Jose Alvarado

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Things You Should Never, Ever Do in a Hotel: Travelogue Podcast

To take a bath or not take a bath, that's the real question.<p>Things got <i>heated</i> the last time we sat our editors to debate the do's don'ts, and hell no's of flying. This week, our staff duked it out over hotel etiquette and the conversation took a turn for the raunchy. (Stay tuned for a reminder that …

Travel

21 Easy Fourth of July Cocktails That’ll Steal the (Fireworks) Show

Whether you’re throwing a big bash or just keeping things low-key with your family, these patriotic red, white and blue cocktails will definitely …

Cocktails

7 Hearty Grilled Vegetable Recipes

The same old vegetable dishes can get pretty boring after a while, which is why we're giving our oven a break and firing up the grill.<p>The grill adds …

Cooking

Mexican asylum seekers fill shelters along the California border

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — As the nation's attention has been fixed on the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy and its impact, especially on Central American families in Texas, a different story has unfolded along California's border with Mexico.<p>While people have been fleeing …

Mexico

5 Tech Essentials That Will Make Your Road Trip Easier

Taking a road trip means you’ll need to pack a few pieces of essential gear with you to get to your destination. From a voice assistant gadget …

Portable

10 Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Not only is grilled chicken just plain delicious, but it also really gives you so much bang for your buck. It takes to brines, marinades, sauces, …

Cooking

One Last Piece of Life Advice from Anthony Bourdain

Listening back through my tapes from interviewing Bourdain in 2016, I found a gem.<p>A few days before Christmas 2016, former MUNCHIES Editor-in-Chief Helen Hollyman and I shared the experience of interviewing Anthony Bourdain at Bemelmans Bar here in New York City. We recorded for nearly four hours, …

Manhattan

35 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; …

The Real Reason Why There's a Tiny Hole in Airplane Windows

<i>This story originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>It turns out that itsy bitsy hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very …

Why Are Hotels in Love With This Unusual Design Trend?

When you think of a sophisticated and beautifully designed hotel, I doubt that vision includes a snapshot of your travel companion on the toilet. …

14 Classic Summer Vacations Everyone Should Take at Least Once

How many of these summer staple trips have you taken?<p>There’s a summer vacation — and then there’s one you can’t explain with a postcard.<p>While plenty …

A Chess Player Has Refused To Go To Iran As She Doesn't Want To Wear A Headscarf

Soumya Swaminathan said the law would be a "direct violation of my basic human rights."

18 New Shows & Movies on Netflix This Week, Including The Show Literally Everyone's Been Waiting For

If your ideal night in typically includes a pair of baggy sweatpants, a tub of ice cream, and a date with your Netflix queue, get ready: you're gonna …

Entertainment

This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

When and How to Use Airbnb's Guest Refund Policy

You’ve booked a great looking Airbnb, but when you arrive something is not as expected. Perhaps there are fewer bedrooms than promised, the place is …

21 Ways to Get Luxury Travel for Less

Penthouse suites and first-class seats to Europe may be extravagant, but there are a slew of ways to snag five-star hotels, roomy airline seats and …

Luxury Travel

Top 5 Protein Sources You Should Be Eating To Build Muscle And Shall Lose Fat.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) As you probably already know, protein is vital when it comes to building muscle and losing fat. However, if you think you’re …

14 Weeknight Chicken Dinners That Are Anything But Boring

Weeknight dinners should be nourishing and healthy, but most importantly, they should be simple, quick, and delicious. Chicken—versatile enough to …

Cooking

18 Basic Cooking Skills You Should Learn in Your Twenties

So, you’ve moved into your first apartment, bought your very own set of pots and pans, and maybe even stocked your pantry with all of the essentials. …

Tourist Traps in Ireland to Avoid

Tourist traps in Ireland? Yes, every country has them — those "attractions" or "specialties" that are more hype than substance. Or those attractions …

2018 Travel Laws That Could Affect You

Every year, travelers face a changing set of regulations that could prevent them from traveling while abroad. While some of them revolve around …

The 10 Foods You Need to Eat in Hawaii

Most people do not travel to Hawaii to sample the local cuisine, they visit for the sweet, salty air, and the dazzling sunsets. Combine the morning …

Food

How the assassinations of 1968 led the NRA to become the lobbying force it is today

The day after an assassin’s bullet crashed through Robert Kennedy’s skull, President Lyndon B. Johnson wrote a letter to Congress.<p>“Let us now spell out our grief in constructive action,” the president urged in a message on June 6, 1968. Johnson decried the availability of arms to the mentally ill. …

Guns

1968: The year America unraveled

1968 was the year the center did not hold. It was the year many Americans saw their country spinning out of control. It was a shocking time, a moment of danger, destruction and division — yet also a time of passion and possibility.<p>The polarization that plagues the nation half a century later was …

Civil Rights

5 reasons retirees should love Florida and 1 reason they won't

It's easy to see why The Sunshine State attracts so many seniors, but it does have one glaring flaw.<p>Older Americans have some pretty big decisions to make as they age.<p>For example, deciding when to file for Social Security benefits is often at or near the top of the list. Due to the fact that Social …

Retirement

Fire up the Grill for 30 Easy Kabob Recipes

Thread thick cubes of meat and summer veggies on a skewer and toss ’em over a fire. These grilled kabob recipes are as simple as that!<p>Honey-Glazed …

Cooking

21 Sensational Salmon Recipes That'll Make Dinnertime Easy and Breezy

1 of 21<p>Everything Smoked-Salmon Summer Rolls<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>Salmon Reuben<p>3 of 21<p>Pacific Northwest Smoked Salmon Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

These Are the World’s Cheapest Airlines by Distance

Which are the cheapest airlines of them all?<p>The 2018 Global Flight Price Ranking, produced by travel planning website Rome2rio, considered economy …

High-Protein, Sugar-Free Breakfast Shake Recipe

Protein shakes are all the rage, but they can be loaded with sugar. This high-protein, sugar-free breakfast shake recipe has it all—the coffee helps …