Rebecca Rubendall

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A perfect day in Washington, DC

No stranger to the world’s gaze, Washington, DC is a proud and complicated city (politics makes it so) of grand boulevards, iconic monuments and idyllic vistas over the Potomac River. Its museums and historic sites bear tribute to both the beauty and the horror of years past, and even on a short …

George Washington

Food52's Guide to Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving countdown has officially begun. We've been at it since October, testing recipe upon recipe behind the scenes, and now we want to share our game plan with you. This is how we do Thanksgiving -- from the bird to the pies and everything in between, here are our favorite tips, tricks, …

Thanksgiving

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …

Fresh Sage and 16 Ways to Use It (That Don't Involve Poultry or Stuffing)

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're full of sage advice.</i><p>Meet sage -- another member of the mint family (siblings include basil, lemon balm, shiso, and thyme, among others), and a particularly lovely member, we …

Ice Cream

Homemade Texas Roadhouse Butter

Famous Texas Roadhouse Butter made at home. It'll take you mere minutes, and it is SO good!<p>"I could have made a meal out of their rolls and cinnamon honey butter!" How often do we hear this after a meal at Texas Roadhouse?? Every. single. time.<p>Okay, okay. So I'm actually the person who says that …

The Integral Part Of Every Outfit: The Overcoat

<i>Image by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images</i><p>It’s always interesting to see how men dress as it gets colder, notably with concerns to overcoats and jackets. For example: do you know people that won’t wear anything other than a light jacket during the winter? Or do you know people that drag out …

6 Things You Learn About Food, After Cooking on a Farm

Spend a year as a farm cook and you'll learn a lot about eating local and cooking seasonally. BA associate web editor Rochelle Bilow shares her tips.<p>Before I joined the <i>Bon Appétit</i> team, I lived and worked on a small, full-diet farm in Central New York. "Full-diet" meant whole-hog—that is, we grew, …

Food

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Why Mega-Cities Are Mega-Awesome: 8 Bustling Metropolises We Love

An old fable tells the tale of the city mouse and the country mouse (or the city oyster and the country oyster in our case -- we know, it's a bit of a stretch). The story ends with a precautionary warning: cities are crowded, dangerous, and unsavory. But, here at Oyster, we've never met a city we …

It's Only Taken Humans Two Millennia to Design the Perfect Butter Knife

Mankind will no longer have to struggle with spreading butter chunks thanks to a genius knife that features a <b>built-in grater</b>. It can be yours for <b>$14</b>. Brb, going to go buy all the bread.

Automotive Investment Advice: 10 Rules for Classic Car Collectors

We’re about to enter prime shopping time for classic car collectors. In a few weeks, in and around California’s Monterey Peninsula, a series of collector car auctions will take place where record vehicle values are all but guaranteed. Among the headliners to cross the blocks is one of only 39 …

Master the Art of the Summery Sunday Supper With These Light & Bright Recipes

A classic Sunday supper doesn't have to mean heavy, hearty braised meat—try these lighter, fresher projects for dinner this weekend.<p><b>We love hunkering down to tackle a big recipe on winter weekends</b>. But just because the weather's hot and steamy up doesn't mean you can't tackle a stellar dinner …

Cooking

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

Visiting all U.S. 50 states: What counts as really going there? | CNN Travel

First, listen to my story of being drugged on an Airbnb stay, then learn from it

I keep thinking we should have left the minute he opened the door.<p>He anticipated our confusion. “Oh, I like to play with my profile pictures,” he …

Customer Service

Long Weekend in Nantucket

After a couple sticky and steamy weeks of summer in New York City, I was dreaming of escaping to the beach. This year, not just any sandy shoreline …

New England

Bali Spiritual Experience: Making Choices

This morning, just past dawn, when my coffee and I walked out of my villa here in Bali, a huge grey egret was standing by the pool. Perhaps he was examining the Koi in the fishpond, waiting for one to poke his head out so that he could enjoy a swift breakfast. When he heard me, he turned and with a …

Norwegian Cruise Line to Offer New Wedding Packages

There was a time when a destination wedding aboard a cruise ship was difficult to plan and sometimes even impossible due to logics and the marriage …

Weddings

Medicinal Cocktails: Can a Cocktail Actually Make You Feel Healthy?

It seems I can't go anywhere without seeing green juices and smoothies — even green infused coconut waters. The market for fresh drinks is alive and …

Cocktails