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Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

<i>By Anisha Shah</i><p><b>WHY VISIT AN EMERGING DESTINATION?</b><p>It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps. Places such as the Pacific Islands, Madagascar and …

DIY Love Elixirs: Infused Simple Syrups

Do love potions exist? I say yes. Okay, <i>kind of</i>. The words <i>potion</i> and <i>elixir</i> both imply conjury - perhaps a bubbling test tube or a little amber bottle …

What is acidulated water?

Acidulated water is water that an acid has been added to it, usually lemon juice, lime juice or vinegar. Citric acid and ascorbic acid can also be …

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

When a baked good uses coffee in the name, it often means that the dish will pair well with coffee, not necessarily that it will contain coffee. As …

Easy Oreo Mint Chip Ice Cream Cake

March 10, 2014<p>I love the idea of serving ice cream in fun ways. And this one is just that.<p>A fun and easy no-bake mint chip ice cream cake!<p>Yes and yum!<p>…

Dessert

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that should be in everyone’s repertoire. The loaves are delicious and easy to make – and there are almost …

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Irish Cream is a liqueur made with Irish whiskey, cream and flavorings like vanilla, coffee and chocolate. It’s creamy, slightly sweet and low in …

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

Chocolate mousse is an indulgence that is a real treat on special occasions – at least, special occasions are just about the only time I see …

Melon-Fresca

Carrot Scramble

A Journey Through Namibia: Part I

PHOTO GALLERY<p>A Journey Through Namibia, part 1<p>36 hours, three countries, three plane changes -- I finally arrived in Namibia's capital, Windhoek. Even though I was tired and stinky, I was excited at the idea of actually being able to adventure through this ancient and diverse land from the comfort …

Guidebooks Vs. New Travel Media: Can They All Get Along?

The travel media landscape is changing.<p>Newspapers are hiding behind paywalls. Travel magazine budgets are drying up. Then there are sites like ours, Global Yodel, that enable travelers to bypass the middleman and learn about a destination directly from the people who live there.<p>How does all this …

Fodor’s Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2013

We’ve tested carry-ons, checked bags, summer weekenders, and beauty products all for our beloved Fodor’s Approved series. But we’re still on the hunt …

Backpacking

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

Gin-marinated Olives

I've been on a Castelvetrano olive bender for the better part of the summer. They're plump, round Sicilian olives with vivid, tight, glossy, green …

I Heart My City: Arianna’s Milan

<b>Arianna Malacrida</b> hails from a small town just outside Milan, but decided to make the move to the big city while studying media and communications. After spending a lot of time couch surfing, she settled on a flat in the Porta Genova neighborhood and started sharing her insider intelligence about …

Pretend It’s Still Summer at These Island Escapes (Photos)

A little depressed that summer’s winding down? Distract yourself with one of these 10 sunny islands escapes.

Beautifully Segmented Wooden Chair by Pedro Arturo

Sometimes the simplest approach yields the most beautiful results. Created out of CNC cut wooden segments, industrial designer Pedro Arturo's open chair known as <i>ceo</i> presents an exercise in bare-bone design. Two vertical slats create the interior space of the structure and hold all the other …

Furniture

A Backyard Room: Kenjo Outdoor Cottage

Swedish company Kenjo is back with a new prefab called Friluftsstugan, or Outdoor Cottage. The new cottage was designed by Johan Svartnäs and comes …

Furniture

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

A few weeks ago, I had lunch at Border Grill. All of the food was fantastic, but one of the most memorable dishes was an avocado chimichurri that was …

Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie -with yoyomax12

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …

Rustic Buttermilk Scones

A well-made scone that is fresh out of the oven is something that is just about irresistible. A scone in the pastry case of a coffee shop, on the …

The new vegetarian: aubergine and halloumi rolls with tahini cream

Melting squares of halloumi cheese wrapped in slices of grilled aubergine, with bulgur wheat and a pomegranate dressing.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed<br>3 tbsp tahini<br>6 tbsp single cream or Oatly Oat Alternative to Cream<br>about 2 tbsp lemon juice<br>2 x 400g tins plum tomatoes<br>good pinch of …