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10 Cheaper Foreign Trips You Can Take Instead of The Usual Tourist Thing To Do

London, Paris, New York - the big daddies of the international tourist clientele so to speak. These places are all wonderful and vibrant and full of …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

We tried Shake Shack burger recipe from new cookbook: How's it taste?

Does anyone need a cookbook for a hamburger? That's the question behind "Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories," the brand new cookbook by the wildly successful New York-based restaurant chain. Considering just about every American has at one time or another flipped a beef patty, this seems like a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

<em>Outside</em> Presents Gear of the Year for Summer 2016

With the warm summer months now upon us it is time for everyone to head outside and hit the trail, go camping, climbing, cycling, or take part in …

Backpacking

6 Places to Go in China Beyond Beijing and Shanghai

What You Need for Your Next Hut Trip

From snowshoes to headlamps to slippers, here's everything you need to get to, and enjoy, that backcountry hut.<p>Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System ($130)<p>Tiny but powerful, this stove weighs a mere 12 ounces, packs into its own container, and can boil two cups of water in just over two minutes. Pair it …

What proper table etiquette looks like around the world

Food is what brings us together, but each country has a unique set of customs for how to act before, during and after a meal.<p>Whether you're planning …

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

How to Refinish a Wooden Cutting Board

I’m pretty good about taking care of my knives: I regularly take them to get sharpened, ​and I dry them immediately after washing (okay, most of the time). And I’m good about taking care of my wooden utensils: I oil them and never let them go for a trip in the dishwasher. But my cutting board? It’s …

Ultralight Packing List: How to Pack Light & Travel With 1 Bag

Hey there! This page covers my complete minimalist travel guide. I'll share my exact system for packing light, my favorite pieces of ultralight …

Travel Gear

The World's Best Destinations for the Solo Traveler

These are the top 12 countries that are well-known to cater to the solo traveler -- due to their safety, popularity among other solo travelers, and overall guaranteed to give you the time of your life.<p>I'm not going to try to convince you that you should travel alone at least once in your life. …

Costa Rica

A Simple Kitchen Trick Will Change The Way You Peel Potatoes

Peeling potatoes sucks. It seriously sucks. Unfortunately, the starchy veg is the base of tons of recipes and has many other uses outside cooking. Luckily, our buddy Davy from Make Sushi figured out a way to peel potatoes that no only saves you a headache, it'll give your potatoes much more …

Potatoes

Northern lights holiday guide

Photograph: HANDOUT<p>Glacier hiking near Reykjavik, Iceland<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/58d70030d3b40f6d2be78d1ccc36399d0d901602/0_80_3689_2214/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Handout<p>The converted oil tank at Skrova island, …

Northern Lights

How to see the Northern Lights on a budget

Want an unforgettable trip on the cheap? You don't get much more spectacular than the Northern Lights – here's how to see them for less than £250 …

From the Pennines to Pembrokeshire: Britain's seven best long-distance hikes

Britain’s wild and varied countryside is best experienced on foot. But rather than spending a day hiking an ancient byway or climbing a hill, why not throw yourself into a multi-day trek? These long-distance paths take in Hadrian’s Wall, Iron Age barrows, sweeping bays and a Welsh book festival, …

Hiking

Best Bottles of Rum for National Rum Day

With its syrupy sweet flavor, tropical spice tanginess and strong association with tiki drinks, rum is the quintessential summer spirit. Fittingly, National Rum Day is celebrated during one of the warmest times of the year -- when our taste buds crave refreshing, island-style flavors. On August 16, …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

16 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Independence Day Grill

Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.<p>Before you get started, make sure you know how to these …

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: How to Grill Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts in 4 Simple Steps

Tired of your boneless skinless chicken breasts coming off the grill dry, tough and chewy? You're not alone! Grilled chicken is hard to get right, even for restaurants. Fortunately, there's a solution. Follow these four simple steps, and your chicken will come out perfectly tender and juicy every …

Cooking

The New Rules of Pasta Salad

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I'm going to level with you: Pasta salad is one of the worst things to ever come out of the American kitchen. It pretends to be wholesome and delicious, but more often than not it's guilty of grave culinary sins. I've hated just about every pasta …