Diane Mccool

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The Whole New Way to Make a Monte Cristo That Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever had a Monte Cristo sandwich, you will devour this bread. Serve it with warm raspberry jam for dipping.<p>Growing up in North Carolina, there was only one diner. That's right. One. Herby's. I loved that joint. It had a purple life-sized half of a VW Beetle affixed right to the front of …

Breakfast

A Galápagos sea lion naps and sunbathes in the sand while travelers wander nearby. Photo by @erickruszewski. http://instagram.com/p/qbrfsHoMec/

National Geographic Travel

Norwegian Cruise Lines Orders Two More of Its Next Generation of Mega-Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has ordered another pair of 4,200-passenger ships.<p>The Miami-based cruise company announced the agreement with Germany’s Meyer …

These Incredible Wide-Open Spaces Will Make You Ditch Your Fancy Travel Plans

Most of today's tourists stick to trendy hotels, ritzy restaurants and absurdly crowded cities.<p>But travelers? They're a different story. They know that true highs are hiding in less-trodden and incredibly remote places. This planet boasts stellar natural wonders and travelers want to explore them …

A hiker sits on top of the iconic Bear Rocks, overlooking the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia. Photo by @tylermetcalfe http://instagram.com/p/pm6Z7PoMbW/

Stunning views of a giant oak and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel from a restaurant in Woodbridge, Tasmania. See more photos of incredible world architecture: http://on.natgeo.com/1iyUjFW Photograph by Liam Byrne, National Geographic Your Shot

Mike Libecki, Explorer and Dad

Mike Libecki is not typical in any way. The veteran adventurer has a goal to do 100 expeditions by his 100th birthday—and, at 41 years old, he is more than halfway there. This is a guy who truly loves to suffer—the colder, harder, longer, more remote, less known, and more challenging the better. He …

The Art of Mindful Photography

I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: As soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it.<p>Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being present in it a challenge. …

Ranked: The 10 Best Island Beaches Around the World

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches. Here are their ranked favorites in countries across the globe.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities …

Big Ideas Gets a Bit Bigger

Inside Flipboard / June 23, 2014<p>We’ve got a special place for people aspiring to make the world better: it’s called Big Ideas. This category, which …

Chinese Tourists Increasingly Choosing Singapore Over Regional Rivals

As more Chinese tourists are deterred from traveling to traditionally popular destinations such as Malaysia and Vietnam, other East Asian countries …

Exploring southern Sumatra

When a destination is as big and sprawling as Sumatra – the planet’s sixth largest island – there’s a wealth of exotic and challenging experiences for intrepid travellers. And while the orangutans of Bukit Lawang and the chilled lakeside vibe of Danau Toba draw a regular flow of visitors to …

Asia Travel

In The Field: Living Sculpture

Photo by Marcus and Sue.<p>In the cool wet days of early spring, when soil thaws but tree limbs still sway naked in a biting wind and the natural world …

What Should I Know About Taking a Jiu-Jitsu Class In Brazil?

<i>A:</i><p>With the World Cup underway, the beautiful game is first in hearts and minds. But Brazil has another signature sport: jiu-jitsu.<p>The martial art and self-defense method is based on grappling and ground fighting. It’s a finer art than just choking a dude out. Although hailing from Japan, the …

Martial Arts

Top 10 Things To Do in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has it all -- exquisite beaches, breathtaking scenery and wildlife, world-renowned gastronomy and buzzing nightlife. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in the "Mother City." Here are our top picks for what to do!<p><b>1. Visit the Cape Peninsula</b><p>Enjoy the sites of <b>Table Mountain</b> …

South Africa

Amazing underwater photography from around the world | CNN Travel

An extreme shot of a kayaker in Hawaii. http://on.natgeo.com/1rbtBTw #TPC2014 This photo was entered in the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest, which ends June 30. Submit your own travel photos for a chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to Alaska: http://on.natgeo.com/1rbtA1V Photograph by Alexander Socci/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

Bette Midler Isn't Happy About The Tiny Pretzels In United Airlines' First Class

Economy passengers might think that the first-class travelers have it all: extra leg room, hot towels and better television shows. Alas, life in first class isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Just ask Bette Midler.<p>On Tuesday, June 17, Midler posted a photo to Twitter taken from her …

National Geographic Travel

These Stunning Images Show The Brain's Fragile Beauty & What Happens When The Wiring Goes Awry

Ever wished you could peer inside your own brain? What's it like in there?<p>Complicated, that's what.<p><i>Scroll down for images.</i><p>“The human brain has more cells than there are stars in the Milky Way and these cells communicate through a thousand times as many connections," Dr. Sally Till, a research …

A Lunar Discovery Reveals The Secret To Building Deflector Shields

Radiation in space is one of the major obstacles to human exploration of the solar system. Astronauts on a round-trip to Mars could be exposed to …

Physics

'Seismic flare-ups' observed in volcanoes along the Aleutian chain

Photo of Shishaldin taken from an Alaska Airlines 737 enroute to Adak on 5/22/14. [avo.alaska.edu]<p>A number of volcanic eruptions and moderate …

We'd Like to Know More About You

We’d Like to Know More About You<p>Inside Flipboard / February 25, 2014<p>You can search for anything on Flipboard, but when it comes to what we recommend …

Another March to Madness

Inside Flipboard / March 19, 2014<p>Depending on whom you ask, the chance of creating a perfect bracket for this year’s NCAA basketball tournament is 1 …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …