Richard El Boustani

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16 reasons why Lithuania should be your next holiday destination

Lithuania is celebrating 100 years of independence. Sort of. While it shook off more than a century of Tsarist rule on February 16, 1918, it was reoccupied at the end of the Second World War and only regained its freedom in 1990. Nevertheless, the country is marking the centenary, as is sure to be …

From outdoor pools to Breaking Bad-themed bars: 10 reasons to visit Paris in 2017

It’s been a tough year for tourism in Paris, but with the current wave of boutique hotels, quirky cocktail bars and Eurostar Snap deals bringing a new buzz to this historic city, there’s never been a better time to re-ignite your love for the City of Light.<p>Custom<p>1. The Hoxton Paris Hotel<p>Opening …

Ten London restaurants we're looking forward to in 2017

Restaurants: you wait ages for one, then loads come along at once. In fact, there are so many interesting-sounding new joints due to open next year, …

5 easy tricks to make your iPhone storage last longer

With its non-expandable memory, one of the major bugbears for iPhone owners is the storage capacity. Whether you've got a 16 or 64GBer, you just know …

The Best New Spirits of 2016

Compiling a year-end best-of list like this tends to be a multistep process. First, I ask myself which spirits jump out at me after almost a year of tastings. Second, I peruse the shelves of my liquor cabinet and look back at reviews and writeups to refresh my memory. And then, after the list is …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This

Truly great dads have these traits.<p>Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their …

Three things we learnt from the final of MasterChef: The Professionals 2016

Cured tartare, big hunks of meat and a cornucopia of Scottish produce – there were very few feet put wrong in this year’s final, but one chef managed …

Cocktails in Canada: the Vancouver bar scene

A tight-knit community, dedication to great service and the finest drinks in Canada makes Vancouver home to some of the best cocktail bars in the …

10 top tips from our Berlin correspondent

Whether you’re in Berlin for history, nightlife or design, Philip Oltermann picks out his favourite venues beyond the tourist haunts – plus a couple of classics<p>If Germany’s relationship with bread elsewhere in the country verges on the theological, Berlin is a den of infidelity. Good bakeries are …

RTA 2016: The 100 best hotels in the world

In the Readers' Travel Awards 2016 we asked you to choose your favourite overseas holiday hotels. From spectacular safari lodges to a floating palace …

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This Sandwich Mexican Be The Best

Step 1<p>Beat<p>Beat your pork steak down to tenderise it<p>Step 2<p>Add<p>Add the garlic powder, salt and pepper to the milk and stir, then dip the tenderised pork …

10 of the best places to eat in Cape Town, South Africa

The spectacular port city’s collision of cultures and flavours has sparked a riotous cuisine of barbecued meats, diverse seafood, and intriguing vegetarian possibilities. But where best to try it?<p>This seething weekend market at the Old Biscuit Mill in the heart of the Woodstock neighbourhood is a …

12 Bowls of Pasta We're Dreaming About

Another summer has come and gone. Time to toss your bathing suits in the bottom of your drawers, and pull out your sweaters. One perk of cooler weather: more pasta dishes on more menus in your favorite cities! These are some of the best pasta creations we've seen so far this season.<p>Twirl your fork …

Italian Food

16 Healthier Recipes For Your Favorite Fall Desserts

You don't have to consume your weight in butter this holiday season.<p>When autumn rolls around, there’s just no keeping us out of the kitchen.<p>Our cinnamon consumption increases tenfold, mugs brimming with spiced tea and hot chocolate become everyday accessories and our diet consists of ninety-percent …

Where to Buy a Not-Lame Halloween Costume Online

So you don’t get caught empty-handed in Party City on the 30th.<p>To all of you who will stand in front of your closets on October 31st and lament to your cat how none of the clothes you own will make for a passable Halloween costume, a PSA: The time to shop is now.<p>Not next weekend (when you tell …

This is the Most Epic, Luxurious Round-the-World Cruise

Ready for the ultimate cruising adventure? Regent Seven Seas Cruises is now offering an epic, 137-night cruise—to five continents.<p>Better start saving …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

French châteaux: 10 princely stays at affordable prices

A château holiday needn’t cost a king’s ransom. These 10 sumptuous castles-turned-hotels across France won’t break the bank<p>This spectacular 15th-century château has been owned and run by the same family since the last century. Travel past golden sunflower fields and it emerges through a forested …