Tofu Potstickers - http://www.thekitchn.com/makeahead-amp-freeze-recipe-shiitake-mushroom-amp-tofu-potstickers-recipes-from-the-kitchn-190354

Seitan Negimaki | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

<i>Make the seitan:</i><br>Place all the ingredients for the simmering broth in the pot and bring to a boil. In the meantime, make the seitan.<p>Combine wheat …

Khao Soi - Thai Curry Noodles from Chiang Mai

FOR THE CURRY PASTE<p>5 large, whole dried red chiles (such as pasilla, ancho, or New Mexico), stemmed but not seeded<p>1/2 cup diced shallot<p>2 teaspoons …