Tai Thanh Nguyen

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5 delicious daiquiris: Drop the strawberry slushie and try the real deal

Oh, daiquiris—the very name conjures up images of MTV “Spring Break” and tacky souvenir glasses. But the drink’s rep is unfair—done right, the daiquiri is actually a classic sour cocktail, with roots that go back to turn-of-the-last century Cuba. Even Ernest Hemingway even had his own version (see …

Miami Beach

The 17 Craziest Ice Cream Flavors (We Can't Get Enough Of!)

Ice cream for lunch? Count us in. Here's the scoop on the most unexpected flavors to try right now.<p>photography by Michael Wiltbank<p>1. <b>Pizza</b> at Max and Mina's in Flushing, New York<p>2. <b>Bone Marrow</b> at Salt & Straw in Portland, Orgeon<p>3. <b>Roasted Garlic Almond Chip</b> at Sebastian Joe's in Minneapolis, …

America's Best Hot Dogs (PHOTOS)

Crunchy. Spicy. Topped with chicharrones and kimchi. The latest Spanish-Asian fusion dish? Nope -- it's a hot dog. At least, that's how they make 'em at 4505 Meats in San Francisco.<p>The Zilla Dog is a far cry from the traditional franks that competitive eaters choke down each year at Coney Island's …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

The magazine asked its readers to vote on hotels around the world, and rank them by categories such as location, service, and food. Each hotel then received an average score out of 100.<p>This year, the Triple Creek Ranch in Montana took the top spot. But Triple Creek Ranch isn't the only American …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

10 Foreign Foods You've Got to Try Before You Die

<i>(Photo: veganLazySmurf via flickr/CC Attribution)</i><p>Think of the foods you'd travel a thousand miles to taste again. Dishes so delicious you carried the memory of them home as a treasured souvenir. Those snacks, sweets, and savories that surprised and delighted you, that taught you something about the …

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