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Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014

If you don't get a monster travel itch after reading this list, you better check your pulse because you're dead, son. Dead and boring.<p>Photo by: Poler<p>With the World Cup and the Olympics quickly approaching, 2014 promises to be a sporty kind of year. Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or …

A Local’s Guide to D.C. During the Holidays

’Tis the season to visit our nation’s capital. But rather than braving the masses at the traditional tourist sights, check out these lesser known, …

The Best Holiday Crawl in NYC

Every once in awhile my husband, Andy, and I make an effort to step out of our routines and remember why we chose to live in this chaotic, wonderful uproar of a city–and this month seemed like a good time to take advantage of one of the most festive places in the world.<p>When the city puts on its …

Ski Apache-Style in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Base camp at Ski Apache. All photos by Darlene Fiske.<p><i>By Darlene Fiske for Fathom</i> | <i>Skiing in New Mexico? It's better than you might think, as Austin-based ski-phobe Darlene Fiske discovers on a family trip.</i><p>RUIDOSO, New Mexico - I hate skiing. Okay, "hate" might be strong, but the thought of hurling …

13 Tips to Stay Safe Through Any Travel Emergency

No matter how careful we are or how much we plan, emergencies sometimes happen. Natural disasters, blackouts, theft, or sudden medical issues are unnerving enough, but they can be positively frightening if they occur while on vacation. Far from home, in a foreign country, an emergency can leave us …

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The 10 Commandments for Girls with Long-term Travel Plans — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Packing for a two-week beach holiday is easy as pie. Packing for a six- or twelve-month …

10 Ways to Prepare for Your Holiday Road Trip

As my family prepares for the 2,000-mile round-trip drive from Wyoming to California for the holidays, I’m using all the spare change I’ve got left after gift-shopping to procure some essentials for the journey in our Subaru Outback. With a six-year-old, books on CD are a must, and maybe we’ll even …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Travel<p>Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram</i> …

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Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

5 international cookies you should leave for Santa this year [recipes]

These cookies, layered to somewhat resemble the Italian flag, were developed by Italian immigrants in the United States. Almond-flavored sponge cake, …

Baking

4 Winter Deals at National Park Lodges

(photo: jitze/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>National parks may be synonymous with the quintessential summer road trip, but there's a lot to be said for bringing the kids during the off-season, when prices are lower and crowds are thinner. For families that can't get enough of the Great Outdoors, these …

Bamboo Furniture: Ideas and Inspiration

Go green with some slick and stylish bamboo furniture. It’s durable and strong, it’s even stronger than steel! It’s available in an array of colors …

Furniture

60 Great Bar Stool Ideas – How To Pick The Perfect Design

Having a bar or an island in the kitchen is pretty much a must. It’s a very functional thing to have, plus it gives you the opportunity to …

Ina Garten's Spinach and Cheddar Soufflé

The star of The Barefoot Contessa whips up a spinach and cheddar soufflé that she swears by.<p>Serves 2 to 3<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the dish<p>1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for sprinkling<p>3 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1 cup scalded milk<p>1/4 …

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Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

<b>UPDATE 12/3</b>: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.<p><b>PREVIOUSLY</b>: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.<p>It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" …

11 'Hunger Games' Power Breakfasts for the Girl on Fire

Surviving the Hunger Games is no easy feat—especially if you haven't eaten a good breakfast. Here's 11 recipes to keep the odds ever in your favor<p><b>Katniss Everdeen</b> is back, and in <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,</i> premiering today, she is offered the worst kind of do-over: a second chance in the …

What to Drink on Thanksgiving, According to The Foodist

Andrew Knowlton's tips on serving wine, beer, and cocktails with your Thanksgiving feast.<p>Before you even think about digging into that turkey or tucking into a slice of sweet potato pie, you need a drink in your hand. (Let's be honest: How else are you going to deal with all those family members …

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Napoleons

To make the pastry cream, put milk into a medium saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean, add seeds and pod to milk, and bring to a simmer over …

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 …

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The BA Seal of Approval 2013: The 25 Products We Can't Cook (or Live) Without

From herbal tea and supermarket Cheddar to potato rolls and Korean chili paste, the 25 products Bon Appétit's editors can't cook—or, really, live—without<p><b>Recipes From The Seal</b><p><b>How We Chose</b><p><b>Trust isn’t given; it’s earned</b>. That’s why, for the second year, we’re rewarding the products that have won our …

7 Turkey Gravy Recipes for Thanksgiving

Gallery7 Turkey Gravy Recipes for Thanksgiving<p>Deceptively simple, but also highly customizable, gravy plays an important role in every Thanksgiving feast, supporting several important players on the table, including, of course, the turkey. Whether you're looking for a basic turkey gravy, something …

Martha Stewart's Cake Advice

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.</i><p>Are you tired of pie yet? Let's talk about cake.<p>There is a cake for every occasion and a cake for every season. You've got humble poundcakes and …

Make John F. Kennedy's New England Fish Chowder Recipe

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, cook up a batch of his favorite New England Fish Chowder<p>Today marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Political commentators are musing on the president’s enduring legacy; gossips are surmising about his alleged …

Rock My World -- Matcha White Chocolate Cake With Hibiscus Cream

For the last few weeks, I've been changing up my workout routine, taking a class at my gym's branch in Rockefeller Plaza. It's an area I don't frequent because of the high density of tourists. For Atletica, though, I'm willing to push through the out-of-town gawkers for a good sweat.<p>Just when I …

10 Takes on Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving

Sweet, nutty, crunchy, gooey—a slice of pecan pie hits all the right notes. Whether you like yours clean and classic, given a twist, or you're in the mood to riff, we have 10 takes on pecan pie that would love to be part of your Thanksgiving dinner.<p>Don't like messing with a classic? Try these</b> …

22 Recipes for Your Cranberry Cravings

Cranberries go way beyond the can; check out our favorite ways to rethink the favorite berry of the fall.<p><b>Whether cooked down into relish or baked into pies,</b> there's nothing like a tart, juicy cranberry during the holidays. You know that gelatinous... stuff... you get in a can? We give you …

Dessert

Beef Rib and Meatball Stew (T'fina Pkaila)

Make the meatballs: Heat oil in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted …

27 Big And Beautiful Bundt Cakes

I like big bundts and I cannot lie.

In pictures: Super Typhoon Haiyan brings devastation to the Philippines - Telegraph

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

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