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The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

Found: The Incredible Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere that Nobody Knows About

<b>A few absurd</b> but durable fantasies haunt the minds of food writers: chubby-chasing lingerie models, infinite expense accounts, zero-calorie cream sauces, and so on. As with so many fantasies, these become more alluring as they become more plausible, and one that always seems <i>just</i> out of reach is The …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Lisbon, Portugal -- Baixa, Heart of the City

We wanted a unique travel experience, not just another "typical" tourist destination... and we found a very special place in Lisbon. Rooted in the past with time-weathered buildings and cobblestone streets, Lisbon is rich in charm and history. Lisbon faces the ocean, unusual for European cities, …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar–the best of the travel blogosphere–is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s our latest picks:</b><p>If you’re looking …

dip-dyed shoes

Winter isn't quite here, but already folks are starting to revert back to their dreary cold weather wardrobes. Ugh. How boring! We're not ready to …

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These just might be the sunniest cupcakes ever. Lemon cake holds the sweet surprise of lemon curd filling, and it’s all topped with a cute grassy knoll of lemon buttercream. A piped buttercream daisy makes the display even more cheery. They’re easy to make — you’ll just need a couple of inexpensive …

Handmade Wild Rose & Honey Body Cream

<i>This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you for supporting Lovely Greens</i><p>Shares 52<p>A rich handmade lotion using wild roses …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Obsessed: The Japanese Skincare Line We Can't Get Enough Of!

When it comes to skincare, Asia is a step (or two) ahead of the rest of the world. In fact, skin care accounts for approximately 70% of the Chinese …

Skin Care

Where to Glamp Like a Champ

Tent Time<p>What to do if you love the great outdoors but want to rough it without, well, really roughing it? You glamp!<p>08.21.13 6:04 PM ET<p>Courtesy …

How to Cook on a Wood Plank

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: All you need to achieve tender, smoky fish is a wood plank.</i><p>We've been helping you to whittle down your list of foods you never dreamed of making at …

Kitchens

Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.<p>The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more threatening, it combines its combining pectoral, …

Zagat

Butterscotch Pots de Crème

butterscotch custards and flans portland love<p>March 13, 2013<p>My senior year of college, my friends and I decided that we had had enough of Portland's …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

The Only Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to pancakes, you don't want to mess around. Pancakes are great. They make breakfast a more exciting meal. They even make our weekends just a little more special. So if you churn out a subpar batch of pancakes, the day is definitely a little sadder. And you're meal significantly less …

Sexual Awakening: The Truth About What Women Really Want

Spoiler Alert: We're wilder and lustier than men (and we really do like porn).<p>Are you a woman? Me too! So we know exactly who we are when it comes to sex: It's better if we feel an emotional connection with our partner. We're not crazy about pornography, but if it must be on, we prefer it …

Feminism

Design Your Own Shoes: The Websites That Help!

It's just a hair over 40 days until I walk down the aisle to become someone's wife, but I still don't have the shoes that will carry me there. It's not that I'm entirely picky, but more so that I'm vertically-challenged. And while I don't have too many qualms about my 5'1" build, my soon to be …

Are expensive moisturisers worth the money?

<b>I have just turned 30, so I have decided it is time to buy a proper facial moisturiser. How much should I spend?</b><p><i>Molly, by email</i><p>Despite being, as …

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the glamour of the Riviera to the legendary cuisine of Provence, France's historic and cultural treasures have made it a perennial favorite among international travelers. …

Frozen Yogurt Recipes (PHOTOS)

If you think frozen yogurt is just a dieter's ice cream option, you've never had good frozen yogurt. When homemade, frozen yogurt stands in a class of its own. Sure, it's made with yogurt in place of cream making it a tad healthier. But if you're a fan of yogurt in general, then you know that …

Top 10 Health Foods of 2013

Healthy eating has become a huge trend sweeping the nation as people start to pay more attention to what they are putting in their bodies. …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

Bonobo: A Smoldering Take On 'First Fires'KEXP

Conceived in part above the clouds while imagining the territories below, the songs on Bonobo's latest album, <i>The North Borders</i>, seem barely contained. Expansive and atmospheric, they tend to drift beyond designated markers that define "dance" and "electronic" music, as British DJ and producer Simon …

5 Reasons to Go to Cartagena Now

Things I do not do at home: wake up in the morning sashaying to a salsa beat, befriend a toucan before I’ve had a cup of coffee, or eat ceviche that …