Wes Allen

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North America’s Best Hike-In Lodges

Don’t come expecting a full-service hotel. These are rustic and remote lodges where you’ll be treated to a mattress, a hot meal, and a shower (if you’re lucky). But if you make the effort to get there on foot—crossing mountain passes and trekking deep into wilderness zones—and you’ll appreciate the …

5 must-visit destinations in Patagonia for modern explorers

Patagonia's 400,000 square miles are home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes on the planet.<p>It's an ideal destination for adventure …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find …

Healthy Eating

Zahav's Hummus Recipe is Genius—for Even More Reasons Than Everyone Says

There's been a whole lot of talk about Zahav's hummus lately—ascribing to it the texture of buttercream, the phrase revelatory heights, and being both the creamiest and the dreamiest. Bon Appétit named it their 2015 dish of the year. In Phyllis Grant's recent Piglet judgement, she wrote that the …

Fresh Lemon Syrup Recipe

Whether you're juicing standard supermarket lemons or their seasonal Meyer cousins, save the rinds for this vibrant yellow syrup. It's pure sunshine in a bottle, made from nothing but sugar dissolved by the acidic pulp—no cooking required! Since there's no added juice, it tastes more sweet than …

Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea (Chai Tea) Recipe

"Milk, black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves are simmered together in this recipe for hot and spicy chai tea."<p>Ingredients<p>7 cups water<p>6 …

Full City Roasts: An Endangered Species?

I just returned from a trip to Northern California and Western Washington to see friends and family. We were in our old hometown of Boulder, Colorado …

Black Chickpea Curry (Kadala Curry)

Like a Marriage made in heaven the perfect combination with Puttu is the Black Channa Curry called in Malayalam as the Kadala Curry. This is a curry …

Recipes

The best hiking apps

We all get cabin fever now and then, and there’s nothing quite like a hike in the woods or a camping trip to shed the desk-job blues. It’s time to …

Ultimate Camp Box

Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Customizable Pack Frame<p>Ultralight Foldable Backpack<p>Rockets Class<p>well done, very nice job. You have inspired …

Countertops

Spanish-Style Quinoa Recipe

"This quinoa dish is a delicious and higher protein alternative to Spanish rice. This is a nice side dish to a Mexican meal, or it can be used as a …

12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>From my Carrot & Sweet Potato …

Cooking

The Hammer and the Blade

• <b>Author:</b> Paul S. Kemp<p><b>For readers of Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, and Scott Lynch comes the first book in a fantastic, hilarious new sword-and-sorcery series that puts a clever new twist on the golden age of epic fantasy.</b><p>Robbing tombs for fun and profit might not be a stable career, …

Mike Hong and His 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Camper

<b>Mike Hong is Arc’teryx’s manager of visual design,</b> a rock and ice climber, and owner of a corgi named Dash. A few months before he moved from …

35 Unique Backyard Ideas to Steal for Your House

12 Sneaky Ways to Hide Household Eyesores

Living Rooms

New 2015 Mercedes Sprinter diesel 4×4 is the dream vehicle, Outside Van makes it real

As much as we love bikes, we also geek out hard on the vehicles that take us to and from the next ride. While the 2015 Winnebago Travato touring RV …

15 Best Hikes in the US: Day Hikes Edition

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes off our list like Machu Picchu, we can’t always find time to get away for days at a time. However, that …

Hiking

What Does Your Car Camping Vehicle Say About You?

<b>As rent skyrockets in most ski towns,</b> and the trend of mobile tiny homes continues to proliferate, more and more disgruntled ski bums are flocking to …

Millennials Don't Want More Customer Service -- They Want Different Customer Service

Customer service is a key way to differentiate your business with millennial customers–the 80 million young people who have overtaken Boomers as the largest demographic in the marketplace, and will soon overtake them in purchasing power as well.<p>Not only will great customer service and a great …

Customer Experience

Meet The Couple Who Is Redefining The Workplace In A ’87 VW Vanagon

• 100<br>• 12<p>Written by: Dan Perichino | August 24<p>In January 2013, two kayak instructors from New England, Emily King and Corey Smith, decided to run an …

Lahore Deli's Chai

Makes about 4½ cups<p>Customize this chai recipe blend by adding a crushed cinnamon stick or big pinch of grated fresh ginger to the first step.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 green cardamom pods, crushed<p>½ teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed<p>4 cups whole milk<p>5 teaspoons or 5 bags strong black tea (such as …

Recover From Your Food Hangover With These 36 Light and Healthy Recipes

Recovering from a cookout coma? Let these lighter, brighter recipes set you straight.<p><b>Maybe you're in the throes of a</b> ribs-and-burgers hangover, or you're beach-bound, or you just think it's too damn hot to cook right now. Whatever the reason, these light and bright no-cook (or barely-cook) recipes …

Healthy Eating

Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach & Black Bean Tacos | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Roasting butternut squash brings out its natural sweetness, which balances nicely with the earthiness of the spinach and the spiciness of the chipotle crema. You can adjust the amount of chipotle pepper you add depending on how spicy you want this. Extra chipotle crema is delicious drizzled over …

Recipes

Butter-Roasted Turkey Breasts

8 Servings<p>Bone-in turkey breasts are easy to find, and as impressive as a whole bird when you roast them in butter and herbs.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 skin-on, bone-in turkey breasts (3½–4 lb.)<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>6 sprigs …

18 Salads to Brighten Up Your Thanksgiving Table

On a table sagging under the weight of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and who knows what other dishes, it's easy for a salad to go ignored. It's especially easy to ignore it if the salad is an afterthought, something thrown together in a couple minutes right before people …

Europeans Can Again Buy New Type 2 Volkswagen Microbuses, We’re Jealous

Like the Beetle, the Volkswagen Type 2—a.k.a. Kombi, Transporter, or Microbus, depending on where you’re from—is a classic. The Bus was created as a super-practical offspring of the Type 1 Beetle; it served countless people around the world as a commercial vehicle and family hauler. It also moved …

Porsche B32: The Porsche Camper Van That Almost Was

Ah, the Volkswagen Vanagon.<p>For me, the name ‘Vanagon’ conjures up images of a strung-out family camper, struggling to reach the crest of the hill on …