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Spectacular Places

Spectacular Places

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …


Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …


Cherry Clafoutis (Clafouti) Recipe

Ingredients (10)<p>Butter, for coating the pan<br>• 12 ounces fresh sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted (about 2 cups)<br>• 3 large eggs, at room temperature<br>• 1 cup …


A Causa for Celebration

Causa de cangrejo<p>Peruvian potato, crab and avocado dish<p>The Spring 2009 semester is now history!<p>For a few weeks at least, there will be no syllabi …

Welcome savour

Moqueca de Peixe

2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 medium onion, cut into 1/4inch dice<p>1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/4inch dice<p>1 green bell pepper, cored, …

Making Poisson Cru

If you’ve been to the islands of Tahiti, chances are you’ve tried their signature dish, poisson cru. It’s on nearly every menu in Tahiti and its …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …


Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Sous-vide Cooking

San Francisco's top cheap eats

Booms and busts come and go fast in this Gold Rush town, but there's one thing you can always count on: dinner. Whether you're flush or broke, San Francisco offers vast menu options and excellent value for money. Not that it's always cheap – the fad for pricey pizzas and gourmet burgers isn't quite …

San Francisco

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25 Vegetarian recipes you can cook in under 30 minutes

We are big fans of spending quality time on food and eating. Eating is one of the most important things you do all day long, so for physical, mental …

Honey Glazed Carrot and Parsnip Farro Salad

I couldn’t be more excited to begin this blogging endeavor! Mostly excited because I have an awesome recipe to share, and partly because, if you are …

it's weird and it's wonderful

OK. Portland. I think I have a pretty fair angle on this city, because I am not from here. I am from New York and therefore a visitor. I have been …

Turkey is Leading Summer Destination

Best Hike Treks South Africa's Otter Trail

No one hikes more unique and unusual trails that Rick McCharles, the writer of the always interesting Best Hike Blog. When he isn't busy coaching …


Black Tomato