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33 Useful Kitchen Gadgets To Add To Your Wedding Registry

An egg sandwich maker, a cordless wine opener, a crepe maker, a knife sharpener, a bread machine with a gluten-free setting, an iced coffee chiller, a powerful mini mixer, and 28 other things you'll want to add to your wedding registry ASAP.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you</i> …

Shopping

Challenge Yourself to Do 1 Killer Workout a Day in our ‘5 Minutes to Fit’ Series

Work your entire body with these quick, kick-butt routines.

5 countries that widely-travelled people love

1: Nicaragua<p>From its Spanish colonial architecture in Granada and León to its unspoilt Atlantic and Pacific Ocean beaches, there is plenty to see in …

The Fastest Happy Hour Snacks You Can Make

When it's happy hour time, the apps you munch on just might be as important as the drink itself, since it's a good idea to have a little food in your …

Snacks

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

Cooking

30 Bohemian Chic Homes to Inspire Your Inner Boho Babe

Creating a stylish bohemian home means a little bit eclectic and a little modern, but always colorful and very fun. Perfect for those who like to mix it up with colors, textures and patterns, the bohemian look is very forgiving. You can throw any art pieces together, mix vintage with contemporary …

Where to Eat in Marrakech: The Red-Hot City

With endless edible treasures, ancient architecture, and an art and nightlife scene that rivals Paris, it’s Marrakech’s moment.<p><b>Everyone falls for Marrakech, myself included.</b> My first morning in the city 25 years ago, I got hopelessly lost in the rose- and mint-scented Medina, the desert city’s Old …

Travel

Kolkata: a walking and culture tour of India’s city of joy

The streets are a riot of tinsel and fairy lights. The air smells of fruitcake and wine as crowds gather at an outdoor stage for festive singing and dancing. Excitement builds to fever pitch as Father Christmas arrives, laden with gifts.<p>But there’s no breath misting in frosty air, and Santa is not …

8 Hotels Where Wild Animals Roam Free

Check in to one of these hotels where wild animals roam free, and you could be sharing your breakfast table with giraffes, lounging poolside with elephants, or peering out from your hotel room window at a rookery of penguins.

Top 10 budget beach stays in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

<b>Wild Coast</b><p><b>Swell Eco Lodge, Mngcibe</b><br>Offering a stylish and serene alternative to the sometimes rowdy backpacker lodges in nearby Coffee Bay, Swell Eco Lodge is a clutch of thatched rondavels on a grassy hillside at the mouth of the Mdumbi river, with sweeping ocean views. Each unit is spacious, with …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

Italian food in Italy: not your mamma's meatballs

Listen closely when your jet touches down in Italy, and you may hear the rumble of some 500 stomachs getting prepared for a proper feast. Italian is arguably the most popular cuisine worldwide, and with good reason: Italy has a population of just 60.6 million, but there are another 30 million …

37 Curry Recipes For When Nothing Else Will Do

Curry lovers of the world, spice up your life (with these 37 recipes).<p>Curry lovers of the world, spice up your life (with these 37 recipes). It's what the Spice Girls (and Future You) would want.

Cooking

The foodie traveller in … Fez, Morocco

If you’re in Fez in the next three months, you’ll be in for a tasty treat if you can score a reservation at Restaurant Numero 7, in the heart of the medina. That’s because this restaurant also functions as a place where international chefs can take a culinary sabbatical and discover Moroccan …

25 Easy Freezer-Friendly Meals for Busy Weekdays

We love spending time in the kitchen, experimenting with new ingredients and whipping up tasty meals for our pals. But sometimes, after work, the gym and happy hour, we’re too tired to cook. The solution? Make food ahead of time and stick it in the freezer. We’ve found 25 great freezer-friendly …

The Best Hotel Brunches in the World

Even the most run-of-the-mill motel offers a free breakfast to its guests. But these hotel brunches, from Berlin to Singapore to New York City, elevate the morning meal to such a level that even the locals are lining up to get in. This piece was originally published in 2014 and has been updated to …

Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford

Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and …

Mediterranean

London's Best New Restaurants

This autumn, London’s foodies can come together in celebrating an influx of great restaurant openings. From casual Mexican tacos to vegetarian Scotch eggs, and wonderful Peruvian small plates, we round up the best new dining options in the capital.

Top 10: Menu Items to Enjoy in Ireland

The Emerald Isle has long had the raw ingredients for world-class cuisine and top-notch drinks.<p>Good food starts with good ingredients, so it was only natural for an artisan food movement to launch in Ireland. The island has always been home to excellent raw ingredients and communities with …

Ireland

Attrap’Reves Hotel, France

Istanbul: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Vefa Bozacisi cafe</b><p>If your legs are weary from following the Byzantine walls, then a short detourdown the intriguing backstreets to Vefa in Mollahüsrev Mhis just what you need. This blast-from-the-past cafe with its marbled doorstep and smoky-glass windows has been selling the iconic …

Istanbul city guide: essential sights, and where to eat, drink and stay

<b>What to do</b><p><b>Istanbulite tours</b><br>The delightful Eda Sökmen specialises in custom-made private tours of Istanbul, from headline attractions to specialised culinary, art, architecture and in-depth neighbourhood excursions, including a trip around the up-and-coming multi-ethnic Fener and Balat districts. …

Hearty pasta bake recipes for winter

For an easy, make-ahead winter warmer, combine pasta with a robust sauce, then let the oven work its magic. And don’t forget the cheese<p>Colder nights call for warmer, richer food. So, hot on the heels of my fish pasta recipes, I’m moving straight into pasta al forno, which is so much more than just …

Italian Food

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas And Recipes To Promote Weight Loss

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long<p>Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says …

Forget Fish Sticks: 12 Affordable Seafood Dishes

When trying to cook healthfully at home, staying on budget is half of the battle. Seafood often has the stigma of being too fancy-pants to save money on, but think again before conceding to chicken cutlets for the second time this week. Tons of fish and shellfish is reasonably priced to make even …

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

Cambodia in two weeks: holiday itinerary

Infrastructure in Cambodia is not as well developed as in neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam, and floods and poor roads make travel challenging during the monsoon season, from May to October, but cheap frequent bus services, a good domestic airline and easygoing locals make travelling here an …