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Luxury to Fit Any Budget on Koh Samui in Thailand

No matter what time of year you're searching for a round trip plane ticket to Thailand from the United States, it's going to cost you north of $1,000. Yet once you get there, food, massages, hotel and entertainment will cost you far less than any Western European excursion, even with the price of …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

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Modern Architecture

20 Great Happy Hours on the Las Vegas Strip

If you've stepped foot on the Strip recently, you're familiar with the realities of modern Las Vegas: $8.50 draft beers, $20 hamburgers, the $40 buffet. The days of casinos using cheap food and drink as a lure to keep you at the tables are mostly gone, and if you ask them, we're to blame for not …

9 Green Recipes That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick's Day

We just like the color.<p>Turns out, green foods are delicious. Here are nine recipes to prove it.<p><b>Coconut Creamed Spinach</b><p>Swap coconut milk for cream to lighten up this classic side dish. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Arugula, Kale and Broccoli Rabe Pesto</b><p>Blend your favorite greens into a delicious topping for pasta, …

Two Charts That Show This Bull Market Is Truly Historic

The bull market is six-years old, and it's looking like a truly historic run.<p>If you hear music in the air, particularly from the direction of the …

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

Cooking

How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …

Trusty Ingredient Combinations You Should Keep On Hand For Easy Dinners

Cooking dinner night after night can be a chore. No matter how much you love to cook, thinking up and putting together dinner recipes every night can feel like a burden. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you arm yourself with some essential ingredient combinations, making dinner can be almost …

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

Siem Reap

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded (say that five times fast) adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these …

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Around The World, According To TripAdvisor

Let's face it: We all have places on our budget bucket list, lists of vacations we need to take for only $100 per night and dream trips you can actually afford.<p>But when your responsible, budgeting self can't stand the thought of another night in a hostel, it's time to upgrade to a budget hotel. …

A Different Kind of Cheese Cake

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: Take the cheese you would normally grate onto pasta or shave onto salad and put it into a cake. And no, this is not a gimmick.</i><p>If …

Recipes

How to Make Flavorful, Healthy Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian cooking is awesome—once you master the tricks of the trade.<p>Cooking great vegetarian food is not rocket science. In fact, some of our favorite chefs—like <b>Yotam Ottelenghi</b>—embrace a veggie-forward menu, proving that we don't <i>need</i> meat for flavor or substance. Whether you're a full-time …

Healthy Eating

Your New Favorite (Easy!) Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Bouchons

Move over, brownies. There's a new <i>oh-la-la-</i>worthy dessert in town: chocolate bouchons!<p><i>Top Chef</i> winner and Chicago based chef Stephanie Izard dug …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

Apps

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here are 40 things to …