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Here are the 10 most popular national parks for camping

Slide 1 of 12<p>Are you a happy camper? You weren’t alone in 2014.<p>Last year, camping of all kinds rose throughout the U.S. national park system, …

Malted Chocolate Cake

Makes one 9x5" loaf Servings<p>Carnation malted milk powder, we love you (and this devilish cake) so, so much. If you're using an 8½x4½" pan, you should hold back 1 cup batter.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1⅓ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup malted …

Dessert

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

Creative Writing

Garlic Confit Toast

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Lush confited garlic takes toasty, cheesy baguettes to another level.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head garlic, cloves peeled<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>1 cup grated Parmesan<p>2 teaspoons chopped oregano<p>1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest<p>½ teaspoon …

Bread

Family-Friendly America: 8 Places to Add to Your List

Each spring, thousands of bloggers and entrepreneurs flock to the Mom 2.0 Summit for a weekend of workshops and networking. This year, I joined in on the fun to see what this travel-savvy group had to recommend when it came to outstanding kid-friendly destinations in the United States.<p><b>Here are</b> …

National Parks

Paulo Coelho on How You Can Become a Better Writer

“There are two types of writers: those who make you think and those who make you dream” says Brian Aldiss, who made me dream for such a long time …

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the hidden gem "locals only" spots. So when my 75-year-old father wanted to do a road trip …

5 National Parks With Spectacular Scenery and No Crowds

If three-deep crowds shouldering for selfies isn’t your thing, you can be forgiven for thinking a summer national park tour isn’t for you. And …

How to Decode an American Wine Label

<i>This post originally appeared on VinePair.</i><p>Wine labels have a huge range: they can be starkly simple to elegant to fanciful. However, if your wine is being made in the U.S., certain information will always be present on the label. Here's how to figure out what it means.<p>Brand/Producer<p>This seems …

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National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, from the …

National Parks

How to Navigate Without a Compass

Two techniques to save your backside should you find yourself lost in the wilderness.<p><i>When the wilderness beckons, it's best to come prepared. While we can only hope the worst thing that'll happen to us on a weekend backpacking trip is running out of whiskey at the campfire, the woods are full of</i> …

Camping

Dinner Tonight: 7 Things to Do With Ground Beef

You've got a pound of ground beef in the freezer: Now what? These six ideas for what to cook with ground beef have you covered for dinner tonight.<p>Take a look in your freezer. You probably see something like a half-gallon or two of ice cream, a bag of frozen peas, and a pound of ground beef. All …

Cooking

Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

It's a warning sign at art museums around the world: "Don't touch the artwork."<p>But Spain's famous Prado Museum is changing that, with an exhibit where visitors are not only allowed to touch the paintings — they're encouraged to do so.<p>The Prado has made 3-D copies of some of the most renowned works …

Museums

Top 10 national and state parks in New England, USA

From the eastern US’s highest peak to its classic seashore, New England’s parks are perfect for hikers, beach lovers and adventurers, as well as being steeped in American history<p>Acadia national park, Maine<p>Acadia was decreed the first national park in the eastern US, in 1919, and retains its …

New England

7 DIY Vodka Infusions That'll Seriously Upgrade Your Homemade Cocktails

(Photo Credit: Foodie with Family)<p>Flavor-infused cocktails are <i>always</i> in order on a sweet summer night, and there's no better way to up your amateur bartending skills than with homemade vodka infusions.<p>Not only are the DIY versions healthier than their liquor-store counterparts -- see ya never, …

Cocktails

6 Dreamy Travel Destinations for This Summer

Oops! I did it again. I forgot to make summer travel plans, and it's almost the end of May! Time to come up with a few ideas of where to head this summer. If your spring has been crazy busy with work, end of school activities with the kids, or life in general, join me on Findery and create your own …

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Praline Chocolate Crunch

10 to 12 Servings<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Praline Chocolate Crunch<p>1 1/2 cups sugar<p>1 1/2 cups blanched hazelnuts, toasted<p>1 teaspoon hazelnut or vegetable oil<p>4 ounces dark chocolate (do not exceed 72% cacao), chopped<p>4 ounces high-quality milk chocolate (such as Lindt or Scharffen Berger), …

Dessert

9 U.S. Cities That Make the WORST First Impressions

<i>by David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>In our last Readers' Choice Awards survey, Condé Nast Traveler asked our readers if, after visiting a city for the first time, they were planning a return trip. We plotted the responses to develop the first-ever "Return-Visit Ranking," and found the cities that …

America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right. From a surging water wall to an indoor …

What to drink with Indian dishes

For Indian takeaways or made-at-home feasts, look beyond lager: white and red wine, and even cider, are great matches<p>Once upon a time the accepted drink for all Indian food was, of course, lager (not a bad match, but not exactly one that enhances either food or beer).<p>Then wine became a more …

Gorgeous Time-lapse of Our National Parks Reminds Us of Our Earth’s ‘Untouched’ Beauty

Once a year on April 22nd, there is an official Earth Day. It gets moderate attention on the social media channels, a handful of people will show up …

Demand for American Hiking Trail Spikes After ‘Wild’ Release

Serving as a trail angel is about helping hikers in need, says Bend’s Brian Douglass.<p>And this summer, Douglass and the rest of his crew who make up …