Ariel Lopez

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Tabacon Hot Springs, Costa Rica

I sat in the middle of this black volcanic riverbed eight years ago. I sat here speechless rubbing the black sand through my fingers and toes, and …

Hotel Review: The Lost Iguana Resort, Arenal Costa Rica

Choosing a hotel in the Lake Arenal area can be difficult, mostly because there are so many amazing options, just look on TripAdvisor and it can be a …

Outdoor Spaces

Volcan Poas National Park ...

Botos Lagoon is a filled-up crater in the Parque Nacional Volcan Poas. Its deep blue waters contrast with the dense tropical forest that surround it, …

Costa Rica

La Carolina Lodge

If you are looking for an authentic place to stay in Costa Rica then I have just the place for you! La Carolina Lodge is a rustic little gem totally …

Obsessed: The Las Catalinas Hiking Trails

Las Catalinas. I’m obsessed.<p>There is something magical and slightly addicting about the Las Catalinas hiking trails. Some mornings I wake up and I …

Exploring Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

On Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, howler monkeys rule the rain forest and locals still pan for gold. T+L explores the country's true nature.<p>“Randal was …

Central America

Artistic Laser Cut Screens Are A Creative Feature On These Homes In Australia

When Melbourne Design Studios were creating these six urban homes in Melbourne, Australia, they chose not to use the same materials for each facade, …

Easy Meatballs Recipe

This simple recipe for delicious homemade Easy Meatballs can be flavored any way you like, or just make them plain. There isn't a lot of seasoning in …

Cooking

Eat and Drink Your Way Through The Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge — a designated National Scenic Area — lies a half an hour east of Portland, and in addition to offering one of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, it has orchards, vineyards, and fields full of berries, fruits, and produce. Living among these farms, most local …

Texas

The genius of DC’s African-American museum

Christmas is a time when Washingtonians welcome visiting friends and family, and that’s when we do the tourist stuff. The museums are wonderful, but …

Michelle Obama’s Final White House Holiday Decorations

FLOTUS went for a very personal homage in her final go at decorating the White House this holiday season, enlisting the help of designer Bryan Rafanelli to create environments partially inspired by her Let’s Move! campaign and by her Let Girls Learn initiative. Ahead, take a tour through the …

10 best ski towns to visit this winter

Where to ski and where to stay in 2017-2018<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 but has been updated with new towns and the latest information for this winter.</i><p>Each winter, skiers and snowboarders are faced with the same dilemma: Where should they ski this year? For the …

The Willows Inn Is One of America’s Best Restaurants

For the third year in a row, Eater’s indefatigable restaurant critic, Bill Addison, has cross-referenced his travel notes, dining receipts, and napkin scribbles from the past 12 months and compiled his unparalleled list of America’s 38 best restaurants, all of which have been open at least 18 …

Seattle

Honey-Hoisin Chicken Thighs with Stir-Fried Kale

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Honey-Hoisin Marinade<p>2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated<br>• 2 heaping tablespoons fresh root ginger, peeled and grated<br>• 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce<br>• 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes<br>• 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce<br>• 1 tablespoon light soy sauce<br>• 2 tablespoons honey<br>• 4 organic chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in …

Onions

20 Times We Said “Yes, Please!” to Holiday Foods from Around the World

Food plays a starring role in holiday celebrations everywhere. As with all of our delicious eggnog, pumpkin pie and creative candy cane recipes, the holidays simply aren’t the same without ’em. And in case you didn’t know, many seasonal dishes we love actually came over from the <i>old country</i> (along …

Dessert

16 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

If there are two things that just about everyone hates, it’s doing anything but binge watching Netflix on a Sunday and worrying about what to pack for your impressive make-ahead lunch for Monday. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to both of those things: slow cooker chicken. Sure, you’ve been …

Cooking

10 Beautiful Mediterranean Islands You Have To Visit

There’s good reason why millions of Europeans (and indeed, travellers from all over the world) flock to the Mediterranean islands, year in year out. …

Travelers

Searching for secret fried chicken recipe from defunct Chicago restaurant

Even if you're not a big foodie, you've probably got a dish that holds special meaning for you — a food that can instantly transport you to a time and place when things were rosier, simpler or just really delicious.<p>Now, imagine losing that dish forever.<p>That's what happened to Nancy Rosman when …

Charleston

7 Examples of the Best Train Journeys in the World

Traveling with trains has lots of advantages: the opportunity to make friends along the way, constantly changing views behind the windows, the unique …

13 Ideas For Creating A More Manly Masculine Bathroom

Although men typically don’t spend as much time as women do in the bathroom, it doesn’t mean that the bathroom shouldn’t cater to their design needs …

Interior Design
Interior Design

Architects and designers including Studio MK27 and Neri&Hu among AZ Award winners 2016

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> a weathering-steel temple, marble-patterned tables and a pivoting glass door are among the 18 winners of this year's AZ Awards for …

Bay Street

Disappearing walls and trophy tubs: Nine notable innovations for a modern home

The future of contemporary design was on display at the annual show in downtown Los Angeles.<p>The future of contemporary design was on display at the annual show in downtown Los Angeles.<p>Contemporary design devotees circled their (sleek, WiFi-enabled) wagons at the annual Dwell on Design show in …

Furniture