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10 secret places you need to go before everyone else

When travel finally opened to Cuba, everyone said, "You have to go now before it's ruined!" I have a different take. I think more Cuba tourism could — potentially — bolster its economy and provide more opportunities for preserving its unique heritage. That's a far cry from "ruined" to me.<p>But if …

European Travel

Gyro Shawarma with Tzatziki and Pickled Onions

I will be the first to admit this recipe takes some work. But, mannnnnnnnnn it is SO worth it!<p>I never, ever, ever thought I’d be able to recreate one …

Top of the Lake: Tiny Cabins in Dark and Light

Two tiny cabins owned by two friends in New Zealand offer an important reminder: a retreat need not be massive to offer a peaceful hideaway.<p>Designed …

12 Must-Try Lobster Dishes in Dallas

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The Barcelona bar-hop: the city's best places to drink

Barcelona is a great city for bar-hopping. Should you feel like sipping a beer in an enchanted forest surrounded by wood-nymphs; if mid-week karaoke watched over by images of the Virgin Mary appeals, or if pink cava and sausage butties are your idea of the breakfast of champions, we bring you glad …

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How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …

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Bagatelle Just Added A $1,000 Sundae To The Menu

The Mauboussin Mega Sundae by Chef Sebastien Chamaret contains homemade vanilla ice cream with macaroons, chocolate truffles, Dom Perignon Rose sorbet with gold leaves, chocolate vodka sauce, gilded brownies and fresh whipped cream served in an over-sized martini glass.<p>It also comes with a memento: …

Ice Cream

A Girl and Her Pig's Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt, Eggs, and Mint

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners. Following The Art of Living According to Joe Beef is A Girl and Her Pig. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: A</i> …

London’s Top 10 Coolest Hostels

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Ever wish @shakeshack did breakfast? They do at Delta's JFK Terminal 4.

Pear & Black Pepper Preserves

<i>For two weeks, our friends at the Good Food Awards will be sharing articles, tips, and recipes from some of their judges, friends, and past GFA winners. Each day will feature a different category, from chocolate to charcuterie to cheese. And if you'd like to score some of the goods competing in</i> …

Stunning Bodies of Water Around the World (Photos)

Nothing fuels our wanderlust quite like a vast pool of water—especially in the dead of winter. From the jungles of Bali to the lava fields of …

Chai Sufganiyot (Hanukkah Donuts) with Orange-Pumpkin Buttercream Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Eggs<p>Eggs should keep a consistent and low temperature. This is best achieved by placing their carton in the center of your fridge. …

America's Fastest-Growing Crime Problem Barely Even Registers as 'Crime' for Most People

9 Reasons to Visit Australia’s Northern Territory

Why should you make the effort to visit the Northern Territory? The Australian Outback endures as a symbol of the rugged, remote reaches of the …

Australia

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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Where We're Eating: Everyday People Cafe

There are few better places to be at the height of tomato season than at Everyday People Cafe in Douglas, Michigan, where chef Mike Bild serves thick …

Beyond Tomatoes: Four Great Fruit Ketchups

Ketchup: when you hear the word, you know instantly what we're talking about. It's a sweet and tangy, thick and glossy condiment made from tomatoes. …

Char Siu Bao (Roast Pork Buns)

For the dough: Combine yeast in 1 1⁄4 cups water heated to 115° in a bowl; let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Combine flour, sugar, and baking …

Food & Dining

Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhanwala)

Marinate the chicken: Combine all marinade ingredients except for chicken in a food processor; purée. Transfer marinade to a large bowl and add …

Butter Chicken

Flatbreads with Two Toppings (Laganes)

In a large bowl, stir together yeast and 1 3⁄4 cups water heated to 115° let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together …

Virginia Ham and White Cheddar Croquettes

Boil potatoes in a 4-qt. pot of salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl; set aside. Add 1 tbsp. butter to the pot, …

Eggs

Cherry Tomato–Vanilla Bean Preserves

Combine 1 tbsp. sugar with powdered pectin. Set aside.<p>In a nonreactive bowl, combine the remaining sugar with the cherry tomatoes. Slice the vanilla …

Hoisin and Ginger Spareribs

Place ribs in a 9" x 13" baking dish. Purée hoisin, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, oil, garlic, jalapeños, peppers, onions, ginger, tomatoes, paste, and …

Groom

Posted in Groom and Skin<p>Founded by a U.S. Marine, the K Bar Soap Co. makes high-quality, small-batch, all natural products for men. Their signature …