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This is the path from my town, feel free to use it. The two different stones aren’t really necessary, but I like the way it breaks up the pattern. Enjoy!

Crazy Banyan Treehouse Cafe Takes Root in Japan

Although this towering concrete treehouse isn't really green, (unless tree imitation counts as 'green'), we couldn’t help but be awestruck by its …

Free Things to Do in Florence

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence boasts a wealth of museum masterpieces, most famously Michelangelo’s "David" and Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus," but there’s plenty of culture to experience that doesn’t involve pricey admission or epic waits.<p>The birthplace of the Italian …



Asia Travel

Mapo Tofu

8 to 10 Servings<p>This mapo tofu recipe comes from chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese restaurant.<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Spice Blend<p>1/4 cup dried Tianjin chiles or chiles de árbol<p>1 tablespoon black peppercorns<p>1 tablespoon cumin seeds<p>1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns<p>2 green cardamom pods<p>2 whole cloves<p>…

Food & Dining

The Best Time To Buy A Plane Ticket, According To A 2018 Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest?<p>Science has an answer: 70 days before takeoff is now, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t nail 70 days ahead …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …


Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.


24 Citrus Recipes with Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit

Winter is citrus season, and these 24 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible<p>Winter is citrus season, and these 21 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible.


18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

Bookstores can be a destination upon themselves.<p>From Venice to Mexico City, check out some of the most interesting book retailers out there.<p><b>1. Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy.</b><p>This bookstore features classic volumes of American and Italian books packed in traditional Venetian gondola boats. But …

Incredible Photos Show How Qatar Has Transformed Over 40 Years

Qatar's capital, Doha, was a sleepy pearl fishing community until the '90s, when it began tapping into its vast offshore natural gas reserves. After investing heavily in liquefied natural-gas technology, Qatar is now one of the leading exporters in the world, with a sovereign wealth fund (known as …

20 Recipes Full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

From salmon to mackerel to kale, 20 recipes that are rich with Omega-3 fatty acids.<p>As the editor of BA’s health column, I hear about, read about, and talk about omega-3 fatty acids as often as The Foodist writes about uni. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids your body needs to function. The …


Moroccan Couscous Recipe #foodporn

Japan Photos

See photos of Japan (including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, geisha, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.


The Diagram of Dogs: A Dog Breed Infographic Poster by Pop Chart Lab - Dog Milk

The folks at Pop Chart Lab, a Brooklyn-based company whose goal is to “render all of human experience into chart form”, is bringing their unique …

3 Perfect Tokyo and Kyoto Itineraries

While there are countless worthwhile tourist destinations spread throughout Japan, like Osaka, Hiroshima, and Mount Fuji, most travelers only have …

How to Poach Fish

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: How to</i> …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil