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Dive into a basket full of San Gabriel Valley dim sum

Sep. 23, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> Dim sum is a brunch parade of Chinese tastes. There's no better place to enjoy California dim sum than Los Angeles County's San Gabriel Valley, where several cities boast populations of 40% or more Chinese Americans. And in this territory, NBC …

The Food Lover's Guide to Portugal

Portugal's cuisine blends 800 years of tradition with cutting edge flair.<p>Portugal's restaurants and bars are no longer playing second fiddle to …

11 Ways to Use Canned Tomatoes That Don't Include Spaghetti Sauce

Canned tomatoes are one of those ingredients I can never figure out how to use. Because they're affordable and nutritionally equivalent to …

Cooking

Rohingya Militants Vow to Fight Myanmar Despite Disastrous Cost

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh — Nazir Hossain, the imam of a village in far western Myanmar, gathered the faithful around him after evening prayers last month. In a few hours, more than a dozen Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army fighters from his village would strike a nearby police post with an assortment of …

Asia

14 Delicious Ways to Eat White Beans

If you're anything like me, odds are you have at least seven different cans of beans in your pantry at all times—some exciting, some not so much. …

Healthy Eating

5 Cold, Quick Noodle Salads for the Hungry, Hurried & Hot

If I could, I'd eat a bowl of cold noodle salad every noon and night till the fall winds cometh.<p>Noodles are <b>the softest, squiggliest landing pads for a variety of summer vegetables</b> (not to mention all sorts of cubed cheeses and salty fridge accessories, like capers, olives, and anchovies). Add a …

Here's How to Watch the Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peak This Week

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is underway, and it's not a bad way to whet your appetite for August's total solar eclipse. The shower is a …

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Google Maps

For Festivalgoers: County Galway, Ireland

See Ireland through the culture of its people with these varied festival experiences, including oysters, horse racing, and more.<p><b>WHY:</b> Buzzing Galway City ramps up the fun factor even higher in fall with a packed lineup of food, arts, and sports festivals. The calendar includes annual city center and …

Where to stay and what to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is flooded with a magical light in autumn and its streets are largely free of tourists. Fluctuating (read: unpredictable) weather means you can enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, from exploring the city’s many galleries and museums and dipping into a local hot pool while …

The world’s most colourful travel destinations

Man-made and natural wonders alike, the world is absolutely full of colorful destinations that appear to be straight out of a dream world. Believe it …

Travel

TAP $313-$318 one way JFK to 11 countries, 30 cities

There are two very good one way low fares that match up well together for a cheap round trip ticket from New York JFK to Europe priced in the …

Flying

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

The Freakonomics Of Extreme Extreme Vetting

There is a clear and present danger in America.<p>Over the past decade, it has taken over ten times as many American lives as immigrant Islamic jihadists.<p>Neither candidate for president will discuss it publicly. They don't have talking points, much less a plan to protect the American people from this …

United States

10 Europe road trips that should be on your bucket list

The next time you head to Europe, consider applying the classic American road trip formula to your vacation abroad. Hitting the road in Europe is a great way to get off the beaten tourist path and spontaneously discover small villages, regional cuisine and friendly locals. And you’ll surely find …

European Travel

The World’s Eleven Best Street Food Cities

The Scene: Singapore is one of the safest street food cities in the world thanks to strictly enforced regulations and centralized hawker areas—so …

Street Food

National Geographic Travel

Strange but true: the weirdest places and creatures – in pictures

Have you ever seen gymnast goats, a rainbow-­coloured river, or a weasel riding a woodpecker? Prepare to be amazed by your weird and wonderful planet as we dip into DK’s Strange But True

Nature

The British Columbian Wilderness and the Baddest Water Filter Ever Built

300 miles north of Vancouver lies the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s a huge, rugged, chunk of land with ample diversity of scenery, and the best part is …

National Geographic Travel

4 Utterly Transporting Trips You Can Do In A Weekend From Los Angeles

<i>Photo courtesy of All Roads</i><p>Even the most devoted Angeleno will tell you that one of the best things about L.A. is getting out of it for a day -- if not a weekend. Lucky for them, many wildly cool places (including otherworldly Antelope Valley, above) exist within easy striking distance.<p>Two of the …

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

White Shark

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

Forget Rio -- Visit These 5 Less-Crowded Cities in Central & South America Instead

<i>(Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com)</i><p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>In 2014, all eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup and come 2016, it will again sit in the spotlight with the Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janiero. In any year, travelers heading to Peru typically plan on visiting Machu Picchu, while in …

South America

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

European Travel

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

Photo: Daniel Brittain, Explorer for The Outbound<p>When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. We've got 21 unforgettable adventures that are the perfect way to do just that. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing …

Hiking

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

National Parks