Submitted by migrateadmin on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 07:35
According to Novogrod, the travel industry is abuzz with how travelers are accessing a destination, whether that’s through villa- and apartment-rental companies such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and OneFineStay or via plugged-in concierges who can connect travelers to a city’s true character. Hotel executives are also focused on expanding into the world’s global cities—Paris, London, New York—where prime real-estate is evermore challenging to attain.
A cup of warm milk is one thing, but haldi ka doodh packs more punch: locals with sniffles have long laced milk with a hefty dose of antioxidant-rich turmeric, as well as some ginger, honey, and black peppercorns. Turmeric’s healing powers, big in ayurveda, have also been claimed to ease indigestion and toothaches.
Getting behind the wheel of an IndyCar for a high-speed ride around one of the world’s most famous tracks will make anyone—from everyday gear heads to racing aficionados—want to “Kiss the Bricks” like Brickyard race winners have done since 1996. Basketball (and sports movie) fans can relive the “Milan Miracle of 1954” at both the
You’d think six minutes might be too long for an in-flight safety video, but spotting all the film references in this just-released action-packed animated delight is a lot of fun. We counted classic Batman, old westerns, Busby Berkeley dance-a-thons, and Orient Express–type film noir—and that’s just on the first viewing. Apropos to Virgin Atlantic’s British HQ, the psychedelic Bond segment is particularly groovy. It’s the first new in-flight video from the airline in 12 years.
This taqueria started as a tiny truck in New York’s biggest hotbed for tacos—Jackson Heights, Queens—and has since spawned branches in Williamsburg and the East Village (including a new four-table restaurant). It does classic, authentic tacos, such as the al pastor, carnitas, lengua, and barbacoa, each double-stack of handmade corn tortillas topped with cilantro, onions, guacamole, and hot sauce. The showstopper, though, is the placeros (“market tacos”),...
Go down the rabbit hole at this Philippe Starck playground of curlicue chandeliers, marble banquette tables, and hide-and-seek alcoves at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. The setting complements star chef José Andrés’s spread of globe-trotting indulgent dishes, from gazpacho to a Greek yogurt bar, caviar spreads to carving stations. Upgrade to the Brunch Experience ($52) to add on whimsical dishes like eggs Benedict with jamón serrano and hollandaise air (a light foam in lieu of the t...
From L.A., drive north to the town of Lancaster via Route 14, better known as the Antelope Valley Freeway. Golden poppies bloom throughout the Mojave Desert region in March, but the 1,760-acre Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve claims the finest concentration of California’s state flower—not to mention glorious showings of fiddlenecks, cream cups, gold fields, and ...
Experience golf at its best on some of the world’s most legendary courses, where you can play the same holes as the pros and master some of the game’s toughest shots. Take in dramatic Pacific Ocean vistas and stunning fairways at the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links, which has hosted five U.S. Open Championships, as well as the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and try out the unique challenges of Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Del Monte Golf Course, and The Links at Spanish Bay.
From iPods to BlackBerrys to the latest Android handset, no gadget will go unprotected in this tough, waterproof case, which doubles as a speaker. Stick your device into the ECOXPRO’s internal mesh pocket (which can also hold credit cards, keys, and more), then plug it into the standard audio jack with a standard audio cable and close the case. Now you’re ready to blast you...
Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and winding cobblestoned streets of the medieval old city are set on a peninsula jutting into the Adriatic Sea, which provides the focus for the many alfresco cafés lining the waterfront. Shop for wild asparagus, truffles, and just-off-the-boat seafood at the St. Euphemia farmers’ market, held daily, then take your picnic to Golden Cape Forest, a short...
Submitted by sleong1271 on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:34
Outdoor markets are the reason Santa Fe feels more like it belongs in Europe or Latin America than the U.S. If I want green chile fresh off the roaster, I ride my bike to the Farmer’s Market in the Railyard every Tuesday or Saturday. If I want a piece of Cuban folk art, I save up until the International Folk Art Market opens in July. If I need an elegant birthday present, I buy sterling silver jewelry from the vendors sitting under the Palace of the Governor portal on the north side of the Plaza.
Some parts Costa Rica can seem a little, well, overexposed. Many of the most popular destinations in this country can feel a bit like Disneyland Latin America and cost much more than savvy travelers are interested in spending, leaving tourists searching for an authentic Costa Rican experience, something less-explored and off the grid. Those places do exist, and after living here a couple of years, I’ve managed to stumble onto a few good ones.
If I was allowed only one meal a day in Costa Rica, and I could choose which meal, there’s no question that I would go with breakfast.
For all their lack of culinary inspiration, the ticos manage to pull off some pretty delicious gallo pinto—the national breakfast dish that involves black beans, rice, cilantro, onion, and pepper (and sometimes eggs and fried plantains)—along with rich coffee and sweet tropical fruit concoctions. Expats round out the breakfast scene with their own recipes brought over from Europe and prepared with local ingredients.
Submitted by migrateadmin on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:57
Celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan is finishing her year on a high note. In addition to regularly appearing as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped, she recently opened her debut restaurant, an Indian gastropub in Nashville’s Gulch district. Now a self-proclaimed “Nash-Yorker,” with a touch of the travel bug, she sat down with T+L to talk TSA agents, Diwali, and and Music City’s new food scene.
Let’s face it: cold winter months can cause skin to appear dull and lackluster. Enter Burberry’s Winter Glow Collection, full of wearable products in an eye-catching gold casing. From the luminous foundation (a pearlescent, lightweight formula that we love) to the bronzy-neutral eye quad and the gold-tone hydrating lip gloss, these are sure to get you holiday-ready.
Around Austin, folks are typically content to start the day with a breakfast taco or two, but some days call for more substantive nourishment. Whether they've just rolled out of bed after a night rocking out to live music, or they're fresh from exercising along Ladybird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Austinites are a brunch-loving bunch. Luckily, the city has an array of brunches worth lingering over—some old classics that have been around for decades, and some that have come with the city’s more recent expansion.
It's true that, these days, Austin has more places where you can spend a lot on dinner than the city used to have. But the overall personality of our restaurant scene is still fun and affordable. (Maybe that's the result of having tens of thousands of cash-strapped college students hanging around town most of the time.) For what you might pay for the standard fare at a fast-casual chain restaurant, you can have a memorable meal in Austin.