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Orvis Takes Aim at the Fly-Fishing Boys’ Club

If you start seeing more women with fly rods over the next few years, you just might be able to thank Orvis. Earlier this year, the company declared its mission to increase the number of women in fly-fishing: it wants 50-percent participation by 2020.<p>That’s an aggressive timeline given that women …

Fishing

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

6 Private Island Resorts You Can Stay at with Points

“Expensive” and “far-fetched” are typically the first phrases that come to mind when people think about staying on a private island. However, if …

Hospitality

Prague city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in the Czech capital

Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires, is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. It’s a city of contradictions: a frontier of the modern West …

European Travel

One Last Piece of Life Advice from Anthony Bourdain

Listening back through my tapes from interviewing Bourdain in 2016, I found a gem.<p>A few days before Christmas 2016, former MUNCHIES Editor-in-Chief Helen Hollyman and I shared the experience of interviewing Anthony Bourdain at Bemelmans Bar here in New York City. We recorded for nearly four hours, …

Manhattan

Russia, Saudi Arabia are getting increasingly chummy, and that has big implications for OPEC and oil prices

Saudi Arabia may have gotten blown out by Russia during its first match at the World Cup, but there seems to be no hard feelings between Crown Prince …

Oil

This "I'm On Vacation" Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>it's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

Campervan startup doubles fleet, starts selling kits

Customers can purchase instead of rent vans that Contravan builds. <i>(Native Campervans)</i><p>The van-camping craze wasn’t just a summer fling.<p>In the past …

Salt Lake City

These Are the 14 Watches Our Staff Can’t Live Without

It’s funny: for the longest time, I’ve never really noticed an explicit love for watches amongst my colleagues, at least not until recently. I’d like …

Watches

Seattle's Must-Try Seafood Spots

Whether you prefer simple fish 'n' chips and a cold brew or like to keep it classy with oysters and Champagne, there's something special about …

Oysters

These Are the New Dad Status Symbols to Buy This Father’s Day | GQ

All the gear you need to be the best dad ever.<p>In the past few years, I have been sucked into certain dad-friendly activities like cooking meat outdoors, playing golf, making pour-over coffee, and fly fishing. That is, when I’m not researching baby things on the internet. The timing of my newfound …

Shopping

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

9 Father-Daughter Trips To Take For The Ultimate Father's Day Bonding Experience

Father's day is near, so why not plan an epic trip with your dad? When your dad holds a special place in your heart, he deserves to be celebrated. He …

Travel

For Bourdain, It Wasn’t Really About the Food, and That’s What Made Him Great

He wasn't trying to show us where to eat, but help us understand how we lived.<p>Anthony Bourdain spent the better part of the last two decades …

Celebrity Chefs

7 Great Quotes from Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, who passed Friday morning, was a father, chef, writer, and television host that grabbed the minds and hearts of his audience and …

Anthony Bourdain

How to Live, According to Anthony Bourdain

How to eat, how to be young, and when to shut the fuck up.<p><i>We at MUNCHIES are devastated by the death of Anthony Bourdain, one of our friends and heroes. Bourdain was a real one.</i> <i>Over the course of his wildly prolific career, he taught us so much—about eating, about traveling, and about experiencing</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

Radsone's EarStudio is the best gift for audiophiles missing the headphone jack

I miss having a headphone jack on my phone. You probably do too. Bluetooth headphones are getting better, but on the whole they pale in comparison to the decades of excellent wired headphones out there.<p>That’s where the RadSone EarStudio ES100, possibly my new favorite gadget, comes in. For $99, not …

Audiophile

The Best Travel Clothes for Everything from a Weekend Getaway to a Week-Long Business Trip

Now that summer is upon us, a summer getaway is the next logical step. Unlike the weekend at the beach, where you’ll need little more than a …

Clothing

Exploring North Kohala on the Island of Hawaii

North Kohala and the Kohala Coast<p>Located approximately 20 miles north of Kona International Airport on "the Big Island" of Hawaii lies the quiet …

Hiking

Get This No-Fuss Summer Watch for $210 Right Now

We’ve extolled the virtues of Citizen’s Promaster Divers in the past, but the takeaway is this: with a solar-charged quartz movement, big-time depth …

Macy's

How To Make Easy Pan-Fried Pork Chops — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Here's how you make a pork chop that can truly rival a great steak at home: Brine it with brown sugar, pan-fry it, and then baste it with butter. If …

Recipes

Where Old 747s Go to Die (and Live Again) - The Points Guy

Since announcing its retirement from the fleet in 2017, United has been honoring its beloved 747. From surprise celebratory domestic and …

San Francisco

New York City - Brooklyn Travel Guide

Best Time To Go<p>Like the rest of New York City, Brooklyn experiences warm-to-hot summers and cold, sometimes frigid winters. The city’s position near …

New York City

7 Iconic TV Destinations to See in NYC

Even if you’ve never been to New York City, chances are one of your favorite television shows has already transported you there, given that many of …

New York City

10 Things to Do in DUMBO on Front Street

DUMBO is an acronym short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The neighborhood is in the New York City borough of Brooklyn and was …

New York City

How to See Manhattanhenge 2018

Four times a year, Manhattan’s east-west grid aligns with the setting sun to create a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. It’s a celestial spectacle …

Landscape Photography

You Can Now Wear the Same Swim Trunks as Kelly Slater

LA-based Outerknown just released a new trunk designed by 11-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater. The performance-driven Apex Trunk melds the …

Kelly Slater

Fall Transition Must Haves

Well, with summer coming to an end it is time to start thinking about our fall wardrobes. Am I right? Lets take a look at a few outfits that I have …

Clothing

Deal Alert: Fly To Guadeloupe For $209 Round-Trip

An island in the French Caribbean with gorgeous beaches, lush landscape and a rich black heritage, Guadeloupe has been popular with French tourists …

Deal Alert: Round-Trip Flights To Bali Are Going For $482

Bali is a dream destination for both novice and seasoned travelers that wish to visit a place with a rich heritage and spiritual culture, so if you …