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Best Travel Ads This Week: Icelandair, Southwest, LOT, Abu Dhabi

This week’s travels put a face to a corporation or use a brand ambassador to introduce a market to a new culture.<p>For example, LOT Polish Airlines …

What's New in the City of the Gods

<i>Photos by Paul Ross</i><p>People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city with broad avenues, a main street that points to astronomical north, huge stone pyramids …

Namaste: My YogAdventure

Its roots lie in India, its core stems from Hinduism, and its following is worldwide. Yoga and traveling go hand in hand. As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia. With my best …

Business trip: Abu Dhabi

Though the city is still very much a work in progress, it is a prime example of the “build it and they will come” strategy that is sweeping across the United Arab Emirates.<p>Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a prime example of the “build it and they will come” strategy that is …

Abu Dhabi

Brazil in three fruits

I stepped out of the Luis Carlos Magalhães airport, sleepless and disoriented, into what I imagined as my new life, and flopped down on the pile of …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Hawaii Looks to Asia For Growth As U.S. Mainland Tourism Lags

The promising Asia-Pacific region next year is expected to help Hawaii shore up its visitor industry, which is anticipating lackluster gains from its …

The Alberta Story: Bear Hunt in Banff

Never schedule wildlife into your calendar, because they probably won’t show.<p>Grizzly bears are the elusive megafauna of the Canadian Rockies and the mere knowledge of their presence had me on the hunt, hoping to catch a glimpse of the impressive animal. My search for bears was accompanied by an …

Sand, Spirits, and Swim-Up Bars: Week in Review

It’s the end of the week. You deserve a drink. We made this easy for you: it was all about the numbered lists and booze this week, from the top 5 …

Chicken Dinners: Spaghetti with Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Spaghetti and meatballs is a recipe that one just doesn't associate with chicken. Red meats dominate this simple Italian dish, with their hearty flavor and moist, fatty texture. I'd never thought swapping in chicken meat could provide an agreeable …

The Surprising Thing You Have To Grill Before Summer Ends

OYSTERS. In butter.<p>As your summer grilling correspondent, I am sworn to tell you nothing but the grilling truth. So here it is: You already have all the information you need to grill shellfish, because it is ridiculously easy. Take shellfish, put on grill, remove from grill, eat. That's it.<p>But no …

Oysters

Serious Entertaining: Our Favorite Beer Pairings for a Late Summer Feast

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There are few things I enjoy more than a good beer and a good summer barbecue, and there's no time like August to enjoy them both together. If you're entertaining between now and Labor Day, or just grilling for a few …

What's Up With Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

Last week I asked how people define "pizza" — does it have to have sauce? Cheese? What about the crust? For me, the crust is the most essential …

BlackBerry: Now's the 'right time' to explore alternatives

The beleaguered smartphone maker says it will consider "strategic alternatives" that could range from joint ventures to an outright sale of its operations.<p>BlackBerry is paving the way for a major change -- perhaps even routing itself toward a sale of the company.<p>The beleaguered smartphone maker …

Mobile Technology

Apple’s September 10 Event Date For Next iPhone Gets A Strong, If Unofficial Confirmation

If you’re in the habit of scheduling time off for key Apple product unveilings, it’s pretty safe to book September 10. The date was floated this weekend by AllThingsD for a press event and official unveiling, and now The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple has confirmed that date. Dalrymple, apart from being the …

Spacesuit X-Rays And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Night and Long Exposure Photography Tips and Techniques

Lightning Photography Tips<p>Lightning is dramatic, extremely fast, a challenge to photograph and potentially dangerous. There are various techniques …

Landscape Photography

This Week in Recipes

Appetizers and Condiments<p>Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos) with Cheese Sauce, Charred Tomato Salsa, Chorizo, and Pickled Jalapeños<br>• Strawberry Balsamic Sauce<br>• Raspberry Rose Jam<p>Mains<p>Grilled Chicken Panzanella<br>• Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs with Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Mayonnaise, and Potato Chips<br>• Hainanese Chicken Rice …

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Strawberry-Basil Margarita, anyone? 10 Delicious Ways to Use a Bunch of Basil - http://bit.ly/1ejMnQv

Recreation of Philly's Chickie's Italian Deli fried tomato, provolone, roasted red & hot pepper hoagie.

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The Simplest and Best Grilled Chicken

Sometimes the Accidental Locavore truly is accidentally local. Such is the case with one of my all-time favorite marinades for chicken. It's something I picked up ages ago at, of all places, Restoration Hardware, which then stopped carrying it (might have been the end of the season). Finally, this …

Life, The Universe And Everything, As Told By Douglas Adams

For all you hoopy froods out there.

The Best Way To Grill Eggplant — With Crunchy Lamb Croutons

Today your summer grilling correspondent will focus on a vegetable, for a change. Of course, there's an optional meat garnish.<p>Eggplant can be disappointing on the grill if it isn't done right. But not this eggplant. With a few simple tricks of the knife, you can make sure your eggplant cooks …

Eggplant

34 Ridiculous Chinese Character Tattoos Translated

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Watch This Guy Control A Rat's Body With His Brain

Twitch, twitch.<p>This video, taken as part of a study performed at Harvard Medical School, shows what you think it shows: an unmoving man using his brain to move a rat's tail. Here's how it works, roughly:

Harvard Medical School

This 185-Pound Sea Creature Will Haunt Your Dreams

Why does it exist?<p>If that's not enough, this is the third massive sea demon McElroy has caught since July 10. The other two weighed in at 133 pounds and 152 pounds. (The 152-pound monster, also was a potential record-breaker but had not been certified yet.)

Nature