Cassandra Lujan

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Here's what the $99 flight from LA to Iceland is like

A nine-hour direct flight in coach sounds like hell on wings to me. I'm not spoiled—I've only flown business class once in my life, to Amsterdam on a new Dreamliner aircraft, which was truly a dream. Private pods, welcome gifts in reusable clutch purses, warm towels and food, pillows and eye masks, …

AA/DL/UA $588 LAX–Tokyo NRT/HND nonstop Aug-Nov

A low fare is available today from <b>Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita NRT or Tokyo Haneda HND at $588</b> <b>round trip</b> flying United/ANA or American/Japan Airlines …

Trippy.com Announces the World's Most Underrated Destinations

Although it seems counterintuitive, the only thing that can be more annoying than discovering a destination is overloaded with tourists, is discovering a destination that should be but isn't. While it's great that this means you'll have the place all to yourself, half the fun of travel is being …

Vir Sanghvi

Some weeks ago, I wrote about sushi.<p>It was so popular, I said, that it had become the new butter chicken. To which some readers responded: why, …

Flying Icelandair by Mistake

The Icelandair by Mistake post is part of the Whose Land? Iceland Trip Report which covers the following cities:<p>Cheap WOW air flights, free hotels at …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Asia

Asia is the largest continent both in terms of sheer size (17,139,445 square miles) and population (more than four billion), which means there's literally no shortage of things to see: think rice paddies in Bali, monasteries in Bhutan, bridges in Malaysia, and water palaces in India—and we're only …

Cooking the world's oldest known curry

<b>Everyone eats. But what if you were told that 4,000 years ago they ate almost exactly what you ate last night? That re-heating it in the microwave was the only real advantage you had over an average Harappan home cook.</b><p>In other words, had you been washed ashore four millennia ago on the banks of the …

Washington State

Easy Black Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>3 medium zucchini (about 14 ounces)<br>• 1 cup neutral oil<br>• 2 cups raw sugar<br>• 4 eggs<br>• 1¾ cups whole wheat flour<br>• 1/4 cup good-quality cocoa<br>• 4 teaspoon pumpkin spice<br>• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 tablespoon orange juice<p>Cream Cheese Icing<p>3½ ounces butter, at room temperature<br>• 5 …

Dessert

7 Places You Can't Miss If It's Your First Time In Paris

<b>A Bucket List For Paris Virgins</b><p>Two expat friends in Panama are planning their first-ever trip to Paris. They'll spend Christmas 2016 and New Year's 2017 in the City of Light.<p>What should they be sure to see and do, they've asked me...<p>In response to their question, here is a bucket list for Paris …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

100+ Cities & 34 Countries in 8 Years: Why You Don't Have To Quit Your Job To Travel The World

So it seems like every other day another person quits their job, sells their stuff and sets off to explore the world. Its the norm, right? What today's generation aspires to? It's as if it is the only way to see the world?<p>Well, not for me. And it doesn't have to be for you either.<p>Growing up I …

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as …

Wenchang (Hainanese) Chicken and Rice

The night before, rinse the chicken under cold running water and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. Rub the salt all over the outside and inside …

Crispy Potato Wedges Recipe

"These make for a great side dish. They are spicy and crispy yet fluffy in the middle. They go with everything."<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons paprika<p>2 …

Easy, Herb-Packed Falafel Recipe

Falafel often has good flavor, but a pasty, heavy texture. What I'm after is falafel that's shatteringly crisp on the outside and light, fluffy, almost crumbly on the inside, while still remaining very moist. Light enough that the balls can be eaten completely on their own without having to be …

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Food

Go for the Art, Stay for the Food: The 7 Best Museum Restaurants Around the World

This summer, Thomas Carter and Ignacio Mattos, the pair behind New York City’s heralded downtown restaurant Estela, will take up residence at the Met Breuer, a recently opened space which features the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s contemporary and modern art collections in the former Whitney …

11 European destinations everyone should travel to alone

To help you figure out where to go next, the European travel website RoutePerfect.com has released a list of the best destinations in Europe for solo travellers.<p>The ranking is based on data from over 100,000 trips saved and booked by solo travellers from around the world through the site.<p>From grand …

Chewy Vanilla Spice Cookies with Chocolate Chunks (Vegan, too!) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a recipe I created for our Food52 Holiday Cookie Truck, inspired by Ovenly's Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie. I wanted a cookie that merged the benefits of a chewy chocolate chip cookie with the fragrance of a holiday spice cookie. Using their cookie base, I infused it with the …