Allison Lee

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Amster-Damn

Let me start at the beginning.<p>We were on a tour bus in Amsterdam when the guide mentioned Hans Brinker.<p>"Who's that?" my daughter asked me.<p>"You never heard of Hans Brinker? The boy with the silver skates? The one who put his finger in the dyke?"<p>There was a pause as the kids looked at me in horror, …

Middle Age

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

Ice Cream

Sweet Potato Fries

Peel sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife (fries may also be made with skins on), then trim ends. Cut each sweet potato into 8–10 …

Sweet Potatoes

The Definitive Ranking Of Chips

Don't be that one kid who shows up at a Super Bowl party with the 15th best kind of chip.

Cooking

Market Scene: Bastille Market in Paris

GalleryMarket Scene: Bastille Market in Paris<p>Last month, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary in Paris, living like locals for a few weeks in an apartment in the 10th arrondissement. In Paris, where fresh produce and meat markets abound, having a kitchen and ample opportunity to cook in it make …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

30 Pictures That Show How Crazy Hong Kong And Tokyo Are For Cute Food

"Kawaii" cooking, or cute food cooking, took off in Japan a few years ago. To show affection for their children, mothers can spend hours turning a bento lunch into the splitting image of Pokemon.<p>Like all things J-pop, the trend quickly spread to Hong Kong. Now, locals can take cute cooking classes …

Travel Tips: A Perfect Day in Tokyo

Japan’s capital city offers a full day of cultural exploration. Concierge Akhil Tiwari at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi has assembled some …

Found in Translation: What to Do in Tokyo

How I adore Tokyo. I’ve been here many times, including an entire year in the late 1970s when I attended Waseda University. Each time I return, I …

Japan

Tokyo Must-Dos

<b>Ameyoko</b><br>“All the pungent smells and noisy bustle you could want.”—Wendy Yanagihara, author, Lonely Planet’s <i>Tokyo Encounter</i> guidebook. Street market near Ueno station is a proud throwback; inexpensive clothing and food, plus lots of rabble and fun.<p><b>Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji)</b><br>Buddhist temple dates …

Japan

What to Pack: Tokyo

This East Asian city has endless wow factor. Visitors come on sushi pilgrimages, to peep fantastic street style, and to experience Tokyo’s neon-lit …

Clothing

Tokyo: 10 Things to Do

Tokyo is a marvelous mix of modern living and old-fashioned manners, slick high-tech gadgets and cutesy cartoon mascots. It's terribly crowded, yet …

Tokyo Banana Pie

If you've ever had the good fortune to travel through Tokyo's Narita Airport, you wouldn't have missed the stacks of Tokyo Banana Pies in the shops, sitting among all the tasty treats for friends back home. These small vanilla sponge cakes filled with banana custard are Japan's more upscale version …

Dessert

10 Things to Do in Tokyo to Capture the Culture

Tokyo - Japan’s huge cutting-edge capital city where there’s something new and surprising on every street corner and where every district has it’s …

Japan

Time for Tokyo: The Top Sights

With Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics, all eyes are on how the city will handle the world’s largest sporting event. Tokyo is planning to build 22 …

Japan

Eight Great Bowls of Ramen to Slurp in Tokyo

GalleryEight Great Bowls of Ramen to Slurp in Tokyo<p>I once read that there are over 20,000 ramen restaurants in Tokyo. That's a lot of noodle slurping for one city. We're talking about dedicated ramen shops, with primary focus on just one food item, like many restaurants in Japan. When you go to a …

The 10 Commandments for Girls with Long-term Travel Plans - Vagabondish

Packing for a two-week beach holiday is easy as pie. Packing for a six- or twelve-month trip, fitting it all into a backpack that suddenly seems too …

Why traveling on your parents’ dime isn’t truly traveling

This past summer, I had the misfortune of sitting across the table from a person who whined, “My university paid for my airfare and gave me <i>only</i> …

Travel

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Thailand Tourism Officials Optimistic About 2014 Arrivals, Despite Unrest

Despite the ongoing political tension, the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) is still optimistic about next year’s performance and projects 29.92 …

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What to Pack: Maldives

This island nation, formed of 26 atolls, is a honeymooner’s favorite. Sure, there are the unbelievably deluxe world-class resorts, but the Maldives …

5 Habits of Outbound Chinese Travelers in 2014

Visiting recently with a Land Rover dealer in California, I found myself dragged into the usual “Do you think China will keep growing so fast next …

Hot Air Balloon In Cappadocia, Turkey On This Travel Tuesday

In the Cappadoccia region of Turkey, hot air ballooning is the sport of choice.<p>It's easy to see why when you look at the town of Göreme, a mountain village that's famous for its fairy chimney rock formations. Tons of balloons took flight there last week, even as snow started to cover the …

6 Reasons to Visit Paris this Winter

Aah, Paris in springtime. Fresh baguettes and pungent cheese perfume the air, flowers cascade from balconies, the sun returns to bathe the city in a …

How to Spend the Holidays in Italy

Even if you’re lacking an invitation to a home-cooked Christmas dinner, you can still enjoy the echoes of Italy‘s holiday festivities pouring into …