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Recipe: Labor Day Cocktails 2013

For most Americans, the extended Labor Day weekend is a way to salute those who work tirelessly throughout the year with one last extended weekend …

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Mojito

Mojito. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>I love the clean and pure daiquiri, nothing more than a rum sour. I love a mint julep for its power and herbal …

Five over-the-top treehouse hotels

Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, these five wooden creations prove that treehouses are no longer just for kids.<p>Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, treehouses are no longer just for kids. Here are five wooden creations for grown-ups to lay claim to.<p><b>Châteaux dans les Arbes,</b> …

Cowichan Valley

6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.<p>09.08.13 4:45 AM ET

Mint Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These easy to prepare bars are perfect for those who love cheesecake but hate the prospect of fussing around with a water bath.<p><b>Read more: American Classics: Mint Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Bars</b><p>Ingredients7 ounces chocolate graham crackers, finely crushed8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted16 …

Eater's 38 Essential American Pizzas

As <b>Eater's</b> new National Pizza 38 demonstrates, while there may be a preponderance of fantastic pizzerias in places like New York and Chicago, we live in a country where first-class pies can be had nearly anywhere.<p>For a list that focused on the "new classics", Eater consulted a diverse panel of pizza …

Free Stuff To Do Every Day In NYC

There are tons of ways to pretend that New York doesn't have the highest cost of living in the country. Behold, tourists and New Yorkers with sorry wallets: your guide to a free week in NYC.

Top 10 Casino Hotels in the World

If you enjoy gambling, why not stay where you can play? From Foxwoods in Connecticut to the Ibiza Gran Hotel off of the coast of Spain, take a trip with Lady Luck to one of GAYOT.com's Top 10 Casino Hotels.<p><b>USA</b><p><b>Atlantic City</b><p><b>Trump Taj Mahal</b><p>At this 51-story casino hotel, guests can enjoy an exclusive …

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus -- as well as the bubbles blowing out of the back -- make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the …

Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

16 Helpful Tips For Traveling The World

Traveling internationally is exciting — and also a little daunting.

9 Real Life Locations That Inspired Disney Films

"I can show you the actual world." — Aladdin (kind of)

You know you’re becoming Italian when…

<b>1.</b> You no longer can eat salty food for breakfast, and if you do you definitely can’t mix it with something sweet.<p><b>2.</b> You scoff at people who drink …

Travel

9 Unconventional Ways To Travel The World

Looking for a bit more adventure than a two-week vacation to Europe? All you need is a passport and a strong case of wanderlust.

Join Us For Cheap Eats Diner Dilemma

Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Your new favorite ice cream flavor.</i><p>WHO: Fiveandspice is a grad student, writer, cook, photographer, and a Food52 …

Easy Ratatouille with Chicken Recipe

<b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!<p><b>Read more: One Pot Wonders: Easy Ratatouille with Chicken</b><p>Ingredients4 chicken …

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 34 cookies<p><b>Prep:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>12 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p>Soft chocolate-peanut butter cookies are …

Gill's Spinach, Chorizo Halloumi Salad

Actually, this was created by Gill's friend Jane, but it comes to us via Gill, so we're putting her name on it. It's a salad that uses up the kinds …

Recipes

Cheaper than Takeout: Make Chinese Food at Home

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella tells you how to make your regular takeout order at home.</i><p><i></i><p>American Chinese …

The Best Mint Julep You Will Ever Taste.

I love cocktails, but my favorite cocktail is the mint julep. Just sugar, mint, and bourbon - it's simple, it's delicious, it's brilliant, I wish I …

The Moxie Cocktail

If you're into cocktails, it's likely you've come across the amaro Cynar—either on menus or in your drink. There's a global resurgence in the popularity of amaros, a sub-genre of bitters, extending beyond the Aperol Spritz and Campari's Negroni. With a lower alcohol content, an herbal palette and a …

Flavors

How To Be A Responsible Traveler

One of the best things about traveling is that adrenalin rush you get when you’re discovering something new. Whether it’s a new town or a new …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Mandarin Oriental

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

The 10 swankiest, tastiest, booziest bowling alleys in America

Most people associate bowling alleys with greasy food, stiff well drinks, and that jackass friend who thinks <i>Lebowski</i> quotes constitute a …

Craft Beer

The Week in Review: Summer Music Festivals

Inside Flipboard / August 9, 2013<p>Summer is the season of music festivals, and a few notched milestones recently: last weekend, Lollapalooza drew a …