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10 great street food holidays

Experiencing the aromas and tastes of street food in the company of local people in a far-off land is one of travel’s greatest treats. A tour is the best way to explore the delights on offer (and avoid the potential hazards) while tucking into an unfamiliar cuisine.<p>Street food culture thrives in …

25 Delicious New Takes on Coffee Drinks

When you can make chocolate-almond coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?<p>When you can make chocolate almond milk coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?

Coffee

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip saga or family drama set during a listless beach vacation. Here are some options:<p>…

Books

100 best hikes in America's national parks revealed in new book from Backpacker magazine

Three great things about hiking in a national park: fresh air and your own two feet. Now a new book from Backpacker magazine can guide you to finding the best trails.<p>"Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes," a new book by Ted Alvarez, the magazine's Northwest editor, offers …

11 Places To Travel As A Solo Female Traveler

Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before so travel website Trippy.com asked its membership to weigh in on the best destinations for women traveling alone. Some chose the locations they thought were safest while others used the male-to-female ratio …

European Travel

Best ski resorts for après-ski

Whistler, Canada<p>Whistler is the British Columbia resort that ticks just about every box. Glacier, moguls, trees, couloirs, heli-skiing, seamless lift connections and smiling operatives. Plus five-star hotels, great shopping, spas, pubs and clubs. It’s a big place of 10,000 inhabitants with a young …

How a 13-Month Trip Around the World Changed My Life

Anthony Bourdain and I think a like. We both believe that there is no better education than traveling the world. The world is the greatest classroom. Travel breeds tolerance and greater knowledge of life that can be brought to any job. I've stated, written, and spoken many times that I truly …

San Francisco

12 Secret Hideaway Islands in Europe

Whether you arrive by plane, ferry or a little taxi boat, there's something particularly romantic about marooning yourself on an island. Europe's most popular vacation islands - including Mallorca, Corfu and Ibiza - are well known, but there are hundreds of other smaller, less developed islands …

European Travel

10 Curiously Odd Table Manners From Around the World

Miss Manners would be confused by some of these foreign customs.<p>Your parents probably taught you to put your napkin on your lap and chew with your mouth closed, but we bet you've never heard of these etiquette rules.<p>Wimdu, a European property rental company, put together a list of dinner table …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Hiking

Fitness and Diet Tips to Get the Best Body of Your Life From the Hottest Celeb Trainer

Christine Bullock is one of the most inspirational celebrity fitness trainers in Los Angeles with a wealth of knowledge regarding exercise, health and nutrition. I recently met her at a press event in Santa Monica earlier this summer where she taught an incredible fitness class followed by a Q and …

Fitness

This Washington museum has been turned into a gigantic ball pit, and the pictures are unbelievable

You can swim right in the heart of the city — in a pool of nearly 1 million translucent plastic balls that have been set up as an exhibit in the National Building Museum.<p><i>Special thanks to Noah Kalina, who supplied the photos.</i>

Art

The Flag Cake Recipe To End All Flag Cakes

Photo credit: Sugary Winzy<p>Come the Fourth of July, images of red, white and blue desserts are dancing through each American's head. Jell-O and cheesecake and cookies all get made over with a patriotic color scheme, but the most coveted of Independence Day dessert is the flag cake -- no question.<p>The …

Dessert

Cardio Is Not the Key to Weight Loss & Fat Loss

Recently one of the UK's top trainers, Paul Mort interrogated Men's Health writer Craig Ballantyne on the benefits of high-intensity exercise for …

28 New Ideas for Your Garden

Update your backyard.<p>Update your front yard or backyard design with shrubbery, gardens, walkways, and more. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

America's 10 Best Brewery Tours

<i>By Tom White for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>This St. Patrick's Day, the focus might be on the quantity of beer imbibed versus the quality. But with upward of 3,000 craft breweries now brewing in the U.S., there's no shortage of places to go to get a behind-the-scenes look and sample something special, …

Beer

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

France's best walking tours

We've said it before: there are few more enjoyable ways of seeing France than on a walking holiday.<p>Here, we have highlighted our experts' favourite tour options, as well as itineraries flagged by our recommended tour operators.<p><b>Our experts’ picks (taken from our 10 best activity holidays in</b> …

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National Geographic Travel

Homemade Chocolate Zingers Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is the snack cake of my childhood. If you have a newfangled specialty snack …

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

Top 4 treks in Peru that aren’t the Inca Trail

A big misconception about trekking in Peru is that there is only one "Inca Trail." In fact, there are trails all over the country connecting the …

South America

Oatmeal and Other Hot Cereal Recipes

Start the day well with a warm and healthy breakfast cereal. A bowl of oatmeal -- or bulgur or quinoa porridge -- is one of life’s great culinary pleasures and incredibly versatile. Use different combinations of spices, sweeteners, toppings, and fruits to customize your breakfast.<p>Martha's basic …