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Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene

The duo behind renowned New York City studio Roman and Williams give Dwell a first look at the interior they designed for Upland, a new restaurant from Chef Justin Smillie and acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr.<p>We interviewed Roman and Williams principals Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch about …

New York City

No-Boil Mac and Cheese

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Skip a step when making mac and cheese by not precooking the pasta. Instead, mix the dried pasta with a thinner-than-usual bèchamel sauce, and it will bake perfectly in just 30 minutes.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, …

Best Tours in Asia 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia: Caucasus Culture Club</b><p>This specialist in travel to post-Soviet states has plumbed the rich culture of the Caucasus to deliver an itinerary with uncommon access, from a recital by Armenia’s Luys Quintet to a private tour …

2014 Core77 Design Awards Spotlight: Food Maps, a Delicious Look at Cuisine Trends Around the World

Some of us plan vacations based on a region's culinary specialties—which, for the record, is completely legitimate and delicious. Scouring travel …

Old Town restoration takes shape

A man gazes at a technical drawing for one of the buildings in the Jakarta Old Town revitalization plan.<p>'€œThis is great, I really hope that someday …

Caneiros, Algarve, Portugal: Secret Seaside

<b>Where is this beach?</b> <i>Right in the middle of the sand fringed southern coast of Portugal, 30 minutes from the region’s capital and airport, Faro.</i><p><b>Who’s it good for?</b> <i>Everyone – there are activities for action hungry teenagers, oversized day beds for sun worshippers, powdery soft sand for bucket- and</i> …

Expert guide to Edinburgh

Essential Information<p>The VisitScotland website (visitscotland.com) is a useful source of information on where to stay and what to do while you are in Edinburgh. The main Edinburgh VisitScotland Information Centre is at Waverley Mall, 3 Princes Street, EH2 2QP; call 00 44 131 473 3868. There is also …

Scotland

The Hebrides: Scotland's magical islands

An emerald shore receding behind, a sea breeze in your face, a dolphin surfing the bow wave as escort. The magic begins as soon as you board the ferry from Scotland’s rugged west coast and head for the Hebrides, a scattering of over 50 inhabited islands that take in the stirring mountainscapes of …

Expert guide to Croatia

If you are not tied to school holidays, the best time to visit Croatia is during the “shoulder-season” months of May and June and September and October. Then you can expect pleasant sunny days ideal for swimming in the sea and sunbathing, with all the tourist facilities up and running but no …

European Travel

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Which country is best seen by rail?

Aeroplanes are faster and cars are more convenient, but in many parts of the world trains still reach unexpected and beautiful places that would be inaccessible any other way.<p>Once the only way to easily cross long distances, today train travel has been mostly replaced by the speed of aeroplanes and …

Trains

What's the best way to sleep on a plane?

No-one wants to spend the first 36 hours of their holiday recovering from a flight. At some point in the journey, it is a good idea to try and grab some sleep. Telegraph Travel has put together these ten top tips that should help you arrive refreshed.<p>Splurge on your seat<p>Let's start with the most …

Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014

Are you packing your bags for Europe this summer, or still just fantasizing about it? Either way, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you cast your eyes over our irresistible expert picks.<p>While our Best in Travel 2014 already touted Paris’ urban renaissance, Scotland’s many events, and Yorkshire’s …

Butter-Basted Salmon with Hazelnut Relish

4 Servings<p>Cooking the salmon skin side down maximizes its crispy potential; brown butter carries nutty flavor into the flesh.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>1 garlic clove, chopped<p>1 cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>½ cup (packed) fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves …

Scrumptious summer ice cream recipes from Justin Gellatly

Star baker Justin Gellatly is better known for his doughnuts, but he's a dab hand at ice creams too<p>Blackberry and crème fraîche ice cream<p>This is a good one for all you urban foragers – get out there and pick your own wild blackberries. You get a wonderful vibrant purple fruitiness from the …

The Most Valuable Photography Tips Ever - Results of a Social Media Survey

I recently asked the following question on social media: “What was the most valuable photography tip you ever received?” Needless to say, I received …

Photography Tips

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Taiwan: a secret foodie wonderland

Right now, in-the-know foodies from across Asia are descending on an island in the East China Sea to gobble steaming plates of dumplings and nibble stinking sticks of tofu.<p>Taiwan’s food scene is exploding and now is the time to go - Taiwanese chefs are winning awards, the country heaves with night …

8 Snorkel Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind

As some of you may know, I recently became a certified scuba diver to prepare for my 2013 trip to the Maldives. Less than a year later, I’ve become a …

16 artist and writer haunts you can still hang out in | CNN Travel

26 Castles That Have Reached Fairytale Status

Castles are already pretty spectacular but put one on top of a mountain or hanging over the edge of a cliff and they get elevated to fairytale status.<p>From Scotland to Syria, the amazing architecture and jaw-dropping views are sure to impress any traveler.<p><b>Swallow's Nest, Gaspra, Crimea</b><p><b>Aragonese</b> …

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect some of our favorite places in the world.<p>Certain exquisite tourist destinations --like Australia, Africa, Italy and India-- have one unfortunate thing …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in debt, and by the time I …

Personal Finance

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Zagat

St Martin's Courtyard - Shopping

London’s newest shopping and dining destination, St Martin’s Courtyard is a beautiful open-air courtyard located in the heart of Covent Garden. This …

A Beginner's Guide To West London's Cultural Gems

In this, the final chapter of our journey through London’s cultural compass points, we explore the west. Much of what we think of as ‘central’ London …