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Lonely Planet names Europe's best destinations for 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's perhaps no great shock that an Italian region has been named the most exciting European destination for 2018.<p>But the region in question may well come as a surprise.<p>Sidestepping the likes of Tuscany, Campania and The Veneto, Emilia-Romagna took first place on Lonely Planet's Best in …

European Travel

19 Brilliant Party Hacks That'll Make You Say "Damn, That's Smart"

From keeping the drinks cold to keeping the grill clean.

The Coolest, Weirdest, and Best Museums in LA

LA’s thriving art scene is arguably one of the most exciting cultural beats of the city. From the booming downtown LA Arts District filled with …

Museums

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

Watermelon Farro Salad

In a bowl, toss watermelon, farro, 1/4 cup mint leaves, feta, half the juice and zest (if desired), and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. …

Food

This Garlicky Chicken with Mozzarella Is a Dinner Dream

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Cooking

This Is Our Most Popular Recipe on Pinterest—by Far

We create hundreds of recipes every year, and a few of those rise to the top as the best of the best. Our Steak and Scallops with Champagne-Butter …

Cooking

Peruvian-Style Spatchcock Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Gently separate the skin of the chicken from the meat with your fingers.<p>Whisk together the soy, sambal, mustard, pasilla/ancho powder, cumin, salt, …

Cooking

Why I will never fly WOW Air again and you shouldn’t either

<b>TLDR;</b> Don’t fly WOW air. Seriously don’t. If you want all of the details read on. My girlfriend and I booked a trip to Iceland using WOW Air after …

Flying

Iceland's Greatest Natural Wonders That Tourists Overlook

Iceland is Mother Nature’s favorite plaything. This little island nation dangling from the Arctic Circle, with its ethereal geothermal terrain, is …

The Mediterranean diet-approved dish a globe-trotting TV star and her daughter are obsessed with

In the same pan you made the lamb meatballs, heat up two more tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the onions and season well with salt and pepper.<p>When …

Onions

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Spices

There are secret luxury villas hidden in the Bali jungle with hot tubs and a spa - and they're actually amazingly cheap to rent

Heading deep into the heart of the Balinese jungle you'd expect to find lush rainforest, exotic wildlife and spectacular natural wonders.<p>You'd be …

Asia Travel

Be a Potluck Hero with Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Show up at your next potluck with a big pot of meatballs, swimming in a glossy sweet and tangy sauce, and everyone's going to be excited. That's just …

Cooking

Genius Guacamole, Already Life-Changing, Shows Off a New Trick

The problem with chef Roberto Santibañez’s category-defining classic guacamole recipe is that once you try it, you stop acknowledging that others exist. This is why I’ve made but one guacamole since 2012 (you, too?).<p>But Santibañez himself hasn’t been quite so afflicted. From his same fateful …

Dessert

The Hidden Lake near Koh Samui

Travel tip to Thailand<p>If you’ve never been to Thailand before, I recommend coming out to these little islands like Koh Samui. I think a lot of people …

Thailand

Explore an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village

Once a prominent fishing village, Houtouwan, China, now attracts adventurous explorers craving some green.<p>About 40 miles southeast of Shanghai, the small island of Shengshan rises up out of the East China Sea. There, the former fishing village of Houtouwan is carpeted with lush, overgrown greenery, …

Nature

The 14 Dishes Our "Best New Restaurant" Chefs Can't Forget

We asked the chefs from our Best New Restaurants 2018 list to tell us what to order.<p>Now that our Best New Restaurants list is out, we figured the chefs of those restaurants might have some good ideas about where else to get a good meal. We asked where they ate their favorite dish in the last year, …

San Francisco

This Mezcal Drink Just Won Cocktail of the Year (and You Can Make It at Home)

We might not even be halfway through 2018, but the cocktail of the year has already been decided. It’s made with mezcal, is a little bit spicy and …

Cocktails

Korean Fried Chicken—But Even More Addictive

In the past decade, recipes for Korean fried chicken have become a fixture on American menus. Nearly every Korean chef, from David Chang to Judy Joo, has his or her own fantastic version. Seattle chef Rachel Yang serves hers with a spicy peanut brittle; mŏkbar’s Esther Choi has a special-ordered …

Fried Chicken

10 of the cheapest all-inclusive holiday destinations for summer 2018

Dreaming of the beach...<p><b>Summer is officially around the corner.</b><p>Cocktails on the beach, reading on a pool float and soaking up the sun are now firmly in sight but don't worry if you've not yet booked your holiday.<p>According to Travel Supermarket, an all-inclusive holiday (so accommodation, flights …

9 Cheeses You've Never Heard of But Need to Try Immediately

Even if you're a self-proclaimed cheese lover, odds are you could still stand expand your cheese horizons. If you’re limiting yourself to the safety …

Breakfast

The 23 Best Secret Bars in the World

Ever since nightlife pros discovered people would pay $15 for a drink so long as they passed through a bookcase or backdoor first, the term …

East Village

We’ve Ranked The Best Business Class Experiences For Your Next Trans-Pacific Flight

With a bar and fully-reclining seat, it's hard to go wrong in business. But if you're spending a small fortune to be cradled over the clouds, you …

Lips

Tokyo city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

Japan

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

Country Lifestyle

5 of NYC's Greatest Speakeasies

Gotham has a love affair with the speakeasy style of bar: creative craft-cocktail spots hidden behind unmarked doors or false storefronts such as …

Celebrity Chefs

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

Hospitality

The Fire Inside the World’s Oldest Restaurant’s Oven Has Been Burning Continuously for 293 Straight Years

Restaurante Sobrino de Botin has been serving food since 1725.<p>Nearly a century ago Ernest Hemingway wrote his novel <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>, a book that …

Barcelona