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The enchanting walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia

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European Travel

11 Instant Pot recipes we keep coming back to

Whether the Instant Pot is the kitchen helper you never knew you needed or the appliance that puzzles you, this electric countertop pressure cooker has become the talk of cooking blogs, Pinterest boards and entire Facebook communities.<p>We're not immune to the buzz. In fact, we're a part of it. …

How to Make a Pimm's Cup Worthy of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

It's a cocktail perfect for day-drinking, British-style.<p>The Pimm's Cup is an extremely British drink. It is made with Pimm's No. 1, a gin-based, herb-infused liqueur from Britain, lemonade, and all types of fresh fruit—strawberries, orange, what have you. It is quite lovely and definitely …

Cocktails

This Slow Cooker Garlic Mushrooms Recipe Is an Easy Win

I am a strong believer in the power of mushrooms. It's one of those things, I think, that goes with just about any meal. Making chicken tonight? …

Yes, Americans Can Still Travel To Cuba

Only 90 miles from Florida, Cuba has long been a source of fascination for Americans. The country’s proximity combined with nearly six decades of travel restrictions created a romantic myth around the Pearl of Antilles for many living in the United States.<p>When President Barack Obama rolled back …

How to Marinate Chicken in Bacon (For Real)

By now everyone knows there are a million ways to eat bacon—dessert, breakfast pastries, fried rice, mac ‘n’ cheese…you get it. But dare we say we’ve …

The Yorkshire town that gave us the home of cricket and All Creatures Great and Small

Day-tripping in Thirsk is presumably an uncontroversial topic to those of our readers who identify as human, but if any of you happen to be a literate farm animal then the concept may be alarming. Should you be such a creature, Thirsk isn’t so much a day trip as a one-way trip, its abattoir tending …

4 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

Hiking, by most accounts, involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. …

This Slow-Cooker Baked Beans Recipe Is So Good You’ll Eat Them Straight Up

We set out to recreate the Boston-baked beans of our youth with a homemade touch. If you’re not about to sit over the stove stirring a pot for hours until your elbows start to flare up (yay, adulthood), then utilize your trusty slow cooker to make the time-honored dish. Once you get a taste of …

7 things to know before you go to Slovenia

<b>Slovenia is becoming more popular year by year.</b><p>Whether it’s a city break in Ljubljana (try saying that three times fast), or a more in-depth …

The day I picked up a Cuban hitchhiker

‘We knew we had to get out of this situation as quickly as possible because soon it would turn sour. But we didn’t know what to do.’<p>The hitchhikers were the first thing we noticed when we left Havana, bound for Viñales. Dozens of people were waiting on the side of the highway: men on their way home …

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

The Crispiest, Juiciest, 30-Minute Roast Chicken

Think a succulent roast chicken has to be reserved for lazy Sundays? Think again. I came up with the fastest, easiest, juiciest roast chicken and …

Cooking

Should I buy a NAS drive to back up my laptop?

I use a 1TB USB hard drive – it’s connected to my wifi router – as the main storage for my home laptop and mobile. I don’t have a secondary backup and have read that NAS drives are a better option for this. Would this be OK as backup storage? I also have some documents/pictures on OneDrive. <b>Adele</b><p>The …

Archives

Ultimate Trinidad Cuba Guide 2018

Often considered as Cuba’s best-preserved colonial township, Trinidad, Cuba has been enlisted as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. Though the …

Rick Steves: What’s new in Britain and Ireland for 2018

England, Scotland and Ireland are earnestly improving tourism infrastructures for 2018, adding worthwhile exhibits to well-known sights and investing in new experiences for travelers. Read up on these latest developments to make the most of your time in the isles.<p>Major changes are taking place at …

Northern Ireland

Top ten heartiest tapas to enjoy when it's cold outside

Spain is said to have more bars per square foot than any other country. Of course, we couldn't be happier about this! There is something comforting …

This Croatian Seaside Paradise Has Made Delicious Wine for 2,400 Years

Locals on the Adriatic island of Hvar have cultivated olive groves and vineyards since Greek colonists arrived in the 4th century B.C.<p>Every summer and fall, residents on the Croatian island of Hvar harvest the fertile plain outside the town of Stari Grad. They scythe herbs and lavender for …

Natalie Morales Wants You to Stop Saying You Want to Go to Cuba Before It’s Ruined

The Cuban-American actress and daughter of refugees recently visited Cuba for the first time.The post Natalie Morales Wants You to Stop Saying You …

Just Back: Havana, Cuba

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a ten-day trip through Cuba under a people-to-people travel license, which is currently still one of …

Cuba

How to Travel to Cuba Solo Under Trump's New Regulations

Since Trump restricted travel to Cuba in November, you may be laboring under the assumption that it’s once again illegal for U.S. citizens to visit …

Cuba

Reaping the Revolution: Urban Agriculture in Havana, Cuba

During my recent visit to Cuba, I took a <i>coco</i>, one of Havana’s zipping yellow motorcycle taxis, from my accommodations in the Vedado neighborhood to …

Black History

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2017

Pinterest is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including everything from basic dinner meals to specialty desserts, drinks and snacks. It’s easy …

How Trump Is Sabotaging Cuba’s New Private Sector

Benito Albisa NovoHis policy is hurting Cuban entrepreneurs—the very private-sector small businesses that US officials claim to support.The post How …

Cuba tightens regulations on nascent private sector

HAVANA (Reuters) - A government official announced tighter regulations for Cuba’s private sector on Thursday as part of a review of market reforms stemming from complaints about excess accumulation of wealth, tax evasion and other practices.<p>A man waits for clients inside a private vegetable market, …

Cuba

Christmas Around the World: 10 International Destinations to Visit

Cities all over the world celebrate Christmas in unique and memorable ways. Many showcase their historic, old-world beauty while others impress with more modern traditions. The following 10 international destinations are just a few of the countless options to consider.<p><b>Copenhagen</b><p>The entirety of …

Why Zinfandel Lovers Should Head to Croatia

America claims zinfandel as its own—but Croatia has something to say about that.<p>Zinfandel is misunderstood on many levels. It's way more than a boxed wine downed by college kids and book clubs. There's the blush we all know, and then a peppery, full-bodied red that we dare to say—yes, we <i>dare</i>—could …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

What the Catalan Crisis Could Mean for Your Trip to Spain

The Spanish region of Catalonia has featured heavily in recent news, thanks to the increasingly unstable political environment caused by some of its …

Seville city guide: What to do on a weekend break to the Andalusian capital

Why go now?<p>A longtime favourite of foodies and flamenco fans with its steamy dance floors and buzzing tapas scene, Seville was recently named best …