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The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.

US road trip: a guide to Route 66

Driving America’s most iconic highway is the trip of a lifetime. Author and Route 66 expert Candacy Taylor shares her tips on the classic motels, old-school diners and gas stations to stop at en route for a true slice of Americana


Where to get all your favorite foods in San Francisco

But even with so many restaurants to choose from, certain food items always stand out.<p>Last summer, Foursquare launched a major rebranding initiative that takes users' preferences, or "tastes," and uses them to generate appropriate recommendations.<p>Using the tastes users have provided, Foursquare's …

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Our top chocolate cake recipes

Everyone loves a wedge of chocolate cake. Here are our all-time favourite recipes, from chefs such as Mark Hix, Diana Henry and Deliciously Ella.<p><b>Chocolate cake recipes</b><p><b>Mark Hix: Ronnie's chocolate cake</b><p><b>Chocolate cake to have with a glass of milk</b><p><b>Kitchen scales: 8 of the best</b><p><b>Chocolate blackout cake</b> …

Ruby Tandoh’s best bakes | Ruby Tandoh

Photograph: Jill Mead/Guardian<p>Brush the syrup over the freshly baked buns while both syrup and buns are still hot, then leave to cool in the tin.<p>276<p><p>460<p>Photograph: Jill …

Tracey Thorn takes the slow train to Innsbruck, Austria

Tracey Thorn,Travel,Music,Rail travel,Austria,Europe,France,Channel Tunnel,Switzerland,Life and style,Travel and transport<p>The singer-songwriter is soothed by the rock and lull of Europe’s railways en route to Austria

Banana and Blueberry “Ice Cream”

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Banana's naturally creamy texture gives this dairy-free frozen treat its delightful consistency.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 firm ripe bananas, cut into chunks, frozen overnight<p>1 cup blueberries<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Purée bananas, blueberries, and …

The best ski resorts you've probably never heard of

Think You Can't Knit? You Just Haven't Found This Yet.

Why would you possibly want to knit a sweater when you can just as easily (actually, WAY more easily) pick one out from a store? That's the question my brother asked me over winter break, when he found me curled up in a chair with an armful of yarn and knitting needles. (For the record, he also …

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities, From The European Backpacker Index For 2014

With the New Year come personal resolutions, and for many people that means vows to travel more. A new list aims to help make those goals affordable.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2014 ,published last week, rates 51 major European cities by price and was designed to assist budget-minded …

Everything you need to know about trips to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of nature's great displays, a free, multicoloured light show that is most commonly seen in the Arctic regions. Every performance is different, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that many viewers find a humbling and spiritually uplifting …

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The best free things to do in Moscow

The socialist dream has been officially abandoned, but it's still possible to have fun for free in Moscow. Here are our top picks for spending your time in the Russian capital without spending your money.<p>Moscow metro by Jason Rogers. CC BY 2.0<p>Tour Moscow for free<p>The innovative, entrepreneurial …

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The 60 best holidays in Italy for 2017

Italy summer booking guide<p><b>Planning a holiday to Italy in 2017? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Abruzzo, the Amalfi coast, Sardinia, the Italian Lakes, and Piedmont, plus our pick of the 60 best holidays. By</b> …

The best places in the world to see the Northern Lights.

The Best Holiday Crawl in NYC

Every once in awhile my husband, Andy, and I make an effort to step out of our routines and remember why we chose to live in this chaotic, wonderful uproar of a city–and this month seemed like a good time to take advantage of one of the most festive places in the world.<p>When the city puts on its …

Paul A. Young on the best eateries for chocolate lovers

Master chocolatier and patissier Paul A. Young on the best restaurants for those with a sweet tooth<p><b>Foxlow, London</b><p>This restaurant serves food that is pure and natural as well as some really innovative cocktails. Carla, the head pastry chef, really understands chocolate desserts and knows they have …