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12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

Staten Island

Best Views in Great Britain: Europe Travel in Breathtaking Photos

The British Isles are a travel gem – full of fantastic views and a treasure trove of history. Whether you love towering castles, mythical legends, …

Where to Eat in Madrid Spain

CLICK FOR FULL POST--> http://www.plainchicken.com/2017/04/where-to-eat-in-madrid-spain.htmlMy favorite thing about Madrid was the FOOD!We ate so …

Madrid

17 incredible experiences to have in Scotland in 2017

WHAT DOES YOUR DREAM ADVENTURE LOOK LIKE? Maybe it involves white sand beaches, brilliant blue water, and kayaking secluded coves home to seals and …

Learn to make Vietnamese beef pho in record time

Read our interview with Andrea Nguyen, author of <i>The Pho Cookbook</i>, and after your brain is primed for a steamy bowl of beef pho, learn how to make a …

Ginger

Laksa Soup - A Malaysian Coconut Curry Soup

Happy Weekend! Hope you are off somewhere beautiful soaking up some sunshine!<p>This recipe for Laksa Soup – A Malaysian Coconut Curry Soup will take …

California Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and it is gaining steam in America now. In California, where olive oil is …

Recipes

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

Trains

Porto

Tradition and modernity<p>Porto is one of the oldest cities of the country, and, as such, its path is sinuous and picturesque. It is a unique experience …

European Travel

A tender biscuit easy enough for the non-baker, and perfect for Thanksgiving

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning biscuits.</i><p>I am admittedly not much of a baker, so even the <i>idea</i> of making …

Biscuits

Tried and tested: the best carry-on cabin bags

We've tested dozens of carry-on cabin bags - here is our pick of the very best<p>On a budget<p><b>Go Explore, Small 2 Wheel Suitcase, £14.99</b><p><b>Buy at argos.co.uk</b><p>The Argos range of luggage offers surprisingly sturdy and well designed cases that hold their own against some of their more expensive counterparts. …

Red Wine Brownies with Drunken Cranberries

<i>Wine brownies are an incredibly decadent and delicious adults-only dessert! This rich, fudgy brownie recipe for red wine brownies is the best way to</i> …

Dessert

7 Life Lessons We Learned from Anthony Bourdain's New Cookbook (Plus a Killer Recipe)

These tips will also save your parties, every time.<p>Anthony Bourdain's latest cookbook, <i>Appetites</i>, launches today, and it finds the one-liner-spewing, …

Chinese Cancer Patients Are Illicitly Importing and Preparing Their Own Drugs

When Li had a problem he didn’t know how to fix, he did what most of us now do — he looked it up online. And sure enough, he found a group of people …

People are so excited about this cabin bag that it’s become a huge success on Kickstarter

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Wheelie bags are impractical on cobbled streets (and God knows European cities have a lot of those), backpacks are usually too small …

Shopping

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

National Parks

Chocolate Pudding Made With a Magical High-Protein Ingredient

Smooth, chocolaty, melt-in-your mouth, decadent pudding. A traditional recipe is made with white sugar, whole milk, egg yolks, and butter — definitely not the healthiest dessert, but man, is it delicious!<p>Here's a healthier version made with — get ready for this — black beans! And it's sweetened …

27 of the Best Beaches in the World

Drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf, or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to Sri …

Italian Riviera

How to Bake the Best Bread With and Without a Bread Machine

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Nothing beats the comfort, taste and smell of fresh-baked bread. Unfortunately, making bread can be labor …

5 Google Trip-Planning Tricks That Beat Any Travel Agent

Click, click, BOOM. 👍 🏼<p>When planning a trip, your laptop screen usually looks like a tangled mess: Dozens of open tabs, hours upon hours of research and more flight-searching sites than you could ever keep track of.<p>But of course, Google is trying to change that. The tech giant launched a new …

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

BBQ

We'd Make These 25 Recipes Just for the Peanuts

Recipes

Top 8 Ways to Fly to Asia in Business Class with Miles

<i>Winter is a great time to visit Asia thanks to milder temperatures, fewer crowds and great fares, not to mention decent award availability. As a</i> …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Garlic Naan

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a glass measuring cup, combine the yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes. In the meantime, mix the flour, baking …

The secret to making perfect Chinese fish balls

One of the best things about living in a melting pot is other people’s holidays. Each one is a window into someone else’s experience, a snippet of someone else’s culture. And, almost invariably, it comes with food.<p>My Irish husband, in marrying me, became a Menu Jew. I know it’s Purim when Kevin …

Food & Dining

10 Organic German Beauty Products to Stock Up On—And Sneak Past Customs Stateside

german<p>With Berlin Fashion Week in full swing, editors and street style stars are using the lull between shows for pit stops at Jacks Beauty Department or Quick Peach Treat mini facials at cult beauty boutique Wheadon. But shopping like a local in Germany’s capital would be unthinkable without a …

The top 10 best value travel destinations of 2016

British holidaymakers are able to benefit from an increase of up to 31 per cent in spending power in numerous resorts and cities worldwide this year, according to figures released by the Post Office.<p>Portugal’s Algarve region has been revealed as the best value destination for UK tourists in 2016 …

Follow Chinese tourists to Guizhou for breathtaking scenery and historic sites

In-the-know Chinese holidaymakers head for the clear lakes and mountains of the south-west, and the Ming-era city of Guiyang<p>The cities of eastern China are regularly wreathed in smog, so for pastoral scenery and fresh air, many Chinese head south-west. Going on holiday is increasingly common for …

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

European Travel