Shana Shepherd

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Unexpected and Unrepeatable: How to Enjoy a Truly Authentic Travel Experience

One of the things I love most about traveling is that it reminds me just how fundamentally decent and good most people are. And talking to them is crucial to unlocking the genuine and authentic in travel. To be honest, instead of bemoaning the evils of tourism I should really be delighting in the …

Beyond Vegas: Five West Coast Getaways for Adventurous Couples

Want to get away with your partner, but the usual go-to options feel uninspired? If you're ready to venture beyond a weekend letting loose in Las Vegas or wine tasting in Napa, pick from any of the following adventurous getaways for couples on the West Coast.<p>Want to get away with your partner, but …

Wine Tasting

The Perfect Day in Dublin

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’ve been to <b>Dublin</b> several times before, and have always found it to be a relaxing, almost effortless, city to visit with its eminently walkable city center bisected by the River Liffey into neighborhoods north and south. But this time, I was exploring the Irish capital with …

Easy Roquefort Pinwheels

These delicious munchies are buttery,<p>with that wonderful blue cheese taste.<p>Easy to make, too. Buy the puff pastry<p>in your grocery store and you'll have an<p>hors d'oeuvre ready in less than thirty<p>minutes. Nothing to be ashamed of if<p>you can get in one more sunset ride.<p><b>Makes 10 to 12 …

Blue Cheese

Tag: DIY

The Lost Kitchen: A Glimpse Inside Maine’s Most Wildly In-Demand Restaurant<p>by Annie Quigley<p>DIY: New England Spatter-Painted Floors<p>by Justine …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you</b> …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.<p>Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you …

Glaciers

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

Sea Kayaking the Land of the Gods

Adventure<p>You’ll paddle in the wake of such ancient Greek gods as Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, Hercules, Pegasus and yes, even Poseidon himself, with a sea kayaking excursion to Crete. But even in the presence of these deities, it’s the area’s beauty that truly takes your breath away. With more than 650 …