Blake Wallace

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Delectable Desserts | Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pecan Pie Bread Pudding w/ Whiskey Maple Cream Sauce

There is something about the holidays that brings out the dessert monster in all of us. Baked goods are all the rage and people are offering them …

Grandma's White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Your new favorite autumn dessert.</i><p>WHO: Jvcooks is our beloved Test Kitchen Manager -- and a true kitchen ninja.<p>WHAT: An …

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New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.

3 Perfect Puerto Rico Itineraries

There’s a reason why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment"—all types of travelers can easily fall in love with the Caribbean …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

Undiscovered France: Where to Go Next

With Paris’s many seductions, the stately Loire Valley, picture-perfect Provence, and the dazzling Côte d’Azur it’s no wonder much of the rest of …

The Exceptional Traveler

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p>Since the publication of my book, <i>Without a Spare: A Fearless Woman's Life of Travel</i>, the first thing I'm asked in every interview is, <b>How do you pay for all those trips?</b> A …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

The secret to making meetings useful? More discussions and fewer presentations

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Jeff Weiner here</i><p>Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their meeting schedules.<p>I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like …

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The Definitive Traveler's Guide To Martha's Vineyard

Step Into: Mad Men’s NYC

As <i>Mad Men</i> heads towards the finale of its sixth season, we are set to mourn the loss of the weekly installments of Don, Roger, and Joan. But instead …

Mad Men

7 Best Hikes in the US

From coast to coast, there are endless trails to trek through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Rugged and technical to smooth and …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Hot Hotel Rooftop Bars to Hit Up This Summer

No matter which major metropolitan area you're visiting for a night of revelry, hotel rooftop bars in America are some of the hippest high-altitude hangouts in the world. There's no need to book a room with a view when you can get the same perspective by ordering a drink.<p><b>PH-D - New York City</b><p>At New …

10 Literary Restaurants for Hungry Book Nerds Around the World

What’s even better than drinking while reading? Eating while reading, of course (hint: you can have a drink, too). With the news that Biblio, a …

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11 Tips For Taking Travel Pictures And Videos With Your Phone

Remember lugging around your Dad's brand-new Nikon & telephoto lens during the family trip to the Kennedy Space Center? Those days are over.<p>Most mobile phones have 8.0 megapixel cameras. They produce high-definition video and photos that can become beautiful 8 x 10s. And if you really want to …

See it Now: Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA

The Stanley Kubrick exhibition on view at LACMA through June 30th is a feast of collaborative efforts including screenwriting, directing, …

Stanley Kubrick

Salt House Inn Opens on Cape Cod

Cape Cod got a sweet new boutique hotel in the Salt House Inn last month, just in time for the summer rush. The owners have spent dozens of vacations …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

How To Become Invisible To The NSA's Domestic Spying Program

According to the original report that brought PRISM to public attention, the nine companies that "participate knowingly" with the NSA are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.<p>Zhong's approach is to replace your workflow with open-source tools that aren't …

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Edward Snowden and whistleblowers: 'The truth sets you free'

<b>Annie Machon</b><p><i>A former MI5 officer, Machon resigned from the security service, along with her then partner</i> <i>David Shayler</i><i>, in 1996, and blew the whistle</i> …

Bush-Era NSA Chief Defends PRISM, Phone Metadata Collection

Gen. Michael Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency, tells NPR's <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> that the government's acquisition of phone records and surveillance of Internet activity is lawful and justified by the changing nature of the war on terrorism.<p>Hayden, who served as NSA chief …

PRISM data collection happens without tech companies' knowledge, says Washington Post

In the ongoing discussion of PRISM and the NSA's data-collection tactics, much debate has raged over the phrase "direct access," as companies have denied allowing the government unfettered access to their data and servers. Now the <i>Washington Post</i> is reporting that while the access may not be …

Director of National Intelligence issues fact sheet on PRISM in response to leaks

After days of relatively short and vague statements on a leaked Verizon court order and a slideshow on the PRISM data collection program, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has released a statement and "fact sheet" detailing more information on what PRISM is and how it's run — at least …