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The Best Honeymoon Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

From over-the-top accommodations to secluded escapes, Condé Nast Traveler readers rated their favorite honeymoon islands in 2015.<p>10. Aruba<p>9. St. Thomas<p>8. Big Island, HI<p>7. Bahamas<p>6. Bermuda<p>5. Kauai, HI<p>4. Jamaica<p>3. Oahu, HI<p>2. Maui, HI<p>1. St. Lucia

Top 10 Wine Values of the Year

The holidays are here, parties are abundant, and wine is necessary. With that in mind, here are executive wine editor Ray Isle's top 10 wine values …

This Man Ate Only Junk Food for 30 Days and Lost 11 Pounds

Jeff Wilser, the author of The Good News About What's Bad for You, ate only junk food and whiskey for an entire month. The results were… definitely unexpected.<p></head>For most people, the word "cleanse" evokes images of green juice and cayenne pepper-spiked lemonade. But writer <b>Jeff Wilser</b> had a …

10 Best Multi-Day Hikes in the National Parks

U.S. national parks are packed with overnight treks that offer epic views and impressive climbs. These ten are the best of the best.

Brownie Recipes That'll Make You Weak In The Knees

So much chocolate.<p>No matter how many French macarons or buttercream cupcakes we swoon over (and consume), nothing can take the special place in our hearts that's reserved for brownies. While brownies require no actual pastry-baking skills -- 5-year-old kids can make them with nothing more than a …