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How To Avoid a Tourist Trap Restaurant on Vacation

There are few dining experiences worse than the full-on tourist trap, so learn how to avoid them with their overpriced drinks, uninspired food, and cloying or incompetent service. Never again

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She’s New Orleans’ Biggest Praline Producer and You Don’t Know Her Name

It is without a doubt that Louisiana is one of America’s truest treasures. The creation and influence of jazz and bounce music has influenced American music in some of the

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Drinking History: George Washington’s Whiskey Distillery at Mount Vernon

An interview with the director of preservation for Mount Vernon about George Washington's whiskey-distilling career.

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3 Must-Visit Hotels in Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta, Free of Polar Vortexes

Is it just me or does it seem like tomorrow’s date is going to be Jan. 83? The start to 2019 has dragged, which means winter has also dragged and

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The Best Spring Break Food Destinations

Going on spring break is an American right of passage, and even though drunken debauchery is often part of the equation, a huge part of the excitement for these early

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Why You Should Always Take a Food Tour When You Travel

Making plans to travel may include things like buying airline tickets, making sure you have your passport, and booking a table at that restaurant everyone Instagrams. However, there is something

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This Old School Chocolate Factory Will Make Your Holiday Dreams Come True

The holidays are the ultimate time for indulgence. And for most of us that means chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. While most of us gobble down the candy within minutes

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Cakies Are the Hybrid Dessert You Need This Holiday Season

Cookies are great dessert options. So are cakes. But what if they combined their forces to create the ultimate synergistic sweet? Enter Cakies. The name really says it all. Part cookie,

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How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Chicago This Christmas

New York City may get most of the attention as America’s idyllic Christmas destination, but it’s Chicago that is truly the winter wonderland of your dreams. Among the bustling food scene,

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These Decadent Takes on Babka and Rugelach Are What You Need This Holiday Season

If you’ve been missing out on the doughy awesomeness that is babka, then Hanukkah is the perfect opportunity to rectify that situation. So what is babka anyway? (Besides delicious, of

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The ‘Piecaken’ Is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Dessert

The most frustrating thing about Thanksgiving dinner is navigating all the dessert options. Should we eat pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, or pound cake? The list goes on and

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This NYC Bar Celebrates Halloween All Year Long

Be still, our cold black hearts. NYC bar and restaurant Beetle House is for any “freak, weirdo” or “grown-up goth kid” who revels in the idea of celebrating Halloween year-round. Inspired

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Fascinating Facts About 8 NYC Bars to Impress Your Drinking Buddies

As one of the world’s top nightlife capitals, New York City’s got some pretty cool bars. But sometimes, you crave a place that offers something more than a fancy cocktail

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A Texas Tailgate Goes International

Texas is known for a lot of amazing cuisine. Obviously steak and tacos come to mind. And, sure, no one in their right mind is going to turn down authentic Tex-Mex

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Corn Boxes, Pig Races, and a Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur: The Wonders of an Over-the-Top Fall Pumpkin Festival

Fall generally bums me out, but there are a few things that help me get over the end of summer. One of those things is a good ol’ pumpkin farm.

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Community and Cinnamon Rolls: What Is an Alaskan Roadhouse?

The road tripper’s Alaska seems more like a different planet than merely a different landscape from that which might be experienced by the majority of travelers who visit via cruise.

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11 Places Worth Traveling to for the Cooking Classes Alone

If you spend the majority of your quality time in the kitchen, consider this the ultimate guide on deciding where to vacation next: From knife skills to bread-making courses and

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Third Wave Coffee Cafes Are All the Rage in Los Angeles

Thanks to Los Angeles’ creative nature, openness to new ideas, and thriving culinary scene, craft coffee—also called third wave coffee—has exploded in the city over the last decade, so much

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10 Surprising McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

For better or worse, McDonald’s has conquered the world. With locations in 119 countries, there’s something equal parts comforting and creepy about just how inescapable the golden arches are. Given

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In Central Dallas, the Market for Chinese Restaurants Is Wide Open

If you live in Dallas and want Chinese noodles, everyone knows Monkey King Noodle Co. in Deep Ellum is the place to go. It started as a takeout window and

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For a City So Fit and Healthy, DC Sure Loves Its Dessert

Ranked fifth, up four spots from last year, in Wallet Hub’s in-depth analysis of the Healthiest Cities in America for 2018, Washingtonians are known for their fit lifestyle. With a

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