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42 Easter Side Dishes That Are Peak Spring

Because it’s what’s on the side that counts, after all.<p>Big cuts of meat are good for centerpieces, but when it comes to Easter, the sides can make the meal. We’re talking crispy potatoes, fluffy rolls, and most importantly, all of the green things. Make way for spring veg!

Cooking

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

Cooking

30 Whole30 Hacks

My husband has this motto – just do it right the first time, even if it takes more time. Thank God opposites attract because my motto usually is – …

Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Caviar and truffles are all well and good, but nothing says “I’m pampering my guests” quite like a tray of hot, crisp gougères straight from the oven.<p>It isn’t because these French cheese puffs are expensive to make. They’re not. A humble mix of grated cheese, butter and flour, they’re among the …

Baking

Easy Homemade Pita Bread

If you think making your own pita bread is a difficult task that takes years to master, think again. This pita bread recipe is easy to make and …

Recipes

Nightlife reports: clubbing in Paris

You wouldn't think that a tropical party in a carpark on a Sunday afternoon would represent the nouvelle vague of Parisian clubbing, but if the queue outside <b>Alter Paname -</b> the city's newest alternative venue - is anything to go by, the appetite for all day (and all night) partying in the French …

Taste of the Marais with Paris by Mouth | eat. live. travel. write.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you will know that food tours are something I actively seek out wherever I go. In Paris alone, I’ve …

Luxury Paris Guide

<b>Good For:</b> Couples, groups of friends, families and even the solo explorer. This is one of those destinations that caters to every type of traveler, …

Paris on Two Wheels: Our Tips for Navigating the City of Light by Bicycle

<i>Anna Brones</i><p>You’re in Paris. The sun is out, a cool breeze is blowing, café terraces and park lawns are full of sunbathing Parisians. The city is …

Paris

Most Paris numbers start with 01; mobile phone numbers start with 06; numbers beginning 08 are special-rate numbers, ranging from 0800 freephone to premium-rate calls<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hourTravelling times: London to Paris by Eurostar takes 2hr 15min. Flying time is about one hour<p>Local laws and …

11 Must-See Châteaux Outside Paris

No need to head to the Loire Valley to see magnificent homes: There are plenty of historic châteaux within an hour of Paris, by car, train, or metro …

Shopping Tips and Tours in Paris

I'm thinking that Chloe Johnston has the best job, like, ever.<p>As the founder of CJ Tours, she organizes shopping tours in Paris (repeat: <b>shopping tours in Paris</b>) that give visitors an authentic retail peek into one of the world's chicest cities. People can sign up for group tours based around …

Carving up the City

A reader named Philippa has informed me that the arrondissement system that divides the city is a fairly new element of city geography:<p>The …

Saint James Paris has a great location

We checked into another Relais & Chateaux property by the name of Saint Jarmes Paris (43 Avenue Bugeaud, 75116). Impressive from the drive through …

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that arises, then, is that there is rarely anywhere reasonable to stop for lunch – either price- or quality-wise. To miss out on the chance of a great meal in somewhere such as France is shame, …

France

Hotel Review: The Lost Iguana Resort, Arenal Costa Rica

Choosing a hotel in the Lake Arenal area can be difficult, mostly because there are so many amazing options, just look on TripAdvisor and it can be a …

COSTA RICA

Vibrant and packed with Victorian mansions, Costa Rica's rowdy, bustling capital was built on the profits of the coffee trade and working "golden …

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Sloths. Monkeys. SCUBA. Fishing. Rainforest. Beaches.<p>English does not have the words to describe the beauty of Costa Rica. Should you have the …

Waterfall Villa in Costa Rica

I am planning a trip to Costa Rica this summer and this place looks like a fun place to stay for the weekend. This jungle retreat is located in …

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Good food in Costa Rica is simple

Make sure to take the time to enjoy a typical meal (casado), the traditional, no frills meal found in any local eatery. I had this meal with my …

Costa Rica Surf Lessons with Point Break Surf

Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica is a long beach and we teach our beginner surf lessons right in the middle, where there are no crowds or other …

Nomadic Living Looks Good to Me

I am in awe of @WanderLustLiving's nomadic lifestyle. Living in Costa Rica looks like a dream. Beach days, sunsets and working poolside sounds good …

La Carolina Lodge

If you are looking for an authentic place to stay in Costa Rica then I have just the place for you! La Carolina Lodge is a rustic little gem totally …

Exploring Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

On Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, howler monkeys rule the rain forest and locals still pan for gold. T+L explores the country's true nature.<p>“Randal was …

Obsessed: The Las Catalinas Hiking Trails

Las Catalinas. I’m obsessed.<p>There is something magical and slightly addicting about the Las Catalinas hiking trails. Some mornings I wake up and I …

Hiking

Arenal Volcano in all its glory

Our guides from Eco terra tour company told us that it's rare to see the volcano this clear no matter what time of year it is. This is a shot from …

Bored of the gym? Head to Costa Rica for the world’s toughest mountain biking race

Looking for some fitness and adventure inspiration? Head on down to Costa Rica this week to watch one of the world’s toughest physical competitions, the famed Ruta de los Conquistadores race.<p>Widely considered the toughest mountain biking race in the world, La Ruta spans the entire width of Costa …