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6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …

10 Reasons to Go Eat in Brooklyn

From crabs in Red Hook to pizza in Bushwick, there are plenty of great eateries all over Brooklyn. Check out our list below of some of the best restaurants in the borough from Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema, where you can enjoy dinner and a movie at the same time, to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which now …

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Product Reviews

Amy Poehler: Female Friends Will Outlast the Men in Your Life

It’s no surprise to hear that Amy Poehler is all about girl power.<p>The former <i>Saturday Night Live</i> star, who should be asked to host every awards show …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Travel

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

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Dessert

20 Ways To Get Your Kimchi Fix

We have a giant, soft, garlicky spot in our hearts for Korean recipes, especially when there's kimchi involved. This fermented cabbage pickle ranges from sour to salty, funky to fiery and mellow to all-out stinky.<p>Kimchi is more than having a renaissance right now. It is turning up all over the …

Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg for Ramen (Ajitsuke Tamago) Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This recipe can be made using leftover broth from chashu pork. If you have this broth, replace all the ingredients in the marinade with the broth.<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab, Ramen Edition: How to Make a Marinated Soft Boiled Egg (Ajitsuke Tamago)</b><p>Ingredients1 …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Travel

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Everest Base Camp

18 Road Trip Hacks That Will Actually Make Your Trip Awesomer

The Great American Road Trip can become even greater when you tweak a few simple things about your approach.<p>Heed our advice, grab a couple close friends, and get out there on the best trip of your life.<p><b>1. Make a plan, but not a rigid one.</b><p>If you’ve got a time limit (as most road trippers do), it’s …

Charlie Chaplin's Birthday: Movie Legend Born 124 Years Ago Today

Given his current relevance, it's difficult to believe that movie legend Charles "Charlie" Chaplin was born 124 years ago today, on April 16, 1889. But the British-born star -- who was knighted in 1975 -- wasn't always so popular. Chaplin was born into poverty in South London to an alcoholic father …

2013 Tours of a Lifetime

Travel Photography

This LEGO DSLR Comes with a Flexible Strap and External Flash

If you thought the LEGO Nikon F SLR we shared earlier this week was neat, check out this LEGO DSLR created by Taiwanese LEGO enthusiast RGB900. The …