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Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel

Have you ever just shown up at an airport without a clear travel plan? If your lifestyle allows for that sort of a lack of planning, but you’d rather ease into such a spontaneous adventure, there are several phone apps that can make unplanned travel feel less risky and more affordable.<p>While …

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

20 Smart And Practical Home Decor Tips Our Readers Actually Swear By

Do you follow the 1-3-5 rule?<p><i>Note: Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

The Best Day Trips from Athens

Have some extra days to spare while in Athens? This is your chance to explore the countryside and the many other treasures Greece has in store. Here …

European Travel

Taste Beyond The Tongue

If You're Obsessed With Avocado Toast, You've Got to Try This

Rice cakes are not only low in calories, but they're incredibly versatile and work well with many different flavor combinations. When paired with avocados, they provide a high-fat snack combo that will keep you full and satiated between meals. Try these 15 recipes that can substitute your usual …

Recipes

Strawberry & Brie Bites

From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015<p>Strawberries, Brie cheese, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar come together in this addictive one-bite …

A Solo Traveler’s Guide on How to Meet People While Traveling

Traveling alone has its perks: You get to do what you want, when you want, discover new and honest things about the world and yourself, and enjoy an …

A Vegetarian Pasta That Doesn't Need Meat to Be Crazy Flavorful

Leeks. Shrooms. Almonds. Vegetable stock. This pasta is an umami masterpiece.<p>There's a leek in your bowl of pasta. No, not a leak. Nothing is escaping. You're not in danger of sinking. I'm talking about the allium, the one that, for some reason, doesn't hang out with pasta that much. Well, we …

The Absolute Top Ten Best Things to Do in Seattle (The City of the Century)

Prior to moving to Seattle in 1996, I'd lived in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and had traveled to many of the major cities of the world. By comparison, Seattle seemed beautiful, but small, provincial, and a little isolated...a pre-teen of a city.<p>But, somehow, …

Los Angeles

Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

Cows

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple intersect to create one leisurely and easy-to-navigate stroll.<p>The streets are lined …

Kyoto

Claire Ptak’s recipes for honey chocolate cake and almond macaroons | Baking

As Pooh Bear will tell you, honey can be a tricky ingredient. But here its sweetness deftly balances bitter dark chocolate in a gooey cake, and allies itself with almonds in a tray of crumbly macaroons<p>I like honey in my tea and on my granola at breakfast, but I don’t usually reach for it as a way …

9 Journal Apps to Help You Slay Your 2017 Goals

To say we’re a *tad* obsessed with paper journals might be a little bit of an understatement. But as much as we love our precious diaries, carrying around our everyday journal, bullet journal, fitness journal and gratitude journal can sometimes leave our bag feeling more like a high-school backpack …

Apps

Chocolate and pistachio torte

This classic, flourless dark chocolate torte has enough depth and richness to satisfy any chocolate lover while being light enough to justify a second helping. That’s win-win in my book. Pistachio nuts are prized in Iran and their natural sweetness works wonders with dark chocolate. Here, they are …

A recipe for rum-walnut chocolate chip pie, plus how to make perfect whipped cream

A little rum, a little vanilla, brown sugar, walnuts and no shortage of chocolate — all wrapped up in a buttery pie crust. What's not to love? The recipe, from Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara, is one of our favorite pies, perfect served warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. You can find …

How To Make French Toast: The Video

<b>Dry out the bread:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 285°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on …

Where to travel every month of the year

In order to help plan your next trip, we consulted Lonely Planet's "Where to Go When" guide, which acts as a trip planner for every month of the year.<p>The guide provides 30 recommendations for each month of the year based on unmissable events, as well as which places are cheapest or have the best …

Loneliness

How to Make Creamy Soup with No Cream at All

10 First Date Ideas That Are So Much Better Than Grabbing A Drink

A little adventure is good for your love life.<p>Dating fatigue is real. Especially when you’re going to the same old bars, having the same old drinks. That’s why dating experts recommend keeping the first meetup interesting, if for no other reason than to have a fun evening.<p>“Don’t just go to your …

Recipe: No-Bake Apple Cinnamon Snack Bites

Rich in fiber and protein, these delicious snacks will leave you feeling full with just one bite. The dates and apple give you fiber, while the …

15 Home Organizing Mini-Tasks You Can Tackle in 15 Minutes

Okay, so you've got a few minutes before the newest episode of your favorite show comes on—how do you spend it? You could flip through the channels …

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Google Scholar

How the World's Best Bar Makes the Perfect Irish Coffee

When you’re relaxing at home, there’s nothing quite like an Irish coffee to get your day started. Here’s how the recently-awarded best bar in the …

Roasted Banana and Nutella S'mores Bruschetta - Picky Palate

Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta<p>So, what is a Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta? Think…..puffed melty marshmallows, warm …

Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 1

<b>WOW Air is definitely a discount airline.</b> I knew that when I booked the flight and had to pay for carry-on luggage, but there is something that I …

12 of the most exclusive experiences in Japan

Steeped in tradition and culture, Japan is a country with lots to offer—especially when it comes to one-of-kind experiences. From forging your own …

The do's and don'ts: the garden edition

Having a garden is a very relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors by yourself or with friends and family. But it rarely comes at a cheap cost because …

4 simple cauliflower bites recipes that will seriously make your mouth water

Cauliflower, we feel confident saying, is the new kale. The white, cabbagey-brocolli-esque veggie is incredibly versatile and packed with vitamin C, …

Vegan

We're Obsessed With This No-Bake Dessert Recipe

<b>Expecting company? Check out Haylie Duff's new cookbook, which is filled with delicious recipes guests will love.</b>