Alexis Rognholt

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12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 inhabitants.<p>Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the ninth-least-corrupt country in the world.<p>For 19 years until 2013, the country was led by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), …

Judiciary

A gourmet road trip through France's Auvergne region

Even by French standards, the Auvergne bulges with gastronomic flair. The region produces five protected-status cheeses, cured meats prized around France, plus an arsenal of wines and heady herbal liqueurs.<p>Could something in the water explain this bounty? Locals think so, crediting the rich …

Natalie Morales' slow-cooker chicken and dumplings is comfort in a bowl

I love using my slow-cooker — as a busy mom, it's a lifesaver! And there's nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of chicken and dumplings, especially as the weather cools down. My kids are picky eaters, but this is one of the dishes that even they can't get enough of!<p>Related: Get Natalie's 2-minute …

Cooking

Domino's Just Opened Its First Pizzeria In Italy

<i>By Danica Lo, Glamour</i><p><i>(Photos: Dominos')</i><p>Domino's -- the fast-food-ish mainstay that serves up American-style pizzas topped with things like Philly cheese steak, ranch dressing, and buffalo chicken -- just opened its first store in Italy, pizza's mother country. If I could insert a wide-eyed …

Italy

Travel Smartly, Not Glamorously

The internet is saturated with articles about how to be a smart traveller, with tips like: "Check local customs to see if exposing yourself at the beach is frowned upon," "Don't get drunk on the plane (or do)," "Take the road less travelled/venture off the beaten track/speak to that toothless local …

Locals share insider tips on visiting 18 popular tourist attractions around the world

A Reddit thread asked users who live near tourist attractions to give advice to tourists, with answers that ranged from the best time to visit an attraction to those that might be worth skipping.<p>We combed through the thread to pull the best insider tips on visiting the world's top tourist …

New York City

Cozy Up to These 16 Saucy Meatball Recipes

Meatballs ease the transition from grilling burgers in the hot summer sun to heavy sweaters and meatloaf. So get the ground meat ready, get those burners going, and get cozy with these 16 recipes.<p><b>Is it even possible to tire of meatballs?</b> Because, as far as we're concerned, there's no soup, …

5 Cheap European Destinations

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>If you're looking in the mirror and wondering when it's time you finally take the plunge and book your first trip overseas to Europe, then yes, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, you're the smartest of them all!"<p>2015 is definitely <i>THE</i> year to travel.<p>While …

European Travel