Michelle Mayer

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24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Miami Tourist-Trap Survival Guide

Is Spain The Greatest European Destination?

I must have been Spain around 8 times in my life and I definitely plan on going back some point soon. When I'm planning a holiday, I try to find an area which can offer everything I'm looking for, such as a beach resort, exciting activities such as quad biking, great views, generally decent …

49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

Books

Matador Network CEO on Creating Human-Driven Travel Stories

<i>This post is from Moving Images, a mini-site from Skift and Travel Channel exploring the new era of travel video, from new platforms and technology</i> …

The Fine Art of Focus in Travel Writing

I recently led an all-day in-the-field writing workshop in one of my favorite places on the planet, the hamlet of Point Reyes Station, population about 900, located an hour west of San Francisco, on the edge of the continent.<p>The purpose of the workshop was to replicate a day in the life of a travel …

Travel Writing

8 Easy Ethnic Recipes to Bust Out of Your Dinner Rut

It's so easy to get into a dinner rut: you make what the whole family likes, but after a while everyone gets tired or the same ol' same. Here are 8 easy ethnic recipes to make meal-time exciting again.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney</b><p>Tandoori chicken is simply chicken …

9 Reasons You Should Definitely Add Basil to Your Cocktail

Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella salads. It's also great during cocktail hour!<p>Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella …

10 great literary bars in New York City

Booze and books have a natural affinity: both look great on a wooden shelf, both are designed to be consumed, and, for better or worse, writers have tended to gravitate toward certain booze-dens through the years.<p>Here are ten of New York City’s best bars with a literary past and present, ranging …

43 Cauliflower Recipes We Want to Eat All the Time

You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.<p><b>You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.</b> It can take on so many flavors, and goes especially great with bright, vibrant ingredients like lemon and capers. Here are over 43 recipes we wholeheartedly endorse.

Cooking

You're Drinking Tequila Wrong

We’re approaching National Tequila Day, which means for most of us, the following day is National Hungover Time. But it doesn’t have to be that way!<p>This year, why not celebrate one of Mexico’s greatest exports by practicing the right way to enjoy tequila? In other words, sip it. Because if you …

Tequila

Barcelona: An Insider's Guide to 24 Hidden Gems for Travelers

Want good advice about a destination? Find a local. Want great advice? Seek out locals who love their home so much they've made it their life's work to help visitors fall in love with it, too.<p>Offering visitors unrivaled expertise on Barcelona, locals Francesca Gufoni and Laura Coch work as Local …

Game of Thrones

3 Fresh Ways to Spice Up Your Lemonade

There's nothing wrong with a crisp glass of classic lemonade, but it's also a drink that's ripe for experimentation. At New York City cocktail spot …

The 10 Best Family-Friendly Activities in London

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>London offers such a wealth of attractions that it can seem overwhelming to whittle down the choices for a trip. And of course, even the best-made plans may be foiled by the city's notoriously fickle weather. Add in some potentially picky kids, and the UK capital can seem …

5 Thirst-Quenching Watermelon Cocktails Perfect For Summer

It's time for Endless Summer. Get the most out of the season while it's still here.<p>The award for summer's most popular fruit? Watermelon -- by a landslide.<p>The trick to ingesting more watermelon all season long? Spike, scoop and juice it into blush-pink cocktails.<p>Watermelon's sweet flesh marries …

Grill the Best Steak You've Never Tasted | Men's Health

Make his grilled skirt steak with red wine and caramelized onion butter and you’ll understand. Just watch. Then get grilling.<p><b>Grilled Skirt Steak with Malbec Butter and Royal Trumpet Mushrooms</b><i><br>Recipe by Jose Garces</i><p>What you’ll need:<br>1 Tbsp, plus 2 sticks butter, softened<br>½ yellow onion, thinly sliced<br>½ …

The Best Surprising Pizza of Summer

Our favorite pizza for warm weather isn’t a classic Margherita. Instead, we’re getting creative with fruit, because pizza for dessert is pretty much …

Baking

11 Beautiful Places That Look Like a Postcard

Have you ever been to a place that's so painfully beautiful, it seems as though you've walked straight into a postcard? Anytime I visit these "postcard places," I feel as though my eyes are playing tricks on me. Except, they're not, and what I'm seeing is very much real.<p>I have visited some amazing …

Taking on New York City With Kids in Tow

On my flight from Manchester, England to JFK Airport in New York City, a British father who sat next to me on the plane smugly lectured about the follies of taking young children to New York City as he barely tolerated my 5-year-old and 10-year-old acting like normal kids. He threw in the fact that …

Road Trips for History Lovers: London to Bath

<b>For a road trip that promises bags of gobsmacking cultural allure, it's hard to beat the route from Britain's capital, London, to one of the country's most idyllic cities, Bath.</b><p>While today, millions of time-starved travellers take the fastest and most direct route possible - scooting along the …

The world’s most famous travel writers give their advice on writing well

PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE WANTS TO BE a travel writer. Who wouldn’t want to get paid to travel around the world, do awesome things, and then write about …

Great Family Trips: Paris

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Parisian itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go:</b><p>What jeune fille (or fils, for that matter) wouldn’t love a</i> …

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Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting.<p>To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the truly best things to do in the city.

11 Mexican Recipes to Spice Up Your Spring

Springtime means flowers blooming and picnics galore, right? Not always. Lingering snowstorms and April showers can be the toughest reality of …

Recipes

Make Your Own Healthy Beef Jerky

You can have your potato chips, your pretzels, and your chipotle-infused-honey-roasted-sea-salt-inflected-$7.99-a-tub almonds. For me, there’s only one snack that really matters. I’ll never forget the first time I ate jerky. My friend’s dad was a hunter and he’d spent the previous weekend breaking …

Veggie Side Acts That Just Might Steal Your Dinner Show

<b>11 of the best veggie recipes that even non-vegetarians will love.</b><p><b>Asparagus Flatbread</b><p>As soon as this flatbread comes out of the oven, it's guaranteed to disappear. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots</b><p>Cumin and mint give it a Moroccan flair, and the roasted onions add sweetness. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Crispy</b> …