Karen Escobar-Rattner

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12 Ways To Actually Save Enough For Your Dream Trip

It's fun to dream about traveling the world, but actually saving enough money to go is just <i>not</i> gonna happen at this point. Right?<p>Not if you're committed. Make some small changes now, and 2015 could easily be the year you finally embark on the trip of your dreams.<p><b>1. Switch to a travel rewards credit</b> …

5 Perfect Winter Honeymoon Destinations

Your honeymoon is sure to be one of the most memorable vacations of your life, but after orchestrating an entire wedding, trying to choose the perfect honeymoon destination can seem daunting.<p>Your honeymoon is sure to be one of the most memorable vacations of your life, but after orchestrating an …

National Parks

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

National Parks

Morocco's Majestic Coastal Road

As the gateway to Northern Africa, Morocco provides a rich and cultural backdrop. Along the coast you will see an African ambiance, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean sensibilities, a European aesthetic and that definitive French flair.<p>Morocco has long been an exotic and adventurous oasis for savvy …

5 Essential Foods—and How to Prepare Them

Eat Right For Life<p>You’re getting older. It’s time to accept the fact that you can’t stay out for last call, then make it up for a 6:30 A.M. mountain-bike ride. And enough already with your daily routine of coffee-and-bagel breakfasts, takeout lunches, and pizza-and-beer recovery meals. A study in …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Farrow & Ball

Have Yourself an Icy Little Christmas: Refreshing Blue and Aqua Holiday Décor

Maybe because it’s the color of toothpaste. Maybe it’s because it’s the color of the edges of icicles on a cold, sunny day. Or maybe because it’s …

Our Italian Adventure/In Italo Veritas

We wanted to experience the country's essence, learn about its history, absorb its cultural heritage, and feel its soul.<p>2013 marks the "Anno della Cultura Italiana", a year-long celebration of Italian culture in the U.S. While numerous festivities have been held in the States to fete the occasion, …

Pope Francis

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

World Wonders

Thomas Jefferson

A Florida House in 72 Shades of Gray

A cool palette provides a sophisticated sanctuary.<p>A cool, subtle palette created by interior designer Marshall Watson provides a sophisticated sanctuary from the Florida sun.

Digging Deeper: Meeting Locals at Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

7<p>On my recent East Africa trip, the biggest surprise for me was Lake Bunyonyi, a stunning part of Africa that I never knew existed.<p>Sprawling across …

Recipe: Kuzina's butterflied roasted eggplant salad

<b>Kuzina's butterflied roasted eggplant salad</b><p><b>Total time:</b><p>30 minutes, plus 2 hours steeping time for the aromatic olive oil<p><b>Servings:</b><p>2<p><b>Note:</b><p>The garlic olive oil and aromatic olive oil can be prepared up to 2 days in advance.<p><b>Garlic olive oil</b><p>Peeled cloves from 1/2 head of garlic, about 7 to 8 cloves<p>1 cup …

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

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The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Gorgeous French Food Blogger

Follow Manger blogger Mimi Thorisson's tips for how to throw a picture-perfect French farmhouse dinner, sans stress<p>To read Mimi Thorisson's blog, Manger, or scroll through her Instagram feed is to realize that someone stole your fantasy life.<p>You know, the one where you're a stunning woman who lives …

Reinvent Your Nachos

"Totopos con chile" will make you rethink the sports bar staple<p>There’s a law of diminishing returns when it comes to nachos. The first few bites always taste the best—gooey, cheesy, meaty, crunchy. Then, as you excavate the top layer of chips, enthusiasm wanes. Cheese becomes sparse. Naked chips …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Apples, In Season in October

Tips on choosing, buying, and storing apples—plus 10 recipes!<p><i>Autumn is in the air, and root vegetables, squash, and hearty greens are coming from the ground. This week, we’ll be taking you through the seasonal ingredients you should be cooking with right now. Today: Apples.</i><p>It's no secret that we've …

Fall Weekend in Lake Tahoe

If you think that stunning Lake Tahoe is only worth a trip in the winter, you’re missing out. An autumn weekend on the lake equals fantastic food, …

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

<b>Strawberries are sugar-sweet, affordable, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside stands and red seas of them in the produce aisle. Make these delectable berries the star in breakfast dishes, desserts, and even salads.</b><p>Strawberry Basics<p><b>In</b> …

Questlove's Tips for Throwing a Killer Dinner Party

The Roots drummer, Jimmy Fallon foil, and owner of Hybird restaurant never hosts without for-hire bartenders—and the Golden Girls theme song<p>The Roots drummer, Jimmy Fallon foil, and owner of Hybird restaurant never hosts without for-hire bartenders—and the <i>Golden Girls</i> theme song:<p><b>Be Spontaneous</b><p>"I …

7 Simple Tips to Create a Great Cheese Plate

Do you technically love the idea of a cheese plate for dessert, but find yourself staring blankly in the cheese department, overwhelmed by the …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges with Skinny Garlic Aioli

Struggling to lose weight? Get your FREE 6-page keto weight loss guide + weekly motivation, straight to your inbox.<p>Start your keto weight loss. …