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Taste Beyond The Tongue

12 trips to 2017’s new frontiers

New flights, reopened borders, easier access. Get to the planet's freshest destinations first with these exciting trips, including holidays in China, …

Ambushed Arizona Trooper Saved by Armed Passing Motorist Who Shot Attacker Dead

An armed passing motorist was credited with saving the life of an Arizona state trooper by shooting and killing a gunman who ambushed the trooper in the middle of a lonely interstate highway before dawn Thursday.<p>"I would just say at this point, thank you, because I don't know that my trooper would …

Law Enforcement

Stay On Trail: How the National Park Service Made It Work

In the midst of what ought to be unbridled celebration of the phenomenal popularity of the national parks on their centennial year, there have been stories in the press to the effect that the parks have reached their capacity. Of the 307 million visitors to the US park system’s 401 locations in …

National Parks

14 Seattle craft beers worth planning a trip for

SEATTLE’S LIST of claims to fame is not brief. When separated by decades, the 1980s were defined by Microsoft’s ascension to a household name. The …

Not-So-Beaten Paths: 11 Lesser-Known Hikes in Popular National Parks

Hit the trail and avoid the crowds! NPCA staff selected 11 lesser-known hikes in some of the country’s most popular parks.<p><b>1. South Fork Skokomish</b> …

How To Brew Iced Coffee

Learn how to make this refreshing drink using a coffee press<p>While iced coffee is delicious all year round, as temperatures rise, its popularity …

The 12 most visually arresting games on Xbox One

From the scenic grandeur of The Witcher and Rise of the Tomb Raider, to the handcrafted beauty of Ori and the Blind Forest, here are some of the most evocative visual experiences on Microsoft’s latest console

Tomb Raider

The Best Whiskies Just Released At Scotland's 2016 Islay Festival (Part 1)

Every year, Islay, the windswept, 240-square-mile Hebridean island off Scotland’s west coast and a legendary global capital of whisky, celebrates Feis Ile, the eight-day whisky festival. Throughout the week, each of its eight (soon to be nine) distilleries hosts an ‘open day’, featuring food, …

Scotch Whisky

Laos: A beauty spot to rival our own

<b>Pure water, bears and elephants make the waterfalls of Laos well worth the trek, writes Yvonne van Dongen.</b><p>Over the years I have learned to be …

Microsoft reportedly launching 'Xbox TV' devices next month

Microsoft is said to be planning to unveil new Xbox streaming devices at E3 next month. The software giant has been considering an "Xbox TV" device for at least three years, and it appears a variant of it will be unveiled in June. Brad Sams, executive editor at Petri, revealed that Microsoft is …

Smart TV

I tried to make my own tortillas from scratch the Mexican way in the US, and it was a disaster

<i>Leer en español</i><p>Corn tortillas are ubiquitous in the US. Factories daily churn out millions of them and disperse them to all corners of the country. The yellowish corn discs have become a $5 billion market that feeds a growing number of Hispanics and other Mexican-food devotees, many of whom will be …

Bratislava for free

Bratislava is a great place to run out of money. Prices in the Slovakian capital are far lower than in western Europe: hostel dorms start at €12, double rooms can be snapped up for as little as €40, good meals will set you back under €10 and when it comes to the beer, it’s usually cheaper, …

European Travel

Is Kobe Beef Worth the High Price Tag? | Men's Health

The 5 Myths You Must Know about Kobe Beef<p>Why the steak you’re paying a premium for may also include a sucker’s fee<p>Thinkstock<p>You’re at a steakhouse. You see Kobe beef on the menu. It carries a fat price tag. Is it worth it? <br>Matt Goulding, author of the new book <i>Rice, Noodle, Fish</i>, a gastronomic …

The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Some dwarf in comparison to their gargantuan neighbors, others are still branded with a scarlet letter thanks to past global conflicts and none can compete with France's food scene, England's charms or Italy's gorgeous coastline, but nevertheless you …

European Travel

Motorcycles Are Dangerous, so Why the Hell Do I Keep Riding?

A new father on the risks and rewards that come with his two-wheel passion.<p>My daughter's two months old, cooing her first coos and smiling her first smiles. I'm a continent away, chasing a pair of goons along the banks of the Klamath River in Northern California, splashing from one pool of sunlight …

Northern California

What You Need to Know Before Riding in NYC

Riding a motorcycle is both the fastest and most convenient way to get around a city, but crossing the line from pedestrian to rider can be a bit …

Motorcycles

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

Congo

America's Most Beautiful Fall Camping Trips, Plus Options for Glamping

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Hello, autumn, that glorious time of the year when the air is crisper, temps are cooler and leaves are more colorful. It's as good a time as any to be outside, and when we recently surveyed Orbitz customers about their favorite ways to travel, you guys …

National Parks

This Is the U.S. Army's Official Humvee Replacement

The U.S. Army has just awarded a $6.75 billion contract to Oshkosh Defense to build 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps.<p>The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have made their final selection for the replacement to the aging Humvee. Meet the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, …

Military

7 Great California Getaways Perfect For The End Of Summer

The weather's just right for one last trip to the Golden State, so we've curated the top seven California weekend getaways to ease you into fall, from beach to wine country, and so much more.<p>You've still got time to head west for a last-minute trip to enjoy the Golden State's perfect late-summer …

Newport Beach

15 Coolest Made-To-Order Scrambler Motorcycles Ever Built

One of the best qualities of a motorcycle is that it appeals to your eye with its sheer brilliance of design. For any bike enthusiast, the visual …

'El Chapo' escape: new tunnel photos revealed as Mexico offers big reward

Government gives new details of drug lord’s getaway from prison as bounty set at 60m pesos and minister insists ‘everybody involved in this escape will fall’<p>The Mexican government has offered a reward of 60m pesos ($3.8m) for information leading to the capture of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, as it …

Mexico

Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …

Military

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

Gripping Photos of New Zealand’s Largest Gang Will Make You Tremble

New Zealand is a country known more for its picturesque Lord Of The Rings settings than for its gang activity, but it is this unknown dark side that …

4 Commandments for Keeping a Tidy Fridge

Never lose a bag of carrots in the bottom of the crisper again.<p>We've all reached <i>way</i> into the back of the fridge, only to find last week's berries totally liquified, or done the Tupperware shuffle ("Maybe it will fit if I turn it sideways?") when putting away leftovers. Make your refrigerator a …

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Lake Superior

Kirk Douglas: Disaster Tourism for Fun & Profit

We humans are fascinated by disaster and tragedy.<p>Many tourist attractions (politely named “Interpretive Centres”) have been built on the sites of …