Barbara Panora

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#TheLIST: The Best Last-Minute Weekend Getaways From NYC

Ready, Set, Jet.<p>New Yorkers know how to work hard and play hard–and when the weekends hit, it's time to relax and unwind. With Summer Fridays upon us, you’ve got to take advantage of all your PTO and live your best #endlesssummer life. Whether you opt for a sophisticated, quiet trip to Nantucket, a …

New England

The tyranny of Netflix: you must watch this movie. Now!

Thanks to video-on-demand, films never go away any more – so when I tell you to watch a weird Austrian cowboy movie, I expect you do it. This week<p>Netflix and video-on-demand and Hulu have created immense new pressures on hardcore movie lovers. In the olden days you could tell a friend, “You just …

Video on Demand

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

National Parks

8 Google Maps Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks.<p>From booking a black car to planning a ski route, this little tool is primed to completely revamp the way we travel. Here are some of the smartest Google Maps hacks to enjoy …

Maps

Deal: Vintage style and savings at Koreatown's Hotel Normandie

Chalk one up for another L.A. landmark building turned hotel. The Hotel Normandie in Koreatown at the corner of 6th Street and Normandie Avenue has come together nicely since its recent opening.<p>It has 94 rooms in a stylish 1920s building and added dining options of chef Gary Menes' Le Comptoir and …

15 Coastal Connecticut Curiosities: Kate Hepburn, African-American Firsts, Art History and One Scandalous Hotel Among Other Things You Probably Didn't Know About This Quiet State

She was Annie Hall without the neurosis. She wore pants! She was beautiful, witty, gregarious, and a clever verbal sparring partner with each of her leading men. Born in 1907, Katharine Hepburn, the legendary actress, was hero and role model for women who were not afraid to be intelligent - and she …

L.A. Confidential

Spring Break is right around the corner. Frozen people, huddled inside the giant snowdrifts enveloping their houses want fun in the Sun. Those considering a temporary reprieve in Los Angeles are dreaming of beaches, theme parks, and the glamorous Hollywood locations at which they can get …

Atlantis: Choose Your Own Adventure

<i>Photo credit: Hilary Solan</i><p>The iconic Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas' Paradise Island may be best known for its family-friendly kids clubs, waterslides and 11 huge pools, but it's also a great getaway for couples and friends. Our deal experts have tested the waterslides, splashed in the pools and …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

Dessert

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

Firm up your booty and tighten your abs with these ten targeted moves<p>Ready to work your booty? We've got ten moves that'll blast your buns (and work your abs while you're at it). Follow along with this workout—first do the four warmup moves, and then get down to the hard work with three killer …

What the Food Lover's Cleanse Snack Means + Day 4 Menu

The thing that distinguishes quality snacking from grazing or gobbling is a plan.<p>Sunday was a crazy day with my daughter’s seventh birthday party piling on top of my Food Lover’s Cleanse cooking. Her chosen theme: crafting with candy—marshmallow polar bears and gumdrop penguins and the like (all …

Could This Be the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

When you put spinach and artichoke dip between bread, beautiful things happen<p>How most men make a grilled cheese sandwich: Slap a few slices of cheese on buttered bread and flip the sandwich in a hot pan.<p>How you will make a grilled cheese after having your eyes opened by the following recipe: Whip …

Emily’s Oxford

Nat Geo Young Explorer <b>Emily Ainsworth</b> was born and raised in <b>Oxford, England</b>. After studying at her hometown’s prestigious university, the audacious anthropologist joined the circus in Mexico, performing nightly as a dancer in the ring while producing an award-winning documentary about life …

Worst Travel Mishaps (and How to Avoid Them)

From the tiniest troubles (spilling your preflight Starbucks) to the absolute catastrophes (losing your passport in a strange country), no trip will go perfectly as planned. But there are preparations you can make to prevent a total vacation meltdown. Read on to find out what you can do before, …

Have to Pee? Airpnp Lets You Rent a Bathroom

Airpnp was dreamt up by Max Gaudin during last year's Mardi Gras, and now the app that lets you rent a bathroom is gaining popularity. People list …

Mardi Gras

What's New in Great Britain in 2014

As part of our annual guidebook updating process, we assemble a series of "what's new" articles for each region in Europe. This is the third in a series of these articles I'm posting to Facebook. Today we're going to Great Britain. If you or your friends have a trip coming up, get up-to-date with …

Great Britain

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to England

London's calling... or the whole country is. And they speak English! So what do else do you need to know before you travel there? Well... a lot! So read this quick and handy guide to make sure you have the best trip!<p><b>How long can I stay without a visa?</b><p>If you're from an English-speaking country, no …

Credit Cards

A Winter Fruit Cobbler that Can't Not Succeed

This pear and dried cherry cobbler from Dan Kluger is a sweet brunch special you can't mess up.<p>When you hear the word "proofing," do you think theorems, axioms, mathematical deduction? Are rolling pins most useful as a tool for chasing after irritating spouses? Is a <i>bain-marie</i> something that best …

22 Easy One-Pot Meals With No Meat

Because doing dishes SUCKS.

The New Ricksteves.com: Streaming TV

Now you don't need to wade through the clutter of YouTube or Hulu to watch my TV shows online. The freshly redesigned Ricksteves.com has all 100 of my full-length public television shows streaming for free. Grab the popcorn and save a spot on the couch for me. Does this section of our site work …

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Keck's Exclusives: Big Changes for 24's Chloe

Mary Lynn Rajskub<p>When former CTU analyst Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) reconnects with Jack Bauer this May in Fox's <i>24: Live Another Day</i>, we will …

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Sherlock Locations: Leinster Gardens

After exploring London's abandoned tube stations, then taking a pub crawl round the capital, we were beginning to think that Holmes and Watson had …

Bargain high street fashion in London

London's high streets are packed with fantastic shops where you can get the latest fashions without a designer price tag.<p><b>Primark</b><p>This low-budget brand …

High Fashion

Speaking of Sherlock, have you ever played 221b Baker Street?

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Dining In London For Under £20, Part 1

Here’s our pick of ten restaurants that won’t break the bank, outstretch your overdraft or mean the rent doesn’t get paid.<p><i>You’ll be able to get a</i> …