Julie G

44 Flips | 5 Magazines | 6 Likes | @juliewill | Keep up with Julie G on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Julie G”

Where to Eat Gyoza in Tokyo

Considering how Chinese cuisine has 36 (known) dumpling variations, Japanese cuisine may seem uncreative: The sole dumpling representative of the land (if “dumpling” is defined as a dough encasing some kind of filling) is <i>gyoza</i>. But the world of gyoza encompasses a tangle of history, legacy, …

How to Buy Universal Studios Japan USJ Osaka Online Tickets and Express Passes in 2018

We were poorly organised when we visited Universal Studios Japan USJ in Osaka. While I had done a lot of research on most of...The post How to Buy …

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Clearwater, Florida

A Coastal Gem on the Gulf of Mexico<p>Few beach towns have it all, but Clearwater is one of those rare and precious jewels. Nestled on Florida’s west …

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

A Guide to the Sapporo Snow Festival 2017

From the 6th to the 12th of February this year, the streets of Sapporo – the capital and largest city on the northern island of Hokkaido – are going …

Kyoto 3 Day Itinerary: A Complete Sightseeing City Guide

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a thousand years and is home to countless beautiful temples. It was so hard to decide where to go in the 3 …

What happens when a price drops on, say, a hotel, an airfare or a rental car that you've already paid for? Here's how you might recoup some money

Nobody wants to overpay for flights, hotels or rental cars, because saving money usually means you'll have more avenues for enriching your travel experience.<p>Here are six sites that can help in your hunt for bargains. Knowing you're protected makes it easier to commit to a flight, a room or a car …

Bunny Island and Other Awesome Japanese Attractions for Animal Lovers

When you think of Japan several things might spring to mind: Karaoke. Sushi. Geishas. Bullet trains. What you might not realize is that it’s also one …

Introducing the Rise of the New Travel Agent

There is a small guesthouse on the island of Rhodes called the Koukos. Most of the place is dedicated to the tavern and restaurant occupying the …

Customer Service

These Cake Batter Christmas Cookies Take 15 Minutes to Make

You bet that includes baking time.<p>Baking doesn't exactly allow for spontaneity. You've gotta be calculated when you bake, which doesn't bode so well with the free spirits running (around) the kitchen. But we have discovered some holiday cookie shortcuts that we can't get enough of this year, like …

Dessert

How to Make Candied Cranberries

Cranberries are often described as being both tart and sweet, but they definitely lean more towards the tart end of that spectrum. While they do …

Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Holiday Bars

These bars are famous. Well maybe not these exact bars but the original recipe is.The original recipe has been Pinned over 1 million times and …

The best thing to eat in every state

From regional delicacies to to-die-for dishes, we found the one food you should eat in every US state.<p>We chose the most iconic and famous dishes, taking local recommendations into consideration, and picking items you simply can't get anywhere else.<p>Whether you have a sweet tooth, a preference for …

Cowboy Cookies

You don’t have to be a cowboy or cowgirl to love these cookies. I’m neither and couldn’t get enough of them.I’m not exactly sure why they’re named …

12 cool things you can do with Apple TV

Apple has added a bunch of new channels to Apple TV over the years like HBO GO, Hulu, Disney, and a lot more.<p>But that's not all the Apple TV can do.<p>We put together 12 tips for your Apple TV that will open it up to more content, stream video more reliably, and let you control it all with your phone.

ProPublica's New Cruise Data Tool Gives Every Ship a Rap Sheet

Potential cruise passengers worried by recent norovirus outbreaks or tragedies like Costa Concordia’s capsizing in 2012 now have more reasons to …

Cruise Ships

You don't have to be a millionaire to visit the French Riviera

Years ago it served as inspiration for legendary American authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today Beyoncé sunbathes on a yacht in St. Tropez.<p>That doesn't mean that travelers without a disposable income can't enjoy the French Riviera.<p>You can experience the coast's old-world charm and dazzling …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

85 Freezer Friendly & Make-Ahead Breakfast & Snacks for $140 – Reclaim Your Frantic Weekday Mornings!

It’s Time to Take Control of Your Weekday Mornings and Get “One Step Ahead” of Yourself with These Freezer Friendly Make-Ahead Goodies…All Included …

27 Borderline Genius Ways To Eat Oreos

Think outside of the 36-count box.

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

11 Unexpected Ways to Use Grapefruit

During the winter while many fruits are out-of-season and nowhere to be found, it happens to be the peak season for Florida grapefruit. The extreme weather conditions the fruit experience throughout the growing season, including heavy humidity and rain, actually help the fruit's sweetness despite …

Toyko Government Launches Website That Translates Menus Into 12 Languages

Half the fun of traveling is exploring the local cuisine, but language barriers can make reading menus and figuring out what to order quite challenging. According to the <i>Asahi Shimbun</i>, The Tokyo government hopes to to change that. Late last month, authorities unveiled a new site called Menu Tokyo …

Beef Stews

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/beef-stews<p>article<p>Tender, hearty beef stew, whether simmered in wine or dark Belgian beer and paired with earthy …

The Irresistible Potato: Grilled, Smoked, Mashed and Smashed

Call it the latest outbreak of a smoke fever sweeping a nation hungry for barbecue that goes beyond meat. Or call it the next big thing for one of the New World's great vegetable gifts to Planet Barbecue: potatoes hit the grill.<p>First came the smoked potatoes with black garlic jam and ramp (wild …

How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

Guess what! Google Maps has a hidden offline feature that can be used anywhere.<p>It may be 2015, but Zuckerberg's mission to get the whole world on the Internet has yet to be fulfilled. Thankfully, Google Maps has a dark horse ready to ride us out of the Internetless-danger zones -- OK Maps. This …

Four Power-Packed Soups

Speed your recovery after a cold winter ride with healthy—and delicious—easy soups<p>After a chilly ride, few meals are more satisfying than soup. Warm and comforting, "soup provides a big bang for your buck," says sports nutritionist Lisa Dorfman, R.D. "You can get lots of protein, fiber, and carbs …

A Super Fast, Super Fresh Middle Eastern Hot Sauce

Like many chefs, Eli Sussman of New York City’s Mile End Deli enjoys making his own hot sauce. This jalapeño-cilantro version can run from mild to …

Europe's Best Small Ports