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27 Chocolate Desserts That Make Valentine's Day Worth Celebrating

Remember: Feb. 14 is the only day of the year when it's acceptable to eat nothing but chocolate. Take advantage.

This Italian Town Looks Like It's Out Of A Fairytale

Welcome to Alberobello! This little Italian <i>comune</i> is located in the Bari province of Puglia, Italy.<p>Alberobello is known for its trulli -- limestone dwellings with domed, conical or pyramidal roofs -- which are on the UNESCO world heritage list. The structures look like they're straight out of a …

This Is What Things Look Like In A Town With No Roads

How much do you want to live in -- or barring that, visit -- a place where there are no cars? What a dream come true.<p>The town of Giethoorn, located about 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, has roughly 180 bridges that crisscross over the canals that run throughout the town. The only modes of …

Stonehenge

Travel<p><b>Site</b>: Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites<p><b>Location</b>: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1986<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria:</b> (i)(ii)(iii)<p><b>Reason for Designation</b>: These prehistoric stone circles are a striking reminder of the architectural, engineering, social, …

Archaeology

You've Never Seen Casablanca Like This Before

Casablanca isn't known for being gorgeous. It's frequently overshadowed by other, more aesthetic Moroccan cities -- Marrakech, Fez, Rabat -- and doesn't have that expensively beautiful feel of Dubai, Tehran or Doha. Most people have forgotten about the movie that made it pretty and chic. So what? …

Europe's Lesser Known Seaside Escapes

Spring is, really, still a ways away, but that doesn't mean we're not pumped to plan all of our theoretical summer vacations. Europe's calling--as always--and we want to spend time in quaint villages without all the crowds, if such a thing exists.<p>Here are seven towns we have our eye on.<p><b>Tellaro,</b> …

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Hungary Travel Guide

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.<p>In 2004, Albert Blok closed his eyes and randomly pointed to a spot on a map, determined to spend his next holiday …

Chocolate MUG CAKE Recipe! Make 5 min Microwave Chocolate CUP-Cake for TWO!

Nutella Cheesecake Trifles

Decadent Nutella Cheesecake filling layered with rich brownies and whipped topping – simple and so delicious.<p>I made Nutella Trifles the week before I …

Dessert

Beyond Curry: Crispy Indian-Style Simmered Goat or Lamb Chops

In India, goat is widely used and loved, and few things make me happier than a crunchy, juicy cut of it. Well, alright goat <i>biryani</i> is a close contender. And sometimes goat <i>xacuti</i>, or minced goat with green peas, or goat <i>dhansak</i>...Okay, let's start over. Goat makes me happy. And this dish is high up …

41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.<p>We love salmon for a million reasons, but #1 is definitely salmon's versatility. Whether grilled, roasted, pan-seared, or smoked, this weeknight dinner all-star never gets …

Travels on the Run: Florence

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>From Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, topped by Filippo Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome, I pound cobbled streets through the Piazza della Signoria and its replica of David.<p>Along the arched colonnade of the Uffizi, a line of Renaissance-era glitterati stare down from stone …

Checking In: Going Small in the Caribbean

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Whether you’re hoping to get in some grade-A scuba time or explore a tropical forest, the Caribbean has you covered.<p><b>Here are three petite lodges that pack a real luxury punch in paradise:</b><p><b>■</b> <b>Casa Bonita</b>, Barahona, Dominican Republic <i>(from $211)</i><p>The Dominican Republic’s antidote …

Photo of the Moment: The Louvre at Sunset, Paris — Vagabondish

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Louvre

Zurich: A Big Swiss City With Small City Charms

Make sure you arrive in Zurich on a sunny day. I did not, and its charms eluded me under a nasty gray, drizzling sky. The Linmat River was gray, the buildings were gray, the people were gray, and my mood was brightened only when I arrived at my hotel, the Baur au Lac, where everything was bright, …

13 Lies The Movies Are Telling You About Travel

If vacations occurred like they do in the movies, we'd all be upgraded to first class and skipping through security lines. In movies, romances pop out of nowhere on cruise ships and bags never, ever get lost.<p>But these are lies, people. ALL LIES. Don't believe these common misconceptions you've seen …

15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.<p>After sifting through thousands of photos and recommendations from real travelers on minube, we're …

10 Quick Tips To Elevate Your Vacation

Going on a vacation? Use this guide to create a different kind of experience and make sure you have the best time of your life -- after all, it's your time and your money -- don't waste it making the same choices you would at home!<p>1. Schedule nothing on arrival/departure days: Especially if you are …

The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor Users

But Indian Ocean islands had their fair share of representatives on the list as well.<p>The site ranked islands based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each location on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

10 Reasons to Visit Hamburg

Most tours to Germany include Berlin, Munich and perhaps the Black Forest or a trip along the Rhine. These are fantastic areas to visit, but there is so much more to Germany. Tucked away in northern Germany, Hamburg, the country's second biggest city, has a personality of its own and is well worth …

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Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Pembrokeshire Coast National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Wales <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1952 <b><br>Size:</b> 240 square miles (620 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Coastal Gem</b> Other British national parks include seaside areas but Pembrokeshire Coast is the only truly coastal park in the system—a realm of seacoast and …

Ireland

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

National Parks

How to fix split ends (without cutting them)

There's no hair enemy as fierce and unyielding as the much-dreaded split end -- here's how to fix them. <br>There's no hair enemy as fierce and …

Classic Party Fondue

4 Servings<p>Raclette is the most mild tasting of these three cheeses, while Comté and Gruyère deliver some sharpness. For a crowd-pleasing mix, try 3 parts raclette to 1 part Comté and/or Gruyère.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound raclette cheese, Comté, and/or Gruyère, grated (about 5 cups)<p>1 …

Recipes

68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.<p>It's hard to think of a Valentine's Day plan that doesn't involve food. Specifically, dessert. Even more specifically, a <b>chocolate dessert</b>. Give it to us in a cookie, a layered cake, a …

This Chocolate Cake Has A Secret Ingredient Inside

<i>Every week on Food52, Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Everyone needs a new favorite cake. Here's yours.</i><p>I know you think you do not need another birthday cake recipe, but here are five cogent reasons to …