Andy Nicholas

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One drug dealer, two corrupt cops and a risky FBI sting

On a humid summer day in 2004, Davon Mayer stepped out of his house on Bennett Place in the heart of Baltimore. Sixteen years old, Davon was short, plump and baby-faced, still more of a kid than an adolescent. Like many other boys in his neighbourhood, he had long since stopped going to school and …

Crime

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Top 10 Thai Pastes and Sauce Recipes

For Thai paste and sauce that tastes authentic and is simple to make, try one of these delicious recipes! Making your own Thai paste or sauce isn't …

Top 10

Chinese Dipping Sauce Recipes

Are you looking for a good dip? Have you run out of ideas for a delicious sauce to go with your appetizers or party snacks? This article contains …

Recipes

This is The Most Beautiful Waterfall in America You've Never Heard of

The Grand Canyon is one of Southwest America's greatest icons and natural wonders. Welcoming over 4.5 million visitors a year, it's surprising how …

Hiking

Tiny house doubles as rock climbing gym

For one climbing-obsessed couple, downsizing meant making room for the important things<p>While there’s a grand history of modern homes with climbing walls, this Mississippi tiny house takes the cake. The entire front facade of this 28-foot-long abode is covered with commercial-grade modular climbing …

Climbing

The Pacific Northwest's Best Day Hikes

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

New England

The 10 best European cities for foodies

We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and paid special attention to the top spots in Europe. Whether you're in search of decadent desserts, scrumptious grilled meats, or a hearty bowl of pasta, we've got your next European vacation covered.

The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we've compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.<p>These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State (2016)

Each year Singletracks ranks the most popular mountain bike trails based on the number and quality of Singletracks members’ reviews, along with the …

30 mouthwatering foods everyone should try in South Korea

Korean food is special, as it's closely connected to the country's culture and history. It is also extremely bold in flavor. In fact, Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," loves Korean cuisine. He told AdWeek's Lisa Granatstein, "It's so delicious and exciting. [It's] what the cool kids …

The 9 Most Luxurious Hotels for an Adults-Only Holiday

Discover the true meaning of peace and quiet.<p>There is nothing romantic about a couples getaway ruined by screaming children in the hotel pool or a food fight taking place at the neighboring table as you try to enjoy an intimate dinner. Sometimes you just want to enjoy your hard-earned vacation in …

Miami Beach

The Ultimate Whole Grain Cooking Guide

Take your pot of grains from blah to badass with these tips from the dirty-talking chefs behind Thug Kitchen.<p><b>Whole grains</b>: They're packed with fiber, …

8 Mistakes That Are Costing You When Traveling to Europe

Like not considering staying in a hostel.<p>A European vacation can do wonders for the soul. Paris, London, Madrid and a thousand more historic cities …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Spices

10 of the best walking and hiking adventures in the world

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail<p>Hike North America's most famous trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts …

Hiking

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

The best Redwood parks to escape the crowds

Vacation crowds can turn Yosemite, Big Sur, Monterey, South Lake Tahoe and San Francisco into pressure cookers. The Redwood Empire can provide a relief valve. In that empire is an array of state and national parks, plus national forests, and within them, 60 campgrounds, dozens of trailheads and …

Vancouver Island: The cosmopolitan meets 'natural' nature

Print<p>Related<p>VANCOUVER ISLAND — Massive, moss-covered trees in a forest called “Avatar.” Adorable Scottish Highland cattle with Donald Trump-style …

The sauce that can transform a simple summer meal

Romesco is a flavorful sauce of roasted red peppers, almonds, tomatoes and garlic that hails from the coast of Spain. It has a savory richness without being heavy, and it’s an ideal and healthful accompaniment for just about anything you might be grilling, including seafood, vegetables, poultry and …

5 Dishes Gordon Ramsay Thinks You Should Know How to Cook

To celebrate the release of Gordon Ramsay Dash, the chef hosted a Reddit AMA. For anyone hoping to start cooking or impress Chef Ramsay by mastering what <i>he</i> thinks is important to know how to cook, read on.<p>Comment from discussion Hi guys! It's Gordon Ramsay, back for another AMA, this time from …

Gordon Ramsay

Summer Is Here! Meet The Top Nine U.S. Cities Americans Are Visiting This Year

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, you don’t always have to travel halfway around the world for your next adventure. Sometimes the best trips are in your own backyard.<p>According to American Express Travel booking data, domestic U.S. travel is on the rise. That’s great for cutting down on …

17 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low

Papua New Guinea

12 Recipes for Smoky, Tender Ribs This July 4th

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I was a kid, "summertime" was just another way of saying "ribs." Whenever we had a party, my dad would buy racks and racks of ribs—a hilarious amount, really—and throw them on the grill. (We always joked that he didn't know how to cook for fewer …

BBQ

20 Tourist Attractions Worth the Money (and 5 That Aren't)

Your vacation dollars should work as hard as you …