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These Hawaiian Recipes Will Give Your Kitchen Major Island Vibes

Think of Hawaii, and foods like juicy pineapple, tender pork, and sweet coconut likely come to mind. While a ticket to the Aloha State may not be in the cards today, those tasty ingredients are sitting in your nearest grocery store, ready to be cooked into simple yet scrumptious meals and desserts …

21 Seafood Recipes That Take 20 Minutes or Less

With poke joints popping up everywhere and the sushi craze showing no sign of dying down, it shouldn't be a surprise we love a good seafood meal. …

Healthy Eating

How to Survive Holiday Road Trips With Friends, Family, and Loved Ones

One common side effect of the holiday season is long-distance travel with family, friends, and loved ones. If you're planning on being sequestered in a confined space on wheels for long periods of time this season, check out the official Ford Motor Company and the Emily Post Institute's guide to …

The Best Black Heels For Every Style, Occasion And Budget

Black heels have a permanent spot on the list of wardrobe staples that we can't live without. When in doubt of the right footwear to rock, we can just slip on a pair of black pumps and confidently strut into any situation with style.<p>And just like the classic LBD, black pumps have the power of …

The Cheapo Alternatives To Buying Travel Gear When You're Dead Broke

Before I cared about $200 suitcases, I was mostly interested on traveling on what I could.. which was, well, nothing. Even the backpack I used was a cheap knockoff I borrowed from my parents.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>But dude, where there is necessity, there is invention. It …

6 Must-Visit Spots in Havana

Cruise to Cuba in May 2016 on Carnival's Fathom Cruise Line. From street food to iconic local restaurants, here are six Havana places to put on your …

5-day dinner plan: Use 1 shopping list for these healthy, tasty meals all week

Sometimes the hardest part of accomplishing a task is the “thinking it through” part, the idea, the creative inspiration. Once you know what you’re doing, the execution seems to fall into place. This is certainly true when it comes to meal planning. Wouldn’t it be great if you had someone to figure …

Best Winter Hats 2015: Most Stylish Winter Hats

'Tis the season for covetable cold weather accessories, and we're giving you the heads up on what to wear up top. This year, don't be afraid to muss your hair with ultra-cool, ultra-comfy hats: First, and most important, because they'll keep you from catching cold, and also because you'll want to …

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

Our Most Crazy-Good (or Just Crazy?) Recipes

Sometimes I like to make simple food, and sometimes I make recipes that leave my peers questioning my sanity (and social life).<p>When I tell text them I’m making such-and-such recipe—last week, squashducken; week before that, 8-page-recipe meatloaf—responses generally contain one or more of the …

Recipes

11 Noodle Soups to Warm You to Your Core

There are a few requirements for a perfect noodle soup:<p>1. The ratio of noodles to other things should be 1:1.<br>2. The broth should have lots going for it on its own.<br>3. The soup should absorb whatever leftovers or half-empty containers are living in your pantry or fridge (like Thanksgiving turkey).<br>4. …

Recipes

Here's Where You Can Fly for $11

Ryanair made its latest move to attract passengers with a “Midweek Madness” flash sale of 250,000 seats for €9.99 (about $11) each way on selected …

A Perfect London Weekend on $25 a Day

On a tight budget but keen to travel? Here's how to spend a weekend in London on just $25 a day.<p>Saturday: Art and Major Sites<p>One of the best things …

How to Have a Great Los Angeles Weekend on $25 a Day

Our guide to hanging out in the City of Angels on $50 or less.<p>It might seem near impossible to enjoy a weekend in a major metropolitan area like Los …

This 15-Minute Pumpkin Soup Recipe Is A Dinnertime Hero

Bow down to the bowl.<p>It's <i>hard</i> to get your act together during the week to put a home-cooked dinner on the table. We're no strangers to that struggle. No matter how skilled (or not) you might be in the kitchen, energy is running low at the end of the workday. That's why we all need super easy, super …

The Most Stylish Winter Hats You Can Wear (That Aren't A Beanie)

Come on, try something new.<p>It's almost winter. There, we said it. It's the first step to accepting that the weather is changing, forcing us to kiss sandals, bare legs and breezy dresses goodbye. Though the arrival of snowy weather isn't the best news, the wardrobe that comes along with it is pretty …

22 experiences to have in Colorado before you die

1. Hike through a golden tunnel of quaking aspen at Kenosha Pass<p>Take Highway 285 out of Denver, stop when you get to the top and witness the alchemy …

10 of London's Best Kept Secrets

<i>By College Tourist; Author: Samantha McIsaac, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth</i><p><b>Take a look behind the scenes of London with these city tips.</b><p>If you find yourself traveling through Europe, you'll have to stop by London for some crumpets and tea! We all know about The London Eye, Buckingham …

How To Be the Perfect Airbnb Guest

I know how to be a good guest. Over the years, my travels have landed me on many a friend’s couch (sometimes if I’m lucky, a guest bed), and …

18 of the most clichéd dates around the world and where you should go instead

Going on a romantic trip with your honey muffin without looking like you’ve watched too many rom-coms is not always easy, but it’s not impossible. …

The lake at the end of the world

Barely one hour from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj is in the middle of nowhere – out of season and time – and it’s wonderful.<p>“We have a saying here in Slovenia,” said Grega Silc, a Hike & Bike Slovenia tour guide, as we cycled around the riotous green of the ridge. “In Bohinj, we're a …

European Travel

10 Best Things About Waking Up in Surfer's Paradise

By College Tourist; Author: Rachel Jenkins, Susquehanna University<p><b>A guide to getting the most out of living in Australia's own vacation destination.</b><p>If you're lucky enough to study abroad in Australia, there's no better place to find yourself living in than Surfer's Paradise, a small town in Gold …

From ravioli to truffles, check out 15 creative ways to cook with pumpkin puree

Classic pumpkin pie rocks. No dispute there. But that's not the only fantastic dish that you can make with a can of pumpkin puree—we're talking pillowy pumpkin ravioli, delicate pumpkin spice truffles and an over-the-top pumpkin spice cake with gooey salted caramel. Here are 15 creative recipes …

Ultimate Nature Adventure: New Zealand

There are destinations that challenge your intellect: India, with its intense mix of 21st century advances and Middle Age poverty; Berlin, in constant dialogue with an impossible past; Rome or St. Petersburg, with their troves of art treasures. New Zealand is a different type of place. That is not …

What to Eat in Helsinki

One of Finland’s top chefs lists his five favorite meals. (And no, reindeer didn’t make the cut.)<p>Chef Richard McCormick is literally the driving …

Four Great Regions of Spain: What to See, Do and Eat in Each

<i>By Ally Marotti for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>If you think Spain's mostly about tapas, bullfights and Picasso, it's probably time to take a closer look. Spain has 17 autonomous communities, meaning they have their own executive, legislative and judicial powers, as well as their own cultures, foods and …

15 experiences you need to have in Finland before you die

1. Take a cruise on icebreaker Sampo.<p>Have the brunch of your life on board an icebreaker sailing on the Gulf of Bothnia. For dessert, dive in with …

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever?

Slow-cook the meat to tender perfection. Then feast on the delicious high-protein meal<p>Some call it “sauté de boeuf à la Bourguignonne.” Others just call it “beef stew.” Julia Child famously referred to it as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man.”<p>She’s right. There’s nothing more …

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Your breakfast won't know what hit it.<p>Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, …