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The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

The 5 Best Clothing-Optional Resorts In The World

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Caliente Caribe</i><p>When you hear the words "clothing-optional resort", one of two things come to mind: A sun-soaked orgy that makes your Spring Break memories feel like a Young Life summer camp, or a pool surrounded by lumpy, weathered blobs that resemble the scrap room floor of …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Jag Grill Bbq Table

How cool is this? The JAG Grill table features eight individual grilling surfaces allowing every guest to prepare their own meal, whilst eating …

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18 Rhubarb Recipes To Love Beyond Rhubarb Pie

We all know classic rhubarb pie, but the spring darling can also be used in jams, mousses, and so much more<p>Rhubarb is the intensely tart spring …

22 Recipes You Should Be Making This April

April might be one of the hardest months of the year -- because, taxes -- but when it comes to food it's easily one of the best. April means that root vegetables are no longer the spotlight of the produce section since fresh green vegetables have finally come into season. (Asparagus, artichokes and …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Weekend Reading: Prison Wine, A Defense of Bologna, and More

What we're reading, cooking and clicking this week.<p>Food sculptures made from Legos excite me more than they should—maybe because they look almost …

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Fig Newtons, Made at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen is returning to childhood and remaking Fig Newtons the way they</i> <i>always</i> <i>should have been.</i><p>This recipe grew …

44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

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

22 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year

More veggies. Less junk. You can do it!

47 Football-Viewing Snacks to Eat While Yelling at the TV

Wings, quesadillas, pizza, brownies, cookies, fried chicken, subs, tacos... You name it, we got it.<p>Football season is snack season, and finger food is the name of the game (unless it's chili, duh). Here's our amped-up versions of the classic football season favorites.

14 Hangover Burgers to Start 2014

There is a burger for every occasion, of course, from the celebratory last-day-of-the-year double burger to the please-don't-shout hangover burger for the year's first day. A year ago, BurgerBusiness.com offered 17 burgers created to chase the 1/1 blurries. Below for 2014 are 14 burger restaurants …

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

7 Indispensable Tips for the Ultimate New Year's Eve Cocktail Party

Holiday time and the sipping is easy. As for the food—I have four words to help you take <i>your</i> New Year's Eve bash over the top: fire up the grill. Yeah, it's cold out there—especially if you live up north, but live fire and wood smoke add high drama and depth of flavor you just can't achieve on the …

A Look Back At All The Vertigo-Inducing Spots We Saw This Year

Would you stand on the edge of the mountain? How about perched atop a precariously tall building?<p>Vertigo-inducing attractions have a special appeal. They're exhilarating, terrifying and give just enough of a rush without taking too much of a risk. Here are our favorite ones we stumbled upon this …

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31 Days of Cookies: Caribbean Gingerbread Kidz

This year, we're celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. For the 15th day of cookies, classic gingerbread men get a spicy, gingery, …

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 …

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

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Perfect Week in Prague, Vienna, & Budapest for Fall and the Holidays

The fall and holiday seasons are terrific times to visit three uniquely beautiful European cities—Prague, Vienna, and Budapest—and you can do it in a …

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Where to Go Next in Europe

Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe – London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. …

How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg And Never End Up With A Sloppy Mess Again (PHOTOS)

Listen. Poached eggs are delicious, and I doubt you need to be convinced of that. What you <i>do</i> need to be convinced of, however, is that poaching eggs is easy. Before you start throwing things at your screen, just hear us out.<p>For some reason, many home cooks seem to be paralyzed by a fear of poaching …

Got the Munchies? Sate Your Hunger with These 20 Recipes

A majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana—so we've collected 20 recipes to help pot smokers deal with the munchies<p>For the first time ever, a national poll has shown that a majority of Americans—58 percent, in fact—favor the legalization of marijuana. Which means that, if the rest of the …

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23 Super Satisfying Low-Carb Dinners

Low-carb doesn't have to be boring. It's amazing what you can do with a food processor, a head of cauliflower, and some cheese.