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Blyde River

Redefining ‘Ladylike’ for the 21st Century Adventure World

<b>“I think it’s hot when a woman can blow a snot rocket without slowing down,”</b> my guy friend laughed. We were zipping along the paved riverside trail …

Workouts - The Running Bug

How to Avoid 8 Common Race Day Mistakes

You've done the training, now it's time to get to the starting line anxiety-free.<p><i>Hi Susan!</i><p><i>I am getting ready to run my first half marathon next month. I am SO excited and nervous all at the same time! I was wondering, do you have any suggestions for race day for me, other than Xanax! (Just kidding!)</i><p>…


The Long Run: Putting Recovery To Work

<i>Take recovery seriously and you’ll bounce back quicker after races and train with fewer injuries and hit your goals more consistently.</i><p>We have all …

by Jakub Polomski (via Austrian Alps on Photography Served)

by Jakub Polomski (via Austrian Alps on Photography Served)

by Jakub Polomski (via Austrian Alps on Photography Served)

by Jakub Polomski (via Austrian Alps on Photography Served)

Varmahlid, Iceland (by danielpivnick)

A rural road (by World Bank Photo Collection)

A rural road (by World Bank Photo Collection)

#Berlin Cathedral by night. The Italian Renaissance-style former royal court church (1905) does triple duty as a house of worship, museum and concert hall. Inside it is fitted with a lavish marble-and-onyx altar, a 7,269 pipe Sauer organ and elaborate royal sarcophagi. Climb up the 267 steps to the gallery for glorious city views! Image by LP staffer @sebnailin #Germany #LonelyPlanet #travel

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

Creative Commons Attribution

Ten ways to break a sweat in Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca has been saying <i>adiós</i> to the cheap-as-chips package holiday cliché over the past few years to focus on its year-round outdoor appeal.<p>And whether you are jumping off a cliff, negotiating the Tramuntana's gruelling hairpins by mountain bike or kayaking to secluded coves too tiny to appear on …

Balearic Islands

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

MacBook Air

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

European Travel

Real Men Drink Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate isn’t just for snot-nosed grommets and grown-up lonelyhearts watching a "It's a Wonderful Lifetime." Mayan rulers, arctic explorers, soldiers, and other adventurous hardmen drank hot cocoa (or "drinking chocolate," an important distinction) to keep their strength—and their mojo—up.<p>The …


Second Annual Trail Running Conference Coming to Estes Park, Colorado

The very lovely Estes Park, Colorado will play host to the second annual Estes Trail Ascent Conference later this year, bringing trail runners from …

National Geographic Travel

Disney Acquires Badwater 135

Officials vow to retain the famed ultra’s grit while adding “magic.”<p>In a surprise announcement capping off their 21st annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend on Sunday, officials at runDisney said they have reached a deal to acquire the Badwater 135 endurance race.<p>“Gawrsh!” said Goofy, a …


The Physiology of Extreme Cold

How athletes survive (and excel) in freezing conditions.<p>Let's look on the bright side: this winter has been so cold that my small talk has been way above average. It's never hard to think ofsomething to say in the elevator when you've just come back from a run in -20 C!<p>Seriously, it's been a pretty …

Winter Olympics

Paint Colors for Runners

Could your walls use a fresh coat? Consider a hue that says, "I love running." And "I am a weirdo."<p>Readers, did you know that Sherwin-Williams makes a paint color named Jogging Path?<p>Well, it does. It's sort of a greenish shade of gray, if you're curious. (And yes, this is real, unlike certain other …

Living Rooms

Need More Motivation? Try Behavioral Economics

Personal achievement sites claim they can help you attain your goals.<p>January is coming to a close, meaning that some of you have already abandoned those well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions. You can try to salvage your best-laid plans by taping them on the fridge or by hiring a personal …

Nobel Prize