Alex Mullan

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10 Tips For The Beginner Traveler

For the past two years I’ve lived and worked in over a dozen countries, spending most of the year as a digital nomad living out of a backpack. It’s awesome. I talk to a lot of people back home that have never traveled, and have lots of questions about the basics. I compiled these into 10 tips to …

19 Cauliflower Recipes to Hack Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Cauliflower is *definitely* making a comeback as your go-to powerhouse veggie. Remember when Cauliflower rice recipes were all the rage? Before that, everyone went <i>crazy</i> for the ever-popular cauliflower pizza. Now that everyone knows the veggie is the chameleon of the vegetable world, healthy …

Recipes that make the most of mushrooms

Mushrooms never fail to bring flavour to a dish and a smile to Diana Henry’s face<p>When I was cooking the pie recipe below I got waylaid. On the hob was a pan full of sliced chestnut mushrooms fried in olive oil – briskly, so they’d get a good colour – with a knob of unsalted butter and seasoning …

Wine Review: Reds from the Rhône

When in Rhône, you’ll find great-value reds that are perfect for this time of year<p>Whether you’re approaching the end of a “dry” January, or just looking to cheer up the last of the deeply dark evenings, now is the time to bag a clutch of good-value, medium-bodied, versatile reds.<p>Ones that won’t let …

Paleo or honey: what will be the 2014 cult diet?

Following the success of the 5:2 diet, a stack of new diet and fitness books have been released this month<p>If your New Year's diet has already ground to a burger-induced halt, perhaps you're just following the wrong slimming plan? For the past couple of years it's been all about the 5:2 diet - two …

Spas with a difference: weird baths around the world

Fancy a soak in beer or green tea? We take a look at some unusual dips you can take around the world<p>"Beer wellness land" sounds like the kind of place you try to get to when you're drowning your sorrows. And in a way, the Chodovar beer spa, in the west of the Czech Republic, is the sort of place …

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Asia

Adventure travel,Asia,Walking holidays,Wildlife holidays,Cycling holidays,Travel,Papua New Guinea holidays,Canoeing and kayaking holidays<p>Rivers and mountains, kayaks and caves … add a touch of the exotic with these exciting active holidays in Asia

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Latin America and the Caribbean

Adventure travel,South America,Caribbean,North and Central America,Travelling solo,Group trips,Travel,Antarctica<p>Trek on a Caribbean island, chase lightning or swim with whales … There's no shortage of adventure in this part of the world

"Haunted" Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones

Underwater archaeologists have found human bones at the bottom of a Maya cenote in Mexico.<p>A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico so frightens nearby villagers that they won't go anywhere near it. The ancient Maya seem to have kept their distance too.<p>A recent underwater survey in the cavern, or …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

Which is the perfect South American country for you?

Fancy a trip to ​South America? Chris Moss provides an expert guide to the most fun-loving continent on Earth.<p>I am writing this in Lo de Roberto, one of my favourite old café-bars in Buenos Aires. I’m here on a pilgrimage to honour the memory of Carlos Gardel, sometimes called the Bing Crosby of …

20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them)

Ready to feel your pulse racing? From zorbing to volcano boarding, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed but accessible activities to tick off your bucket list – and the most stunning destinations to try them in.<p><b>Volcano boarding</b><p><b>The gist:</b> pioneered by an Australian traveller in León, Nicaragua, …

Long Bridge to the Ancient Island

If I go to Beijing<p>I’m going to take drones. This will no doubt freak out the Chinese people. I wonder what they will think? I think we kind of take …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

London vs Paris: which is better?

Safety Tips For Solo Travelers

I’ve written a lot about the joys of solo travel. Articles like “Mastering The Art Of Traveling Solo” and “How To Make Friends When Traveling Solo” …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

PS4 Review: Day One

Launch day is nearly upon us. After a jaunt to New York, where Sony had rented out a Manhattan hotel for the purpose of demoing the new Playstation’s UI, games and hardware, I’ve got a PS4 sitting in my living room, ready to provide transformational gaming experiences for years to come. A full …

Lift Off: Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare talk about Rocket Girl

<b>Trevor Hogg chats with Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare about launching a new Image Comics series plus an exclusive preview of Rocket Girl #2…</b><p>“My …

5 Of The World's Most Remote Destinations Require Crazy Travel But Are Totally Worth It

Planes, trains, automobiles and… a cargo ship? That’s what it might take to get to Madagascar’s most remote national park. For other spots like it, the haul is even longer.<p>Hoard your frequent flier miles and buy a <i>lot</i> of reading material if you plan to visit one of these hard-to-reach</b> …

10 underrated European beauty spots | Boutique Travel Blog

Europe, with its sun-soaked beaches and gorgeous historical cities is always going to be a holiday favourite. Although the continent is also filled …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

top 10 regions

Need inspiration for your travels in 2014? These 10 regions have captivated our travel experts with their natural beauty and cultural riches.<p>1. Sikkim, India<p><b>Green is the colour</b><p>A bird's-eye view over Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, India. Image by Image Source / Getty Images.<p>Picking up national accolades …

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5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

Roasted wood pigeon on toast

Cooking game on top of a thick slice of sourdough bread is a lovely rustic way to trap all of the juices. Add herbs and red wine for extra …

Boston Brown Bread

10 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>This dense quickbread is traditionally baked in empty coffee cans.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon butter plus more for serving, room temperature<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1/2 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses<p>1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1 …