Albert Mercado

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This One Tip Will Make Or Break Your Next Trip

By late December, I still had no travel plan. I was leaving for Ireland on December 29th, and, other than a rental car and a plane ticket, I had nothing booked. My brother and I had a vague idea that we wanted to drive from Dublin across the West Coast, via the Wild Atlantic Way. Beyond that, we …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

You Do Win Friends With Salad, Especially These 3 Showstoppers

Composed salads aren't old-fashioned: These of-the-moment recipes are proof.<p>It's no secret that our editor-in-chief loves a composed salad, and for good reason. They have everything you could want in a dish—snappy vegetables, juicy meat, bright dressings, and crunchy toppings. Each of these …

Get Lost in Morocco

Lost in the maze of Marrakech, I pause for a moment to try to get my bearings. It's a mistake. Two young Moroccan men pounce on me and immediately strike up a friendly conversation.<p>"What are you looking for?"<p>"We can show you where to go."<p>The winding mass of little alleyways, lined with shops …

India Has Some Utterly Jaw-Dropping Hotels

<b>Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>(photo: Samode Hotels)</i><p>Many of India's architectural wonders -- palaces, forts, and noble houses -- have been transformed into magical boutique hotels, giving travelers a unique view into the country's past. These incredible properties are at the top of our …

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?<p>Sunday is Opening Day for the 2015 Major League Baseball season, which means this is the week the public found out what to expect on the only official roster that really matters: The ballpark menu, of course.<p>The New York Mets, the …

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

Should You Be Going on Safari in Zimbabwe?

In case you missed my last post, I just came back from an amazing trip to Zimbabwe. I had a great time and I met the most incredible people who are working hard to help communities and support conservation. So I was quite surprised by the response from some friends, clients and colleagues who say …

How to Create a Time Slice Photograph That Captures the Passage of Time

This “time slice” image by photographer Dan Marker-Moore is a photograph of Shanghai created with 65 separate images captured over 1 hour and 53 …

Photography

9 Green Spaces That Prove Singapore Is Literally An Urban Jungle

It’s a country. It’s a city. It’s Singapore. And this city-state is growing a lot more than its population. Half of Singapore is covered in green, lending to the slogan “City in a Garden.” Singapore prides itself on the way the beauty of nature harmoniously and visibly coexists with the modern …

7 Unexpected Ways to Use a Can of Coconut Milk

<i>BY ANNA STOCKWELL</i><p>Romulo Yanes<p>I always have a can of coconut milk in my cupboard. Yes, I use it to make curries, but you probably already do that, right? There are more ways to put that can of coconut milk to work for you though--ways that will turn the humble can of coconut milk into a permanent …

Where to Go in June for Savings and Culture

<i>By Christine Wei for ShermansTravel</i><p>Travelers are a savvy bunch -- they know that it's better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be booking trips <i>right now</i>? With that in mind, we've drummed up the smartest places you should be making …

Nine of the Most Striking Sacred Sites in Asia

<i>Some of the world's most incredible ancient sacred sites are found in Asia. Here are just a few of the most interesting and beautiful.</i><p><b>1. Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar</b><p>This giant golden pagoda in the city of Yangon is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country. The temple is said to house …

20 Great Happy Hours on the Las Vegas Strip

If you've stepped foot on the Strip recently, you're familiar with the realities of modern Las Vegas: $8.50 draft beers, $20 hamburgers, the $40 buffet. The days of casinos using cheap food and drink as a lure to keep you at the tables are mostly gone, and if you ask them, we're to blame for not …

Touching Photos of a Family’s Special Bond with the Magpie They Rescued

In late 2013, Australian photographer Cameron Bloom‘s family found an abandoned magpie chick on the ground in Newport, New South Wales. They took the …

Cute Animals

Unpowered exoboot takes some of the hard work out of hiking

Humans are well-tuned for walking, which is a good, low-impact form of exercise. But there are some instances where a little extra help might be needed -- for someone who needs to move around but is mobility impaired, for instance, such as a stroke patient; or for people who are on their feet a …

Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her from injury<p>A tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her own, as she suffers from a painful disease which has caused it to wear away.<p>Cleopatra, a leopard tortoise who was taken in by …

5 Bucket List Travel Destinations

We live in a wild and wondrous world, which means it's time to dust off your passport and get busy exploring Earth's natural treasures and man-made marvels. While hunting down every awe-inspiring landmark would take a lifetime, we've started off with five must-see destinations that should be on …

The cars of 'Fast & Furious 7'

Photographing Stunt Biker Danny MacAskill in Front of a Solar Eclipse

One of the many amazing photographs that emerged after the recent total solar eclipse was this epic shot of stunt biker Danny MacAskill soaring down …

Solar Eclipse

30 never-before-seen species of flies discovered in Los Angeles

Scientists have found 30 never-before-seen species of flies buzzing about in the city of Los Angeles.<p>The discovery suggests that we know less about the diversity of our winged neighbors than was previously thought.<p>The flies are all members of the phorid family, and were captured in 30 insect traps …

Zoology

These Turkey Burger Recipes Are The First Step Toward Eating Healthier

There aren't many turkey burgers that inspire the same excitement as a traditional beef burger. While burgers are normally celebrated for being juicy and ever so satisfying, the turkey alternative has the reputation of being dry, bland and all around disappointing.<p>It doesn't have to be that way. …