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The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Africa and Asia's hottest beachfronts to the most underrated U.S. cities.<p>In 2017, you're going to need your passport—and your sense of adventure. Our top destinations to visit this year will have you heading out on safari, exploring historic Eastern Europe and South America, tapping into …

These stocks may be in trouble if Clinton wins

Wall Street may be rooting for a Hillary Clinton victory on Tuesday, but certain pockets of the stock market could still suffer if that happens.<p>By contrast, a Donald Trump win could send the broader stock market -- the S&P 500 -- immediately plunging 3% to 5%, according to Citigroup. Investors hate …

The Best Rolling Luggage, According to Frequent Fliers

I resisted rolling luggage for as long as I possibly could — it always reminded me of pharmaceutical reps, or the dorkiest kid in middle school. But …

Bogota: Colombia's Capital for Cuisine and Cocktails

Good times at Andres Carne de Res! Photo credit: Michael Thelen<p>You may have seen one of the Colombian tourism advertisements: "The only risk is wanting to stay." It is cheesy but true, and many Americans, including friends and I, succumbed to this risk.<p>Ever since my first visit to Colombia in 2006, …

Photos: Bogotá's Best New Restaurants

There's another revolution brewing in the Colombian capital, this time in the kitchen. Peter Frank Edwards captures Bogotá's top restaurants in this photo gallery.<p>Taste And See<p>Masa<p>Abasto<p>High and Low<p>Abasto<p>Bruto<p>Abasto<p>Sample some fresh, fruity, house-made soda<p>High and Low<p>Bruto<p>Gordo<p>High and …

Colombia's Culinary Comeback

Move over, Buenos Aires: South America's newest culinary darling is Colombia's comeback capital. Crime is down, business is booming, and the restaurant scene is so hot that the food world's biggest names are flying in for a taste. Frank Bruni follows the buzz.<p>Bravo, Bogotá!<p>Move over, Buenos Aires: …

How one app helped me avoid hours in line at the airport

Returning home from overseas after TNW Europe, I had to pass through Chicago’s O’Hare airport before making my way to Portland. If not for a pretty terrible app, I’d have missed my connection and been stranded.<p>After a 9 hour flight from Amsterdam, the flight crew announced that customs was a bit …

11 food experiences to have in Portland before you die

1. Have the Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp from Acadia.<p>As someone who lives on the west coast and obsessed with southern cooking, I’m constantly on the …

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

15 Amazingly Romantic Mini-Moon Getaways For Newlyweds

Enjoy a little getaway after the big day.<p>Jetting off on your honeymoon the night of your wedding is a romantic notion that has become a bit …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Why Not All Gin is Created Equally

<i>And why you should be considering different styles for different cocktails.</i><p>Sometimes, especially on hotter days, nothing but nothing beats a good gin and tonic. But how do you know if you’re getting a good one?<p>Look at the bar, advises Jacob Ehrenkrona of Martin Miller’s Gin company. <b>If the bartender</b> …

50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

Travel + Leisure's world's best islands

Bioluminescent plankton create stunning glowing colors in the Maldives.Shutterstock/PawelG Photo<p>Travel + Leisure just released its World's Best Awards, ranking the top hotels, airports, airlines, cities, and islands from around the world.<p>To create their list of the world's best islands, the company …

30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at

All the major hospitality groups are filling their portfolios with new projects inside buzzy and beloved hotels. Hoteliers, too, are answering the bar-hopping public's call: multiple cocktail concepts within a single hotel are becoming the standard at big city hotels, especially those that stand on …

Hospitality

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

52 Great Wines for $25 or Less

Impress your friends.<p>Looking for the perfect wine for dinner or to take to a party? Our team of experts has come up with bumper crop of …

15 Of The Most Exotic Beaches In The World

From colored sand to hidden caves, here are 15 of the most exotic beaches all around the world.<p>1. Honopu Beach - Kauai, Hawaii<p>If you want to get to this beach, you've got to work for it. You can't hike, boat or drive - swimming from an offshore boat is the only means of access.<p>photo: Jason …

Best Tours in Europe 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Croatia: Coastal Idyll</b><p>Hike rocky bluffs and kayak coves between wine tastings and talks on local history with this introduction to Dalmatia’s coast and islands. High point: dinner at the home of a local artist. <i>Boundless Journeys: “Dalmatian Coast</i> …

European Travel

You have to try these 11 absurdly good foods next time you're in NYC

It's hard to figure out where to eat when you're in a new city — especially in New York, which is full of restaurants and food trucks.<p>But there's one unlikely place where the most unique and bizarre food samplings in any city can be found: Instagram. It's the perfect platform for figuring out where …

Your Search for Perfect Blueberry Muffins is Over

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. Posie Harwood from 600 Acres is sharing the best back-of-the-box recipes every Sunday.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the blueberry muffin rule of three: one-third berries, one-third batter, one-third streusel topping.</i><p>An excellent muffin is a beautiful and …

Ask a Somm: What is the Best Wine Under $12?

In two and a half short years, Los Angeles restaurant <b>Bestia</b> has skyrocketed into the spotlight on both the local and national levels, garnering a devout following for chef <b>Ori Menashe</b>'s inspired, seasonal Italian plates. And not to be outdone by smoked sea urchin salads and 'nduja pizzas, wine …

Seasonal Food

19 Desserts You Have To Eat Before You Die

A little while back, The Huffington Post presented a finely curated list with all the best foods one should eat before they die. Of all the types of bucket lists out there, we think ones involving food are really the most important. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to delve deeper by …

The top 10 beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across the country

This is the thirteenth year that the magazine polled members of AHA to vote for up to 20 of their favorite beers.<p>More than 19,000 votes were cast for nearly 6,000 different beers. IPAs have been taking the highest ranks in recent years, according to AHA, with eight of this year's top 10 beers being …

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

10 Great Flax Seed Recipes

I have been using flax in my foods for a while. If you are new to using flax seeds, you should know that they are super versatile and can be bought …

Breakfast