Julia Hedrick

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6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

Ireland

21 Recipes That Are Way Cuter Baked In A Muffin Pan

Hold on to your muffin pans, friends. Baking just got easier. And teensier. And cuter.<p>In the past, you've put your muffin pans and cupcake tins to work, making delicious bite-sized, itty-bitty treats. But if that's all you use the bakeware for, you're not letting it live up to its supreme potential.<p>…

Breakfast

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …

Belize

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

5 Reasons to Visit Ireland in Winter

<i>Photo: Jonathan Rougeot</i><p>When planning a vacation during the winter months, <b>Ireland</b> is likely not the first place that comes to mind. With its reputation for being cold and rainy throughout the year, the winter seems like the least desirable time to visit. But there are a number of reasons why the …

Ireland

Want To Be In Two Places At Once? Go To Llívia.

It's difficult to be in two places at once. But if you're headed to Llívia, Spain, then it's no problem at all. That's because it's a country within a country.<p>Llívia is technically a Spanish territory, though it's situated within French land.<p>That leaves Llívia as an exclave of Spain and an enclave …

Loneliness

Make the Most of the Snow: 5 Excellent Tubing Adventures in the U.S.

<i>By Zach Laks for ShermansTravel</i><p>Let the adrenaline kick in as you zoom at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, just inches from the ground, and down the mountainside. Tubing has become a winter phenomenon in its own right, with resorts dedicating ample mountainside real estate to the pastime. From …

Skiing

'SNL' Releases Excellent VH1 Parody Cut From Last Week's Show

James Franco hosted the Dec. 6 episode of "Saturday Night Live," and delivered some wins -- a "Star Wars" teaser! Grow-A-Guy! -- though now, it's clear that the week's best sketch was cut from the show. "SNL" released a pretty great VH1 parody as a "digital exclusive" on Thursday.<p>It's the second …

Cooking Off the Cuff: Hash, Corned Beef's Manifest Destiny

In the days when Jackie and I had more obligations, I'd occasionally be left alone for a few days or a week while Jackie did her duty either to her parents or to her employer (most of my own responsibilities could be discharged right here in New York). I'd cook for myself most nights, but would …

Cooking

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

October has arrived and fall is fully underway: The days are getting shorter, pumpkin lattes are back on the menu, and -- most importantly -- we’re finally ready to light up the stove and fire up the oven. This month you craved spice (both sweet and savory) and looked for hearty food to help you …

Chili Cheese Enchiladas

<i>This cheese enchiladas recipe is topped with homemade chili and extra cheese for a delicious weeknight dinner!</i><p>Raise your hand if your significant other has ever been less than enthused about his dinner.<p>Yeah. Mine too. Ungrateful jerks, all of 'em.<p>We were talking about how I make casseroles allllll. …

8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state typically flock to the larger cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California also has an abundance of beautiful towns and pristine nature.<p>Its expansive coastline, endlessly tall …

San Francisco

Marinha Beach Is Clearly One Of The Best Beaches In The World For A Reason

We've seen some "best beaches" before, but none has stolen our hearts quite like this.<p>Welcome to Marinha Beach, on the southern coast of Portugal. It's been named one of the best beaches in the world for its stunning natural rock arches and excellent quality of water.<p>But the best part of this …

10 Beautiful Resorts On American Lakes

<i>By Laura Carroll, CNTraveler.com</i><p>These gorgeous lakeside retreats are perfect for a fall getaway.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>American Lake Resorts<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to Make -- but Do Anyway<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris<p>Follow Conde Nast …

Condé Nast

Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era

Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era.<p><b>Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer</b><p>Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – …

No-Cook Week: Make a Mediterranean feast without going near the stove

For dinner, lunch or brunch this weekend, pull together a vibrant Mediterranean mezze (or tapas) platter instead of a labor-intensive main course. The best part? There's nothing to cook. Just assemble the ingredients according to chef Michael Psilakis's easy recipes, then gather friends or family …

Recipes

You Can Walk To This Rugged Spanish Islet

Meet the little slice of Spain you never knew you needed to visit. It's called Gaztelugatxe and it's an islet off the coast of Biscay, Spain.<p>You'll get all wanderlust-y looking at it, especially when you see its "Stairs Above The Sea", which are a regular on any "Most Extreme Staircases In the …

These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida

There's a lot you probably don't know about America's 27th state. Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona, but there are, surprisingly, still some spots that are relatively under-the-radar in the Sunshine State.<p>So if you're looking to add a …

10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

Moody Moscow

An Appreciation of the Magical Waters of Mozambique

In Focus<p>A writer visits the coast of Mozambique, where the ocean holds one of the richest aquatic biological zones on the planet.<p>The sea is the best highway along the edge of Mozambique, and some of the watercraft sailing among the islands here carry fishermen from local villages. Some carry …

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

A "Brazillion" Reasons to Visit Brazil... World Cup or Not

<i>© Embratur</i><p>So, you didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go. Hotel search trivago brings you just a few of the "Brazillion" must-see sights in and …

Best Hotels With Ocean Views

The perfect beach vacation is incomplete without an ocean view! Enjoy the warmth of the sun and listen to the sound of the crashing waves, all without leaving the comfort of your room in one of these prime waterfront spots.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best Hotels with Ocean Views<p>--Ally Boutelle, Hipmunk.com<p>Follow …

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 …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimwear

A Peek Inside ‘Frozen Fireworks’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of my favorite new offerings that just launched as a part of Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have to be the “Frozen Fireworks,” …

10 Beaches That Will Make You Want To Plan A Trip To The Great Lakes Immediately

Here's a problem we love to have: too many stunning beaches to choose from.<p>That's the constant conundrum with the Great Lakes, where you could spend an entire summer adventuring, swimming and sunning at a new spot each day and still not see most of the shoreline.<p>Though there are many reasons the …