Brandon Stafford

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Recipe: Baked Jalapeño Popper Dip — Recipes from The Kitchn

I have just one bit of advice for you when serving this warm, cheesy dip at your next potluck, and I learned this from experience: Think very …

Cast Iron Skillet

15 Incredible American Campsites That Should Be on Your Bucket List

There’s no better way to appreciate the awesome splendor of our national and state parks than by spending a night under the stars.<p>1. Arches National …

National Parks

The Corner of California You’ve Never Been to Has Junipers, Waterfalls, and Unbelievably Starry Skies (Video)

“Where the West still lives.”<p>California is full of clichés. Sandy beaches line the coast, the ocean waves dotted with surfers. Hollywood starlets …

National Parks

8 National Parks Where You Can Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation

Natural beauty, history, education, and relaxation await at our country’s national parks. This year, many have enhanced their tours, lodging, dining, …

National Parks

9 OF COLORADO’S TOP HIKES

From easy walks to downright dangerous peaks, Colorado’s hiking scene provides something for trekkers of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking for …

Hiking

Top Concierge Shares His Secrets to a Great Vacation in Las Vegas

Jones Tantoco has spent the last 17 years in Las Vegas, now working as a concierge at the Delano. He has some top tips for getting the most out of a …

Las Vegas

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

A top Texas butcher shares how to make proper beef jerky at home

Shawn Knowles is a self-described “old-school butcher” and owner of Old Town Market in Lewisville, Texas. He began working at the shop when his …

7 Must-Visit Beaches Maui Has to Offer

Among the eight main islands that make up Hawaii, Maui (aka the Valley Isle) is one of the best spots to visit if you're looking for fewer tourists and abundant gorgeous beaches. In fact, the low-key island offers so many options that it was difficult to visit them all on my most recent five-day …

The BBQ Sauces You Need On Your Shelf, According To The Masses

What makes a great BBQ sauce? This is a question for the ages. The combination of sweet, tangy, savory, smokey, and spicy brings a lot to the table when you’re grilling. But, tip the scales too far in any one direction and you’ll ruin a perfectly good backyard barbecue session.<p>Then there’s personal …

People are obsessed with booking their vacations through Costco — and now there are even more benefits

Costco's travel service is fast becoming one of its biggest assets.<p>The retail giant has been offering members deals on hotels, flights, cruises, and rental cars since 2000.<p>While it might not sound like the most glamorous way to book a trip, its customers can't get enough of it — including Business …

The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe

You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump …

Country Lifestyle

These Jaw-Dropping BBG Before-and-Afters Will Have You Doing Burpees Before You Finish Reading

The Kayla Itsines BBG program continues to gain popularity, and for good reason! Women the world over are losing tons of weight and getting strong and confident using this fast, effective training program — celebrities included!<p>Ahead are some of our favorite recent transformations — before and …

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

Luxury Lifestyle

You Need These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in Your Life

When you combine certain foods together they become extra special, like taco pizza or spaghetti and chili (which is still debatable if you're not …

Cooking

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

DIY

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

21 Things Fiftysomethings Wish Twentysomethings Knew

"Inside every old person is a young person who’d like to get out." H/T Quora<p>"[...]By going through the motions you will eventually gain it." — L. Lee<p>— Tim Dees<p>"[...]Having kids can be a huge expense, milestone, and disappointment. Aaaaand there’s the other side too…" — Bill Dred<p>"[...]Often our …

Loneliness

Shift Your Perspective and Change Your Life

There’s plenty of solid evidence that how we think about what’s going on in our lives can greatly contribute to whether or not we find events in our …

How to Cook Ribs in the Oven for Meaty Satisfaction All Year Long

<b>1. Oven-Braised Short Ribs with Pasilla-Tomato Mole</b><br>Chef Hugo Ortega uses smoky pasilla chiles, tomatoes and spices to make a rich, tangy mole sauce …

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness. Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”.<p>And yet even this most …

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

The 10 Best Day Hikes in the United States

The U.S. is loaded with amazing hiking trails. Thanks in large part to our extensive National Park system, there are still plenty of places out there …

What a Week-Long All-Inclusive Vacation Costs in Top Destinations

All-inclusive resorts run the gamut, from intimate properties with high-end facilities to cheap hotels with a party atmosphere. Whether in lush St. …

Los Cabos

28 Best Hiking Apps, Offline Maps, and Survival Guides – Page 8

Hiking navigation apps<p>Trekking apps are real treasures for any adventurer. To feel safe during your trip, download at least a couple of outdoor …

This Magical Dutch Town is Like Something Out of a Storybook

One of the main reasons people flock to Europe is for a taste of its history. Packed full of gorgeous architecture, the buildings you'll come across …

European Travel

These Are the Best (and Cheapest) Times to Visit Alaska

Most Americans, upon first traveling to Alaska, are shocked to realize just how big the state is. Yes, it’s part of the United States, English is …

National Parks

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …