Gina Pak

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The Photos of This Naturally Pink Lagoon in Mexico Are Out of This World

BRB, booking a trip ASAP.<p>In a small fishing village off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico is Las Coloradas, which is essentially one of the most picture-perfect destinations on the planet.<p>There, you'll find a lagoon with water in the prettiest pink hue you've ever seen. But the color …

The Five Best Hikes Near Washington, DC

Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley on these adventurous trails.<p>It’s time to get outside again. With winter safely in the past, …

Hiking

The Best Fall Road Trips From DC

Hit the road this fall before old man winter unleashes the fury. Wineries, distilleries, and breweries await, as do sweet places to stay like an …

Wineries

5 Places to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S.

<i>by Allison Williams and Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of NHDTTD/George Murphy<p>While we all love summer and its days filled with sunshine and ice cream, we can't be sad for long--fall is on its way with all its usual bright colors and beautiful views. Here's where to find the best</b> …

11 IKEA Makeovers That Look Shockingly Luxe

Here's proof that you can have champagne on a beer budget.<p>Here's proof that you can have champagne on a beer budget.

This Wacky Pedicure Hack Actually Works

"Take this Listerine and put it on your feet." That sounds like something only a crazy person would say, right? So what does any good beauty editor do when she hears it? She grabs mouthwash, a large mixing bowl (which she definitely doesn't tell her boyfriend about), and she tries out this DIY …

Skin Care

Simply breathtaking: Freediving couple's stunning underwater photo shoot | CNN Travel

Extreme Sports

The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip

Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip is an easy appetizer to throw together. Find out the tricks to take it over the top! <br>What a game yesterday! My beloved …

Vivid Photos of a Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica

While on an expedition in Antarctica, interface designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell was treated to the rare sight of a massive iceberg that had recently flipped over, revealing an extraordinarily vivid blue underside. With the strikingly polished ice ranging in hue from light aqua to dark teal to …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Homemade Holiday: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.<p>I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. <i>Twelve</i>. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday …

Butternut Squash and Saffron Risotto (Risotto alla Zucca e Zafferano)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A golden-hued risotto with creamy butternut squash, inspired by fall in Tuscany.</i><p>This delicate, golden-hued risotto with creamy butternut squash is …

10 Marriage Tips From Divorced People

At a recent wedding, the best man stood up and made a speech with a blend of sage and humorous advice on how to have a good marriage. A few of the guests exchanged whispers about his qualifications for dispensing tips to the newlyweds. After all, his own marriage had recently ended in divorce.<p>The …

How Travel Taught Me to Live With Less

In America, we're taught to be consumers. We <i>need</i> new toys, more clothes, extra electronic devices, flashier cars, and bigger TVs.<p>Bigger. Faster. More.<p>We collect and build up this mountain of stuff that consumes our lives. This stuff that we worked so hard to attain eventually becomes burdens in our …

Looking Up at Hong Kong's Densely Populated Skyscrapers

<i>Stacked</i> is an intense series that features the compact urban architecture of Hong Kong. Standing from below, Australia-based photographer Peter Stewart points his camera upwards to capture the abstract shapes which form the densely populated public housing structures.<p>Clothing hangs from railings, …

How to Hand-Wash Your Sweaters at Home

Because I'm willing to bet you've heard it a hundred times but <i>still</i> don't believe it, I'll say it again: Washing pieces by hand is easier than you think and completely worth it for extending the life, shape, and general well-being of your clothing. Sweater season is so close I can smell it, and all …

Avocado Toast with Lemon-Basil Aioli

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Kick up mayo with citrus and herbs to take an already perfect dish to the next level.</i><p>Avocado toast, …

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Dips and Spreads > Roasted Red Pepper Hummus<p>August 21, 2014 // 23 <i>Comments »</i><p>Last summer, when …

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes With Bacon, Parmesan, and Parsley Recipe

Juicy cherry tomatoes are packed full of smoky, crunchy bacon, salty Parmesan cheese, creamy mayo, and a sprinkling of bright, fresh parsley for a simple, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre.<p><b>Note:</b> If you happen to have a melon-baller, by all means use the smaller scoop to scoop out the tomato seeds.<p><b>Read</b> …

Teriyaki Skewers

Taco Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

<i>Taco Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms</i><p>School starts tomorrow. Pls send help. And earplugs. And Pringles. And easy weeknight meals.<p>Okay, okay, I’ll provide …

How to Make a Flag Cake for the Fourth of July

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Our</i> <i>Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell's flag cake was such a hit at our summer barbecues last Fourth of July, we had to share it again.</i><p>For a …

The 2014 Best of the Best Hotel Awards

"But what's your favorite hotel?" It's the question most often asked of Jetsetter's editors by friends, relatives and brand new acquaintances. It's a topic we never tire of debating over computer monitors in the editorial department. And, most important, it's what lies at the heart of our first …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Breakfast Quesadillas with Spinach and Black Beans

Vegetarian Breakfast Quesadillas with Scrambled Eggs, Spinach and Black Beans<p>Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 15 mins<br>• Cook Time: 10 mins<br>• Total Time: …