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How to Defrost Your Car Windshield in Less Than a Minute

If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that defrosting car windows is not just a slight …

Homemade

101 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight

Grab some popcorn and settle in: it's time for a romantic movie marathon! We've rounded up a diverse selection of the best quirky rom-coms, tearjerker historical romances, steamy erotic films, and classic love stories for your viewing pleasure. We've got foreign flicks, new indie movies, and …

A week-long, 80-mile walking tour of picturesque Brittany is a step back in time

A trek through bucolic landscapes in Europe is often chock full of dazzling surprises, but when the riverfront path I was following with my friend Lisa opened upon a scene right out of “Downton Abbey,” it still left us breathless.<p>Beyond a low slate wall stood a grand stone chateau with a tower …

France

The world's greatest walking trails

Hiking

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

Hiking

The Best Honeymoon Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

From over-the-top accommodations to secluded escapes, Condé Nast Traveler readers rated their favorite honeymoon islands in 2015.<p>10. Aruba<p>9. St. Thomas<p>8. Big Island, HI<p>7. Bahamas<p>6. Bermuda<p>5. Kauai, HI<p>4. Jamaica<p>3. Oahu, HI<p>2. Maui, HI<p>1. St. Lucia

Dominican Republic

Here's How To Make The Only Birthday Cake You'll Ever Need

Which means yellow cake with chocolate frosting, obviously.<p>And yes, of COURSE we will give you the Funfetti variation.<p>1. Arrange the two racks in your oven so that one is in the top third of the oven and one is right in the middle: You'll need both to bake all three layers.<p>2. Get all your …

Dessert

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

For Coffee Lovers, the Aeropress Is a Travel Necessity

People have been drinking coffee, in one variation or another, for over 500 years. It’s a staple of diets the world over, one of the last addictions …

The Great American Copper Flask Is Hand Built In The USA

The Great American Flask<p>Posted in Gear<p>Crowned America’s original and most beautiful flask, the Great American Flask is the pinnacle of portable …

Stylish suiting for your travels from Apolis

Stay sharp no matter where your travels take you.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>1<p>If you plan on packing a suit for your next trip you might …

Travel

Kangaroo Flexible Light

I can think of a lot of things to name a hexagonal light that bends and folds like a partially deflated pool float and looks like one of the puckered …

Moonshine Still Kit

Moonshine Still KitYeah, we dig it. Call it White Lighting, Cool Water, Hooch or Moonshine. You’ll be able to make your own 1-gallon at a time with …

Copper

Japanese Hori Hori Blade

Japanese Hori Hori BladeEvery man should have a utility all purpose blade around. Our pick, is this Japanese Hori Hori Blade. It is purposely …

Japan

The Crosspoint Wool Crew Socks Are Completely Waterproof

Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks<p>Posted in Gear<p>Nothing puts a damper on your camping trip more quickly than a wet pair of socks. Staying dry in the …

Understanding the Finer Points of Coffee Bean Roasting

From the coffee drinker’s side of the counter, brewing receives the majority of the credit, or blame, for how coffee tastes. Drip, pour over, siphon, …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Books

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p>The updated 2017 version of the best travel apps<p>Citymapper<p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend …

Apps

40 Fresh DIY Holiday Gifts for Every Single Person On Your List

This year, save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping, by DIYing the very best gifts for everyone on your list -- friends and family. These ideas from Hometalk bloggers are some of the best ways to show your love this holiday season, so save your cash, and spend some time crafting DIY gifts!<p><b>1.</b> …

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: White Elephant Picks

2015 Christmas Stocking Fillers for Foodies - 25 ideas under £10

It's now December and Christmas is looming well and truly large. Alas I've not even started making my list let alone checking it twice. If you're …

Food Preservation

Gift Guide: 15 New Additions

The coolest gear and big boy toys anyone would love to unwrap (including you).

20 cool and unusual travel accessories – perfect for gifts

It's always hard to buy interesting presents for the intrepid traveller, with weight, style and practicality all needing consideration. To save you …

Travelers

6 brilliant gifts for dads and mams this Christmas

Christmas is not all about the kids – that’s merely a ploy. Adults like to party, too. But what can you get your mam and dad this year? We look at a …

22 Cool Gifts for the Hipster Guy in Your Life

Truth: Pinning down the perfect gift for the fussy hipster in your life is no easy task (<i>is their favorite coffee cold brew or pour over — I can’t remember!</i>). But have no fear. There are plenty of stylish, rad <i>and</i> practical gifts out there that feel anything but mainstream — the all-important …

25 Gifts For People Who Only Care About Coffee

Life is about priorities. And by priorities, I mean coffee.

Coffee

26 ideas for the foodie on your holiday gift list

The holidays are here, and we've got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, pets, and the socially conscious as well as those who are into health & wellness, home décor and amazing experiences. And you'll find even more holiday gift ideas here.<p><b>Fermentation jar</b><p>This …

Kitchens

21 Christmas gifts that are perfect for tea-lovers

Deck the halls with boughs of tea, it’s almost Christmas. And definitely time to start shopping.<p>For your tea-loving friend, skip the ‘I heart tea’ …