Curtis Nguyen

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6 Breakfast in Bed Recipes to Make This Weekend

Few things are sweeter than enjoying breakfast in bed. It can make a special occasion even more festive, turn a lazy Saturday morning into a …

The Mini Cheesecakes Your Next Party Needs

Fact: It's impossible to not be delighted by the presence of petite desserts.<p>These bite-sized delights prove the cuter your dessert is, the better it tastes.

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

Home Improvement

Exploring LA's best hidden hikes and trails with 'Secret Walks' author Charles Fleming

Those who think no one walks in L.A. probably just need to know where to look.<p>From the author of the popular guide “Secret Stairs” comes “Secret …

California

Los Prietos Campground is a pleasant place to rough it

Los Prietos Campground, nestled among the massive old oaks of the Santa Ynez Mountains, feels worlds away from city life. It's about 19 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, off California Highway 154 along Paradise Road in Los Padres National Forest, one of a few campgrounds near the Santa Ynez River. …

National Geographic Travel

Great Camping Meals & Road Trip Food Ideas

Yum<p>Share1K<p>Pin2K<p>Tweet<p>Stumble6K<p>Reddit<p>Shares 8K<p>In June of 2013, my boyfriend and I packed a camper van and hit the road around Europe. We visited many …

Scenic day-long hikes: walking in New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.<p>1. Twilight–Te …

Hiking

America's Prettiest Beach Campsites (PHOTOS)

When making summer beach plans, sometimes all one really wants is an ultra simple warm-weather escape: sand, water, sun. Enter: these 12 sublime seaside camping spots, where visitors fall asleep to the sound of the surf and awaken to scenery to rival any five-star hotel. Even better? Each option …

Sea Turtles

Car Camping: Basic Essentials of Bugging Out on the Go

Camping isn’t just the all-American pastime-it’s one of the best ways to put your survival skills to the test, while enjoying yourself in the great …

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

Four Epic Trails in Utah's National Parks

Planning a trip or heading to Utah soon? Put these four trails in Utah's national parks on your itinerary.<p>Zion National Park: Observation Point<p>Two …

Camp next door to the Grand Canyon -- escape the crowds and payments

Last year, 4.7 million people visitedGrand CanyonNational Park. The huge bulk of these visited the park's South Rim, easily accessible to the …

Staged Social Media Management Platform

Grow Share Engage<p>Our Simple and Highly Effective <b>Twitter Marketing System</b> Allows Your Business to Rapidly Build Targeted Followers and <b>Generate More</b> …

Lessons Learned From A Year Living In A Van

I've been living on the road for more than a year. Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Baja, Las Vegas, Tempe. Something like 20,000 miles. Let me break …

21 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Some of these features are buried in the Settings menu while others are hidden in plain sight.<p><i>(Note: Some of these features may only be available in iOS 8 and higher)</i>

Accessibility

National Geographic Travel

Modular Buddy Box furniture makes your van all kinds of recreational vehicles

BuddyBox modules are similar in spirit to camper-in-a-box conversions like the SwissRoomBox, kits, Yatoo and QUQUQ, as well as modular camping …

14 Charts That'll Help You Look Like A Bona Fide Wine Expert

We've heard wine experts toss around phrases like "oaky with a bit of a banana aroma" or "jammy," as if the rest of us could also distinguish those flavors. The film "Sideways" was filled with that type of annoying bravado as it followed two friends across California's wine country. "A little …

Flavors

Matcha Dessert Recipes That Are As Beautiful As They Are Delicious

Impressively beautiful desserts often sacrifice flavor for aesthetics. Take wedding cakes for example: The mere height and structure of them makes it so that wedding cakes can't afford to be soft and moist, as any cake worth eating should be. It makes you think that you really can't have it all. …

Dessert

Everything I Know About Travel I Learned at a Yoga Class in Bangkok

You're looking at a grudging and occasional yoga practitioner at best. I know I should do it, but rarely enjoy it. But when I learned the resident yogi at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok could lead a session aimed at easing jet lag, I signed on post-haste. Previous trips to Southeast Asia have found …

Asia Travel

How to Make Italian Ice at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Italian ice is just the thing to cool down summer's sweatiest days. Thanks to Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, you don't have to stop at</i> …

I’m a Runner: Sakyong Mipham

The leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community discusses the relationship between running and meditation.<p><b>Can you explain a little about Shambhala and your role within that community?</b><br>Shambhala is a network of meditation centers. I’ve been the central teacher, advisor, and leader of Shambhala …

Meditation

The Ultimate Guide To Dim Sum In The San Gabriel Valley

Whether you want dim sum that is cheap or high-end, traditional or modern, we've got you covered with this dim sum guide to the San Gabriel Valley.<p>An …

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

Oregon

59 incredible photos of America’s 59 national parks

I never think, when I start itching to travel again, to just seek out the nearest national park. That’s Shenandoah for me, and it’s only about an …

National Parks

10 Delicious Noodle Dishes You Need To Try in The San Gabriel Valley

<i>Noodles are a serious business in the San Gabriel Valley. But what did you expect when you have an area so diverse with different cultures and</i> …

A Weekend In Vancouver -- Where to Eat and Stay

Vancouver is known for being a cultural melting pot, which can also be translated into the perfect hub for foodies. The amount of Asian-fusion restaurants and charming brunch spots can be overwhelming, so I have picked out the some of the top spots for where to eat and stay.<p><b>Restaurants:</b><p><b>Cafe …

Deep Frying

Athletes Ask Sponsors to Support Right to Boycott USATF

Dispute traces to decisions at USA Indoors in February.<p>The latest step in escalating tensions between the Track & Field Athletes Association and USA Track & Field is in TFAA's words a “call to action to our athletes’ sponsors." TFAA has asked that athletes not be punished by sponsors if they should …

USATF