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Cuba after the Castros

By Will Grant<p>The boat was barely seaworthy and heavily overloaded with men and equipment. For seven days and nights, the crew had attempted to navigate the treacherous seas but the ship was unfit and letting in water.<p>Almost all the men on board were unwell – seasick or weak with hunger and …

Cuba

Portugal - The Algarve

Portugal - The Algarve (PDF Chapter)<p>The alluring coast of the Algarve receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands but that’s far from the end of the Algarve story; there’s no shortage of other attractions and activities.<p>wind your way up the …

European Travel

These three core-focused moves will keep your body balanced and looking its best

Nike master trainer Eva Redpath shares three core-focused moves that <b>work the entire body</b> and will have you looking—and feeling—beautifully …

Workouts

17 Most Beautiful Architecture Cities in Europe

Here is a list of ten best architecture cities in Europe where architecture is synonymous with life, of history and with an indomitable human</b> …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

European Travel

Photo tour: The magical island of Santorini, Greece

Santorini Island, known as Thira to the Greeks, was once home to a wealthy maritime society. A violent volcanic eruption destroyed the community, but left behind the dramatic landscapes the island is now famous for. The coast is lined with black-sand beaches, scarred hills and steep cliffs. Inland, …

European Travel

Top 10 Small Towns to Visit in Europe

Many small town in Europe were spared destruction in the wars and still have many impressive historical buildings. Its well worth to venture out of …

European Travel

Ditch the gym with these seven home workout essentials

Going to the gym can be a chore.<p>Not only is it easy to avoid committing to, it can also be expensive.<p>So why not work out at home?<p>We’ve found seven …

Exercise

Pietrasanta, Italy Travel Guide

Pietrasanta is a historic medieval town in northern Tuscany. It's sometimes called the <i>City of the Artists</i> or <i>Small Athens</i> for its marble studios and …

Italy

Cambodia Itinerary - Traveling South-East Asia - Becksplore

Cambodia<p>Cambodia Itinerary – Traveling South-East Asia<p>7 Comments<p>Cambodia is a great country to travel to. For once it is really cheap, the food is …

Asia Travel

Add the V-Sit Ab Exercise to Your Core Workout Routine

The V-sit ab exercise builds core strength by working multiple areas of the core at the same time. It's an effective way to target the rectus …

Workouts

Savoring the multiple personalities of Malta

What's the best way to introduce Europe — and European history — to a reluctant traveler who's intimidated by long flights, foreign languages and food that has never known the confines of a sesame seed bun?<p>Consider a weekend in Malta.<p>The archipelago nation, in the Mediterranean about 50 nautical …

European Travel

Dwayne Johnson: The Pain and the Passion That Fuel the Rock

Hollywood's most dependable good guy on saving the day in 'Rampage,' his beef with Vin Diesel, presidential rumors and more<p>If the world seemed a …

Tom Hanks

9 Incredible Cities to Visit in Switzerland

With a location in the Alps mountain range and an impressive railroad that runs through it, the country of Switzerland is in no short supply of …

Acquainted

A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East

In his work with the White House, is Mohammed bin Salman driving out extremism, or merely seizing power for himself?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A few days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, Jared Kushner sat down to decide how to …

Saudi Arabia

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

I was standing in a cloud forest in northern Peru, 10,000 feet above sea level. Quiet cloaked the more than 400 cylindrical homes and ceremonial buildings that make up the most important settlement of the Chachapoyas, or “Cloud Warrior” culture. Farther out were limestone walls up to 65 feet high. …

South America

Best Places in Hong Kong to Take Photos

Hong Kong's Best Spots for a Photo<p>Hong Kong’s cityscape is, without ​a doubt, the best in the world. The thousands of skyscrapers crammed around …

Hong Kong

Try This: Ab Exercises for 8 Pack Abs w/ Brandon Hendrickson

Last month, Beast athlete and IFBB Physique Pro Brandon Hendrickson visited the Muscle & Strength HQ.<p>While here he shared some of his top training …

Workouts

Hidden Marrakesh: a guide to the city's best-kept secrets

Marrakesh is a city that fizzes with life, where the default-blue of the sky sings against peach-gold architecture. Whether it’s your first visit or your 15th, the technicolor souqs and the street theatrics of Djemaa El Fna, the city’s main square that's perpetually filled with monkeys, snake …

Travel

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

30 Of The Most Instagrammable Places in Hong Kong (inc Map!)

I typically don’t advocate traveling for the perfect Instagram shot (and I don’t for one second think it should be the <i>only</i> reason you visit Hong …

Hong Kong

The 8 Best Lower Ab Exercises for That Hard to Tone Spot

Build up your core with these expert-approved moves.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” But that's really only partly …

Workouts

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

The Serbian-born writer picks the best places in his ‘beautiful, luminous’ adopted city for eating, shopping, walking or just hanging out and soaking up the views<p>Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see …

European Travel

The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Rajasthan, India

Top 10

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

I Planked One Minute Every Hour for Two Weeks

Eight minutes of planking is actually a long time. I started off the first couple days only doing forearm planks. But for as short as a minute …

Walking Tour of Tu Duc Royal Tomb, Hue, Vietnam

Introduction to Tu Duc Royal Tomb, Hue, Vietnam<p>The <b>Tu Duc Royal Tomb</b> in Hue, Vietnam is one of several Royal Tombs in the outskirts of the former …

Top 7 Things to Do in the Town of Monterey, California

Monterey Bay Aquarium<p>Focusing on the marine life of the Monterey Bay that's just outside its windows, the aquarium is a favorite of kids of all ages, …

The 4-minute abs workout you’ll love to hate

The 4-minute abs workout you’ll love to hate<p>Amber Venerable<p>There are so many ways to work your abs, but sometimes, you just don’t have time for a …

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

Workouts