Andrea Polk

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Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …

Wild water park rides

These crazy water slides will send you free-falling into swimming pools, spinning in circles, and hitting speeds as high as 65 miles per hour.<p><b>Summit Plummet at Disney World</b><br>Orlando, Florida<p>Top speeds hit 55 miles per hour, thanks in part to a doozy of a free fall just after the ride begins (you'll …

Water Parks

A dream trip for movie lovers

Travel, done right, feels like you're starring in your own film. Close your eyes in Prague and a stroll along medieval streets becomes a scene from a black-and-white thriller you’ve set yourself in.<p>Actually, it's probably not a great idea to shut your peepers when negotiating the road! And it's not …

Cool down in a Dubai ski chalet

Avoid the misery of a Middle Eastern midsummer with a ski vacation in one of the hottest cities in the world.<p>In Dubai in June, the heavy, hot Middle Eastern sun has reached its zenith. The average temperature is above 40C, the sea is like a warm bath, the golden sand burns your feet and the …

Skiing

7 Most Colorful Beaches

There's really not much to complain about when you're at the beach: For many, sun, sand and surf provide the perfect antidote to the stress of everyday life. But some beaches up the ante by adding a bit of color -- literally. From a Mediterranean shore with a vibrant orange hue to a California …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Food

Paula Deen Cruise Popularity Surges While Other Sponsors Back Away

Not everyone is turned off by chef Paula Deen's recently publicized admission that she has used racial slurs.<p>Despite a backlash that involved her being fired from the Food Network, getting ditched by Smithfield Foods Inc. and potentially blacklisted by other one-time sponsors, interest in Deen's …

Martha’s Favorite Recipes for Summer

Warm-weather dining calls for delicious meals made with the season’s bounty of fresh, ripe produce. Here are Martha's all-time favorite recipes for casual summer entertaining.<p>These picture-perfect muffins are studded with fresh blueberries and capped with crunchy sugar and crumb toppings. The …