Alan Sherwood

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Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

10 Best US Mountain Bike Towns with the Lowest Cost of Living

If you’ve ever gotten a wild hair after reading one of our best mountain bike destinations in the United States lists and thought to yourself, “I’m …

Mountain Biking

Poached Eggs: How to Poach an Egg Perfectly

<b>Poached eggs</b> are a beautiful thing. The whites are just firm enough on the outside to contain an oozy, golden yolk in a round little egg package. And …

Eggs

How to Cook Burgers from Scratch Without a Meat Grinder

A recipe from burger king, chef, and cookbook author Chris Kronner.<p><i>A Burger to Believe</i> In is a very serious burger book.<p>You think you know burgers? Bay Area chef Chris Kronner knows burgers. He estimates he’s made close to a billion burgers. (We have not fact checked this claim.) Kronner starts …

Free national parks and public lands in every state

Alabama: Horseshoe Bend National Military Park - At this national park, you’ll find breathtaking sights. Cycle along the Tour Road that visits the solemn battleground or paddle a canoe on the winding Tallapoosa River. The state of Alabama had its bloody beginnings at Horseshoe Bend National …

National Parks

27 Cheapest Places Where You'll Really Want to Retire

If you're looking for a cheap retirement destination, you can pretty much count out the West Coast, the Northeast, Alaska and Hawaii. Still, more …

Every Major Type of Red Wine, Explained

Like gravity, microwaves, and <i>Westworld,</i> red wine is something that most people enjoy, even if they don't really understand it. It's easy to drink red …

Here's How to Make Delicious Ice Cream at Home Without an Ice Cream Maker

When I was a kid, making homemade ice cream was never an option. "We don't have an ice cream maker," my mom would remind me all of the many times I'd …

How to Pack a Visual Punch With Norwegian Design Principles

If you're looking to create minimalist designs that still send a strong, clear message to your audience, here are 3 takeaways you can implement today.<p>This month, I visited Bergen, Norway to attend Startup Extreme, a conference that connects startups and stakeholders in the Norwegian startup …

Best 6 Beer Halls in Munich

If you want to drink your Bavarian <i>Bier</i> the way it was meant to be, visit one of the many beer halls in Munich; most of them brew their own beer, and …

If You Love Oatmeal, You Need to Know This Trick

My obsession for quick breakfasts and my love for steel-cut oats do not go hand in hand, that is, until this very moment. Since I'm way too hungry in the morning to sit around for 40 minutes to wait for my bowl of oats to cook, this little hack has changed my life. It turns steel-cut oats into …

Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will help bring local identities to American whiskeys.<p>Seth Murray, a top corn breeder at Texas A&M University, and Rob Arnold, working on a …

Exercises Scientifically Proven to Work Your Butt

If you're looking for the most effective butt exercises, The American Council on Exercise has the answer for you. They commissioned a study designed …

Workouts

The 10 most popular things our readers bought on Amazon in March

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>March is an …

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

South America

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

All Aboard the Hardtail Time Machine: Exploring The Past by Bike

I moved to Boulder, Colorado, in the summer of 2013 and picked up mountain biking almost immediately. I spent a good part of the modest moving bonus …

Mountain Biking

Find out why the Vermilion Cliffs are 'Arizona's Atlantis'

As well traveled across Arizona as I am — I put 18,000 miles on my truck last year and it never left the state — there are plenty of places I've not yet been. For example, I've barely scratched the surface of the Vermilion Cliffs and haven't set foot in the psychedelic sandstone trough known as the …

National Parks

10 Costco Products That Obsessives Swear By

Kirkland forever.<p>Costco Wholesale loyalists love the discount store for its convenience and remarkable savings. A membership allows you to buy pantry …

The Flavor Enhancer You Don’t Need to Tell Anyone About

When food obsessives announce that they have discovered a delicious new thing to eat, generally the first or second thing they’ll tell you is the secret ingredient or special technique that makes it possible. These bleats of discovery can be exciting, at least for those of us who thrill to the …

Seafood

The VeloNews Training Plan, part 2: Building your plan

The VeloNews Plan is the best, most comprehensive training guide we’ve ever published. This is part 2 of the series.Read the full article at The …

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

The 20 destinations you must visit in 2018

Our experts reveal their top 20 picks for the year ahead, from the beaches of Turkey to the rainforests of Nicaragua.<p>1. Turkey's Turquiose Coast<p>Sunshine-soaked and with a glittering blue seaboard, Turkey’s glorious “turquoise” coast wouldn’t normally rank as a newly rising star. The 300-mile loop …

The 10 best TV shows of 2017

With swelling budgets, top-drawer talent and the seemingly increasing faith of the broadcasters, television in 2017 has continued to march forward in quality and creativity. Whether it's been awe-inspiring underwater footage from Blue Planet II, to the nailbiting story twists in Game of Thrones and …

Where to Travel in 2018, According to the Experts

Buenos Aires, Argentina<p>A new year brings with it a whole new list of plans—and for the intrepid traveler, a whole new list of places to visit. 2018 is no different: Economies and tourism are flourishing in far-flung locales that travelers rarely considered previously, while beloved but forgotten …

10 handy things you probably don't know Netflix can do

The end of the year is when we count our blessings: family, friends... and nearly unlimited movies and television for $10.99 a month.<p>Netflix is a powerful tool for surviving the chaos of December. You can watch movies while traveling. You can set up Christmas specials for the kiddies. You can tame …

The 10 most popular workouts of 2017

The trendiest workouts of 2017 went far beyond the mat.<p>Instead of slow, body-flexing stretches and heart-pumping balances, the most popular exercises this year focused on fast and intense moves.<p>Here they are, ranked by how often they appeared in Google searches — along with what the science says …

Exercise

15 life-changing trips every couple should take together

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy is getting unobstructed one-on-one time while exploring unfamiliar parts of the world. Whether domestic or international, a trip with your significant …

Black Rock