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A recipe for rum-walnut chocolate chip pie, plus how to make perfect whipped cream

A little rum, a little vanilla, brown sugar, walnuts and no shortage of chocolate — all wrapped up in a buttery pie crust. What's not to love? The recipe, from Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara, is one of our favorite pies, perfect served warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. You can find …

Baking

World's Top Male Travel Bloggers

Having recently noticed that almost all the blogs I have been following for the past year or so are predominantly female travel bloggers, I set out …

Backpackers' experiences: readers’ travel tips

Many of travel’s magic moments come on backpacking trips, when random situations provide a route to adventure. From China and Chile to Sudan and Slovakia, readers share favourite discoveries<p><b>Winning tip: Night train to Siping, China</b><p>The sleeper train journey from Beijing to Siping in Jilin province …

South America

How I sold everything to start a business from scratch while I travel the world

I held the key to the U-Haul in my hands.<p>It was the only key I had left after I returned my apartment key to the landlord and sold my car. That was the first of many moments I would have over the next few months in which I asked myself, What were you thinking?<p>I was moving to a tropical island to …

8 New Year’s Travel Resolutions (And How to Stick to Them)

Make 2016 the year of no unclaimed vacation days.<p>The year 2015 was the best travel year of my life. Why? Because I spent most of it on the road. In October 2014, I quit my editing job in New York; the following month, I flew to Shanghai on a one-way ticket. In the 365 days since, I’ve traveled …

Local Experts

Great for sports fans, the Arena is the home of Ajax, the legendary Amsterdam football team. Tours of the stadium give you an insider's view and …

Give the Gift of Flipboard to…Self-Improvers

For some people, the holiday season is a time to relax the health and fitness regimen, put it on the backburner until the new year. But for others, being healthy, happy and successful is a nonstop concern. If you’ve got friends who like to keep their minds and bodies in check all year long, then …

Fitness

Why You Should Always Say Yes To Adventure Travel

Adventure - what does it mean to you? Throwing yourself out of a plane, leaping off a cliff, or hiking a mountain? Or perhaps just travelling solo to a country you've never been to before? Whatever your definition of adventure travel there's one thing for sure - it's hella good for the soul and if …

Personal Trainer to Star Athletes Knows How to Make Them Suffer

Mackie Shilstone designs punishing workouts for Serena Williams and other clients and is no less demanding of himself<p>Mackie Shilstone, the fitness guru and personal trainer to pro athletes including tennis ace Serena Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has a high tolerance for …

Serena Williams

21 Delicious One-Pot Meals That Are Actually Affordable

They all clock in at about $5 per serving. More money, less dishes.<p><i>Note: Cost estimates in this post assume you already have a few kitchen essentials on hand — like oil, flour, sugar, and spices. Prices are based on Fresh Direct prices when available, and various other online prices when not</i> …

Amazing photos show that Borneo’s “sea gypsies” are the happiest people on the planet

THE SAMA-BAJAU PEOPLE of Borneo live entirely off of the sea. They spend their lives in tiny floating villages on remote parts of the ocean, and they …

Travel 365: A diver explores the reefs around Île Europa, which lies in a stretch of the Mozambique Channel. http://on.natgeo.com/1pvpWRI Photograph by Thomas Peschak, National Geographic

The Alienware 13 is the smallest and lightest gaming laptop in Dell's lineup

Y'all remember the Alienware M11x, right? That compact, netbook-sized gaming laptop with the glowing keyboard that made it look like a spaceship? Anyway, Dell discontinued it back in 2012, only to release several big-screen machines the following year. Well, it looks like someone at the company saw …

Home is where your car is.

Like the impenetrable city with which it shares a name, the Troy concept utility vehicle is designed to protect its precious cargo over a variety of …

A Carbon Tax That Can Rise From Australia's Ashes

As the post-mortems arrive to determine the cause of death for Australia's carbon tax, a couple of questions emerge:<p>Why did this happen?<p>What lessons can we learn?<p>The answer to the first question is fairly simple: A politician - Julia Gillard - promised she wouldn't tax carbon, and then she broke …