Jeannette Freely

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Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Vietnam tips: a first-timer's guide

Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision of Southeast Asia's past, present and future so stark. At times, this clash can seem so confronting and confusing as to send even experienced travellers fleeing for the nearest luxury hotel. …

10 Best Underwater Sites to Visit

If you have a taste for history, then stray away from museums that are flooded with tourists and navigate your way to the depths of the ocean to visit these spectacular underwater treasures.<p>Some of the most magnificent pieces of architecture in the world have been submerged under water by …

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26 Cheap Things to Do, Eat and See in New Orleans

ure you can drop a wad of cash in The Big Easy, but it's not necessary. Here are 26 cheap -- and free! -- things to do, eat, and see in New Orleans that won't bankrupt your vacation.<p>Big cities can be a drain on the wallet with pricey options for entertainment, food, and transportation, but New …

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Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Want To See A Ghost Tonight? Hunting Them Is One Of Ireland's Weirder Treats

Day after day Ireland has been full of sun for the last month, but still every night as it sets an important activity resumes across the land – ghost hunting. The adventurous tourist who wants to take a walk on the “Other Side” has many escorts waiting from Antrim to Dublin, Cavan and Kerry and …

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Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Preserve the Season: Chile-Spiced Strawberry Syrup

I love the impeccable floral fragrance that strawberries give off when just plucked, fresh from the soil. Any home preservationist would want to try …

Dublin Travel: 10 Must-Sees In The City Of A Thousand Welcomes

I visited Dublin three months ago while I was studying abroad in Europe, and while I only spent three days there, the food, the beer, the music, and above all, the people left a lasting impression on me.<p>When visiting Dublin, my first piece of advice is to take a taxi from the airport. Yes, it's …

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Ireland's 10 Best Attractions

From history to literature to natural wonders—not to mention music and merriment—this tiny island packs a vacation whollop. Just in time for St. …

Two Easy Ways to Cut Carrots

Homemade French Onion Dip

Heat oven to 425°. Toss quartered onions with 2 tbsp. oil on a foil-lined baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Roast, turning occasionally, …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

em> Recipe </em> :: Hawaiian Lava Flow {cocktail}

I just discovered this amazingly delicious drink in Hawaii. It is a variation on a pina colada, with the addition of a strawberry puree. The drink is …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

a delectable cocktail with strawberries and coconut water

I have wanted to experiment and make drinks using coconut water since I first sipped this delectable nectar straight out a coconut a few years ago. …

The Complete Serious Eats Guide to Cooking Lobster

GalleryThe Complete Serious Eats Guide to Cooking Lobster<p>Lobster Week has been a lot of fun for us, not least because we got to eat so much lobster in the process. We've put together all of our eating and buying guides, along with a collection of recipes, in one easy-to-navigate post. Read on for …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

On the Phone in Ireland

This is the season when we have all hands on deck. That means nearly all our guides are busy leading our tours -- and nearly all our researchers and co-authors are busy updating our guidebooks. I'll be working on our Italy and Spain books this spring. Pat O'Connor, the co-author of our Rick Steves' …

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5 Fab and Free Food Factory Tours

(photo: sporst/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>Ever wonder how your favorite candy or snack is made? Food factories all over the country invite visitors behind the scenes to watch the people and machines that make it happen. These factory tours make a particularly great pit stop for families: they are …

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Dublin Travel: Ireland's Capital Has The Cutest Tourism Campaign Probably Ever

File this under too cute for words.<p>Dublin offers its tourists a unique view of the city by way of City of a Thousand Welcomes. Started by a local Dubliner in 2011, the program allows first-time visitors to grab a pint or a cup of tea with a local...free of charge. As the program says on its …

The Best Places to Grab a Pint and See the Sights in Ireland

If you are going to visit Ireland, you'll definitely want to stop for a pint of Guinness or Smithwicks and take in the sights. Not sure which places are the best? We asked Wilma to share her favorites with us.<p>Lovely, green and enchanting Ireland! A perfect place for a bicycle tour vacation, this …

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