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New GPS website will help you find off-the-beaten-path trails in US national parks

More and more people are heading to America’s national parks to enjoy the incredible nature found around the US. But if you’re hoping to break from fellow travellers and get away from the crowds, a GPS company is aiming to help get hikers off-the-beaten-path.<p>TomTom – a GPS, traffic and navigation …

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The Food Lab: For the Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Use Science, Not Sugar

Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes are so darn insecure? They come to the table hidden under a blanket of marshmallows or a sticky-sweet layer of sugary syrup. You eat them and taste only cinnamon and nutmeg, the natural aroma of the sweet potato buried underneath layers of spices. I often …

23 Healthy Foods Everyone Should Know How To Cook

No diet food allowed.

Edamame Hummus — Oh She Glows

I don’t say this often, but I occasionally reach my tolerable upper limit for sweets. After working on the dessert chapter for my book while …

Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini-Maple Dressing

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 15 mins<br>• Total Time: 15 mins<br>• Yield: 2<br>• Category: Salad<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 33 reviews<p>A simple, filling kale salad with creamy …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

Wedding Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>“When I was getting married, I couldn’t think of a caterer I wanted to use,” says chef Naomi Pomeroy, Expatriate, Portland, OR, “and I didn’t want to ask my staff.” Her solution? Cook for her guests herself. She went with super-simple chicken, powered …

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint When Traveling

<i>Leaf. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kubina.</i><p>The idea of going on vacation is probably one of the most appealing concepts we have as human beings. It can mean …

Ramen Across San Francisco Bay Area's Peninsula: A Guide

Spanning the length of the Peninsula from San Mateo south to San Jose, this part of the Bay Area is often known as Silicon Valley for obvious tech reasons. It also happens to be the ramen belt of the Bay Area. Discussing the region's premier bowl of ramen will cause the same type of contentious …

Orenchi's ramen is worth the wait, and drive

Located next to a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in a run-down strip mall in Santa Clara, Orenchi Ramen may not look like much from the outside. But the crowds that gather - even before the restaurant opens - indicate it's a hot spot for ramen devotees.<p>As soon as you arrive, make a beeline for the …

Tricia Williams on coconut oil

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Columbus Day is this Monday, and whether you have an extra day in the kitchen this weekend or not, pretend you have all the time in the world by …

Jeweled Millet Recipe on Food52

• 1/2 cup millet<br>• Coarse salt<br>• One 14-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained<br>• Olive oil<br>• 1 tablespoon harissa<br>• 1/4 cup blanched and sliced almonds<br>• 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced into thin half-moons<br>• Small handful cilantro leaves, roughly chopped<p>Place the millet in a saucepan with 1 ½ cups of water and a …

Last-Minute Mobile Booking App HotelTonight Gets a Big $45 Million Round

The mobile booking sector is hot in the investment community, even if Americans are still very early in its adoption. The last minute hotel booking …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>During the week, life is all about routine. You wake up, go to work, come home, scrounge up something to eat. But over the weekend, you have plenty …

How Not To Die From Botulism

Does the fear of botulism keep you from canning? Or do you can anyway, yet worry that you'll accidentally kill your loved ones with jam and pickles? …

Food Preservation

Make Yourself Some Chai

A hot cup of spicy chai is a fabulous way to start the day: allow no substitutes. It's also makes a great support to meditation. Getting hopped up on tea before meditating is a traditional practice. Some swear by green tea, which I like, but my favorite by far is Indian chai. Yet chai-making--the …

Chai

Gluten

In addition to their awesome bulk section and farmer’s market caliber produce, one of the reasons I prefer shopping at our local mega-co-op, Rainbow …