Nikita Panousis

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Looking for a Trip That Gives Back?

Tourists from around the world visit northern Thailand to experience the majesty of elephants in their natural environment. For many it is the highlight of their Asian trip and interacting with, bathing, feeding and riding the elephants is a once in a lifetime experience. However, it often comes at …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Breakfast

21 Cookies to Give, Swap, or Keep All to Yourself This Holiday Season

A warm, freshly baked cookie, crisp on the outside with a chewy bite, is a thing of beauty all year long, but it's at Christmas that cookies really get their chance to shine. Unlike Thanksgiving pies, they're easily made in bulk for a horde (or portioned out for just a few), and most don't require …

A step by step, no BS guide to exactly how I paid for a year’s travel

THIS IS SOMETHING I GET ASKED CONSTANTLY. So I’m just going to tell you everything about how I afford to travel, even if it’s not cool or if it’s …

Kitesurfing

Cook These 7 Recipes On Sunday, And Feed Yourself All Week

Be better this week.<p>Here we are with another installment of recipes to cook on Sunday that will help you eat healthy, stress-free, homemade meals all week. We're not suggesting that you cook every single meal you'll eat throughout the week on this one day of rest -- that would be an absolutely …

Healthy Eating

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

This 15-Minute Pumpkin Soup Recipe Is A Dinnertime Hero

Bow down to the bowl.<p>It's <i>hard</i> to get your act together during the week to put a home-cooked dinner on the table. We're no strangers to that struggle. No matter how skilled (or not) you might be in the kitchen, energy is running low at the end of the workday. That's why we all need super easy, super …

5 Unbelievable Adventures In Norway

Photo: Ben Ashmole<p>Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fairytale-like villages, and snow-capped mountains. Cruise around in the rental car and take it all in or test your grit and climb one of those snow-capped mountains. Whether you have …

Hiking

21 Ways to Save Money On Your Next Trip

By Alix Farr, Editor<p>Every cent counts for budget travelers, and the internet is full of helpful tips for saving money. There are so many, in fact, that it's easy to get overwhelmed by it all. Here we've pulled some of the most helpful suggestions for strategies and tech to use while you are out on …

Personal Finance

9 amazing brussels sprouts recipes to try as a Thanksgiving side

After one traumatic childhood experience with boiled brussels sprouts, it took me 20 years to give the cruciferous vegetable another chance. My best friend was making a batch of simply sauteed brussels sprouts in olive oil for her 2 year old daughter, who L-O-V-E-D them to my surprise. I figured if …

Creamy Mexican Chicken Chili Soup Recipe

As the weather is starting to change, I find I’m craving warm, comforting dinners again. There’s nothing quite like hot soup on a cold night! This …

Cooking

15 Indulgent Desserts That Won't Kill Your Diet

It's often one of the first things to go when someone embarks on a diet, so it's no surprise that desserts have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to healthy eating.<p>But Cheat Day and dessert have become a bit synonymous, meaning it's only right to celebrate the best part of a meal. Even certified …

Giant squid writ small: juvenile monsters of the deep captured off Japan

Three young squid caught by marine biologists are the spitting image of their gigantic parents – if nearly 1,000lbs and 50ft smaller<p>Marine biologists have captured three young giant squid, Japanese researchers reported, in what would be the first confirmed catch of very young juveniles of the …

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

Healthy Eating

The Easiest Guacamole Ever, in Two, Three, or Six Ingredients

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sean Hutchinson</b><p>For a relatively simple side-dish to snack on, guacamole sure manages to piss people off. Fortunately it's also idiot-proof, welcoming whatever spices and vegetables you want to Frankenstein around with. I don't know much about food -- a …

Jack White

This Is What You Need to Eat After Last Night's (Fourth) Jäger Bomb

Overdid it on the agave margs at happy hour last night? Take an aspirin, put on your sunglasses… and eat these things.<p><b>You know that head-pounding</b>, dehydrated, gimme-an-electrolyte-drink-now feeling you get after a night of drinking too much? Yeah… neither do we. But we <i>heard</i> these 17 recipes are …

Cooking

12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, …

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

Cooking

For Environmentalists, Mines Near Wilderness Are Too Close For Comfort

Amy and Dave Freeman are willing to risk brutal winters, thin ice and hordes of hungry mosquitoes to raise awareness about impending mining operations on the border of public lands in northern Minnesota.<p>A year without a shower takes a tremendous amount of dedication and passion. Why do the Freemans …

The 6 Things You Need to Mix Drinks Like a Pro Bartender

6 essential cocktail tips every home bartender should master.<p>Cocktails don’t have to be complicated. In fact, they shouldn’t be. Invest in some high-quality booze and glassware and you’re halfway to a showstopping evening. We pulled up a stool at the buzzy Chiltern Firehouse in London to learn the …

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

How To Hack A Box Of Mac And Cheese Into 7 Gourmet Meals

These are game changing.<p>There are some days when the chore of cooking a meal feels too great to tackle. Those days are when we need boxed mac and cheese. But just because we're eating something from a box doesn't mean it can't be a complete, satisfying, sometimes even gourmet meal.<p>That's right …

Cooking