Jason Milner

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Driving California's Sierra Nevada

Drive up into the lofty Sierra Nevada, which conservationist John Muir called ‘The Range of Light.’ Here you can witness earth-shaking waterfalls, hug towering trees, clamber up granite domes and camp out in high-country meadows where wildflowers bloom.<p>This article is an excerpt from the thorough …

The real ragù: 10 things you didn't know about authentic spaghetti bolognese

Slurping an authentic spaghetti bolognese in the city of its origin, Bologna, is on every gourmet traveller’s bucket list. But there are many misunderstandings about this world-famous Italian dish.<p>1. It’s not served on spaghetti<p>The true vehicle for bolognese sauce is tagliatelle, a ribbon-like …

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

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Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

Morocco's top 5 luxury stays

By Craig Burkinshaw on Jan 15, 2014 in Accommodation, Africa, Featured, Hotels, Morocco, Regions<p>From traditional riads in Morocco’s bustling cities, …

5 reasons to visit Jordan

By Emma Trindall on May 18, 2014 in Attractions, Going Out, Jordan, Middle East, Regions<p>[social_warfare]<p>Jordan was often viewed as the somewhat …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Brazilian beaches by buggy

Right at the tip of the eastern coast of Brazil, blissful days can be spent traversing hundreds of different beaches by beach buggy, effectively avoiding traffic as you glide past untouched sand dunes and witness glorious coastlines. Stops at the traffic lights are substituted for moments to dip …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Empire Biscuit Not Flaking Out, Just Needs a Little Time to Regroup

The brand-new 24-hour Southern biscuit shop on Avenue A apparently got crushed by an onslaught of biscuit fiends on its opening day, so now owners …

The Hot 10: The Best New Restaurants in America in 2013

The Hot 10 is here! See all of Andrew Knowlton's picks for the Best New Restaurants in America of 2013<p>Thirteen must be my lucky number. That's how many <i>Bon Appetit</i> restaurant issues I've worked on (see the 2016 edition here). My role has changed over the years, from spell-checking Kokkari Estiatorio …

Food & Dining

Why You Should Make the Spicy Pickled Raisins from Our Duck Confit Recipe (Even If You're Not Making Duck Confit)

Because these spicy pickled raisins add flair to a myriad of dishes, from salad to ice cream.<p>In a meeting one Monday morning, <i>Bon Appétit</i> deputy editor <b>Scott DeSimon</b> informed us that he'd made our epic do-ahead Duck Confit recipe over the weekend. Did he make the spicy pickled raisins that go with …

Cooking

8 Hot Burgers to Try in San Francisco Right Now

7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

NYC's 100 Best Restaurants

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Strip Steak with Japanese Dipping Sauce

4 Servings<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>To give steaks a boost, chef David Myers of Hinoki & the Bird in Los Angeles, makes an herb rub (he likes to dry the herbs himself; if you don’t have a microwave, sub in 1 tsp. of each dried herb) and pairs the meat with a tart ponzu sauce (ponzu is available at Asian …

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The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

The Dumbest Questions Tourists Ask In Hawaii

Tourists get a bad rap <i>across</i> the globe -- they're slow, they ask too many questions, they get in the way. But when we're talking about tourists who are merely crossing state lines to explore a new part of their own country, they don't come much more clueless than those jetting off to Hawaii to get …