Evan Smith

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NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

Scenic Drive | Capitol Reef National Park, USA

Stout Grove: Big and small

Mammoth Peak Sunrise Reflection

Old Barn

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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

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Koh Yao Noi, A Reluctant Review

When it comes to travel, can you be selfish?<p>Can I keep special certain places to myself, or is it even more immoral because I am a travel blogger? …

Snorkelling

10 Best Thailand Beach Resorts

With hundreds of beautiful tropical islands, Thailand has no shortage of fine beach resorts. This list presents the best <b>beach resorts in Thailand</b>, as …

Luxury Lifestyle

The 10 best islands in Thailand

White sand, rustic-chic beach shacks, a hammock gently swaying between two palm trees as a turquoise sea laps at the shore… But each is quite …

10 Days in Thailand: Itinerary Ideas

Whether you’re just passing through or making Thailand a destination, you are sure to join the millions of travelers who reminisce fondly over their …

What to Eat in Thailand: Famous Thai Food

Thai food is one of the most popular international cuisines, beloved by countries around the world. Known for their spicy curries, fragrant soups, …

A guide to the eateries of Thailand

The first <i>ráan khâo kaeng</i> (rice & curry shop) to have been historically documented was a lean-to affair situated just outside the palace walls in 17th century Ayuthaya. It was said to have served rice and curry to palace courtiers who were too busy to prepare meals for themselves, but we know …

Thailand: which beach is right for you?

It isn’t fair, really – there are over 200 countries around the globe and Thailand has managed to snag a disproportionate amount of the world’s top beaches.<p>These aren’t your average stretches of sand; you’re about to uncover perfect powder-soft dunes and dramatic limestone crags that pop straight …

Thailand’s islands: where to escape the crowds

Whether it is riding in the back of an open tuk-tuk or racing across the waves in a longtail boat, a journey through Thailand’s islands always feels like a real adventure. Thailand’s beauty is no secret, but there are still a few wonders that remain relatively under wraps.<p>Khao Sok National …

The perfect trip: Thailand

With some of the world's finest street food, ancient ruined temples amid rainforest and beaches of almost surreal beauty, the Southeast Asian country is a feast for the senses.<p>Cover the entire length of Thailand by car, taxi, plane and longtail boat, beginning in Bangkok, then heading north to the …

Asia Travel

Colombia Unexplored

No country on earth is more geographically blessed than Colombia, with its high-altitude peaks, lush jungles, pristine beaches, wildlife-rich rainforest, and strong coffee. Now that the guerrillas of the FARC are moving toward a peace accord, the land of cocaine and kidnappings may become the best …

South America

Local Experts

Easter will be arriving this Sunday, April 1, and you might soon find yourself coming across a remote island that shares a name with the holiday. ... …

Hiking the Inca Trail

The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca Trail. But before I even …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …