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The optimal road trip across the U.S. stopping at the U.S. National Parks

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …


The 23 Items to Pack for Every Solo Trip

These items—all of which can fit in a carry-on—will make your life much easier.<p>My grandma used to say, “Carry everything with you, so that when you …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …


27 Movies Every Musical Nerd Absolutely Has To See

Hint: Basically anything starring Julie Andrews.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

West Side Story

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which …

8 Podcasts That Will Help Distract You on a Long Run

When a friend’s sister recently told me that she listens to podcasts while running, I was intrigued, but also skeptical. How do you run without a …


How to cut anything out in Photoshop

Making selections in Photoshop gets easier with each passing year thanks to better tools. But, there are times when more precise selections are …


Hawaiian Rib-Eye Steak

4 Servings<p>Now you can make one of Hillstone’s most popular dishes at home, a decision you will never regret.<p>April 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Steak<p>2 cups pineapple juice<p>½ cup soy sauce<p>½ cup sugar<p>5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar<p>2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil<p>⅓ cup chopped white onion<p>1 1-inch piece ginger, …


16 Great Bike Movies That Aren’t "Breaking Away"

It's not that we don't love "Breaking Away." But there are lots of other great cycling movies to see, too.<p><b>RAD</b><br>Year: 1986<br>Score on IMDB: 7.2<p>A cult phenomenon, <i>RAD</i> tells the story of Cru Jones, a small-town BMX racer who blows off his SATs to battle the pros in the big Helltrack race. If you’ve ever …


The top 10 recipes of 2015

This year has seen a wealth of great food in this town. There have been some spectacular dishes on restaurant menus — meticulously constructed grain bowls, examples of the continued prominence of vegetable cuisine, more high-end barbecue and taco experiments. In The Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, …