Trang Nguyen

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Amazon Echo Just Became Great for Kids (and Unbearable to Adults)

Anyone with both an Amazon Echo and a child knows the Alexa voice assistant can be at the same time a wonderful and terrible thing. On one hand, the …

12 of the Best Food Festivals Happening This Fall

Where to eat, drink, and play across the U.S. this autumn.<p>Traditionally, fall food brings to mind hot apple cider, spicy butternut squash soup, and …

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

Travel

Flight Deal: U.S. to South Africa from $699 Round-Trip

Thanksgiving in Johannesburg, anyone?<p>If you haven’t crossed South Africa off of your bucket list yet, now’s your chance: Delta is offering flights to Johannesburg from 11 U.S. cities for $699; almost half of the $1,200 airfare typically found between the two continents. Cheap flights are scattered …

Europe on sale with money or miles

Between cheap airfares and Iberia’s current promotion, there are a multitude of ways to get to Europe cheaply in 2017. Competition has meant that …

Santorini, Greece: Iconic Santorini

Robb Report<p>Motors<p>Aviation<br>• Cars<br>• Marine<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Car of the Month<p>Travel<p>Destinations<br>• Hotels<br>• Resorts<br>• Spas<p>Style<p>Men’s Fashion<br>• Footwear<br>• Jewelry<br>• Watch …

Ultimate beginner’s guide for planing a two-week trip to Nepal

The deadly earthquakes that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015, not only killed and injured thousands of people, but also wrought a major …

13 of the most mind-blowing hikes around Portland

If there is one thing Portlanders pride themselves on it’s our dedication to outdoor recreation. The hikes the region has to offer range from …

See and enjoy southern Italy

Naples, Capri, Sicily - these holiday destinations evoke a yearning for Italy in tourists. The area around Bari however is still untouched by tourism …

A Guide to Kings Canyon National Park

Best known for its groves of Sequoia trees, Kings Canyon National Park spans a significant portion of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Amazon Alexa users now have access to 60,000+ recipes

Allrecipes on Friday announced integration with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.<p>Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, and Fire TV owners now have hands-free access to more than 60,000 recipes.<p>The new skill is capable of recommending meals and providing step-by-step instructions. You can also have …

Smart Homes

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

A Guide to the National Parks of Oregon

In the Pacific Northwest, there's a national park for every nature-lover.<p>Being outdoorsy is a major part of the culture in Oregon, and this coastal …

What to Eat Before, During and After You Run

Even if you only jog the occasional few miles, you’ve likely heard about marathoners carb-loading before a race or long run. But pasta isn’t the only …

14 delicious recipes for fall

With the chaos of summer behind us and temperatures low enough to finally use the oven again, it's the perfect time to head into the kitchen and get …

These Stuffed Pumpkin Recipes Are Sure to Fill You with Happiness

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE<p>Normally we wouldn’t allow for a crustless cheesecake, but this delectable dessert topped with graham cracker crumbs and whipped …

Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Sesame Buttercream Recipe on Food52

<b>Makes: one 9- by 13-inch cake</b><p><b>For the cake:</b><p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 2 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger<br>• 2 cups sugar<br>• 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>• 2 cups grated carrots (from 3 to 5 …

Dessert

All About Jackfruit: Your New Meat Substitute

By Kelly Fitzpatrick for Life by Daily Burn<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Jackfruit has been a mainstay in South Asian cuisine for centuries. Now this funny-looking, pungent fruit is gaining popularity amongst vegan and vegetarian communities in the U.S, too. Despite its somewhat funky smell, the fruit's flesh …

65 Recommended Brooklyn Restaurants

Despite its evolution into a world-famous borough with real estate prices only a surgeon or stock broker could afford, Brooklyn remains mystical and …

Aldi

Iceland Ring Road - Iceland's road to natural phenomena

They should call it something descriptive like the “Iceland’s road to natural phenomena” but according to the sat nav it’s referred to simply as <i>One</i>. …

10 Reasons You Should Drop What You're Doing and Go to Joshua Tree, Ca | GQ

A secret taco spot. A groovy, spartan aesthetic. And one of America's most recognizable and jaw-dropping national parks. If one small town can embody everything that's cool in 2016, it's Joshua Tree. This is the insider's guide to doing it right.<p>1. Joshua Tree National Park<p>If you’ve scrolled …

A Look Into Beautiful Halong Bay in North Vietnam

A Look Into Beautiful Halong Bay in North Vietnam<p>Updated on May 6, 2016<p>Halong Bay: Deservedly Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site<p>Halong Bay is a …

Iceland: 3 Mistakes Many Travelers Make

I can help you avoid three common, expensive pitfalls when traveling in Iceland. The first is tours, the second is transportation, and the third is the dreaded FOMO.<p>What makes Iceland so great? Martin Schulz, the German photographer featured in this article, loves Iceland because, “It puts my own …

Halong Bay to Homestay: How I discovered the Real Vietnam

Motorbikes revving, construction pounding, horns blaring — Vietnam calling. Every single day, the symphony of sounds reminds me just how visceral …

Vietnam

How to Spend a Magical 3 Day Honeymoon in Sorrento, Italy

Stunning, historic, picturesque and cinematic are just a few words that barely begin to do the coastal town of Sorrento justice. A perfect honeymoon destination located in southwestern Italy, there's so much to do, see, taste and experience. Follow our guide for a once-in-a-lifetime experience …

3 Travel Bike Pumps That Pack a Punch

These compact bike pumps are small but mighty, and ready to go anywhere<p><i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the August 2016 print edition of</i> Bicycling.<p>Travel bike pumps might not look so tough, but they inflate almost as quickly as their full-size competition at a fraction of the suitcase …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

10 reasons to visit Iceland

• <b>It looks like another planet</b><p>Eerie rock formations, black sand beaches, volcanic craters, icebergs in glacial lagoons: all provide incredible photo …