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How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Self Defense

6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

Ireland

When You Should Complain to an Airline

I have a knack for spotting frequent complainer flyers. They're the ones on the security line or from across the gate ready to complain about anything and everything. I identify them and then stay far, far away from them and their air of angry.<p>Still, I think there are times when voicing a complaint …

Flying

Cheese Expert's Picks: 10 Essential Cheeses to Know and Love

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>One of the questions I'm most frequently asked as a cheese person is, "What cheese do you have at home?" The honest answer is that it's rarely the newest, weirdest offering from some creamery no one's heard of. Most …

Inside the (Very Active) Mind of Bobby Flay

On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby Flay schools us on all the little things, from the power of lemon zest to why a smoking-hot skillet is a cook’s best friend<p><i>On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby</i> …

Make the Ultimate Chicken Parmesan -- on the Grill

I'm going to take a break from telling you about exotic dishes from my travels around Planet Barbecue, or icons of barbecue, with the attendant disputes: charcoal versus wood; dry rub versus wet; mustard versus vinegar sauce, etc.<p>Instead I'll tell you what I, Steven Raichlen, am grilling now--at …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015

A stay at an all-inclusive resort packs in plenty of convenience: Pay just one upfront price, and you don't have to worry about racking up extra charges for food, drink, and entertainment while on vacation. Add in a beachside setting, and it's even easier to leave your cares behind. There's a host …

Buenos Aires

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

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Bourbon-Butterscotch Pudding

8 Servings<p>This complexly flavored pudding owes its smooth texture to a quick spin in the blender.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>¾ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>2 ½ cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 tablespoon bourbon or Scotch<p>½ teaspoon …

Baking

Veggie Caprese with Olive Pesto Recipe

I’m in the process of learning to like olives… little by little I’m getting closer. I figure there are so many tangy, briny foods that I love – …

Grilled Eggplant & Pesto Sandwiches Recipe

• 1 medium eggplant, sliced into ¼ inch slices<br>• drizzle of olive oil, for grilling the eggplant<br>• 4 ciabatta rolls, toasted if you like<br>• a few roasted peppers …

Toasted Coconut Waffles

4 Servings<p>Coconut oil adds a rich sweetness to this waffle batter; shredded coconut and a quick toast deliver the crunch.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>2 …

Rose Colored Bridesmaid Dresses | Brides

Just a dab darker than blush, rose bridesmaid dresses are all the rage at the moment. They're not only a sophisticated take on the popular light pink hue for fall, but they're also a timeless alternative to the trendy corals and peach tones of the moment.<p>The best part about rose is that it takes …

Drinkable Wedding Favors Guests Will Love

Sending guests home with something delicious to drink is a wedding favor everyone will appreciate. Plus, with so many creative beverage options out there, you'll have no problem choosing a drink that perfectly complements your wedding theme or season (perhaps something icy cold if you're marrying …

Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

Planning a wedding is a lot more difficult than most brides think. After all, this is likely your first time planning such a large scale event, so juggling several different vendors, managing your budget and timeline, and keeping track of the pesky organizational details can be more difficult than …

50 Questions to Ask Wedding DJs and Bands

Every wedding day has a soundtrack of its own—from the walk down the aisle to the first dance, the bouquet toss to your final farewell, music helps set the tone for the entire day ... which is why your DJ or band has <i>such</i> an important role. To help you better vet the candidates, we've compiled this …

Snack Ideas Your Bridal Party Will Love to Nosh While Getting Ready

We know there is an unbelievable amount to consider on your wedding day. There’s a lot of excitement and even more to do. Our most important piece of advice? Don’t forget to eat.<p>Wobbling down the aisle because you’re lightheaded—or worse, stamping down it because you’re hangry—will not feel good. …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Travel<p>Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

7 Bucket List Sights You Didn't Know You Could Cruise To

"<p>A cruise can take you to inland wonders, too, including the Great Wall of China. - Photo by Simon Harris / eStockPhoto<p>Cruises are a great way to tick boxes off your bucket list. You can get to some of the world's most historic and significant places, including lots of UNESCO World Heritage sites, …

Panama Canal

10 Things Locals Want You to Know About Venice

If you're planning a trip to Venice in the future, be sure to read this: These are the things locals wish that visitors knew about Venice.<p><i>NVNQVAM DERELICTA.</i> Never abandoned. The phrase emblazoned on the wall of the Doge's Palace in Venice may have originally related to religion, but it's a perfect …

Toasted Coconut Onion Rings

Oh, onion rings. They rank high on my favorite-summer-fast-foods-as-a-kid list. Oh yes, that’s a list. I’m a lister. And an order of onion rings with …

Spaghetti with Strawberry-Tomato Sauce

4 Servings<p>Considering that tomato is a fruit, the addition of strawberries isn’t that strange in this sauce from Rose's Luxury. The sauce should be quite spicy, which tempers the berries’ sweetness.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled …

How to Make Your Travel Meaningful | The Planet D

<b>Many people feel that meaningful travel is strictly about going on a volunteering vacation, but there are many ways to make your travel …

Local Economies

Why Do We Need to Travel? - Culture-ist

By Paula Maria Rangel<p>Taking the weekend off makes the week to come just a bit lighter. A forty-minute drive — music on — heading to the beach and …

5 Quick Tips If Your Trip Is Lost in Translation

<i>(Photo Credit: Greg Kunstler)</i><p>As I jumped into the back of a cab in Athens on my recent trip, I realized my predicament. I wanted to go to my hotel on Michalakopoulou Street but had no idea how to pronounce it properly. So I just let the vowels cascade out of my mouth, with all the intelligibility …

10 Places To Go This Fall

Summer may not be over yet, but now is the time to start planning your fall getaways. Airfares and hotel prices are starting to drop for the autumn months, even though that's when the weather is at its best in many areas. Fall is a radiant time of year, and this year will be no exception: There's a …

Welcome to Colorado, France

A few weeks ago was my birthday, and for the first time in years I was not going to celebrate it in a big city, surrounded by a group of friends. …

Hiking