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California's Next Great Food & Wine Destination

Tucked away off Route 101 in Santa Barbara wine country, the tiny enclave of Los Alamos is a small town with big flavor.<p>Not long ago, it was a dusty backwater with the nickname “Los Almost”: a former stagecoach stop with a single main street on the fringe of the Santa Ynez Valley. Though just an …

Sony Pictures

10 Dirty Secrets of Car Rental Companies

When you step up to a rental car counter, do you automatically anticipate an adversarial relationship with the agent? Lots of us do, and with some good reason: The fear that the agent will try to get us to pay for something we don't need -- or gouge us for something we do need -- is real and rental …

Your 3 Best Days to Book Holiday Travel 2015

<i>By the Orbitz Travel Blog Editors for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>We analyzed a big chunk of <b>Orbitz</b> booking data to determine the three best days to book holiday travel for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. The results? Looks like your magic numbers this year are 6, 9 and 10 (of October, that is). …

Holiday Travel

A Little Spice Makes Everything Nice: 16 Cozy Cinnamon Recipes

Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon? From braises to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.<p><b>Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon?</b> From burgers to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.

Breakfast

Google's new Meter app for Android turns your wallpaper into a live widget

Google is tinkering again, this time bringing a live wallpaper that may actually be useful. Meter, a project from Google’s Creative Lab, will tell you when you might want to charge your device or use cellular instead of Wi-Fi.<p>Conceptually, the wallpaper also acts as a widget, which displays …

Apps

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Living Rooms

Rise 'n Shine to These 10 Breakfast Recipes from Around the Globe

Surprising breakfasts are one of the joys of foreign travel, even if you’re just armchair traveling. Here are 10 recipes that, though they skew a wee …

Breakfast

15 Recipes for Your Summer Peaches

We're reaching that point of summer where the days of perfectly ripe, blissfully sweet peaches are limited, so now's the time to stock up and work …

Peaches

Crock Pot BBQ Taco Salad {Gluten Free}

<b>Gluten Free Crock Pot BBQ Taco Salad. A tasty Taco Salad with a little BBQ Bean and Beef kick! Easy to make in the crock pot, healthy, and perfect to</b> …

Cooking