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First time in France? Here are some tips from Rick Steves

In Paris last June, I kept running into a delightful woman from Indiana on her first trip there. Wonder-struck by the city’s charms, she was doing …

These Easy Skillet Arepas Make Leftovers a Lot More Appetizing

Arepas, those golden brown discs made of corn masa (dough) that usually get stuffed or topped, are the “daily bread” for a lot of Latin Americans …

Cooking

Airlines get ready for new U.S. security rules from Thursday

(This October 25 story has been refiled to clarify that IATA CEO remarks referred to March rules)<p>By David Shepardson and Jamie Freed<p>WASHINGTON/TAIPEI (Reuters) - New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect on Thursday on all U.S.-bound flights to comply with government …

FAA Suggests Banning Laptops From Checked Luggage

By on October 23, 2017 at 9:00 am<p>Most travelers prefer to keep expensive electronics like laptops in their carry-on bags, but you may soon be …

Laptops

With parts of the Caribbean in recovery mode, some vacation advice

Some travelers looking ahead to winter and spring getaways may be wondering what their options are when it comes to Caribbean islands, with all the headlines about hurricane damage.<p>Some islands like Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and St. Martin have a ways to go in recovery from the storms. But …

There's a Faster Way to Get Accepted for Global Entry

Imagine an airport with no lines.<p>While this might sound like a fantasy, there is a way to get through an airport with minimal waiting. For $100, …

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Pie

TSA Rolls Out New Electronics Rules for All U.S. Passengers

You might need some more of those plastic buckets.<p>The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Wednesday that it will now require …

$99 Flights To Paris Are Now A Thing And We’re Crying

Culture<p>5 Fall Festival Outfits That Will Get You Through The Season<p>Culture<p>3 Perfect Outfits For Your Next Vacation<p>Culture<p>Wanna Get Away? These Are …

Air Travel

A DNA App Store Is Here, but Proceed with Caution

Helix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it.<p>A Silicon Valley startup called Helix is …

App Store

Roomba maker iRobot plans to sell digital maps of your home

But will consumers want to share their home layout with everyone?<p>While iRobot may have originated as a bomb-disposal robot maker at MIT in 1990, the company is probably better known as a robot vacuum company. So much so that it has taken to suing competitors like Bissell and Hoover, who sell their …

Five Travel Myths That Are NEVER Going To Get You A Flight Or Hotel Upgrade...

You’d be amazed just how many people offer unsolicited advice for upgrades, cheap tickets, great hotels and everything else under the sun when …

10 Best Historical Destinations in Europe You Must See in Your Lifetime

1. The Old City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia<p>Walk the entire circuit around the old city from the 25m high city walls. They were built and fortified …

The luxury guide to Mallorca

The hotel: Cap Rocat<p>An imposing 19th-century fortress, perched on the cliffs of the Bay of Palma, Cap Rocat epitomises the romantic charm of …

The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need!

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 325 F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan or two 9 inch round pans.<p>2<p>Done<p>To make the cake: In a large mixing …

Why Portugal Should Be Your Next Travel Spot

For Americans enchanted by the idea of a European getaway, Iceland and the U.K. have long dominated as de facto “gateways” to the continent: the …

European Travel

Perfect Lisbon itinerary: where to stay, where to eat, what to see in 2 days

<i>The perfect Lisbon itinerary for a weekend in the Portuguese capital, including what to see, where to stay and where to eat.</i><p>Lately, it feels like …

Lisbon Travel: Portuguese Food and Drink Experiences You Can’t Miss

Just a quick flight away (and no time change!) from my current home in London is Lisbon. The capitol of Portugal is a fun weekend spot for an easy …

European Travel

Don't Ask for This If You Ever Want to Score a Free Flight Upgrade

Whether your destination is a far-off isle or a hip metropolis, one thing's for sure about air travel: When done properly, it can be the key to …

This Insane 18-Day Trip Will Take You Around the World for Just $1,300

People often toss out the line "I want to travel the world!" as shorthand for their wanderlust. But what if you could literally travel around the …

Flying

This Is the One Ingredient Ina Garten Would Never Buy

She may say “store-bought is fine”—but not for everything.<p>Ina Garten has been gracing us with her cooking knowledge for almost 20 years. Her show</i> …

These macaroni and cheese recipes are guaranteed to hit the spot

By Kara Elder<p>Kara Elder<p>Editorial aide and contributor for Food<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Macaroni and cheese is a dish that requires no season. Here are eight recipes to try whenever that cheesy craving strikes.<p><i>[How to make vegan mac and cheese a comforting crowd-pleaser]</i><p>Classic Macaroni and Cheese. No-frills …

Comfort Food

How to Make a Lattice-Top Pie: As Easy As You Want It to Be

YOU CAN TELL a lot about how my life is going from the pie crusts I make. When things are especially hectic, I opt for a quick-and-dirty, pat-into-pan crust of graham cracker, Nilla Wafers or ginger-snap crumbs. Most days I can just about manage rolling out a crostata or bottom-crust-only …

Homemade Cherry Cobbler With Cake Batter Topping

This cherry cobbler is a homemade cobbler made with canned cherries. To cut time and effort, feel free to use two cans of cherry pie …

Yes, Sandwiches Can Be Healthy—Here Are 10 That Get Me Through the Week

I know it might seem crazy to say that sandwiches are underrated. They're indisputably a classic, rightfully beloved by kids and adults alike. They …

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Fresh, juicy cherries are one of the highlights of summer, and this easy, homemade cherry pie filling with fresh cherries is a great way to use …

Cherries

Melting Ice Cream Cone Cake

Special equipment: four 8-inch round cake pans, cake leveling tool (optional), 2 piping bags fitted with 1/2-inch round piping tips (plain pastry …

Love queso? You might be surprised where it really comes from

A cheese-dip war between two big burrito chains is heating up, prompting us to ponder some pretty deep questions — like what <i>is</i> queso?<p>We're not just talking about any type of cheese here. We're talking about queso dip — the warm, stringy, gooey cheese product that's a staple at Mexican restaurants …

This Expert Shares His Method for Grilling Tender, Juicy Pork Chops

When I'm dreaming up my dinner menus, pork chops always fall to the bottom of the list. They take the back seat to favorites like flaky baked salmon …

Taste Beyond The Tongue