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The 12 Best Locally Made Bitters in the U.S.A.

Cocktail lovers have a way of losing their minds over bitters. It's understandable: Much time and effort go into well-made bitters, and slight adjustments in ingredients can have a profound effect on finished cocktails. These 12 producers from across the United States take their bitters very …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Exploring Toledo, Belize’s deep south

Sometimes referred to as the ‘forgotten district’ of Belize, sleepy Toledo's pristine rainforests, traditional Maya villages and idyllic offshore islands remain largely untouched by tourism. For many travellers, it’s a too-hard-basket scenario – with Belize’s Southern Highway dead-ending in Punta …

The Ultimate Backyard Guest Retreat, Sixties Camper Edition

J. Wes Yoder usually refers to the 1962 Shasta camper that sits in his leafy -86.759721 backyard as “the camper,” but he says that when he’s feeling …

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Clockone

ClockONE is a 4mm thin digital clock powered by a tiny watch battery. Developed by Twelve24, the minimal wall clock uses electronic ink …

Taj Exotica | Maldives

The mind-blowing Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives is a 5-star exclusive resort, spread idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. The …

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Skully Ar-1 | Smart Motorcycle Helmet

A new product is taking crowd-funding site indigogo by storm(raised an amazing $650,000 in its first day), the self-proclaimed "worlds smartest …

#theLIST: Great Outdoors: 10 Al Fresco Dining Spots

The masterminds behind the cult food blog, The Infatuation, share their list of New York's best locations for summer dining.<p>The masterminds behind the cult food blog, The Infatuation, share their list of New York's best locations for summer dining.

How to Do Barbados Crop Over Like a Local

Barbados is probably best known for its first-rate beaches, but the tiny isle also holds its own when it comes to the ultimate Caribbean party.<p>At Crop Over, the island's summer festival, Barbadian culture comes alive for eight weeks in an earnest exhibition of color, calypso, cuisine and costumes. …

Best rooftop bars around the world | CNN Travel

​This Language Learning Method Ensures You Never Forget What You Learn

We all like the idea of learning a new language, but the time and effort involved can be off-putting. Gabriel Wyner, who wrote our previous post on …

Language Learning

Stick 'em Up!- Organizing Spices and Craft Supplies

Stick 'em Up!- Organizing Spices and Craft Supplies<p>Updated on November 8, 2015<p>Organize your Spice Jars with Magnets<p>Making the Most of Your Kitchen …

Melted Cheese and Chorizo with Grilled Bread

4 Servings<p>March 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or other neutral oil, divided<p>2 cups chopped white onions<p>1 cup (packed) thinly sliced leeks (about 2 small; white and pale green parts only)<p>1/2 cup dry white wine<p>8 ounces smoked Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/16-inch-thick rounds<p>3 …

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Inside a School Bus-Turned-Cabin

Have you ever wondered what the coolest way to upcycle an old school bus might be? This bus renovated into a cabin could be your answer. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>While finishing up his master's degree in architecture at the University of Minnesota, Hank Butitta wanted …

Trendy Bathroom Additions That Bring Home The Luxury Spa!

Contemporary bathrooms are quickly transforming into amazing and opulent retreats that allow you to rest and rejuvenate right at home. Gone are the …

30 Cocktails Perfect For Warm Weather

The prettiest and most delicious cocktails to try this season. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com<p>Warm weather! IT'S FINALLY HERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! After you shove your puffy coats in suitcases and hide them away in a dark corner never to be seen until the cold returns, go sit …

Japanese inn famous for beautifying baths | CNN Travel

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

A Cheap Investment That Could Return Millions

In 2006, I wrote <i>The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read</i>. Prior to that time, many investment books were long and mind-numbing, filled with charts, and intended to make investing so complex that readers would be incentivized to consult with the author or other financial experts.<p><i>Smartest</i> …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Swingers Resorts

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>All images by Adult Vacation Parties</i><p>Admittedly, we've taken you on some pretty weird nakations in the past, from nude beaches and nude resorts, to the world's kinkiest festivals, naughty ski trips, and erotic vacations, but even we had to stop for a second upon discovering …

Get A Massage In The Ocean At The New One & Only Hayman Island

If this isn't the dream, we don't know what is.<p>At the soon-to-be-opened One & Only Hayman Island, you can get this insane-looking massage, aptly titled "Ocean Dreaming."<p>The resort is on a private island off the coast of Queensland on the Whitsunday Islands, which are basically paradise on earth.<p>Oh, …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

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36 Un-Vegas Things to Do in Vegas

<i>This article was written by AskMen's audience development editor, Marlee Kostiner, following her press trip to Las Vegas. Read about other AskMen staff's press trip experiences, like when Emma went to the Bahamas or when Alex went to Arizona to train like an NFL prospect.</i><p>I was fortunate enough to …

SeeMe, Which Lets Members Create T-Shirts With All-Over Designs, Launches Its First App

SeeMe, a design community that claims more than a million members, has launched its first mobile app on iOS, which can be used to take photos and turn them into T-shirts.<p>To be sure, there are tons of DIY T-shirt design companies out there, including SnapTee (which bases its business model on a …

Puerto Rico: The Real Fountain of Youth?

When Christopher Columbus made landfall in Puerto Rico during his second trans-Atlantic voyage, in 1493, a young Spanish nobleman, Ponce de León, some scholars believe, was on board.<p>Rumors of hefty quantities of gold brought Ponce de Leon back, in 1508, where he found an islet with an excellent …