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6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Super Satisfying Vegan Quinoa Chili

I tried quinoa for the first time a couple of months ago and it was love at first sight. I really recommend you to try this super satisfying vegan …

22 Delightfully Decadent Recipes for Fat Tuesday

Even if you can’t make it to New Orleans for a classic Carnival celebration, that doesn’t mean you should forgo the fun. Bring the party home on Fat Tuesday with these 22 decadent sweet and savory eats. Let’s just say there’s nothing light about these de<i>light</i>ful recipes, but there’s nothing wrong …

Cooking

Better Than Parm? Dried Olive and Miso May Be the Ultimate Pasta-Topper

I'm going to say something that might bother you, if not cause you to immediately dismiss this entire article: <b>Parmesan can be boring.</b> Let me explain. On the one hand there's nothing boring about the King of Cheeses <i>per se</i>; I love a good Parmigiano-Reggiano, with its intense nutty, funky flavor and …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

Daiquiri

Daiquiris often mean frozen drinks flavored with commercial sour mix and cheap rum. Leo Robitschek loves introducing people to the real deal: …

Rum

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato

Unseen for Decades, This Original Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato was Exhumed From a Junk-Filled Garage<p>“When the time came to collect it, I chose to make the trip alone. I knew that the long journey home would be special, and I wanted to be able to pull over whenever the fancy took me — just to …

Classic Cars

Nimbus Concept e-Car runs on flower power

Exactly 50 years ago, Ken Kesey, that irascible chronicler of the US counterculture, drew a line in the sand: you were either “on the bus” or “off the bus”. Suffice it to say, Eduardo Galvani would fall in the former group.<p>The Brazilian artist and designer has devised the Nimbus: a range-extended …

Autonomous Cars

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

National Geographic Travel

Hiding GPS Inside Shoes To Keep Track Of Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

New technologies can improve the lives of not only the exploding elderly population, but also the people who care for them.<p>With the number of dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers set to double by 2030, there’s likely to be a growing need for technology that keeps the elderly safe and gives caregivers …

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Austria

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Growing Baby Stroller Transforms Into Children Tricycle

<b>Growing</b> is a concept baby stroller that grows with your baby. It’s not an ordinary stroller, it can be transformed into a tricycle to address …