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Livr: This Social Network Unlocks Features the More Drunk You Get

<i>Update #2 March 07: It seems that our concerns about the legitimacy of this app have been confirmed by a report from Gizmodo. Combine this with a lack of response to our queries and it looks like this is indeed a fake. Sorry if you were looking forward to it, folks!</i><p>Most social networking services …

The Food Lab Lite: The Best Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Sweet shrimp in garlicky olive oil is just about the ideal tapas bar snack. The sweet shrimp and garlic aroma go perfectly with a nice sherry, while the leftover oil at the bottom of the earthenware dish is the ideal sopping-up liquid for good Spanish bread. It's also one of those dishes that, even …

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

12 Best Budget Airlines

Who says traveling the world has to be expensive? We’ve scoured the globe to find the most affordable airlines, whether you’re looking for a quick …

Flying

Asian Street Food and Hawker Fare at 626 Night Market, Los Angeles

GalleryAsian Street Food and Hawker Fare at 626 Night Market, Los Angeles<p>More Great Asian Eats in LA<p>Class 302: Awesome Taiwanese Shaved Snow Ice A Quick Guide to Yunnan Food in LA Get to Know Tianjin Food in LA Discovering Uyghur Cuisine in LA<p>The <b>626 Night Market</b> took place again last weekend in San …

35 Passport Stamps Travelers Crave!

We are always impressed by all of the amazing places our audience has been. Ok, and maybe a little jealous. So we asked—which passport stamp are you …

Budget Travel

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

10 "Hidden Gems" You'll Love This Summer!

From Yosemite to the Everglades, the U.S. boasts world-famous landmarks. But we're also a land of virtually undiscovered stretches of parkland and …

These "Magic Words" Will Save You Big

Here at Budget Travel we speak fluent French, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. But we've also mastered the phrases that can score you a deep …

Budget Travel

Tykes on a plane: a survival guide to flying with young children

We've all done it. A parent boards the airplane with a child in arms, and all the other passengers on the aircraft hold their breath, hoping that the family does not sit near them.<p>But now that parent is you: how can you avoid fulfilling the other passengers' worst fears - and your own? Here are a …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

Landscape Photography

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Jump the queue! Get straight to Europe's classic sights.

Summer can spell trouble for the traveller in Europe. The weather may be gorgeous, but queues for popular attractions start to stretch.<p>That's where a bit of savvy reaps tremendous rewards. A few tricks will let you stroll past the sweating hordes on your way to your highlight of choice. Here are …

Forget Western Europe: try these great Eastern alternatives

To say that the tourist trail through Western Europe is well-travelled is an understatement. In fact it’s so well-travelled it’s not a mere trail, but a six lane highway with frequent rest stops and peak hour traffic jams.<p>So what can you do if you want the quintessential European experience without …

European Travel

Best ways to see Europe

Four wheels, two wheels, ferry or foot – in this extract from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we show you how to best get the continent covered.<p>By Trabant, Berlin, Germany<p>This boxy, growling, two-stroke auto proliferated in the Eastern bloc pre-1989. When the Wall came down many …

European Travel

10 essential stops for Europe first-timers

We've come a long way since the emergence of the 17th-century 'Grand Tour,' when the wealthy (mostly Brits) finished their education with a real year in the world, learning to fence in Paris, studying art in Florence, climbing the Swiss Alps, and complaining about the service in Athens.<p>Over time, …

European Travel

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

• 1/2 cup ketchup<br>• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice<br>• About 1/4 cup Cholula hot sauce or Homemade Pepper Sauce<br>• 1/4 cup olive oil<br>• Pinch of salt<br>• Freshly …

Recipes

Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter Recipe

Do you have your grill on? Here’s a quick and easy way to grill salmon. No marinade required. The trick to grilled salmon, so that your fillets stay …

7 Dishes Worth Traveling For In The Outer Sunset, San Francisco

Gallery7 Dishes Worth Traveling For In The Outer Sunset, San Francisco<p>The label "Outer Sunset" is too broad a nickname to capture a San Francisco neighborhood that has two distinct personalities. In the past, people ventured to this area on the western edge of the city just to visit the ocean, but …

Gluten-Free Tuesday: How to Cook Gluten-Free Pasta

In my Facebook feed, someone's status update proclaimed that the gluten-free diet wasn't for him because he loves pasta too much to live without it. In the same update, he called folks on the gluten-free diet "glutards." Ah, a combination of bad facts and name calling. Awesome.<p>At least once a week, …