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Travel

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

The 500-year-old snack

Born from a muddy pool of water, the succulent century egg has endured as a comfort food for hundreds of years.<p>Hundreds of years ago, a savoury idea – called the century egg – was hatched in rural China. As the story goes, a farmer found naturally preserved duck eggs in a muddy pool of water and …

Hong Kong

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

Japan

The most expensive coffee on Earth

In a country that can overwhelm the uninitiated, highly-caffeinated Vietnamese coffee is the perfect balance of bitter and sweet.<p><i>If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC</i> …

Coffee

Is this the world’s greatest rice?

In Charleston, South Carolina, rice doesn’t take a backseat to other ingredients – it’s a homegrown rock star.<p>Rice is an overlooked culinary component, often viewed as a necessary, but not particularly flavourful, staple to a meal. It’s a supporting cast member to the star on the plate, the …

South Carolina

The secret to Japanese grilling

Considered the world’s best fuel for grilling, chefs around the world swear that Kishu Binchotan imparts meat and seafood with a flavour unachievable using other charcoals.<p>Wakayama Prefecture, a sparsely populated region in Japan’s Kansai region, is renowned for its plums and mandarin oranges. Less …

Japan

Scotland's wee but wild road

A 516-mile route that passes through spooky ruins, fairytale glens, toothy castles, rugged fairways and shingle-sand beaches. Not to mention distilleries.<p>Locals call it the “wee mad road”: a looping ribbon of asphalt that hugs the coastline between the fishing hamlets of Inverkirkaig, Coigach and …

Scotland

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Serengeti Safari | Tanzania

Accommodation & Amenities<p>Camp Dates<p>Migration Viewing<p>November to June<p>Accommodation<p>Accommodation at Namiri Plains is nothing short of superb. This …

Wildlife

Pay what you want at a Paris hotel

Running until 10 August, a new initiative allows guests to stay the night, and decide afterwards how much they feel their stay was worth.<p>France ranks as the world’s most popular tourist destination, with around 33 million visitors coming to Paris annually. As such, demand for hotels – and prices – …

Hospitality

The hidden Scottish Highlands

Hikers roam freely in this glacier-carved land of lonely sea cliffs, winding trails and breathtaking views.

Scotland

50 Years of the Porsche 911 | Gear Patrol

Easybreath Snorkeling Mask

The Easybreath Snorkeling Mask is a new, award wining product by Tribord. The innovative full face snorkeling mask makes breathing under water as …

Snorkeling

Four apps that can transform any Android device into a Galaxy S5

These free apps from the Google Play store can bring some of the most talked about Galaxy S5 features to your Android device.<p>There has been a lot of talk about Samsung's latest flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S5 is filled with new and exciting features, which have helped make it one of the hottest …

Apps

Look Inside the Peninsula Lake House in Austin

The Peninsula Lake House in Austin is a modern structure that still fits beautifully with the surrounding nature. Made of glass and steel, the roof …

Articles about 7 modern wooden louver facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Architecture

Mandela: The Miracle Maker

The extraordinary life of the man who liberated South Africa—and then kept the country from falling apart.<p>Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, …

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

National Parks

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>Simon Upton/The Interior Archive