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15 stunningly designed hotels from around the globe

While you dream up your next long weekend or vacation getaway, swoon over these dreamy hotels from The Design Hotels Book. From sleek and modern …

Amalfi Coast

Emergency doctor – what did I miss?

He was 11 months old. His mum had brought him in on a busy Friday night. "Can you do me a quick favour?" the triage nurse asked.<p>"Sure," I …

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is here, and the TidBITS crew is on hand to answer your questions about Apple’s latest major Mac update. But first, for …

Operating Systems

The Dessert You Need Right Now: Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

It’s here: spring! Which means two things: 1. Our farmers' markets are finally filled with gorgeous fruits and vegetables, and 2. It’s not yet too hot to turn on our ovens. So, the time to bake is now! To prove it, Senior Food Editor Alison Roman headed to the test kitchen to make one of her …

Baking

10 ways to totally humiliate yourself in Spain

1. Go in for a hug or a handshake.<p>Like most Europeans, Spaniards favor a bi-cheekal* kiss greeting. Go in for a hug or handshake at the wrong time …

How To Travel Like A Pro

Apps can often prove unnecessary (how many ones for creating a to-do list do you really need?), but one area where they tend to excel is travel.<p>There …

Apps

10 Things To Do In Europe Before You Die

<i>by Caitlin Morton and the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>JOHN KELLERMAN / Alamy<p>Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower -- we've rounded up 10 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for and …

European Travel

The unsung heroes of LOST by desmond–brutha

DIY Beach Sand Memory Tags

Reminiscing about warm weather and the beach this winter? Then you might want to prepare for next winter by making yourself a set of these clever DIY Beach Sand Memory Tags that Dietlind Wolf came up with over at Sweet Paul!<p>All you need is a little bit of sand from the beach (which you might be …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza May Be the Best Thing You'll Ever Eat

Chocolate chip cookie dough pizza combines two of the greatest things in food: cookie dough and pizza. What are you waiting for? Make it!<p>Hey, Food Fanatics!<p>I am SO excited to be the newest member of the Food Fanatic Family! I feel like I’ve been adopted into a gigantic family full of food bloggers …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

Beaches

Samoa Sheet Cake

Every now and then, with all the yummy recipes I make for this blog, one recipe stand out more than the others… a recipe I claim to be one of my top …

Recipes

When in India... Michelle Obama Lands in Indian Designer's Clothes

<b>New Delhi:</b> Michelle Obama, who is in India on a three-day visit, landed in Delhi's Palam Airport this morning wearing an outfit by Indian designer …

Coffee Crêpe Cake

<b>To make Crêpes:</b><p>In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla, soy milk, whipping cream, and 6 tablespoons melted margarine. …

Lavender Toffee Blondies - Adventures in Cooking

This is going to be a good week. Yesterday I flew out of Long Beach airport and into Portland, Oregon where I am going to be visiting my family for …

‘The Matrix of Mixology’, Over 150 Spirit-Specific Cocktail Recipes Visually Diagrammed by Pop Chart Lab

Pop Chart Labs has created the “Matrix of Mixology,” a wonderful series of six prints that visually diagram the recipes for over 150 spirit specific …

Recipes

Chewy Pistachio Blondies

I debated calling these <b>Chewy Pistachio Blondies</b> "greenies" because there really isn't anything very "blonde" about them, but Greenies (capital "g") …

Fish

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

The best places to eat tapas in Barcelona

Not quite a snack, not quite a meal, the tapa is all about sociability, whether that involves ordering a parade of little dishes to share over a bottle of wine and a long chat or whether your objective is a much more civilised version of the bar crawl.<p>Catalans have never really embraced the …

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2015 Travel Must Dos

2015 can't come quick enough, I am ready to go!<p>Every year around this time, many of us avid travelers start looking at destinations for the coming year. For us, this started decades ago when their Bucket Lists were just being formed; and the current process has me personally surveying a dozen or so …

Travel

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Northern Ireland

A starry night under Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. #TPC2014 http://on.natgeo.com/1mt9DSo Photograph by Thomas Piekunka/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

#theLIST: Best in Show: Fall 2014

Here, we count down the top 10 collections, in no particular order<p>Here, we count down the top 10 collections, in no particular order

Top 10 bars in Denver, Colorado

Denver has a reputation as the 'Napa valley of craft beer', and with the sun sinking behind the Front Range mountains there's usually a great bar to unwind in<p>Corridor 44<p>Denver's only champagne bar is in Larimer Square and surrounded by some of the city's finest restaurants. It is sassy and sexy, …

Top 10 restaurants and places to eat in Denver, Colorado

Enjoy comfort food, fresh fish or fine dining in these Denver restaurants, or go spicy with Asian and South American food<p>ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro<p>Food-infatuated Denverites secure a seat at the chef's counter to witness chef-owner Lon Symensma's culinary magic, which unfolds in an exhibition …

5 Apps And Sites To Help Feed Your Wanderlust

We're big fans of apps that help us plan trips we're actually taking, but we're also fans of apps (and sites, for that matter) that help feed our sense of wanderlust.<p>Here are five of our new (in some cases new-ish) favorites that make the idea of traveling the world that much more interesting and …

Princess Cruises Expands All-Inclusive Drink Package

If you've recently sailed aboard certain Princess Cruises ships—specifically Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Island Princess, Royal …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

Three epic icy journeys

The spirit of expedition continues to thrive as travellers seek out epic journeys to broaden their minds and stimulate their senses. Winter months or chilly climates might seem like challenges, but breathtaking snow-capped mountains and windswept views of glacial lakes create a magical travel …

Hiking