Isa Huisman

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The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

How to survive a boring road trip

'Are we there yet?'<p>'But I wanna be there NOWWWWW!'<p>'I’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mbored...'<p>The above might sound like a small child’s back seat complaints, but it’s actually a sampling of my running commentary from the first 20 minutes of a recent, epic 4.5 hour road …

Top 10 scenic drives

They don't call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.<p>A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new <i>USA</i> guide for more, and …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Ireland’s best trips: Ancient Ireland

Ireland is a road-tripper's dream, with scenery and history in every direction. To turn your car into an instant time machine, all you have to do is hit the road and wind your way through middle Ireland’s collection of ancient tombs, Celtic sites and monastic cities, covering 3000 years in just …

The real (and unspoken) rules of US roads

The United States is a very large place so driving cultures can be surprisingly, even hilariously diverse. Regional driving aptitude and situational awareness can range from commendable to terrifying, so stay on your toes when venturing into unfamiliar territory.<p>Knowing the local driving laws and …

End of the Road: 10 Destinations Worth the Drive

Today the #FriFotos theme is <b>Road Trips</b>, one of my favorite ways to explore a new destination. I’ve been on quite a few road trips and one thing that …

Inside the Curl: Surfing's Surprising History

From Thomas Jefferson to drug kingpins, surfing has influenced generations.<p><b>What happens when two middle-aged surfers paddle into the lineup at a world-famous California surf break?</b><p><b>When the two surfers in question are serious science historians at preeminent California universities, the result is a</b> …

Startup helps merchants track customer behaviour through WiFi

What if there was a way of counting people as they entered a store that didn't involve making them walk through a metal turnstile? What if, moreover, there was a way of telling where in the store they lingered, what time they arrived and how long they stayed before they left? You'd need to convince …

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Microsoft files patent for augmented reality glasses

Microsoft may be working on a pair of augmented reality glasses for Xbox gaming, according to a patent application published last week.<p>In an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office, dated 1 August 2013, Microsoft describes “a system and related methods for inviting a potential player to …

Rosemary Foccacia

I didn't have much time to bake this weekend, so I decided to fit in a simple focaccia bake to go along side a Spaghetti Pomodoro I was planning to …

Thai Steak Salad with Roasted Chili Mango Vinaigrette

To prep steak, whisk together marinade ingredients (the coconut milk through the chili sauce) in a large bowl. Season the steak with salt and pepper …

Pasta Salad with Melon, Pancetta, and Ricotta Salata

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>August 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces thinly sliced pancetta (Italian bacon)<p>4 ounces orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta)<p>Kosher salt<p>3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<p>2 1/2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar<p>2 cups 1x1x1/4' pieces peeled …

Cheese Curd, Asparagus, and Prosciutto Pasta Salad Recipe

<b>Read more: Dinner Tonight: Cheese Curd, Asparagus, and Prosciutto Pasta Salad</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon juice and 1 teaspoon zest from 1 lemonKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1/3 pound fresh cheese curds (or mozzarella), broken into 1/2-inch piecesHandful …

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Cheddar & Almonds

Servings: 6-8<p>Ingredients<p>For the Dressing<p>1 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's or Duke's<br>• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar<br>• 3 tablespoons honey or …

Bring Cold Spaghetti Salad To The Party

Elevate your summer picnics with this improved pasta dish<p>At some point this summer, if you are invited to an outdoor cookout, one of the guests will inevitably bring The Rotini Salad.<p>You know The Rotini Salad I’m talking about. It’s the one with the boiled white spiral noodles, chopped bell …

Lime Beef Salad

1. To make the vinaigrette: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Cover and chill.<p>2. To make the salad: Combine all the …

The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

Just like a Caprese salad, a good Greek salad must be made only at the height of summer, when tomatoes are at their peak. To those tomatoes are added crisp and refreshing cucumbers, briny black olives, and just a bit of onion, here quickly pickled to tame its pungency and add pops of acidity to …

Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, and Basil Salad Recipe

Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are a classic combination, but sometimes the dish can be very bland. Here, cherry-sized mozzarella balls (<i>ciliegine</i>) are marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper, and then tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes and golden balsamic vinegar. …

A Five-Minute Salad

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty -- even if they're eaten while our eyes are on the screen. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's managing editor</i> …

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How to Do a Bar Tour

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Back during the First Great Age</b> of the American Bar (late 19th century to early 20th century), the sporting gents who didn't mind if they did liked to spend the occasional evening navigating the "cocktail route." As the name implies, this was a loose archipelago of …

14 Chefs Reveal Their Secret Hangover Cures

Unlike most of us, chefs know how to whip up a remedy fast.<p>It happens, even to—some would say, <i>especially to</i>—culinary experts. Chefs keep weird hours. The work is hard and the nights are late. Plus there's the inherent sense of community found both intra- and inter-restaurant. A late night, lots of …

Something to Drink: 3 Rums You've Never Heard of

<b>There's a deep connection</b> between Boston and rum. More than 150 distilleries operated in New England at the time of the American Revolution, and they made some of the world's best rum.<p>Whiskey replaced rum as America's drink shortly after the nation gained independence, but by then the world was in …

The Experimental Drink: Bull-Ball Beer

<b>Making a beer out of bull testicles</b> sounds like an April Fools' joke, no? It was to Denver's Wynkoop Brewing Co. this year, when they announced a new beer made of the stuff on April 1. But then it wasn't. They're actually brewing and selling the beer, the <i>Denver Post</i> reports. At seven percent …

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What Happened at WhiskyFest: A Drinking Diary

<b>It could be said that</b> the perfect meal consists of a good steak, a great bottle of whiskey, and a loyal dog to eat whatever remains of the steak. Starting at nine in the morning during this past weekend's 2012 New York WhiskyFest, four hundred people had whiskey for breakfast. We had whiskey for …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

Whitewater rafting can spice up any trip, whether you're looking for a pleasant family float or a white-knuckle reunion of college friends. Here's what you need to know as you plan your next raft trip.<p>There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of …

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25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

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15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

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The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.