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Top 5 Cyber Monday travel deals: Fly to Iceland from just €49.99!

#MagicMonday<p>You might hate Monday, but you'll love our top 5 Cyber Monday travel deals!<p><b>40pc off flights to Iceland</b><p>WOW air is offering 40pc off …

Travel Deals

5 Reasons to Visit Nantucket Now

The small island of Nantucket, 35 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, was once the whaling capital of the world. These days, this charming spot looks …

My Mom's Pork Meatball Spinach Soup

<i>My mom’s Pork Meatball Spinach Soup is light and aromatic with the perfect balance of meat and vegetables. Just what you need for a cold fall/winter</i> …

Recipes

New Year getaways: 25 great hotels, pubs and cottages

<b>PUBS</b><p><b>Skenfrith, Monmouthshire</b><p>The 17th-century coaching inn the <b>Bell at Skenfrith</b> is now an award-winning restaurant with 11 boutique rooms. It’s not cheap, but if you want to splash out for a special celebration, its two-night New Year package includes champagne, cocktails and canapes on arrival; …

Scotland

In Grandpa’s footsteps on the shores of Carlingford Lough, Ireland

Every school holiday was the same. For hours we’d trundle south from Belfast in my grandpa’s battered blue minibus – a journey dotted with punctures, Werther’s Originals and mugs of tea. We’d cross the border, stop for a loaf of bread and a scratchcard, and finally pull into Omeath, the small …

Ireland

8 Tips That Will Make Your Japan Trip Easier

Traveling to a foreign country can be distressing in many ways: language barriers, geographical unfamiliarity, and trying to spend wisely are just some of the concerns that arise. Even when a destination is popular and well-traversed by tourists, it can still be hard to discover the best tips and …

Japan

Easy Baked Meatballs

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>1 lb of lean ground beef.<br>2 eggs beaten with ½ cup of milk.<br>½ cup of grated parmesan cheese.<br>1 cup of panko or breadcrumbs.<br>1 small minced …

The Best Places to Visit in Slovenia

Tucked between Italy, Austria, and Croatia, Slovenia is so small you might skip over it—but that would be a mistake. Though it's roughly the size of Massachusetts, it packs a major visual punch: alpine villages, cliffside castles, emerald lakes, fields of white horses, and some of the most …

6 Secret Gardens in London No One Knows About

Despite the common misconception that London is gray and un-environmentally friendly, it is, in fact, one of the greenest cities in the world. With …

10 Websites to Use When You Want Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

Having a five-star taste can be quite a burden on your wallet, especially when trying to plan extravagant trips to far off places. One of the most …

Ljubljana: a small but beautiful capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's biggest city (say lyoob- <i>lya</i>-nah – the j’s are mostly silent), also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. It’s conveniently set up for visitors too – most of the city’s top attractions are clustered in a compact pedestrianised area around a bend in …

Slovenia

National Geographic Traveler magazine recognizes this year’s leaders in sustainable tourism.<p><b>World Legacy Award Winner, Destination Leadership:</b> Places that demonstrate environmental best practices, protection of cultural and natural heritage, benefits to local communities, and educating travelers<p>As …

Jackson Hole

Barcelona’s 4 coolest neighborhoods to stay, eat, and party

The coolest neighborhoods in Barcelona will charm you with their unique architecture and laid-back vibes. In a city that’s already overflowing with …

Skateboarding

Food Photography Tips for Food Bloggers

As we’ve discussed many times during this podcast, getting your food photographs right is important. In fact, Gerry Speirs in episode 12 says the …

There’s no Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Do Bloggers Have Integrity?

source:pexels.com<br>I enjoy going to Jim Carroll’s food related Banter discussions and feel like I’ve been stalking him lately. The last one I attended …

17 Must-Read Links for Food Writers

It’s hard to keep up with great articles on the net, isn’t it? But you have to do it. All those must-read links on social media help you up your game …

Is this 5-Star Africa Tour the World’s Most Luxurious Train Ride?

The smell of fine scotch and a hand-rolled cigar in the club car. The slow, rhythmic <i>chug-chug-chug</i> of the locomotive. Impossibly courteous conductors …

Trains

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America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Trains

Landscaping Ideas: 16 Simple Solutions for Sustainability

Landscaping ideas for sustainable gardens are in the forefront of designers’ minds—and concern about climate change has us all looking for ways we …

Landscaping

Your guide to gardening, indoors and out

Intimidated by the idea of starting your own garden – and what to do with it once it grows? These three books offer helpful tips<p>Gardens for cooking continue to grow in popularity. But they can be a challenge – and what to do with all that produce, assuming everything works out? These books contain …

Tuscany for beginners: a guide to sun-soaked hill towns

Wedged between Florence and Rome, Tuscany offers the quintessential Italian experience: sun-soaked hill towns, green and rolling screen saver hills, …

Italy

The 'do-it-all' tour of Italy — in 12 days

Can't decide whether to tour the eternal city of Rome, explore the canals of Venice or view grand art and artifacts in Florence? A 12-day guided tour by the Roman Guy will help you do it all.<p>The La Dolce Vita itinerary, which takes participants from rolling hills to sandy beaches to legendary …

London’s best cafés and coffee shops

There’s more to London’s cafés than just great brews. The capital is brimming with top notch coffee culture, and we've rounded up the best places to …

England

25 Texas Sheet Cakes That Will Kill at Your Next Party

Everything is bigger and better in Texas. Cake included.<p>1 of 26<p>Chelsea Lupkin<p>Lemon Poppy Seed Cake<p>We won't even apologize for calling this cake moist.<p>…

Lemon-Glazed Madeleine Recipe

940<p>76<p>8<p>Shares 1K<p>This is the post I never thought I’d write.<p>I never wanted to tackle madeleines. I thought they were something that…darn it…you just …

The 100 best places to eat in Ireland

From fish-finger sandwiches to fine dining, we recommend the restaurants and cafes serving the best food in the country<p>Sat, Mar 18, 2017, 06:00 …

The 10 Books Every Gardener Should Read

Unless you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by knowledgeable gardeners—whether they are parents, friends, or neighbors—you can often find yourself …

20 Simple Baking Projects for a Winter Snow Day

A snow day means you suddenly have the whole day to play in the kitchen — hurray! But a snow day also means you can't run out for ingredients, so if …

5 Tips for Even Better Brownies

There is no denying the pleasure of brownies. Whether you like them fudgy, chewy, or cakey, or whether your prefer an edge piece or a square cut from …