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5 Cruise Lines for a Romantic Escape

<i>By Dori Saltzman, Cruise Critic</i><p>Thinking about a romantic cruise for two? Whether looking for an intimate getaway with plenty of privacy, or an active adventure with tons of excitement, these cruise lines offer something for every couple.<p><b>Princess Cruises</b><p>Any conversation about cruises and romance has …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

PHOTO: 10 Most Romantic Islands in the World!

Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet.

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

The 5 Can't-Miss Islands Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

Yes, it's freezing out. And, yes, we are constantly writing about the Caribbean and all its glories.<p>But let's face it, there's a reason behind it. You can visit the bigger, more developed islands of St. Maarten or St. Thomas, among others; go glitzy on St. Barts; go diving off Saba; or hit up the …

The top 10 cruise holidays in Greece

<i>For</i> more general advice on booking a holiday in Greece, see our Greece summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>1. Sea Dream cruise from Dubrovnik to Piraeus<p>At just 6.4km long and 21.4 metres wide the Corinth …

Coolest Airline Amenity Kits (PHOTOS)

Among the small yet profound joys of flying in a premium-class seat is opening the amenity kit to see what's inside. And these days, you can expect much more than a collapsible toothbrush and earplugs.<p>Amenity kits are just one of the many details attracting the attention of airlines--eager to …

The Best Champagne for Every Budget

Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui<p>By: Nora O'Malley<p>At this point in human evolution, the mere sound of Ryan Seacrest counting backward from 10 causes a Pavlovian response that can only be cured by bubbly. But not everyone has Seacrest's bank account, so it's not always gonna rain Dom. Luckily, …

Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel

Cap Malheureux, Mauritius<p>This romantic adults-only boutique hotel with thatched love nests, a cliff-top infinity pool and 'you and me' activities attracts couples of all ages. There's also a Cinq Mondes spa, four-poster beds, and a choice of four restaurants.

The 12 Best Islands You've Never Heard Of

By: Lauren Everitt<p><i>Credit: Flickr/rapidtravelchai</i><p>Islands are supposed to be places to get away from it all, but if you limit your vacationing to, say, Hawaii, you'll find yourself surrounded by 8,174,460 tourists you didn't manage to get away from (those are real statistics, btw). We went to the …

5 Awesome Cocktails for Epic Cozy Scenarios

If you don’t have a fireplace or burly lumberjack (or lumberjane) to cuddle up next to this winter, we have the next best thing: booze. Here, chefs …

Best Thanksgiving Digestifs

Sadly, digestifs have fallen out of fashion. But Thanksgiving is the perfect time to bring them back. Here, a few of the best digestifs to guarantee …

Ditch Your Dad Belly

Just because your clan is expanding, doesn't mean your waistline has to<p>When you're a dad, carpool duty, playdates, and dance recitals fill your free time. So it's no surprise that as your schedule fills up, your waistline may fill out.<p>"Carving out a designated workout time can seem next to …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Costa Rica

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The most romantic hotels for a Mauritius honeymoon

Mauritius, with its miles of beautiful white-sand beaches, backed by lush forests and dramatic volcanic peaks, is made for romance, with some of the best luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean. Private plunge pools, butlers and helicopter transfers are on offer, along with some of the best gourmet …

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10 Best U.S. Train Trips to Take This Fall

Though it is often not the most expeditious means of travel, train rides are as much about what you see along the way as where you're going. During …

Revealed: The 20 cheapest European cities for a spring break

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, we've gone to the travelers community at minube.net travel community to find the best beaches from around the world, those drops …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

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10 Cool Pools Around the World

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest. Set your sights on these 10 across the globe, including two overlooking the Alps and one set right in the Indian Ocean.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Cool Pools …

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The GQ Guide to Pocket Squares Photos | GQ

<b>The Littlest Thing Makes the Biggest Difference</b><p>The pocket square is the single most indispensable tool for defining a man of style these days. But how do you make it look all nonchalant? And does it have to match your tie? Here, we answer all your questions, show you all the best options, and teach …

Erin's Food Files » Pineapple Sangria

Pineapple Sangria<p>Posted by Erin Wilburn / <b>46 comments »</b> / alcohol, drinks<p>I don’t really have a quick or witty story to tell to relate to this sangria, …

Watermelon Mint Limeade

Mint is the only herb we aren't growing from seed, so we've already got enough of it to garnish drinks with–today, we're mixing it up with watermelon …