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13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron<p>Beautiful monochrome photos of mist covered landscapes. You can see more of Jaromir's work at his …

How To Eat Nothing But Watermelon All Summer

All melon everything.

Europe's Most Spectacular National Parks

For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafés. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness, from remote white-sand coves to some of the world's most …

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Visby, Sweden’s summertime haunt

In-the-know Swedes head to Gotland, a secluded island 90km east of the mainland, to reconnect with their country’s medieval roots and Viking heritage.

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

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Five Brilliantly Colored Beaches

Sandy Escape<p>We all love warm, sandy beaches. But wouldn’t they be more fun if they came in purple, orange, and red?<p>06.19.13 4:45 AM ET

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Playful Recreations of Classic Paintings on Toast

Food artist Ida Skivenes, better known as IdaFrosk, pays homage to the great painters of yesteryear with her playful food creations. The Oslo, Norway-based artist works particularly with toast as her canvas for her aptly titled series <i>The Art Toast Project</i>. The food paintings that IdaFrosk creates …

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Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

A French Caribbean: St Barthélemy and Guanahani Resort & Spa

If you have to explain to a US customs inspector what St. Bart's is, you might cause some confusion. You see, St. Bart's uses euros, calls are long-distance, the language spoken is French, the culture is decidedly French - and so is the food (which is mostly imported). It's no surprise then that …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

The 15 Hardest Countries To Visit

I am using the following three criteria to determine which countries are the most inaccessible, as well as my own overall experience of getting to the countries. (I have been to all 198 countries.)<p><b>Click here to jump right to the hardest countries to visit >></b><p><b>1) Visa availability</b><p>The most important …

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Flavours of Tasmania: take a bite out of Australia's Apple Isle

There’s much more to the self-styled Apple Isle than, well, apples. Australia’s southernmost state, the island of Tasmania, is a foodie’s paradise and a world apart from mainland Oz. The cooler climate produces elegant dry wines and the unspoiled coastline ensures the freshest seafood around.<p>The …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Trail Guide<p>Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.<p>06.02.13 4:45 AM ET

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

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Behind the Shot: Skier Carter McMillan Pulls Off a Perfect Backflip in Revelstoke, BC

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >></i><p><b>Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment?</b><b><br>Carter McMillan:</b> At that particular moment I was focused on setting the rotation for my backflip correctly, while craning my neck to catch a quick glimpse of the landing coming up …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

Port Blanc at Sunset | France (by Steph & the ocean)All rights reserved - Copyright © Stéphane Dufief

<b>Port Blanc at Sunset | France</b> (by Steph & the ocean)<br>All rights reserved - Copyright © Stéphane Dufief

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World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

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Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

Exploring Finland Beyond Helsinki

Snow, Cold and Nokia: the three words I most often hear associated with Finland.<p>Yet the Nordic Country -- full of swathes of untapped wilderness, quirky and creative design and up-and-coming cuisine -- has a lot more that meets the eye, especially in the summer.<p>I was lucky enough to spend an …

Havasu Falls Apr 2013

LIKE<p>7 Likes<p>Havasu Falls Apr 2013<p>Arizona<p>Created by<p>Copyright: Konstantin <br>Type: Spherical <br>Resolution: 6000x3000 <br>Taken: 17/04/2013 <br>Uploaded: 08/05/2013 …

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Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

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This Week in Recipes

Appetizers & Condiments<p>Charred Tomatillo and Yellow Pepper Salsa<br>• Ancho-Chipotle Salsa with Chocolate and Fried Almonds<br>• Walnut-Habanero Salsa with Roasted Garlic and Orange<br>• Grilled Bloody Mary Salsa<br>• Peach Salsa with Pickled Red Onions and Serrano Chiles<br>• Orange-Tomatillo Salsa<p>Mains<p>Grilled Cheese with …

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