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7 Great Vacation Rentals to Book Now

Joshua Tree stunner<p><b>Yucca Valley, CA</b><p>If Don Draper decamped to the desert, this is where he would go: Rock Reach House, a steel-frame, solar-powered …

Hawaii

10 Must Try Places For Seafood in Singapore

Being the food paradise that Singapore is, we’re lucky to have fresh seafood flown to our little island from all over the globe, which we can then …

Best Hikes in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park<p>Olympic National Park encompasses nearly one million acres of Washington wilderness, making it a perfect choice for many …

National Parks

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

‘Down and Dirty’ Boil Seafood House Opening Soon in Garden District

A ‘down and dirty, backyard boil type of place” serving Vietnamese-style boiled crawfish is landing on the corner of Magazine and Louisiana this January, reports Todd Price. Co-owner <b>Hieu Doan</b> (who also owns <b>Namese</b> Vietnamese restaurant) is behind the new restaurant, <b>Boil Seafood House</b>.<p>Though iconic …

DaDong Is a Splashy Shrine to Roast Duck, Straight From China

New York is no stranger to Peking duck, so the arrival of <b>DaDong</b> — a roast duck chain in China that has some Michelin-starred locations — has locals appropriately amped for this more upscale entrant: 2,500 reservations disappeared as soon as they were available, booking the restaurant through …

Best Ever Pan Seared Salmon

Total Time: 20 mins<p>Ingredients:<p>1 1/2 pounds (700g) salmon fillets, with or without skin<br>• 3 large garlic cloves, minced<br>• 1/2 yellow onion, minced<br>• 1 small …

Floating Hotels for the Most Relaxing Getaways Ever

For luxury accommodations and views you won’t get anywhere else, these floating hotels bring new meaning to the word “waterbed.”<p>We dare you to book a …

Travel

The Difference Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

Here’s a 6-minute video from PiXimperfect that looks at the difference between the Levels and Curves functions in Photoshop. While the two may seem …

Three NYC Restaurants Land on List of America’s Essential Restaurants

Eater’s yearly list of the 38 essential restaurants in the United States debuted on Wednesday, and three new New York City restaurants joined the list — <b>Prune</b>, <b>Le Coucou</b>, and <b>Dumpling Galaxy</b>.<p>Critic Bill Addison spends all year traveling the country seeking out the finest restaurants that exemplify …

Vincent Van Gogh

These are the best New York City restaurants where you can eat for under $40

New York City has no shortage of world-class restaurants, but many are too expensive for those who don't make six-figure salaries. Still, there are plenty of high-quality options that offer reasonably priced meals.<p>Each year, the judges of the Michelin Guide award the title of Bib Gourmand to their …

Food & Dining

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of …

Hiking

How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop

Is there an unwanted color cast spoiling your photo? Correcting this is really simple when you use the curves tool, as demonstrated by PiXimperfect …

Moroccan Beef Koftas

This is an ancient way of grilling ground meat. The secret is to make sure the meat is sticky enough to hold together on the skewers. Once it starts …

Meet the NYC Restaurateur Who Should be on Everyone’s Radar

<b>Akhtar Nawab</b> is on the rise. Though his name may not be recognized by some die-hard restaurant-goers, he was a protege of Tom Colicchio, and a mentor to David Chang. Since the closing of the acclaimed Elettaria back in 2009, he has rebounded with a handful of projects in New York and beyond.<p>In the …

How focus stacking can help you to get super sharp landscapes

Focus stacking is a popular technique for macro photographers. But did it ever occur to you to try it with landscapes? No? Nor me. But it makes a lot …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate California Road Trip

Cool cities and epic landscapes<p>Chloe Gunning<p>June 14, 2017<p>California road trips don’t come much better than the route along the California One Highway from LA – San Francisco, via Yosemite National Park! Incredible landscapes and cool cities await...<p>Los Angeles<p>Trekking up to the Hollywood sign is a …

A Guide to NYC's Food Halls

The last few years have seen a rash of new food halls spreading across New York City, rapidly multiplying the affordable fast-casual options in the area. But more doesn’t always equal better, so follow this guide to the best of the food hall options closest to you at any given time.<p><i>Note: this map</i> …

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Best Eats in Yellowstone

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10 of the best US hiking trails: readers’ travel tips

From a rocky wonderland with views of Las Vegas to the green ridges of the Appalachians, our readers share their tips for great walks<p>• Enter a tip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher<p>Winning tip: Angels of Utah<p>This five-mile round-trip hike within <b>Zion national park</b> takes you from the Virgin …

These Are The 50 Best Restaurants In The World For 2017

Spoiler alert: An American restaurant actually came out on top!<p>The world’s 50 best restaurants were announced Wednesday via live stream from Melbourne, Australia.<p>Eleven Madison Park in New York City is the first U.S. restaurant to top the list since 2004, Bloomberg reports. The high-end spot ― …

The Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a destination famous for many things. There’s that iconic skyline, deserted islands, and the ‘sheer variety of products in Hong Kong’s …

Masai Mara Safari: How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Trip

Wandering Earl<br>Our Masai Mara safari……it was a safari like no other, way off in the middle of nowhere Kenya, in the low season with few other …

Asia Travel

Salmon & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta – Italian Recipe

Serves 6<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>225 g/8 oz. skinned and boneless salmon fillet, thinly sliced<br>• 3 shallots, peeled and finely chopped<br>• 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley<br>• 6 …

Recipes

A restaurant on the remote Faroe Islands has been awarded a Michelin star

The gorgeous scenery of the remote Faroe Islands is sure to entice travellers looking to get off the beaten path. But heading to the sparsely populated locale won’t mean you’ll have to do without fine cuisine, as the islands now have their first Michelin-starred restaurant.<p>The collection of 18 …

How to road trip Scotland

Scotland is one of the best countries in the world to take a road trip. Here are some of my favourite routes, many of them easily linkable for longer …

Hiking

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

The 10 best destinations for big ski areas

These vast playgrounds are perfect for racking up the miles or exploring huge swathes of untouched backcountry. All you have to do is choose where to set up base camp.<p><i>Unless stated otherwise, prices are per person, half board, based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights,</i> …

Skiing

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