Justin Fischer

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Culinary Quito: An Introduction

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>By Paulina Vaca</i><p>A great confluence of indigenous, Spanish, and African traditions, Ecuadorian cuisine is a true melting pot of flavors that has managed, in large part, to remain undiscovered.<p>From its perch high in the Andes and dead-on the Equator (Ecuador is Spanish for …

German order triggers recall of 8.5M VW cars in Europe

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Thursday ordered a recall of all Volkswagen cars fitted with emissions test-cheating software, a decision that …

Students who use computers frequently at school do worse

Even the best technology won’t replace good teaching.<p>Even countries that have invested heavily in computer technology for education have seen no …

49 of San Francisco's Most Awesome Murals, Mapped - Curbed SF

San Francisco is—along with LA and Chicago—one of the <b>top three cities for murals in the United States</b>. Murals adorn the city's walls and alleys with bright colors and poignant messages. There are far too many to fit in one map (the Mission alone has more than 400 murals, according to SF Mural …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

How to pack for travel with kids

As a travel writer, I've raised my kids on the road. After dozens of family trips by planes, trains and automobiles, months spent living out of a duffel with newborns and teenagers, and plenty of mistakes and mishaps, I've learned a thing or two about packing for a family. Here’s everything you …

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

The Shiraito no Taki waterfall. Melt waters of Mt Fuji spill out across its 150m length. Captured by #LonelyPlanet Destination Editor @go2mattphillips. #Japan #travel

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

6 Healthy Dinners You Can Make in 5 Minutes or Less

So you can get out of the kitchen and into the great outdoors, ASAP

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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, but artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that blooms in pink, fuchsia, purple and red in the spring — and that is capable of bearing 40 different kinds of fruit.<p>No, it's not genetic engineering. Van Aken, an associate professor in Syracuse University's …

Recipe Roundup: 5 Favorite Summer Salads

Summer is a season of contradictions: so much delicious fresh food, so little desire to cook. For me, the perfect summer kitchen is one I barely see. …

7 reasons I love my boss

Every once in a while I get a call from a headhunter asking if I’m interested in changing jobs. Because I work in high-tech, some of these jobs come …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Design Dilemma: Moroccan style without the Kitsch

Warm breezy weather’s got us thinking of warm, breezy locales. Marrakesh, anyone?<p>If you’re hankering to bring an exotic feel to your staid, …

Luxurious Family Retreat on Lake Coeur D’Alene

Cool northern sunlight gently blesses a tranquil space overlooking a lake in North Idaho.<p>It exemplifies the massive, solid, durable luxuriousness of …

2013 Investment Outlook