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What you need to know about the world's most coveted ham

When you walk into Cinco Jotas, the first thing you see is a pig leg, tan and crimson, sitting on the front counter. It’s suspended on a carving …

The Origins and Appropriations of the Aloha Shirt

How the souvenir staple became beloved by hipsters and fashion houses alike.<p>Valentino picked oversized pineapples. Zara preferred lush ti leaves. And Saint Laurent settled on palm trees and station wagons. Although these brands span countries and price points, all have created their own recent …

Mexico’s Tolantongo Caves: What you need to know for a visit

Las Grutas de Tolantongo is located in the state of Hidalgo 3 hours northeast of Mexico city. It remained a well-kept secret well into the 1970’s …

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Hikes of the Week - The Salt Lake Tribune

The Red Reef Trail is a glorious (and popular) canyon hike in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area north of Harrisburg, which is part of the Red Cliffs …

The Secret to Brewing Good Coffee Outside

I love having my daily cup of coffee — for the caffeine, but also for the ritual involved. That's why, when I set off on a two-week bike trip at the …

On an Oregon Lake, a Lodge Serving Kicked-Up Camp Food

There are fish sandwiches, and then there is the fish and chips sandwich at the Boathouse, an all-day counter service spot tucked into an actual former boathouse at the Suttle Lodge, a magisterial 1930s-era property located in central Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest. A brawny trout filet is …

Evgeny Lebedev among the newspaper barons in battle to buy the Metro

The owner of the Evening Standard has made an approach to buy the Metro newspaper from the publisher of the Daily Mail, as media barons jockey for position in an industry merger melee.<p>Evgeny Lebedev, the 37-year-old owner of the London freesheet edited by former chancellor George Osborne, is …

How in the World Does Venmo Make Money?

It doesn’t directly bring in much revenue now. But thanks to its silly-seeming social feed, that might soon change.<p>Every year, billions of dollars change hands in needlessly clumsy ways. Parents realize they’re short on cash and go out of their way to stop at an ATM so they can pay their …

Guinness Removes Fish Guts From Its Recipe—Wait, What?

The Irish beer is removing fish guts. Yep, they were in there.<p>Guinness, the famed Irish brewery, is changing its recipe for the first time in 256 years. Beer-loving vegans will now be able to sip, or chug, the black stout, starting in 2016 when fish guts will be removed from Guinness ingredients, …

A backpacker's guide to the most affordable cities in Europe

Europe is full of amazing countries that don't cost an arm and a leg to explore.<p>Online travel company Simply Holiday Deals has put together a list of the continent's cheapest cities for travelers based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015, which calculates the average price of hostels, …

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Four Hours for Barbecue: the Psychology of Waiting in Line for Food

Confused, my mind muddled by the 105°F heat of Austin, I collapsed onto the bed of my hotel room. Did I even know myself anymore? "No meat is worth a three-hour wait," I poo-poo'd to friends before leaving on my Texas vacation. And yet I'd waited over four at famed brisket purveyor Franklin …