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A Beginners Guide To Motorcycle Gear

Wherein we lay out some advice on gear and explain why you should never wear regular jeans on a bike<p><i>EDITOR'S NOTE: Hey friends, riding season is upon</i> …

Home Workshop Series – Part 5 – The “Non-Standard” Tools

Having been a mechanic in other industries, it is a bit strange that cyclists are so attached to only purchasing and using tools made by bicycle tool …

Woodworking

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Air Travel

The perfect trip: Cambodia

From ancient temples to an elegant capital and all the rich village life in between, Cambodia is a small country with a big soul where family and religion reign supreme.<p>Marvel at the palaces, markets and bars of the capital, Phnom Penh, before heading north to Siem Reap for excursions to a floating …

Angkor Wat

Grow: Thai cooking classes in Bangkok

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

3 Tips to Get Hyper-Local Experiences While Traveling (VIDEO)

While traveling, if I don't get the opportunity to escape the tourist infrastructure of my destination and connect with locals, I AM NOT A HAPPY TRAVELER.<p>To address this, I have an immersive style of travel that often leads me to extraordinary experiences like the time I went fishing in Tunisia, …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

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Best portable mini Bluetooth speakers (2018 edition)

We reviewed Divoom's original Voombox Outdoor and thought it was pretty good for $100. Now the Voombox Outdoor 2 sells for $60 (£40) online and plays very loud for its small size, though it can distort at higher volumes. See pricing for Voombox Outdoor 2 on Amazon .<p>Published:June 2, 2018 …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

15 Confusing Sunscreen Questions Answered

If we lived in pristine, temperature-controlled labs, SPF 15 would be adequate—if not optimal—protection against sunburn (caused by UVB rays) and …

Bangkok 101: What (and Where) to Eat

Food in Bangkok is what the Magic Kingdom is to Orlando. It is a symbol of pride and one of the biggest reasons to go. Thais eat 24 hours a day and …

Mandarin Oriental

Spicy Honey Ginger Wings

Ginger, honey and hot chili sauce give these wings ZING!<p>These wings are worth getting messy for! Bring lots of napkins and serve with a great …

Recipes

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers - The Partial Ingredients

Flat breads and grilled meats are popular fare all over the world. I was so impressed with the Lebanese version I made a few months ago. I fell in …

Recipes

Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley - The Best Sizzling Spicy Appetizer

Appetizers are purely for fun. <i>Hors d'oeuvres</i> the French call them: "outside of the works." They are likely to have a wicked lot of calories but most …

roasted garlic hummus

This roasted garlic hummus recipe is one of our most popular recipes and always wins rave reviews.The garlic, lemon and creamy texture are just …

Recipes / Mediterranean / Minestrone della Nonna

Minestrone della Nonna<p><b>Serves:</b> 4• <b><br>Preparation time:</b> 15 minutes• <b><br>Cooking time:</b> 1¼ hours• <b><br>Total time:</b> 1½ hours<p>Ingredients<p>100g/4oz parmigiano<br>• 3 potatoes, diced<br>• 3 …

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Red Miso Recipe

Tip<p>How to Thaw Beef<p>As with most meat, the safest way to thaw beef is in the refrigerator. Small cuts of beef can take up to 24 hours, while larger …

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Might Be The Best Thing Ever

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I admit it: I was a hot avocado snob. Look around you, I'm sure you know one. I'm talking about people who scoff at the idea of serving avocado at any temperature other than cool. People who hear of tempura-fried …