Laura Virginia

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Basic Tips For Weekly Cleaning

Regardless how hard you try to keep the house clean every day, you still need to spend one day at the end of the week cleaning the whole place. If …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

San Francisco On The Cheap: Do This, Skip That In Hipsterland

Despite its low-key vibe, San Francisco is notoriously not cheap. It's been called the most unaffordable city for homeowners, and last year, it was named America's fourth most expensive big city to visit [fun fact: Hawaii placed first].<p>But San Fran <i>can</i> be cheap! Behold these low-cost (and way …

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p>You don’t have to be a …

Penelope Casas' Garlic Green Beans (Judias Verdes con Ajo)

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: How to coax the most flavor out of sweet summer beans.</i><p>You're probably thinking: those look like sautéed green beans -- I don't need a Genius Recipe for that! …

6 Reasons to Go to Nantes, France

Question: why do travelers come to France? Some people are history buffs, some are gourmands, but some are what we might call whimsy-hunters—poetic …

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World's 20 Best Surf Towns

Adventure<p>A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

First Person: The 100th Tour de France

It was no hardship to indulge my husband’s cycling fantasy with a pilgrimage to the Tour de France. (Who needs an excuse to return to France?) But what surprised me was how deeply our 100th Tour odyssey took us inside the two-wheeling French love affair.<p>Originally a publicity stunt to boost …

Muammara (Walnut-Spice Spread)

Less than 15 minutes<p>Makes 2 cups<p>9 Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups walnuts<br>• 1/2 cup nutritional yeast<br>• 3-4 cloves garlic, mashed<br>• 2 teaspoons cumin<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 …

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