Eleen Malhotra

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How to Make a Croquembouche, the Totally Over-the-Top Tower of Cream Puffs

Often served at French weddings and, I've been told recently, New Orleanian ones, <b>croquembouche</b>, or "crunch in the mouth" is a Christmas-tree shaped tower of pastry-cream filled <i>pâte à choux</i> held together with caramelized sugar. I know. It's totally over-the-top. While it seems like an intimidating …


The New World of Travel Writing

As a writer, editor, and teacher, I care about travel writing that matters. My own journey of learning about and reflecting on the ever-evolving world of travel writing and publishing is a continual one, propelled each year by the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, held each …

National Geographic Travel

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

Southern Italy

Peach Dutch Baby Pancake with Cherry Compote

6 to 8 Servings<p>Think of this Dutch baby recipe as one gigantic, stress-free pancake.<p>August 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Compote<p>1/4 cup honey<p>2 3' strips lemon peel<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>2 cups cups fresh (or frozen, thawed) cherries (about 1 lb.), stemmed, pitted, halved<p>Pancake<p>4 tablespoons (1/2 …


Climbing On Mount Denali

U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher

High school students in the U.S. take lots of standardized tests. There are state tests, new Common Core-aligned field tests, and an alphabet soup of others like the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) and NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) exams, the SAT, ACT, AP …

Finding a new Earth could be a sign we’re on our way to extinction

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone”—the distance from a star in which we might expect …

Rare Earth

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …


Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out than in.