Laura Miezejeski

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Here’s How to Print Your Photographs and Get the Best Possible Results (VIDEO)

While most photographers spend considerable time mastering techniques for capturing and editing their images, very few are equally concerned with …

What Is Tomato Paste? And How Do You Unlock It's Full Potential?

By Alex Delany<p>That little can or tube of tomato paste holds some serious flavor. But with great power comes great responsibility.<p>We’re not going to beat around the bush here: Tomato paste is kind of weird. The putty-like tomato gloop looks like something you’d find in a hobby shop or the dental …

Italian Food

The Best Amsterdam Tips From Our Readers

This week our Hack Your City readers wrote 73 comments with tips on Amsterdam, like where to eat and drink, how to stay safe, how to get around, and …

I Just Made Copycat Trader Joe’s Tottins (Tater Tot Muffins), and They’re the Best Thing Ever

When Trader Joe’s posted a recipe for tottins, I knew I had to make my own version. The result is an entirely new way to enjoy potatoes and eggs, …

14 hostels you won’t believe aren’t luxury hotels

When you think of hostels, images of dirty, insect-ridden bunk beds in a tiny dorm room may come to mind.<p>But thanks to technology and social media, dodgy operators can't get away with mediocre listings anymore if they want to succeed in the competitive hostel market.<p>Hostel booking site Hostelworld …

The magnificent palaces of Poland’s Lower Silesia

The landscape is peppered with medieval fortified castles, extravagant Neo-Renaissance palazzos, Baroque palaces and Historicist manors.

European Travel

You Only Need 5 Ingredients for This Chili Recipe

Everyone has a favorite chili recipe. Maybe it's a family recipe or something at your favorite restaurant in town, but we all have one. Over the …

10 inspiring city break ideas for 2018

Spring means city-break travel: it's time to polish those sunglasses, replace that dodgy-wheeled cabin bag and free up photo memory on the camera phone. From antiques shopping to tapas hopping, here are 10 quirky and inspiring city-break ideas for spring, to help get the cogs whirring.<p>1. Hit up …

Cherry Blossom

9 Most Beautiful Hilltop Towns in Italy

There’s no need to book a week in these gloriously photogenic yet soporific spots, but if you sleep over, you’ll have enough time to stroll around, look at old churches, and have a perfect meal before bed.

Italy

The Thule PowerShuttle Changed How I Travel

And it's only $25<p>I travel a fair amount for both work and play. Enough that I consider myself a well-oiled machine when it comes to packing my one carry-on bag (a 60-liter Patagonia Black Hole duffel.) One thing that’s always evaded me, though: organizing my slew of iPhone and laptop chargers, …

Camping

20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

<b>Torel Avantgarde,</b> <b>Porto</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> €90 room-only<b><br>Opened</b> September 2017<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 47<br>As the name suggests, this new boutique hotel (<i>pictured above</i>) celebrates avant-garde artists and pioneers in the fields of music, literature, design, fashion and architecture. Each room takes its inspiration from a …

European Travel

Georgian splendour: trekking in the Caucasus

Hardly anyone makes it here. That’s because, after leaving the Tblisi road, it’s a lengthy drive on an unmade single track that twists so sharply and rises so quickly that 68km takes five hours.<p>But if you can stomach the journey, the Tusheti region of Georgia, up in its remotest corner bordering …

Travel

10 of the best restaurants near Venice’s major attractions

Venice is notoriously difficult for finding reasonably priced restaurants serving good food. The cheap eats challenge only increases when you find yourself at lunchtime at one of its most popular attractions. But hidden down a side street there is always the chance to come upon a traditional <i>bacaro</i> …

Italy

10 Smart Gadgets to Help Keep Female Travelers Safe

No matter where you are or what you're doing, one of the most important parts of travel is to ensure you're safe, particularly if you're traveling …

Self Defense

5 Incredible Day Trips From Edinburgh

From world-class art to world-class whiskey, Fringe Festivals to fashion, castles to cathedrals, Edinburgh has plenty to experience. Once you've …

Peaks of the Balkans: the 120-mile trail across the Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo borders

I’m hiking along the Ropojana Valley, in Prokletije – the so-called ‘Accursed Mountains’ which make up the rugged borderlands of Montenegro, Albania …

The Via Dinarica hiking trail: a cultural corridor across the Balkans

Waves of fog battled patches of blue sky as the Via Dinarica hiking trail inclined sharply to the junction between Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo. At the 2210m peak, punctuated by a stone tri-border marker, the morning sun won and shone a spotlight on the Albanian shepherd village of Dobërdol …

30-Day Training Plan for Your Best Gran Fondo Ever

Want to get gran-fondo-ready in just four weeks? Here's how to prepare for your big ride.<p>Gran fondos have taken the US by storm, with tens of thousands of riders signing up for these challenging parties on wheels every year. If you want to pedal strong and truly enjoy your ride, the first key to …

The best travel adapters for international jet-setters

Whether you’re traveling outside the United States for business or pleasure, for most destinations, you’re going to need a travel adapter if you want …

The 3 Most Common Cycling Injuries

Just because cycling is a low-impact activity doesn’t mean it’s an injury-free pursuit—even when you stay rubber side down. Of course, there are some inherent high-velocity risks. But aside from those, lots of cyclists suffer from several common injuries unrelated to crashing. Luckily, many are …

Pain

The Best Apps for People Who Travel Alone

No matter how much you do it, solo travel can be intimidating.<p>It's perfectly natural to be nervous about dropping into a foreign, new place on your …

Ski Resorts Slovenia: Best Places for Skiing in Slovenia

<b>Ski Resorts Slovenia: Best Places for Skiing in Slovenia</b><p>If you like skiing but aren’t wild about dealing with huge crowds and rowdy après-ski bars, …

A Local's Guide to New York City

New York City is a place of extremes - an overload of diversity, energy, color, sights, sounds, smells, ideas, hopes and dreams. Though the city can …

New York City

Whole30: Mushroom, leek and spinach frittata

Provided by Brent HerrigFrittataThis vegetarian frittata goes together so quickly, you can enjoy it on even the busiest weekday mornings—but it also …

Onions

How to Spend Two Weeks in Slovenia | Slovenia Travel Blog

4K Shares<p>How to Spend Two Weeks in Slovenia<p><b>Written by Travel Writer Kate from Our Escape Clause.</b><p>I am obsessed with Slovenia.<p>This small country has …

European Travel

The best new budget hotels in London

London’s budget hotel sector is booming. The global financial crisis prompted a development spree among the big low-cost brands and, according to a Visit London report, the sector now represents 20% of the capital’s total hotel market (in comparison, hostels only represent 2%). Premier Inn has 72 …

England

10 of the best women-only activity holidays

Via ferrata, Italy<p>Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72. There are two via ferrata trips to Italy: a five-night taster around Lake Garda, with low-level routes for beginners to intermediates, and a more …

Lake District

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

Exploring Britain's littlest - and most fascinating - islands

Actress Alison Steadman took on a wide-ranging journey when she agreed to film a new travel series about Britain’s distinctive small islands. Here she recalls some of the highlights.<p>How did this project come about?<p>I presented a programme on the Shetland Islands a couple of years ago, and presumably …

Ten Top Travel Apps

What did we travellers do in the old days - all of about eight years ago - before travel apps arrived on the scene? We had to cart around atlases and …