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10 Awesome Ski Resorts In Unexpected Places

Ski resorts in Kazakhstan or Finland offer plenty of lengthy trails, off-road exploration opportunities, and a much more reasonable price tag than you would find at Vail or Aspen.<p>Grab your passport — our friends at Find the Best have helped us round up some of the best ski resorts in unexpected …

Skiing

13 Fantastic Gifts For The World Traveler

Long flights are exhausting, and it can be a challenge to pack all of your belongings into one bag.<p>We've rounded up some fun solutions that also make great gifts for that person you know who's always racking up the frequent flier miles.

Shopping

29 Reasons Why Prospect Park Is The Best In New York

It was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, who had just designed Central Park. While that park is revered around the world, Prospect Park is a considered by many landscape enthusiasts to be their masterpiece.<p>Free from many of the geographical constraints and political interferences …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

6 Things You Need to Know About Chinese Travelers' Social Habits

According to a new report, Chinese travelers are hugely reliant on social media both during and after their journey, and some of their habits are …

When to Call Yourself a Pro Photographer

When can you call yourself a “professional” photographer?<p>Is it when you buy an expensive camera, sell a picture, or get published? No one seems to agree on the qualifications necessary for such a distinction, but I feel I’ve been flirting with that label for awhile now.<p>I started snapping pictures …

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

Perfect Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving

<i>Bon Appetit</i><p>For my family, Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl and World Series rolled up into one awesome holiday. We spend months planning the menu, weeks shopping for groceries, and endless days and hours preparing the feast. By the time we're ready to sit down and dig in, we could certainly use a …

10 Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

We're all about pie here. We love apple pie and pecan pie and pumpkin pie and all of the Thanksgiving pies, ever. But sometimes -- deep breath -- pie just isn't enough. <i>Three</i> pies just isn't enough. Because this is a holiday, people, and we want every dessert that there ever was. We want bundt cakes …

Dessert

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>You don't need us to remind you that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. You've probably created shopping lists, brainstormed tablescapes and …

Recipes

All About Pie Fats: Butter vs. Oil vs. Lard vs. Shortening

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.<p>Today: The texture of your pie crust depends on the fat you use -- here's how to choose it.<p>Do not fear the dough!<p>More: Everything You Need to Make the Perfect …

Sangria isn't just for summer. Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to stir up a big seasonally-inspired pitcher — perfect for kicking off the holiday season. RECIPE - Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria: http://thekitc.hn/1i1OJL8

25 Ways to Use Pumpkins

Tara Donne, Food Network<p>Pumpkin-flavored lattes, cookies and just about anything else that could potentially be flavored with spicy pumpkin-y flavors …

5 Holiday Recipes From LA Top Chefs

The Steak Breakdown: Your Ultimate Guide To Cuts Of Beef

The greatest thing to go from farm to table -- at least since that time you had a dream about a date with Daisy Duke -- is steak. But where does porterhouse come from? What's the best way to cook a skirt steak? And, most importantly, what beer should you be drinking while enjoying a tri-tip? To …

Trying to figure out how to choose the right amount of turkey to feed your Thanksgiving Day guests? Use this rule of thumb: http://thekitc.hn/1i1TJzp

Motorola turns to 3D printing to bring its ambitious modular smartphones to life

Motorola’s futuristic smartphones now have an equally futuristic manufacturing method: 3D printing.<p>Motorola announced today that it’s inked a deal with 3D printing giant 3D Systems to put together its Project Ara smartphones, which the company announced last month.<p>Essentially a Lego take on …

How Selfies And An iPhone App Could Get You A Better-Fitting Bra

Fitting rooms are not fun. Nope. Every movie or TV show that has ever portrayed a fitting room as a makeshift pageant or runway show has <i>lied to you</i>. In fact, I strongly believe there is a very special circle of Hell that strongly resembles Forever 21 fitting rooms—tweens, their moms and all.<p>So, you …

The holy trail: using Trekker, Google's edge in the next mapping war

A year after it was introduced, Google's nerdy mapping-backpack is pushing into new territory<p>Christopher Fiock came to a rest. For more than four hours he and a team had mapped the Presidio of San Francisco, the former army post that is now a national park. With every step they took, the team …