Varun Suchday

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The Lake Effect

"Orion's upside down," I told my husband. Fifteen hours of airplane travel had landed us at Lake Villarrica in Pucón, Chile; I was lying flat on a …

How to Find the Cheapest Flights to Anywhere in the World

<i>I travel around 15 times a year, most of them with my own money. Today I’m sharing my travel hacking tips to help you find the cheapest flights to</i> …

Travel Bucket List: Patagonia

Carved into the Patagonian Andes, the Cuevas de Mármol are located on a peninsula of solid marble bordering Lake General Carrera, a remote glacial …

Choose Your Own Adventure: Machu Picchu

When I decided to visit <b>Machu Picchu</b>, I was so focused on getting to Peru that I kept delaying another important decision: Which route would I take to access the sacred site?<p>Should I walk along the well-worn paths of the Inca Trail? What about following in the footsteps of <i>chaski</i> messengers on the …

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New York Beer: 7 Must-Visit Outer Borough Breweries

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>New York City's current craft beer boom feels quite exciting and new...except, in fact, there's nothing new about it. Before the Croton Aqueduct began providing potable drinking water to the city in the early 1840s, …

Why You Should Get to Know Italian Beer (and 9 Must-Try Bottles)

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>When you picture Italy, it's likely you're envisioning tender strands of pasta and intensely-flavored vegetables, plates of luscious cured meat, and glasses full of wine: all products of the country's unique soil, …

Barley & Mushroom Risotto

Penne Bake with Spinach and Tomatoes

in Italian, Pasta, Vegetarian 107<p>I’m not sure what it was like in your corner of the world, but here in KC, fall made quite the majestic entrance. …

Live Longer with These Top Immortality Herbs and Spices

Photo credit: bigstock.com<p>Everyone is looking for the “fountain of youth,” a means of looking younger, being healthier, and living longer. Perhaps we …

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15 Ways to Make Money While You Travel

Exploring the world can cost a pretty penny, but you can lower the cost of travel — and deepen your experience at each location — by doing side jobs …

15 Cheaper Ways to Travel Around the World

I circled the globe in 300 days once. It wasn't 10 months of constant travel; after getting married in Wisconsin, my husband and I flew to Bangkok …

Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>We're seeing gigante beans everywhere. They're creamy and buttery, and their size adds a dramatic look.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup pearled barley<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon mayonnaise<p>1 …

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Nat Geo Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Books

Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences …

Books

5 Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel startups crosses all sectors from hotel booking to backpacker meet-up, but each uses the Internet to make previously …

Startups

27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife sk […]

Travel Like a Local in the Dominican Republic

Anyone who has traveled to the Dominican Republic will tell you that the country not only has amazing beaches, some of the friendliest people, but also a great collection of resorts to choose from.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Girl Gone Travel</i><p>Dominicans pride themselves in offering excellent customer service …

Around the World in Booze: 8 Favorites to Seek Out

The next time you visit your local liquor store, consider this challenge: instead of heading straight for the comforts of your usual vodka or whiskey aisle, spend an extra moment examining some of the more obscure bottles on the shelf. You might just be surprised at what you find.<p>We'd bet that …

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

7 Delicious Latin Cocktails You Have to Try

Who needs a bartender when you can whip these up yourself?<p><b>1. Mole y Avión Espresso</b>2 oz. Avión espresso, 1 oz. of hot chocolate, whipped cream, and a mint leaf for garnish. Combine espresso and hot chocolate. Garnish with whipped cream and a mint leaf.<p><b>2. Barefoot Mojito Pitcher</b><br>4 oz. of Barefoot …

Backpacking Overland From Thailand To South Africa

Jarryd Salem and Alesha Bradford are 13 months into what could be five-year backpacking journey, trekking their way across Asia and into Africa. The catch? In a Paul Thereoux-esque move, the Australian couple is traveling only overland from Thailand to South Africa. Which means, no planes for the …

How to turn human waste into drinking water – and more

Bill Gates sipping from a glass of water doesn’t sound like riveting television. But add the subtitle: “This water was human waste five minutes earlier” and people will sit up and take notice.<p>That’s precisely the reaction Gates was aiming for earlier this month when he unveiled a new technology on …

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Frozen Fingers, Inspiration and Lentil Soup

Seeing the shades of white and blue dissipate around the majestic crown of St Paul's, the lights of all those striking buildings across the river glitter through the depths of evening hues, I realized I just don't come to this part of London often enough. It felt like a treat to be there, to walk …

Travel Lens: Chris Guillebeau’s World

<b>Chris Guillebeau</b> achieved something most people only dream of: visiting every country in the world. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he managed to complete this remarkable feat before his 35th birthday. When he’s not traveling, Chris can be found writing (he’s the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author …

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4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

Your Beer Bucket List: 20 Must-Try Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>For the first two years of my beer drinking career, every glass I held looked more or less the same: copperish liquid with a fluffy white head. This was the color of my comfort zone. If a beer label said "amber" or …

How you can hack credit cards for cheaper travel

So now that that is out of the way, let’s talk about why these cards are important for travelers and how to find the right one for you. …

Perfect Your Morning With This Easy, Seasonal Smoothie

Photo: Courtesy of Kitchen Konfidence.<p>If you are looking for a substantial breakfast beverage that is nutritious, delicious AND easy, this is the …

All We Can Eat - I Spice: Sumac

Find rich, red ground sumac or sumac berries at Middle Eastern markets. (Julia Ewan -- The Washington Post)<p>I grew up in the Middle East and have always been enamored by the region's food. Of course, topping my list of spices that I grew up enjoying are zaatar and sumac. In our house, we used zaatar …

23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year

Gallery23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year<p>After the crown roast of pork, the Christmas goose, and the ham, after the plates upon plates of cookies and pies and cheesecakes, it can feel good to whip out the blender come January 1st, and make breakfast something bright, fresh, and light. And while you …