Brenda Miller Lenz

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51 Best Budget Destinations in America

We've rounded up incredible bargain trips in every state (plus D.C.). Now all you've got to do is decide which one to visit first:

budgetdestinations

The Carry-On Backpacks You've Been Waiting For

We found carry-on-size backpacks to suit every need, from business travel to outdoor adventure. You'll never have to check a bag again.

Outdoors

Which Types of Food You Should NEVER Buy When Traveling Abroad — and Where to Find the Best Meals

An expert shares her tips.<p>Food is a massive part of any culture, so you want to plan your stops carefully when you travel abroad. Options are …

Tap Water

I Tried Bed Sheets Made Out of Eucalyptus—And They Always Feel Like the Cool Side of the Pillow

In case you haven't heard yet, eucalyptus trees are trending. Wood pulp and oil from the eucalyptus plant are showing up in a wide variety of …

Unique and Quirky Places to Stay in Oklahoma | TravelOK.com - Oklahoma's Official Travel & Tourism Site

Let the lodging be the star of the show on your next Oklahoma vacation – these one-of-a-kind properties are sure to make your visit memorable.<p>Set Up …

This Photographer’s Trick For Creating Magical Photos Is Actually So Easy

There's some real magic going on right here.

21 Easy Desserts You Can Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet

There are some who would have you believe that a fruit salad or light yogurt qualifies as “indulgent dessert.” We don’t trust those people. For the …

How To Make Real KFC Chicken (With All 11 'Secret' Herbs And Spices)

The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and …

5 Steps to Booking a Hotel Deal Anytime

We've made it easier than ever to see more for less.

10 Gorgeous Spots From Your Favorite Books

If you love reading, you must make a pilgrimage to one of these inspiring places where legendary authors lived their lives and wrote their …

This Could Be Your Passport to Big-City Savings

Now in its third decade, CityPASS is keeping it fresh with new offerings and amenities.

Passports

How to Get a Good Sleep on a Plane

7 Things to Do in Asheville, NC

A vibrant arts scene, creative restaurants and beer galore dazzle in this Southern jewel of a city.

Asheville

The Hippest Little Culinary Hub on the Canadian Prairie

From homemade pierogies to farm-to-glass gin, bison everything and berries galore, Saskatoon should be every foodie's next destination.

cornbread waffles

Can you make these as pancakes is something someone usually asks when I share a waffle recipe. I didn’t check this time, however, I can tell you with …

pistachio cake

<b>Heat oven:</b> To 325 degrees F. Line the bottom and long sides of a loaf pan with a sling of parchment paper. Coat paper and exposed short sides of loaf …

spinach sheet pan quiche

Make crust: In a food processor, blend flour and salt together. Add butter and pulse machine until butter is reduced to a fine meal, or …

Baking

skillet irish soda bread

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch ovenproof skillet and line with parchment paper. (Deb note: Mine came out a bit taller, as my cast-iron is …

homemade irish cream

Look, we all have to draw the line somewhere. I have over the years insisted that making some things from scratch were just crazy, best left to …

nolita-style avocado toast

That sound you hear is the reverberating cacophony of a thousand unfollows. I get it. A great many people rightfully find the avocado toast trend — …

balthazar’s cream of mushroom soup

Prepare your dried mushrooms: Soak them in 1 cup of boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes, until plump. Remove them from the liquid and mince the …

melting potatoes

Heat oven to 500 degrees F.<p>[This is really, crazy hot. If you’re really nervous, I suppose that 450 degrees or 475 will also work, but I made it both …

raspberry coconut macaroons

Every year around this time, behind the scenes, I go through my annual Macaroon Marathon, in which I decimate bags and bags of coconut in an effort …

buttermilk roast chicken

Without a doubt, the very best part of fried chicken is the battered, seasoned, gold-tinged and impossibly crisp exterior. But, as far as I’m …

chocolate and toasted hazelnut milk

Like most people with at least a passing interest in foods made from recognizable ingredients, I’ve heard a lot about almond milk in the last decade. …

26 Awesome (and Affordable!) Alternatives to Pricey Vacation Hot Spots

Sure, we love Paris, London, Cancun—who doesn't?—but before you click the "book" button on a trip to one of the pricey "usual suspects," you MUST …

10 Stupid Things Americans Do Overseas

Have you been guilty of a foreign-soil faux pas? Our easy guide to being a good citizen of the world will come in handy next time you get your …

The One App Every Traveler Needs Now

Whether you’re planning a weekend road trip or a round-the-world odyssey (or anything in between), Lonely Planet’s new Trips app will make you a more …

banana puddings with vanilla bean wafers

A year ago, I made what I called Bananas Foster Puddings — individual puddings in which the bananas had been lightly caramelized in butter, brown …

Dessert

decadent hot chocolate mix

Here is how I’ve made hot chocolate for most of my life: heat some milk in a saucepan, add a bit of unsweetened cocoa and sugar and whisk. Form …