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Weeknight Skillet Lasagna Recipes So Easy and Delicious You'll Make Them Again and Again

Don’t know what to cook tonight? This. Do this.<p>There’s a lot to love about your skillet. Whether frying up some country ham in the morning or baking …

If You Love Mushrooms, You Need These 20 Recipes

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

Cooking

Hidden Marrakesh: a guide to the city's best-kept secrets

Marrakesh is a city that fizzes with life, where the default-blue of the sky sings against peach-gold architecture. Whether it’s your first visit or your 15th, the technicolor souqs and the street theatrics of Djemaa El Fna, the city’s main square that's perpetually filled with monkeys, snake …

Travel

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

10 Craft Whiskeys You Have to Try

Buying whiskey from craft distillers is not only a responsible way to spend your drinking money, but it will also net you some seriously good booze …

18 of the Best Bourbons and Best Ryes for Kentucky Derby Season 2018

Woodford Reserve may now be the official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, but there’s still a “stableful” of bourbons (and ryes for that matter) that can make the most exciting two minutes in sports even more fun. After all, there are many ways to saddle up a mint julep, old fashioned, and other …

Lonely Planet Names the Top 10 Places to Visit in the U.S. for 2018

Nowadays there are lots of travel guides in the world, but few have a more credible and distinguished history than Lonely Planet. Transforming local knowhow from a global canvas into digestible, attainable and original destination guides is no easy thing, so when they offer their top ten places to …

Loneliness

10 of the best places to stay in Marrakech

More than 1,000 traditional riad houses in Marrakech’s ancient medina now offer tourist accommodation. At the luxurious end prices soar, but there is a great selection of budget stays, including several that have been converted into fun, modern hostels. As smartphone GPS coverage can be patchy in …

Travel

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine comes packed with adventures, guides and stories …

At New Zealand Trail Huts, Shelter, Conversation and Community

Finally scrambling out of the bush of New Zealand’s South Island, I paused, surveying the alpine valley in the foreground. Then I saw it. Nestled against a slab of moss-covered schist stood a modest structure, no larger than my 8 feet by 12 feet college dorm room. With excitement and relief, I …

This New Airline Has $99 Flights to Europe in the Summer

Cheap flights to Europe have become a strangely familiar sight over the last year plus. Part of that is due to price wars ignited by low-cost …

Cozy and Comforting Dishes for When It's Just Too Cold

Is there a better antidote to cold, gloomy January weather than a warm meal? For me, at least, the answer is no. On those too-cold-to-leave-the-house days, I can’t really think of anything more enjoyable than a warm stew simmering on the stove and a good movie. I’ll pair a hearty skillet lasagna …

These 7 Destinations Will Be Huge in 2018, Say Travel Insiders

Summer vacations might be behind us, but that doesn't mean travel talk is over until the new year. While everyone else is busy prepping for …

First class for less: How to use miles on even the stingiest airlines

Loyalty is a good thing, except when it comes to airline upgrades. And this is especially true for those with the No. 1 complaint about loyalty programs: “I never can use my hard-earned miles!”<p>But the situation isn’t all bad. With a little inside knowledge, you can beat the system, even though the …

Singapore Airlines

Travelers’ rights: When reservations aren’t honored

Thanks to the web, making a reservation is just a few keystrokes away. We’ve all become our own travel agents and it isn’t so hard, right?<p>Except for an all-too-common scenario. When you’re ready to pick up the rental car, check into the hotel or board the flight, bus or train — and you discover …

25 Things Solo Travelers Must Do on a Trip

No matter where you’re setting off, here’s the ultimate checklist for a party of one.<p>Traveling alone is a one-of-a-kind experience. Ask anyone who …

Professional bodyguards reveal how to stay safe while traveling

Unless you're a celebrity or a high-profile CEO, you've probably never traveled with your own personal security detail.<p>While the rest of us might imagine a fleet of buff men in crisp suits with headsets, the people who actually do it for a living claim their day to day is far from <i>Men In Black.</i><p>"It's …

Social Media

How to Realistically (and Affordably) Drop Everything to Travel the World

Sponsored<p>By Nick Nadel Updated On 07/31/2017 at 12:25PM EST<p>By Nick Nadel Updated On 07/31/2017 at 12:25PM EST<p>We’ve all imagined what it would be like …

US anti-abortion group quietly fights bid to end El Salvador's draconian ban

• Human Life International has been directing funds to El Salvador since 2000<br>• Thousands of women have been denied abortions even in cases of rape<p>El Salvador’s absolute ban on abortion – long considered one of the world’s most ruthless – is facing its greatest challenge in years. Buoyed by shifting …

Here’s what you need to know about the TSA’s new measures for checking electronic devices

The Transportation Security Administration has this week announced new measures for checking large personal electronic devices for carry-on luggage. The new procedures will see a tighter process being introduced when it comes to x-ray screening at security checkpoints.<p>The rules call for all …

Airports

Spot This Man in the Airport and He’ll Give You His First Class Seat

Gilbert Ott will help you get upgraded.<p>One man is giving travelers the ultimate scavenger hunt: Find him in any airport and he’ll give you his first …

Shoulder season steals: top spots for off-peak travel

Take a trip in high season and you might have to contend with eye-watering prices and suffocating crowds – and while low season might bag you a bargain, poor weather and closed attractions could derail the best of plans.<p>The budget travel sweet spot? Shoulder season. Prices have fallen, but there’s …

Costa Rica

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

European Travel

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, who for seven years have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to make deep cuts in Medicaid and end the law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.<p>The 142-page bill would create a …

There's a Secret Button on Your Airplane Seat That Will Instantly Give You More Room

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p>Ever wish you could just press a button and your airplane seat would become instantly less confining? Well, …

Luggage

The unexpected benefits of traveling alone

On a May vacation in Nicaragua, Alison Peters often visited several panaderias after dinner, sampling not one but many desserts. She spent days …

Travel

9 Airbnbs in wine countries around the world

Love wine so much you wish you could marry it? While we can't officiate anything of the sort, we can offer some ideas for enchanting vacation rentals …

12 Things You Must Do to Avoid Money Disasters While Traveling Abroad

Here's a fun game to play with yourself: Book a long-overdue vacation abroad and naturally become excited. Now, think of every single thing that can …

A Guide to Sonoma’s Best Winery Experiences, Part 1

Cool coastal views, fine dining and some of California's best under-the-radar wines make Sonoma a worldwide destination. Find out where you need to …

Wine & Spirits