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The 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Spain

Spain has more than 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline (just for starters), a mix of ancient port cities and resort towns that draw the European aristocracy. But true beauty isn't confined to seaside landscapes—the food of San Sebastián, the art of Málaga, the marbled walkways of Alicante make …

How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet with a Potato

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>Cast iron skillets are kind of kitchen superheroes. You can use them for cakes, nachos, chickens and more. …

Prince, Michael Jackson and James Brown on stage together was a moment we didn't deserve

I ’m getting real sick of these phone calls.<p>WhenJames Browndied, I went back to my apartment, took a deep breath, and called my father. I called him again when Michael Jackson died. And when Maurice White died. I did it again today when I heard about Prince. I left work to make the call.<p>Somehow, …

How to Make Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Home

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, Korean Fried Chicken, which is said to have been invented by one of two Korean restaurant chains (Pelicana Chicken and Mexican Chicken), has expanded from its Seoul origins to achieve international recognition. And it's no wonder why: Doused in a salty-sweet …

The 20 Coolest Secret Hotel Amenities

Read on for hidden perks from VIP shopping experiences to free museum access, and more.<p>When booking a trip, many travelers like to research the perks …

5 Travel Hacks For Your Next Vacation

With summer coming, chances are the beach is on the agenda for your next vacation. Planning the trip and getting there can be difficult, but these are five things I've picked up over the years that make the process easier.<p><b>1. Set up deal alerts now in order to find the best price.</b><p>Getting the best …

12 dream destinations that don't actually want you to visit

That's why some of the world's dreamiest destinations would rather you <i>didn't</i> pay them a visit, thank you very much.

Phish Delivers Show For The Ages At Nassau Coliseum In 2003

On this date in 2003 Phish laid down arguably their best performance of the post-hiatus era, aka 2.0, as the penultimate show of Winter Tour 2003 at …

Born on an airplane: Is your nationality up in the air? | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Renewing a passport and border checks are not the easiest of tasks for Shona Owen thanks to the unusual location of her birth. About 36,000 feet in the air.<p>To the constant bemusement of immigration officials, her passport reads: "Holder born on an aeroplane."<p>Owen is one of a small community …

The Man in the High Castle: What if the Nazis had won?

The new show follows a long tradition of alternate-history stories – from the Roman historian Livy to television, where the speculative genre most resonated, writes Keith Uhlich.<p>What if?<p>That simple question has inspired a great number of artists to imagine scenarios in which the world as we know it …

Charlotte Brontë sketch identified as self-portrait

A sketch of a woman’s head by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be of another pupil drawn while the author was at boarding school in Brussels, has been identified as a self-portrait.<p>The literary biographer Claire Harman said the drawing, which she suggests shows Brontë looking into a mirror, …

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24 Hours in Paris

Seeing more than one country while you're in Europe is a breeze. Rail systems like the Eurostar are cheap and efficient, while the Eurail pass grants you access to nearly every train on the continent. Recently, some friends and I hopped a Eurostar train from St. Pancras International in London for …

7 Of America's Most Eerily Beautiful Lava Tubes

You can actually walk through the once-fiery depths of Mother Nature.<p>For most hikes, the destination -- whether it be the top of a dramatic cliff or the foot of a tall waterfall -- is the reward.<p>But then there are lava tube hikes, where passing through and exploring the mysterious and alluring …

A Stellar Nursery, An Algal Storm, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

5 Crazy New Ideas Out Of Disney Research

A taste of the future in animation, motion capture, and 3-D printing, from five new papers published by Disney Research.<p>Leading up to this year’s Siggraph conference–the biggest event of the year in computer graphics and experimental UI–Disney Research comes with a collection of new papers that …

Grain-Free Baking? Yes, You Can!

There are lots of good reasons to go grain-free. For instance, cutting wheat and other grains out of your diet can help you normalize your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.<p>But I won't lie: Giving up grains is a big lifestyle change. And at first, it can be hard -- especially if …

5 Chef Upgrades for Mushroom Risotto

Here are five ways chefs make mushroom risotto even more delicious.<p>This straightforward dish doesn’t have to be. Here, five ways chefs make mushroom …

Buche de Noel

One Christmas, I was living in Paris. I had been working as a chef, and graduated from Culinary school in San Francisco, but decided to take additional pastry classes at the Ritz Escoffier (any excuse to get out of town for awhile). In the basement of this stunning old hotel were sparkling white, …

The Easiest Dip You've Never Made

It’s smoky. It’s bacon-y. It’s insanely delicious.<p>Put down that container of premade dip. Yeah, that’s right I see you. I know you’re in a rush, and you hate dishes (I do too), but you can make your own dip in five minutes. Really.<p>And it won’t be your run-of-the-mill dip either. This recipe comes …

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Skinny Lasagna Roll-Ups

These lasagna roll-ups are so delicious! They're such a cinch to make since they start with a jarred sauce. The whole grain lasagna noodles taste great and add fiber. Each lasagna roll-up has 220 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. One is very satisfying and you'll just need …

Cheesy Potatoes, a Michigan Classic

Over Thanksgiving, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a map of the most googled recipes from every state. It provided hours of fun on Facebook and Google (Frog Eye Salad, anyone?) and led my dear former blog coordinator, Dana Blinder, who left me to move back to Michigan to be closer to her family, to share her …

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?<p>I have been a solo female traveler, and I accidentally became an expat in Roatan. …

How To Grate Fresh Ginger Quickly And Painlessly

Ginger is an all-mighty plant. Studies have shown the fragrant, spicy root can help reduce the pain of arthritis, treat motion sickness and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It's basically winter's antidote; it fights the season's impending sniffles like garlic fights vampires.<p>Ginger has been praised …

Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers (PHOTOS)

When it comes to travel, bigger isn't always better. The most ingenious gifts often come in the lightest packages, making it easier to meet TSA liquid restrictions and new carry-on-bag limits while also freeing travelers to be spontaneous.<p>In that spirit, we've put together a shopping list of …

5 Gin Cocktails to Try Right This Second

Gin is a master of disguise. The clean, botanical tones of the clear spirit appear to take a backseat to more dominant flavors--but without gin, a cocktail's overall luster would be lost.<p>To truly appreciate the magic of gin's undercover effect, try five cocktails that pair the spirit with …

10 Ways to Determine if Small Ship Cruising Is For You

Small cruise ships do not offer the bedazzled interiors, crazed casinos, Las Vegas productions, pools, climbing walls, multiple restaurants, and spas of much larger ships. If that's what you're into, stop reading now and head to Disney, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess and the …

One Jar of Kimchi, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>It might seem counterintuitive, but fermented cabbage can add a burst of freshness to your autumn cooking.</i> …

Roquefort Crackers Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could a buttery, tender, homemade cracker steal the dinner-party spotlight? Could Roquefort crackers be the Greatest Recipe of all Time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this series as an opportunity</i> …

Thanksgiving Dinner

5 Fun Ways to Make Cocktails with Jam

These smart cocktails will be your new jam. (Sorry.)<p>It's almost Thanksgiving. You probably need a cocktail or three. For some bright new ideas, we …