Regina Ho

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The 12 European Christmas Markets We Love To Love Every Year

Every year our little faces light up when we start seeing Christmas markets pop up across Europe. We just love them, we really do.<p>There are the regular haunts we know and love (see below), such as 440-year-old market in Strasbourg, France or the famous markets of Frankfurt and Nuremberg, Germany. …

Use The Drop In Oil Prices To Boost Retirement Income

Oil’s dramatic sell-off comes with good news and bad news. The bad news is that it has put global markets on edge and dampened overall gains for the year. The good news is that the price drop has put some quality, dividend paying companies on sale. While most experts and economists are talking …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Isola Tiberina Is The Most Magical Ancient Island You'll Ever Visit

Did you know there was an island right in the middle of Rome? It has <i>quite</i> an enchanting history.<p>Legends abound regarding Isola Tiberina's origins -- the most common one holds that the ancient Romans summoned it into existence when they threw the crops of their evil ruler, Tarquin the Proud, into …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Top 10 Places to Eat Ice Cream

Globe-trotters can experience flavors that go far beyond the standard chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Experience eel ice cream in Japan or green tea in Florence.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Capogiro Gelato, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania</b><br>Made with the freshest …

Cape Town Photos

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

The Best Global Shopping Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets.<p>It's no secret we love to shop at <i>BAZAAR</i>. That combined with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust as of late (summer is just around the corner, after all), we're looking to make a …

Buenos Aires

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect some of our favorite places in the world.<p>Certain exquisite tourist destinations --like Australia, Africa, Italy and India-- have one unfortunate thing …

15 Sweet Treats You Should Bake Instead of Cupcakes

Look, we're fine with cupcakes, but the world of baking is so much bigger. Here are 15 other sweet treats we'd rather bake than cupcakes<p>It's not that we're anti-cupcake, it's just that…okay. We are a <i>teensy bit</i> anti-cupcake. But wait! Hear us out! It's not that cupcakes are bad in and of themselves. …

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

The Road to Everywhere: Why You Can't Put Off That Trip Any Longer

As the van pulled away, I stood on the porch of my Nebraska home and wondered what life would be like now that I was fatherless. After three years of watching him suffer through chemo, radiation and surgery, I came home to see a hospice van sitting in my driveway, and knew it was over. I was just …

Roads

China's Huangshan Mountain Has The Craziest Steps Ever

It's true: We've seen some pretty ridiculously nauseating climbs in our time here in travel land. But we stopped dead in our tracks when we saw the amazing steps at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in China.<p>The steps, of which there are roughly 60,000, are made of granite, and then swerve and dip and …

The Cakes at Paris's New Gâteaux Thoumieux Taste as Good as They Look

The latest addition to the French pastry clan is Gâteaux Thoumieux, opened by Jean-François Piège, the man behind one of the best hotels and restaurants in Paris, Thoumieux.<p>The Hôtel Thoumieux is considered one of Paris's loveliest boutique hotels, thanks to its attention to detail. Stairwells …

Forget the Danube River Cruise. This is What You Should Really Do in Vienna

If you ever wanted a cheat sheet on how to see some of the less obvious and less crowded treasures of Vienna, this is it.<p>With its wealth of palaces and ancient art collections, it's little wonder hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Vienna every year. With so much to see and do, the choice …

Turin - Italy's Forgotten Food Capital

How To Be A Local In Lyon France

Lyon France is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in France where past and present, old traditions and new trends live side by side and …

Organizing a Trip Around the World

This is the beginning of the adventure of my life. 85 days on the road, 4 continents, 14 countries, 17 cities, 9 different languages, hundreds of stories, thousands of pictures and many, many interesting people. Me, my husband Dario, and his new venture, Quietly. Just us, for three months, …

Star Alliance

Made in Italy: Florence

This story of Italian artisans is one of valuables and values” writes Isabella Brega, author of the following article adapted from <i>Traveler</i>‘s Italian edition, <i>Touring</i>. The hallmarks of this artisanal tradition–creativity, innovation, craftsmanship–go back at least 3,000 years, to when Etruscans …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

Great Getaways<p>To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, …

Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese From 'Melt: The Art of Macaroni & Cheese' Recipe

When we were writing our cookbook, <i>Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese</i>, we made it our top priority to develop dishes that not only tasted great, but were also a vision to behold. We love our standard saucy macs, creamy gratins, and hearty casseroles, but the ones that really capture our hearts are …

Say Good Morning with these Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

December 23, 2013<p>Here’s a sweet recipe if you’re looking for something to make ahead of time that you can pop in the oven on Christmas Morning. Or …

Breakfast

Jessie Rees, 11, Started A Worldwide 'JoyJar' Movement for Sick Kids

A few weeks into her daily outpatient regimen of chemotherapy at Children s Hospital of Orange County (Calif.), Jessie Rees, 11, saw some of the …

Tiny Hong Kong Apartment Featuring A Very Creative And Functional Interior design

Working with small spaces is a challenge for every interior designer. However, Hong Kong interior design firms are actually used to such challenges …

Interior Design

Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Thumbprints

Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Thumbprints.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 8, 2013 53<p>Oh my cookies.<p>I’m taking my love affair with pistachios a little further and …

Nordstrom Black Friday 2013 Sales Are A Beauty Junkie's Dreams

<b>The store:</b> Nordstrom<p><b>The time:</b> Nordstrom stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but you can rest and shop the sales during extended hours on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. (Contact customer service for exact store hours, as they vary by region.)<p><b>The deals:</b><p>$10 Nordstrom Beauty Grab Bag …

Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Crust

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The secret pie crust ingredient (and technique) that changed what we thought we knew about pie.</i><p>We all get in pie ruts. Well, crust ruts.<p>While what goes on …

Cookie Monster: Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Brickle

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Every year my sister makes brickle for Christmas. She brings it wrapped in these cute little tins covered in prancing reindeer and jolly Santas, as if it's any other innocent holiday sweet. No. Beware the tins! That stuff is …