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12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …

Is Chicory Coffee Good for You?

If you are a coffee lover looking to cut back on your caffeine intake, chicory coffee is often touted as a healthy substitute to the standard brew. …

Coffee
Cooking

18 Recipes Every Pumpkin Fan Should Try This Fall

From brownies and waffles to hummus and meatballs (not to mention pie!), these recipes make delicious use of our favorite orange squash

5 Smart Apps You Haven't Downloaded but Should

Ask any savvy traveler what his or her favorite app is and you’ll get an array of answers. That’s because the coin phrase “there’s an app for that” …

Fill Your Home With The Delicious Scent (And Flavor!) Of Our Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Apple cider is a fairly distinct drink for the fall season, when apples are being picked and cinnamon is being used in everything. Whether you prefer …

Cider

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Details & Requirements<p>Length of access: 1 year<br>• 300,000+ TV episodes (250,000 free)<br>• 200,000+ movies (10,000 free)<br>• 50,000+ radio stations<br>• 2,000+ live …

Things You Need To Know About Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

The term ‘Carbohydrate’ is a word we have all heard before and one that lends itself to foods that give us energy. Foods that are rich in …

Want The Best Ribs You've Ever Had? Just Add This One Thing To Your Crock-Pot

I just looove my slow cooker. Always dependable, always making meals taste amazing with barely any effort, cooking your dinner so it's ready when you …

8 Websites That Will Change the Way You Book Travel

Photo courtesy Pexels.com<p>These tools are what the pros use to stretch their miles, find deals, and have the best airport experiences possible.<p>For …

Flying
College Sports

Here's the optimal route for visiting every national park in the lower 48

Randy Olson, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, has calculated a route that visits all 47 national parks in the 48 contiguous states. It covers some of the most gorgeous sites found in North America: the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Everglades, and the Rocky Mountains all make an …

National Parks

10 Ways to Lose Your Gut in 10 Days

Vintage Revivals

Ombre is HOT right now. I have been in love with it for a few months but haven’t had a project to use it on yet. This lampshade was the perfect …

Tutorial: Pom pom trim and felt zig zag ruffle throw pillows

Autumn from It’s Always Autumn shares a tutorial for making a pom pom trimmed pillow and a tutorial for making a pillow with felt zig zag ruffles …

National Geographic Travel

You Think You Have It Bad? Here's One Of The Snowiest Places On Earth

Ok, we know we know. It's snowing...<i>again</i>. We get it. But these poor folks over in Japan get dumped on annually, sometimes with 50 to 60 feet of snow in a typical year, according to the video below. (For some perspective, they had nearly 17 feet of snow on the ground in January of this year.)<p>On the …

Great Read: Aloha, Honolulu

Above the freeway, beyond the suburban houses crawling up the slopes of the Koolau Mountains, through a stand of Cook pines, past a grove of pungent eucalyptus, beside leafy breadfruit and Malay apple trees, long-stemmed bird-of-paradise flowers bloom. A regal-looking rooster struts across my path, …

The Dish on Puerto Vallarta

The scene: A beautiful woman sips a fruity drink out of a coconut, lounging on a picture-perfect beach with a pink hotel in the background. The words “<i>Puerto Vallarta“</i> are scrawled across the strangely muted image, immortalized forever in the postcards of yesteryear. Take me there, I always thought.<p>…

The Temptation of Punta de Mita

I hold three squirming baby turtles, about 12 hours old, in my hands, at sunset on a private beach in Punta de Mita, Mexico.<p>They are a dark, smoky gray color, and touching them feels like running my hands over rough sandpaper. After I carefully place them on the sand, I scoop the 86 baby turtles …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

Long Weekend Bliss in Mexico City

I tend to get very animated about new discoveries. Like the best chocolate cake (EVER!) from Delirio, a delicatessen in Roma, Mexico City. Bites of this cake, called Tarta Helena, melt in your mouth and linger there. I wanted to find Chef Monica Patiño, give her a high five, and beg for the …

Los Cabos: A Window to Paradise

When I landed in Los Cabos, I almost immediately started daydreaming. You will too, if you come here. It’s rare that I arrive at a destination and start planning my return trip. Cabo hooked me in an hour.<p>Why? It’s something I started calling “Baja Soul” — a feeling of complete tranquillity. I …