Christian Castillo

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The 20 best wines in the world, according to Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator’s editors have been reviewing the best wines in the world since 1988.<p>Each year, they release their list of the top 100 wines in the …

These Are the Least Stressful Cities in the World

Have you ever daydreamed about moving somewhere totally new and starting over? If you ever decide to make those dreams reality, consider some of the …

The 18 One-Skillet Dinner Recipes Our Readers Love

When time is tight and energy levels are low, but you've got a bunch of hungry mouths to feed at the end of a long day, skillet dinners are one of …

Cooking

23 must-have camping gadgets before braving the great outdoors

Approximately 40 million people abandon the comfort of their homes each year to be one with nature. Yes, we're talking about camping.<p>Matt Bean, editor-in-chief of of Men's Health magazine and an experienced camper himself, stopped by TODAY Wednesday to share the must-have camping gear you need …

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying My First Home In My 20s

Growing up, it seemed like home ownership was the step to “official adulthood.” As soon as I had a steady corporate job and a little bit in savings, I embarked on the pathway of home ownership at 23. Now over 20 years later, when I talk to young people looking to buy their first home, I tell them …

Real Estate

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

Amsterdam Wiechmann Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Please note that there are steep stairs in the building and there is no lift available.<p>After making a non-refundable reservation, you will receive an email from the property requesting direct online payment by bank or with a credit card within 48 hours.<p>Airport transfer to and from the hotel for up …

Just Back: Amsterdam

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> features editor <b>Amy Alipio</b> (on Twitter @amytravels and on Instagram @amyalipio) recently returned from a long weekend with her young daughter in <b>Amsterdam</b><p><b>Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words:</b><p><b>Outdoor adventure</b>:Biking is an essential part of …

European Travel

Hotel The Exchange

Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>On a hectic street between Central Station and the Dam, just a heartbeat from the Red Light District. It's fine for those who want to be in the thick of things. The rooms are individually decorated, each one a fashion design student’s fantasy. There’s no restaurant, but you …

Hospitality

Good Hotel review - Amsterdam, Netherlands

With social sustainability a hot topic on the agenda of innovative hospitality concepts, Good Hospitality Group in Amsterdam proves that a satisfactory night’s sleep can be combined with acts of kindness. The non-profit organisation, launched by Dutch entrepreneur Marten Dresen in 2012, has just …

Hospitality

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The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel

To put it simply, The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel delivers the best of two distinct worlds. While the influence of The Hoxton brand is present in the chic decor and hip clientele, there’s something undeniably authentic and Dutch about the hotel itself—from the facade to the interior design. More than a …

Hospitality

New W Amsterdam Works The Wow Factor

The hip property has now opened, featuring sleek, modern rooms, and an impressive bar and restaurant line-up.<p>After the inevitable delays, the …

Amsterdam Cheese Museum

Just down the street from the Anne Frank House is the Amsterdam Cheese Museum. It feels more like a shop, shelves filled to the ceiling with a huge …

Café Society: The Continued Allure of Amsterdam’s Classic Watering Holes

A look at the brown café, charming and beloved Amsterdam institutions.<p>Just as London has its pubs, Amsterdam has its brown cafés—well-loved watering …

Mac Miller: 'It's OK To Feel Yourself'

Mac Miller With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley<p><b>Listen · 1:04:20</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Mac Miller met us in LA, which he had recently left. Ali and Mac have known each other for some time, so this interview was a chance for them to reconnect on the other side of some months of internal …

Soul Music

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

This ‘Flow Motion’ Time-Lapse of Dubai is Insane

Time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth has taken the idea of hyperlapses to the next level with his latest video, “Dubai Flow Motion” (shown above).<p>It …

UnTapped: Maple Syrup for Athletes

Anyone who has run a marathon, headed into the backcountry or saddled up for a 100-mile day on the bike knows there are some pretty suspect-tasting nutritional options out there. While getting the vitamins and nutrients one needs to maintain performance is essential, a tasty delivery method can do …

Maple Syrup

A Fine Time for Simplicity: 12 Minimalist Watches

Fashion designer Jil Sander once argued, “I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.” And in a world of information overload, non-stop …

Taxie: Rock Don't Stop

As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes he plays at his You're A Melody night at …

Electronic Music

Tufted Timepiece

As you might’ve guessed from the name, the Chester Watch is a tufted twist on the modern timepiece that reflects the intrinsic luxuriousness and old …

Submarine Sandwich: A Fantastic New Stop Motion Short by PES | Colossal

<p>Director and stop-motion animator PES just released his latest animation titled Submarine Sandwich, the third short film in his cooking trilogy …

14 Scotch Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Both Beginners and Obsessives

Scotch isn't the most common spirit for cocktails—with a mix of peaty, smoky, and malty flavors it can be tricky to pair with other ingredients. Add to that the high price tag of a good single malt and it's no wonder that most people choose to drink their Scotch with nothing more than a little …

Vernazza Is The Most Stunning Cliff Town We've Ever Seen

Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment?<p>Welcome to Vernazza.<p>This Italian cliff town has been proclaimed the "loveliest" of the Cinque Terre, those five seaside towns on the northwestern Italian coast that are famous with hikers, who …

Gear for Today. Inspiration for Tomorrow.

La Marzocco Home

Making your own espresso just got serious: Florence-based La Marzocco has recently made their professional-grade espresso machines (previously only available for commercial use) for the home. La Marzocco Home offers customizable GS3 espresso machines including both auto-volumetric and manual paddle …

Coffee

Uniform Wares' New Swiss-Made Watches

After much acclaim for their minimalist, refined aesthetic—with innovative flourishes—the London design team behind Uniform Wares watches has upgraded their timepieces to all Swiss-made components. Since launching the brand five years ago, founders Oliver Fowles and Patrick Bek have continued to …

Watches