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How to Eat What You Want During the Holidays Without Falling Into a Food Coma

Have a happy (and healthy!) one.<p><i>Hell hath no stress like the holiday season—which is why for the rest of the year, our weekly Tricks of the Trade series will be all about navigating through the chaos as painlessly as possible. Check back every Monday as experts explain how to negotiate the sales,</i> …

Nutrition

Savory Recipe: Mini Chicken Pot Pies

If you love the taste and comfort of a traditional pot pie, but hate the hassle of making it and the mess that comes along with serving and eating …

Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Crunchy shrimp (thanks for the help, cornstarch!) gets its zesty, floral heat from Sichuan peppercorns. It's hard to believe that a main course this complex comes together so quickly.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pound shell-on large shrimp<p>3 …

Seafood

The Mid-Winter Margarita

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. This cocktail is brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: The quickest -- and most delicious -- way to make it</i> not <i>feel like November.</i><p>Margaritas -- like fried …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Travel Guides

The New World of Travel Writing

As a writer, editor, and teacher, I care about travel writing that matters. My own journey of learning about and reflecting on the ever-evolving world of travel writing and publishing is a continual one, propelled each year by the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, held each …

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that. Why else should you fly off to these exotic shores? From wildlife to culture, there is more to …

Indian Ocean

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.<p>Obama raised the slim hope that Congress could take action on a broad …

Maine: Hike and Canoe Baxter State Park

<b>Walk one of the park’s newest, toughest trails, then enjoy an easy lake paddle.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Looking to get off the beaten path and avoid the crowds in one of Maine’s most heavily visited state parks? Try the Traveler Mountain Loop. It’s a lung-busting, 10.6-mile circuit that includes three separate …

Isola Tiberina Is The Most Magical Ancient Island You'll Ever Visit

Did you know there was an island right in the middle of Rome? It has <i>quite</i> an enchanting history.<p>Legends abound regarding Isola Tiberina's origins -- the most common one holds that the ancient Romans summoned it into existence when they threw the crops of their evil ruler, Tarquin the Proud, into …

Florida's Secret Geography

Growing up in South Florida I wasn't exposed to much besides beaches and strip malls. I was raised with this notion in my head that Florida was just a boring, flat state with not much to offer besides humidity and Disney World. Looking back, my geographically limited childhood could be to blame for …

Hiking

Here's Why Madeira Was Just Named The Best Island In Europe

Madeira, which is part of Portugal, is an archipelago of small islands located in the Atlantic Ocean about 350 miles from Morocco. It is made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas.<p>With incredible natural pools carved out of lava rocks, gorgeous cliffs overlooking the ocean, …

Madeira

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Travel

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

3 Great Trips Beyond Lake Bled

Lake Bled might be the synonym for Slovenia and probably rightly so. There is no way of denying, it's one of the prettiest, famous and top visited locations in the country. And it's very well aware of this fact, because it's always crowded and overpriced, especially the cream pies. But I wouldn't …

European Travel

Splish Splash: Aqua Trekking in Costa Brava

With my hands across my chest, I take a leap into the shallow waters beneath me. It’s a 5m drop, nothing quite as intimidating as the heights I’d …

10 Fish Recipes That Will Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

Fisheries producing small, fatty fish like mackerel, herring and sardines generate fewer carbon emissions. Here, 10 delicious fish recipes to help …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Anthony Bourdain Reveals The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Rio De Janeiro

During his four-day stay, he drank on the beach, took a tour of a run-down Favela, and soaked up the nightlife in Copacabana.<p>He ate Brazilian favorites, like fried sardines, grilled pork sandwiches, and feijoada, a hearty stew of black beans and pork sausage — and raved about them all.<p>Any chance he …

Anthony Bourdain

Cold-Weather Surfing with Chris Burkard

Photo: Chris Burkard<p>Cold-weather surfers are cut from a different cloth. Eager to travel north, these guys dodge icebergs between sets and aren't afraid to freeze for the perfect Arctic barrel. Photographer Chris Burkard has the heart of a cold-weather surfer but more impressively, the eye to …

Aquatic Sports

7 best bike routes in the world | CNN Travel

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

California

From the Coast to the Alps: A Glimpse of New Zealand's South Island

Flushed with vast plains, towering mountains and dramatic beaches, New Zealand’s <b>South Island</b> is teeming with pristine wilderness and alpine beauty …

Outside's Best Travel Photography: May 2014

Photo: Morgan Maassen<p>Photographer Morgan Maassen captures five-time world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore bodysurfing beneath Oahu's famous Pipeline.<p>"Photos like this from days that would have otherwise been written off always remind me that there is a moment to be experienced and captured at any …

Adventure Travel

The Art of Mindful Photography

I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: As soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it.<p>Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being present in it a challenge. …

Wild Undersea Of Remote South Pacific Islands (PHOTOS)

Among the remote islands of the South Pacific you'll find the popular notion of paradise is alive and well: palm-framed beaches, azure seas, and welcoming islanders. Look below the seas and you'll discover some of the wildest places on Earth. The 102-guest ship, <i>National Geographic Orion</i> recently …

Scuba Diving

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

New Zealand