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The 45 best books to read on the road

1. On the Road<p>Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel should be compulsory reading for all nomads, backpackers and folks who want to live off the grid. In ‘On …

Books

United States of Ice Cream: America’s Best Cones

I scream, you scream: Here’s where to get your best licks around the United States this summer.<p>> New York, New York: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream<p>This Lower East Side parlor opened in 2014, and the soda-fountain counter has been full ever since. Made in small batches, the egg-free ice cream comes …

14 Simple Airport Hacks to Make Your Vacation or Business Trip Less Stressful

<i>What are the best airport hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Annie Lindseth, Airport Planner</i><p><i>Image by Joe Ravi</i> …

Flying

Stephen Hawking 'Would Consider Assisted Suicide'

Stephen Hawking has said he would consider assisted suicide, especially if he felt as though he’d become a “burden” to his loved ones.<p>“To keep …

The best places to eat, drink, and hang in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Here, a cool vibe seeps into some fun restaurants and bars and a handful of charming shops.<p>No trains go to Red Hook, so it can be a hassle to get there, which is how many locals like it. But take the trip by cab, water taxi, bike, or the B61 bus, and you won't be disappointed.<p>We've rounded up our …

Comfort Food

Take a hike: 8 of the world's greatest treks

The very best treks aren’t just about putting one foot in front of another—they’re about stepping into a destination’s culture and history. Still, …

Hiking

The 25 most popular summer destinations for New Yorkers

HomeAway sent us a list of the 25 most popular travel destinations for New Yorkers this summer. The home exchange site culled the most searched-for destinations by New Yorkers between Memorial and Labor Day.<p>From the Hamptons to the Jersey Shore, here's where New Yorkers are planning to travel this …

Ocean City

5 Travel Etiquette Tips Every Airbnb Guest Should Practice

If you haven't stayed at an Airbnb, this popular mode of vacationing is often more exciting and unique than your typical hotel visit. Airbnb offers a personal atmosphere at a reasonable rate. As a guest, you'll have a host that is committed to a pleasant experience, making your stay comfortable, …

Grand Canyon

How to Pair Wine With Summer's Best Dishes

The summer table is a playground when it comes to pairing food and wine. As the weather warms, a farmers market becomes a much more exciting place—and some of us have been known to get a little overenthusiastic when it comes to greens, tomatoes, and corn. We're eager to serve all that veg with …

Everything You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

Know your tea types, and how to steep 'em right.<p>Apologies in advance for the bubble-bursting, but we have an announcement: Making tea is not just boiling water and pouring it over a bag. There's a time and a place for PG Tips, to be sure, but beyond that place is a whole world of greens, blacks, …

Tea

5 Travel Accessories That Will Get You Through Any Trip

Let's be honest, traveling without the right accessories can be dreadful. Always searching for your passport, not prepared for the airline losing your luggage, being afraid the zipper on your suitcase might burst, the list goes on and on. Traveling gives you insight not just on global culture but …

Trends

Petition against ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ awards goes viral -

Awards

National Geographic Travel

Climbing Kilimanjaro, hiking John Muir Trail, touring Japan

TANZANIA<p>Presentation<p>An REI expert will discuss climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Marangu Route.<p><b>When, where:</b> 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.; Wednesday at the Rancho Cucamonga store, 12218 Foothill Blvd.; and Thursday at the Santa Monica store, 402 Santa Monica …

Sudan's Meroe Pyramids Are Just As Spectacular As The Ones You'll Find In Egypt

While the pyramids of Egypt may be the most famous in the world, they're not the only pyramids in Northern Africa. Sudan happens to be home to its own set of incredibly impressive, ancient structures: the Meroe pyramids.<p>Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, which was ruled by the Nubian …

Archaeology

What to Eat at 32 North American Airports

The land of airport food has always been rife with bad-chain fare. But thanks to some enlightened planning, better and better options are starting to infiltrate airports across North America. There’s One Flew South, Atlanta’s destination airport restaurant. D.C.’s various airports are serving up …

New Orleans

New Orleans Tourism Moves Fast to Avoid an Indiana Bigotry Moment

New Orleans doesn’t want to have Indianapolis’ problems, and its tourism officials are moving quickly to distance themselves from actions by the …

Tourism

27 awesome maps that will help you understand the world

MAPS ARE ONE OF OUR BEST TOOLS for understanding the world. Fortunately for us, now that we’re in the internet age, virtually anyone can make them …

The Perfect Gin and Tonic: Simple, But Not a Given

It may seem superfluous to write an article about making a gin and tonic. There are just two ingredients (three if you count the lime wedge) and it's one of the most common cocktails there is. But if you love them as much as I do, you don't want common, you want perfection.<p>The gin and tonic was …

Royal Navy

National Geographic Travel

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

Healthy Eating