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6 Make-Ahead Staples for Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

Healthy Eating

7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

South Africa is one of those places that, once visited, sticks to you long after you've left, leaving its mark in ways you had not anticipated. Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to …

"The High Low" Coffee and Vermouth Bar Pops-Up at Ballard's Anchored Ship

For the past few Friday and Saturday nights, Ballard Ave.'s <b>Anchored Ship</b> has hosted pop-up bar <b>The High Low</b>. Anchored Ship manager <b>Jon French</b> is behind the concept; he makes the cocktails and a friend who works at Amazon by day helps out as barback.<p>The drink menu is built around coffee and vermouth, …

The Foodist's 10 Favorite Oyster Bars Across America

Andrew Knowlton names his 10 favorite oyster bars, from Maine to Louisiana to the West Coast<p>Oysters are having a moment, and no wonder. They're delicious, unpretentious, and, with their seemingly magical ability to filter the waters they grow in, sustainable, too. When I see oysters on a menu, I …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

Swimming Pools

The Most Mystical Cave In The World Sits Pretty In Thailand

It might not be the world's largest, like nearby Son Doong Cave, but Phraya Nakhon cave is pretty darn awesome looking nonetheless.<p>Set inside Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the cave can be reached from the Hat Laem Sala beach, but you have to take a boat or a 20-minute hike there.<p>Oh, nbd, here's …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

25 Easy Party Dips You Can Make In 20 Minutes

Okay, maybe a few of them will take you 25 minutes. But all of them are definitely quick enough to whip up another batch during halftime if you run out.

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

Our Latest Contest: Your Best One-Pot Meal

The new year is the time for smart cooking -- to pare down, to try new things. Which is why we're dedicating the latest contest to one-pot meals. We want your most exciting -- and least complicated -- recipes to add to our repertoire this winter. Here's to more home-cooked meals.<p>Head to the contest …

20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals

Gallery20 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals<p>Time, effort, and dishes? Making dinner on a weeknight can be a challenging prospect, especially for those hoping to steer clear of labor-intensive meals. But whether you're saving money or simply can't resist a home-cooked meal, we've dipped into our recipe …

Best of December 2013

My Bucket List – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

107<p>1<p>Every other year, I update my bucket list to cross off items that I’ve done and add in new items that have appeared on my travel radar. Some …

9 Cities That Get Better With Friends

The narrow trails between Italy's Cinque Terre look as if they were designed especially for couples. And the glacial plains of Iceland are so pristine, they pretty much beg you to visit alone. In Paris, all you'll want to do is sip an intimate cup of coffee with your best friend.<p>Europe has a city …

Travel Bucket List: Where to Go in 2014 (PHOTOS)

Bucket List<p>A new year, a new set of vacations to plan. What about Scotland? Cape Town? Or a cruise down the rivers of Europe? We’ve rounded up the …

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

How To Put Together A Great Cheese Plate At A Regular Supermarket

You don’t have to serve Kraft singles at a party just because you didn't go to a fancy cheese shop. There is another way.<p>If you are standing in a nice cheese shop, putting together a delicious cheese plate for a party is a very easy two-step process: Ask the salesperson for recommendations and buy …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …