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Los Angeles to Seattle by rail aboard the Coast Starlight

We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight when it dawned on me to check on the kids. I veered down the aisles of two passenger cars to the observation car, where my 9- and 13-year-old sons had secured a table and layered it with books, tablets and enough snacks …

Trains

11 Reasons Why Montenegro Needs to Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Ask anyone who visits this slice of absolute paradise and they’ll tell you that Montenegro is a land of Adriatic heaven. Bursting with rolling, …

European Travel

10 Stunning Train Trips for an Unforgettable Vacation in Motion

Amtrak Cascades<p>When it comes to the most distinguished names in North American train travel, Amtrak leads the way. Their iconic Amtrak Cascades route …

Trains

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

Nature

40 Cool PVC Hacks That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

As you may have noticed, we love discovering new and ingenious ideas when it comes to repurposing old stuff or using basic items to create unique and …

DIY

Wanderlusters, rejoice: Amtrak is offering cross-country routes at 2-for-1 prices *right now*

Taking a scenic train ride totally hits the wanderlust sweet spot. Not only do you bear witness to the panoramas unfolding just outside your window, …

Trains

16 of the best Alexa skills that we're obsessed with right now

Amazon Alexa is the retail giant’s "personal assistant" that lives inside of every Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV Stick device. The smart digital …

Raspberry Pi Image Recognition System With Alexa Voice

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a new project to keep them busy may be interested in a Raspberry Pi image recognition tutorial which has been …

Subwoofer 101: How to place and set up your subwoofer

On the A/V awesomeness scale, few components compete with the subwoofer. There’s just something primal about a box made for the sole purpose of …

Google Lowers The Artificial Intelligence Bar With Complete DIY Kits

Last year, Google released an artificial intelligence kit aimed at makers, with two different flavors: Vision to recognize people and objections, and …

How to make a hanging herb garden

Find out how to make a colourful hanging herb garden and enter our competition to win Cuprinol Garden Shades wood paint and transform your garden!<b>How</b> …

9 Easy Home Improvements You Can Make for Under $100

They may cost less than $100, but they'll make your room look like a million bucks.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

<b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples such as jacket spuds, peas or onions. Instead, go for favourites that don’t store …

Gardening

17 All-Inclusive Resorts That Definitely Don't Suck

The pros of an all-inclusive vacation are pretty straightforward: you don't have to lift a finger, carry a wallet, or make a single decision more …

vacation

A Dovetailing Trick for Beginners

I don’t think I’ve cut a single dovetail for eight months – my work has been mostly chairs and casework that relied on other joints. So I’m a bit out …

Woodworking

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Bucket Lists

18 Killer Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Chicago

Fried chicken is a gift from the higher powers that has the ability to make mouths water. Put it on a bun with add-ons like pickles, coleslaw, and cheese, though, and it becomes an irresistible combination. Chicago is home to many outstanding fried chicken joints but these following spots …

Cooking

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Preventing Shower Leaks

Here at BOWA, we’ve made a lot of money fixing other contractors’s mistakes. Many of those mistakes appear over and over again, and a lot of them …

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

The Entire Nation of New Zealand Is Doing a Secret Santa and We Want in

You may think that stringing up a few lights makes you good at Christmas. We hate to break it to you, but you’ve got nothing on the country of New …

San Francisco: Where to take out-of-town relatives and guests - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it</i> <i>with new additions</i> <i>for</i> <i>summer 2018</i><i>.</i><p>The three-day holiday weekend is here folks. For many this means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will drop by for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to …

This Is Giada De Laurentiis's Best Pasta Recipe, According to Food Network Fans

Giada De Laurentiis is the Food Network's bona fide queen of Italian food, and her encyclopedic collection of classic Italian recipes proves it. The …

How to Find Free Camping in the US & Canada

Shares 37.3K<p>Whether you’re traveling long-term or just camping on a budget, learning how to find free camping is an essential skill.<p>We’ve spent 13 …

The Ultimate Meat Lasagna Recipe

I know everyone thinks theirs is the ultimate lasagna recipe, but with twice the meat and cheese filling as most recipes, this lasagna really is the …

Food

I Bet Making One Of These 15 Soups Will Cheer You Up

It's that time of the year.

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

This casserole combines all the irresistible features of a loaded spud, but is cooked and served family style for an extra-hearty side.<p>Preheat the …

Recipes