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Helsinki – The Northern Princess

-This post is written by Kevin from Kevin’s Travel Diary –<p>Many people do not know or simply forget about one amazing country in Northern Europe. …

My Kind of Place: Helsinki, Finland

<b>Why Helsinki?</b><p>Finland’s capital city Helsinki, compact with a mere 620,982 inhabitants, may be the centre of business and bustle, but you’re never too …

ShoreTrips' Grand Access to St. Petersburg, Russia

The company’s visa-free tour options make it easy for passengers to explore the port of call.

European Travel

TOP 10 things to do in Tallinn

<b>Tallinn was born at a crossroads of medieval trade and is now more than ever a treasure of the Baltic. Estonia's capital combines ease of travel with</b> …

European Travel

Official travel guide to Estonia

Estonia

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Black History

Our 10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of All Time

We have quite a collection of slow cooker recipes on our site. We really just can't get enough of the appliance's versatility and ease. And while …

Cooking

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

National park architecture: 7 amazing rustic buildings

Designing with nature<p>U.S. National Parks are renowned for their Instagrammable beauty, abundant wildlife, and recreational opportunities. But they also boast a unique architectural style known as “parkitecture.”<p>President Ulysses S. Grant decreed Yellowstone the nation’s first national park in 1872, …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

National Geographic Travel

10 Smart Ways To Get A Free Upgrade On Any Trip

After a long day of travel woes, nothing calms and excites the soul like a free upgrade.<p>And whether on a flight or at your hotel, there <i>are</i> smart ways to secure a free upgrade beyond the typical "it's my anniversary" ploy. So we turned to air travel expert George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog and other …

The Best 'Cheap Eats' In New York City

But the city has amazing food at every price point.<p>We asked the so-called "eats experts" at The Infatuation, a restaurant review site, to help us develop a list of the best "cheap eats" spots in NYC.<p>The eateries range in cuisine from Middle Eastern to classic burgers.

Homemade

Drink the Greatest Summer Wine

Surprise! Here's why you should drink Sauvignon Blanc this season.<p>Sipping an icy bottle of beer on a sweltering day is one of summer’s great rituals. But what if I told you that right now there’s an even more refreshing warm-weather tipple on the shelf of your local liquor store that you’ve …

Ginger-Teriyaki Beef Kebabs Recipe

A ginger-teriyaki marinade and glaze gives these grilled beef kebabs a savory-sweet flavor with just a little bite.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Sirloin tips provide the right balance between tenderness and flavor for kebabs.<br>• Using 1 1/2-inch cubes allows the steak enough time to sear over direct heat and …

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Pump Up Your Upper Body

Build strength and muscle fast with this 5-minute dumbbell drop set<p>You don't have to wish for more hours in the day to work out. Instead, start building more muscle in the time you have. "Drop sets tap into your fast-twitch <i>and</i> slow-twitch muscle fibers, boosting strength and muscle fast," says BJ …

5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price. Here, …

Travel

10 signs you’re still a tourist in San Francisco

You’re a new transplant to the city. You’ve got a Giants hat on your head, an ‘artisan’ pour-over coffee in hand, and a sleek new road bike locked up …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

South America

An Affordable One-Day Tour of Honolulu

European Travel

5 Tips for Dynamic Family Portraits

Shooting whole families can be a hassle: the kids are bored, the babies crying, the parents anxious, the grandparents falling asleep. Well, Michelle …

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand And Claire McCaskill Begin To Take On College Sexual Assault

The two recently battled over the way the military combats assault, but now they are teaming up to get Congress to commit more funding to fighting sexual assault on college campuses. "[T]he price of a college education should not include a 1 in 5 chance of being sexually assaulted," Gillibrand said.<p>…

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish 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: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

Baking

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Italian Food

NYC's 20 Hottest Brunch Restaurants, Fall 2013

<i>Note: A handful of these establishments are older restaurants that recently launched brunch. New brunches, all around</i>:<p>Laura Maniec's convivial wine bar is an excellent choice for a boozy brunch. The brand new menu has things like short rib hash, Moroccan-style braised lamb, lobster salad, and …

99 things to do in NYC before you die

New Yorkers live and die for our city. We tolerate and even embrace infinitesimal personal space, endless hustling and rent so high we have to laugh …

Manhattan

The best things to do in the winter in NYC

There are so many awesome things to do in winter, which only reinstates this fact: the city that never sleeps certainly doesn’t hibernate during the …

Year Of The Dog