Tim Ragland

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10 Easy Pieces: Illuminated Pavers

Illuminated pavers sit flush with the surface of a driveway or path, discreetly hiding their powers until the sun goes down. Unlike bollards or …

Landscaping

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

You'll Be Seeing Brussels Sprouts in a Whole New Light After Trying These 12 Recipes

Brussels sprouts might be a festive season staple, but there's no reason why they shouldn't be on your plate all year-round. These filling vegetables …

Healthy Eating

50 epic river journeys you must do in 2018

Ever since river cruise companies began throwing serious money at their hardware, river cruising’s star has been in the ascendant. Old hands who cruised Europe and Russia in the early Nineties speak of mediocre food, drab interiors and no “service” to speak of. The 21st century experience couldn’t …

Four Methods for Making Wondrous, Fragrant Ghee

Ghee is butter which has been clarified to remove water and milk solids, which imparts a toasty aroma and flavor in the finished butter. Even better? …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants, his parents were told that their son's condition was curable. The problem was that no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had a pediatric …

Immigration

Rodney Crowell cancels 2017 tour dates due to health issues

NASHVILLE — Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell has canceled his remaining 2017 tour dates.<p>"An impressive team of doctors have confirmed what for the past year I’ve instinctively known: dealing with the root cause of my health issues requires complete rest," Crowell wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday …

A Quick Photography Checklist to Help You Minimize Mistakes

Let's face it...<p>There are plenty of enemies we have to combat to get a shot that looks like the one above.<p>We all have things that require our time, …

The Alternative California Road Trip Guide: Where To Stay And What To Do

As far as road trips go, there's only one contender for most famous. California's Pacific Highway has been the stuff of road trip legends for …

What To Do in 5 of the Most Romantic European Cities

Thanks for following and reading Overland Travel Adventures from Go, See, WriteAdd to Flipboard Magazine.<br>To me, there’s nothing more romantic than …

European Travel

You say it's your birthday? Take a free boat ride to Catalina Island

Travel to the community of Avalon or the quieter Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island for free on your birthday. Catalina Express offers the gift of a free round-trip crossing from Los Angeles, Long Beach and Dana Point.<p><b>The deal:</b> Catalina Express gives away free birthday rides every year, but the …

12 trips everyone should take in Europe in 2017

Europe is always a good idea.<p>However, some places might be a better idea than others next year.<p>We've put together the ultimate European bucket list for 2017. From celebrating Finland's independence to jetting to Bordeaux on a brand new high speed train, here are 12 trips everyone should take in …

European Travel

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

Top 15 Amazing DIY Bathroom Design and Remodel Ideas

Your bathroom isn’t just a pit stop room, it’s a sanctuary for relaxation, an oasis of self, and a retreat from reality. The bathroom is not only one …

Home Improvement

Where to Eat and Drink on the Embarcadero

A vetted guide to dining and drinking along the Bay<p>San Francisco's stunning view of the Bay and its bridges is part of what makes this city so special. The Embarcadero, a wide boardwalk that runs along the Eastern shore of the City, is one of San Francisco's best places to take in these views. Day …

San Francisco

The best camping spots in the U.S. for avoiding crowds | Adventure Sports Network

For many people, camping is as much a spiritual endeavor as it is a physical one.<p>Whether it’s for a day or for a week, finding a campsite far from …

5 Quick Tips for Getting Sharp Eyes in Portrait Photography

Eyes make or break a portrait so getting them sharp is critical. If you have dabbled in photography at all, then you know the feeling when you get …

Belmond Opens Dedicated Site For LGBT Customers

Belmond has launched a new website specifically for members of the LGBT community. The site will include all celebratory trips, honeymoons and group …

Venezuela's Secret Caribbean Paradise

With several thousand visitors a year this place isn't necessarily a secret, but most people, at least stateside, don't think of Venezuela when they're looking for their next Caribbean getaway. If you've never looked into the island archipelago Los Roques before, there's plenty of reasons you …

Caribbean

Adventure Bound Expeditions | Gay Travel Adventures

<b>Adventure Bound Expeditions</b>‘ mission is to design and conduct high quality, exciting outdoor adventures tours with “trip of a lifetime” experiences …

South America

Vietnam from top to bottom

It isn’t about big name attractions, but Vietnam has quietly claimed its rightful place as one of Asia’s most satisfying destinations. Offering …

20 of America's most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in the USA can seem like a dime a dozen. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others and truly worthy of note.<p>From rustic alpine lodges in the Rocky Mountains to sleek beachfront resorts in Miami, we've …

Dukan Diet - Lose Weight Quickly and Keep It Off Forever - New French Diet

Do you want to lose 20 pounds or more quickly? If you haven't tried the Dukan Diet, keep reading this article. Created by a French doctor Pierre …

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

9 Kick-Ass Curries That Are Way Easier Than You Think

If you’re on the hunt for one-pot meals that feed a crowd—or want to stretch your cooking efforts into leftovers that last for days—curries are where …

Recipes

Tesla is experiencing its first major identity crisis

But Tesla has never experienced a true <i>identity</i> crisis.<p>It is now.<p>The question for Elon Musk and his team to ask isn't, "Will we make it?" but rather, "What are we all about?"<p>Driving this identity crisis is the recent news that a driver was killed in May when his Tesla Model S running the Autopilot …

Tesla

30 of Our Most Outrageously Decadent Dessert Recipes

These desserts are definitely worth busting out your husky pants for.<p>There's a special stratosphere of desserts that requires us to bust out our husky pants—the ones we keep on hand when we don't want to deal with the judgmental pink teeth marks that come about when we put a little too much strain …

Summer Pie Recipes That’ll Make You The Hit Of Every Picnic

Raspberry, blueberry, peach, oh my.<p>The never-ending supply of fresh, seasonal produce is one of the best features of summer. Eaten just-picked and bursting with juice, fruit can be a transcendental experience -- a little taste of heaven on earth. The only thing better than that gastronomical joy is …

Baking