Shaylee Erdmann

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Why You're Drinking Irish Whiskey All of a Sudden

It's huge right now. Because Jameson made it so. With a little help from the French.>> PLUS: THE WHOLE SPECTRUM OF IRISH WHISKEY<p>A Handy Pronunciation Guide:<p><i>Published in the January 2014 issue</i><p><b>Irish whiskey</b> is having its moment. For decades, this venerable, elegant, yet peerlessly approachable spirit …

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The Best Places We Visited in 2013

We managed to get around quite a bit this year, with editors traveling to far-flung locales in Italy, France, Colombia, Australia, and of course, all …

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Copenhagen Restaurant Serves Dishes Made With Expired Groceries

A handsome, newish Danish restaurant called Rub & Stub sources most ingredients from surplus, almost-expired, and other …

Shipping Container Wire

As shipping container restaurants continue to be a thing, the <i>Washington Post</i> takes a neat step-by-step look at the creation of DC's forthcoming <b>El Rey</b> taqueria. Apparently, building a restaurant out of the recycled steel shipping containers was a bit of a regulatory challenge and, in this case, <b>ended</b> …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

These Beautiful Water Landscapes Will Totally Take Your Breath Away

There’s no doubt that water is essential. We drink it. We swim in it. We’re even made up of it. But sometimes, we should stop and appreciate the sheer beauty of it.<p>If you’re yearning for that feeling of serenity, the peaceful moment amidst the craziness of the world, these fifteen water landscapes …

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Florence Is Twinkling

'The Holidays' (as I, trying to be a politically correct New Englander, always call this time of year) are in full swing in Florence, where they celebrate Christmas unabashedly!!!<p>Thanksgiving, of course, was terrific for me, mostly because of my family (son David and daughter-in-law Meredith)'s …

A spray of stars lightens the sky over snow-covered Riisitunturi National Park in northern Finland. http://on.natgeo.com/1jJMKfl Photograph by Wild Wonders of Europe, National Geographic

Ice Skating On The Eiffel Tower Is Yet Another Reason To Go To Paris In The Winter

Well if this isn't a reason to book a flight to Paris next Christmas, we don't know what is.<p>Back in the day (and by day we mean 2010) you could ice skate 188 feet above the ground on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The rink is closed this year while the first floor gets refurbished, but we're …

10 Unique Places to Celebrate New Years in 2014

New places to find the new you in the new year.<p>Photo by: erephas<p>This year, New Year's Eve is on a Tuesday. Instead of figuring out how to trick your boss into thinking you're alive on Wednesday morning, pull the cork out and send 2013 off properly by getting as far away from the office as possible. …

25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

The 6 Best Places for 2014: Can You Guess?

So, once again we combed the planet, turned over the stones, took the pulses, danced the boards, and basked in the wonders. Over the years we've plumbed over 180 countries, but we do not choose a "best" because "it is a great place," and certainly not because it has fantastic hotels or restaurants. …

The Daily Beast’s Best 2013 Travel Reads

From new surfing records and Mexico’s overlooked getaway to crazy underground adventures in NYC and the best airport restaurants, escape with this …

2013: Our Year in Photos

It’s that time of the year again — a time to stop, look back and reflect. 2013 has been a year full of milestones, of opportunities and of personal …

Beautiful Black And White Photos Of Turin Will Transport You To Italia

With so many famous cities in Italy, sometimes Turin gets lost in the mix.<p>It's not Rome or Florence or Venice, but Turin has a lot to offer. The capital of the Piedmont region, Turin offers art galleries, churches, stunning diverse architecture and delicious northern Italian cuisine. Turin is also …

Explore The Bonneville Salt Flats Of Utah (PHOTOS)

There are so many natural wonders to visit in America -- but the Bonneville Salt Flats are perhaps one of the most eye-catching, unique spots in the U.S.<p>Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan located in Tooele County of northwestern Utah and is one of the largest salt flats in America. …

5 Reasons to Visit D.C. Now

Despite its incredible museums, patriotism-inspiring attractions, and innovative urban layout, cutting-edge urbanites tend to mock Washington, D.C.‘s …

Some Lifeguard Towers Are As Attractive As The Lifeguards Themselves

Miami's lifeguard towers are known for their blazing Art Deco colors and quirky geometric designs-- we've gotta hand it to local Instagrammers for capturing their kitsch oh-so well in filtered photos.<p>They got us wondering, what do lifeguard stands look like around the world? America seems to be the …

Cool Travel Advice: Take The Alternate Route

<b>Charles McCool</b> acquired his travel smarts the old fashioned way: he picked it up on the road. All of his trips were self-funded, so he quickly learned strategies and tactics for saving money, time, and stress on all aspects of travel. He's parlayed that expertise into a book called <i>Winning the</i> …

The Best In Travel, 2013: A Personal Inventory

I traveled a lot in 2013, or at least more than I usually do. So I thought I'd share the first ever annual Hobie Awards for the best things I experienced. I flew on over a dozen airlines, stayed in over 30 hotels, took three cruises, and visited 20 cities on four continents. And the winners</b> …

Travel Gear: 9 Items for the Slopes in 2014

<i>Photo: Joshua Berman. Reflection in ski instructor's goggles.</i><p>"The weather can get a little rough at times," understates Craig Simson, Ski Patrol Director at Keystone Resort, Colorado, who begins each workday with a 7am briefing at the summit of Dercum Mountain. "At our elevation -- 9,280 to 13,000 …

How to Get the Best Deal on a Cruise

Growing up in the ’70s, I only knew one person who’d ever gone on a cruise: my grandmother. I vividly remember the excitement we all felt on her …

Temecula: SoCal's Secret Food and Wine Destination

You know you're in Southern California wine country when the offerings include a yoga class called Vino Vinyasa and a wine pairing, not with a five course meal, but with your seven chakras. These signature services, as well as a crushed grape seed exfoliation and facial, are available at the Grape …

Ten Things I Love About Portland

I thought I should write a blog post on 10 things I love about Portland, since I've lived here for almost two decades. Here it goes:<p>10. There are two seasons in Portland: Rain and August.<p>9. Yes, there is a kernel of truth about Portland in <i>Portlandia</i> (TV show).<p>8. Portlanders are genuinely nice, …

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