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Dust off your gear, it’s time to hit the trail: The spring hiking tips you need

Embrace the rainy weather and muddy terrain with these springtime hiking tips, as well as what to pack for a fun and successful hike.
Sunset at the Continental Divide in Colorado Rocky Mountains

The best long-distance bike trails across the U.S.

Bikepacking is a self-supported trip in which participants spend days, weeks, or even years traveling across regions, countries, and continents via bicycle.
Closeup of croissant lobster

How to brunch like the French with lobster croissant and champagne

Learn how to brunch like the French with lobster croissant, cocktails, and frog legs. Maison Close, a New York-based French restaurants, teaches us how.
Pea puree with fish

Your guide to the pescatarian diet for healthier living

Are you thinking of changing your diet? If a healthier you is on the to-do list this year, you might consider the pescatarian diet.
Brandy in the sunlight

Cognac vs. brandy: What’s the difference?

What's the difference between brandy and cognac? Turns out, it's all about region, grapes, and process. Here's the breakdown.
The caviar at Hancock St. with potato chips and champagne

What is caviar? A seafood expert breaks down all the details

Delicate and buttery, caviar is a luxurious delicacy. To guide us, caviar expert John McDonald of Hancock St. teaches us how to enjoy this prized ingredient.
Pork carnitas tacos

How to make the perfect carnitas, according to a chef

Carnitas are the go-to Mexican filler for tacos, burritos, and everything in between. Check out how to make carnitas to perfection.
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Spring cleaning time: How to organize (in 6 easy steps) and clean your closet like a pro

We reached out to an expert for the ultimate guide to keep your clothing and garments organized in your closet.
Chef Jack Strong.

The Native American cuisine movement is on the rise

Native cuisine has been here longer than any food trend imaginable. Now, it's gaining some long overdue attention and sparking a movement.
Shopping

Here’s what you should never buy on vacation

There are some items that aren't worth purchasing to take home with you on vacation. These are the things you should never buy on a trip.
A reef knot is tied against a tree

These are the essential outdoor knots every outdoorsman should know

Every outdoorsman needs to know how to tie a knot for all occasions. Here are our most important outdoor knots for camping, backpacking, and survival.
Reading a topographic map

A beginner’s guide on how to read a topographic map

We spoke with an expedition expert to learn some key tips on how to read a topographic map. It's not too complicated, but does require a bit of knowledge.
Wine barrel barrique

What is a barrique? Exploring wine’s most popular barrel size

Barriques are the most common size and type of barrels in the wine game and are lauded for their functionality and ability to mature fermented juice.
man on treadmill

What’s the point of working out in a hoodie? We explain

We'll break down the truth behind working out in a hoodie to help you determine if it's worth the challenge or a hard pass.
Night Flight

8 helpful tips for taking a red-eye flight

Red-eye flights can be both rewarding and challenging. Check out these 8 helpful red-eye flight tips to ensure a smooth journey.
Fingers holding a map and compass in the outdoors

Ditch the GPS: How to navigate using a map and compass

No matter how advanced technology is, the age-old map and compass are indispensable. Learn how to use them with our quick and easy guide.
A Beginner's Guide to Kayaking

A beginner’s guide to kayaking in the spring

Is there a better way to spend a spring or summer day than in a kayak? Save yourself time and frustration and learn how to kayak with our beginner's guide.
A southern Crawfish plate

Here’s how to crawfish boil the right way (and everything else there is to know about crawfish)

Crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, mountain lobsters, yabbies, or mudbugs — whatever you call them, they're delicious. Here's how to eat them.
Chef Eduardo Garcia.

Pro tips from Chef Eduardo Garcia for cooking outdoors like a true mountain man

The mountain men of today are self-sufficient but also eat well when outdoors. Here's out to pull of the role.
Sauces and spiced spreads in small jars

A guide to the five mother sauces of classical cuisine and their uses

These techniques are some of the basic skills needed in cooking, and they still need to be combined into finished sauces for richness, flavor, and color.
Grill barbecue gourmet filet entrecote steaks at summer party

How to grill filet mignon on a gas grill: Advice from an expert

It's grilling season and there's hardly a more iconic steak than filet mignon. Here's how to grill the cut correctly.
Man sitting on the ground working out.

5 factors that affect your fitness goals beyond exercise and food

Discover why sleep, stress, alcohol, and more may make or break your progress in the gym, during a run, or engaging in a sport.
Eggs Benedict from Hash Kitchen

How to make a buttery hollandaise sauce like a professional chef

Hollandaise can be an unforgiving sauce to make. Check out how to make the perfect hollandaise sauce according to Chef Joey Maggiore.
Baskets of dim sum, a traditional breakfast

What is dim sum? A guide to China’s most famous culinary tradition

Dim sum restaurants are a culinary institution in many American Chinatowns.
Hands holding trout

The complete guide to cleaning a fish for beginners

Landed a big catch? Nice work! Tasty, fresh fish meat is just a few slices away. Follow this guide to learn how to best prepare a fresh-caught fish.
The Quixote Bar.

The best bars in New York City: Our top picks

NYC has no shortage of great bars. Here are the very best of the bunch.
Person in a denim jacket outside

How to style a jean jacket: The ultimate guide to a denim favorite

Denim jackets are perfect for spring and summer because their light yet perfect for cooler nights. Here's how to wear them.
Airplane passing by terminal

There’s a really good reason to sign up for Global Entry right now

The Global Entry program lets world travelers skip security lines when returning home. But with a change on the horizon, now's the time to register.
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The most common (and weirdest) items found in unclaimed baggage at the airport

Have you ever wondered what happens to lost luggage? Unclaimed Baggage released its first-ever "Found Report," giving us a glimpse into what was left behind.
Inside of plane

How to get over jet lag quickly — Try these effective tips

Learning how to get over jet lag is easy with a few tips and tricks. Here's everything you need to know.
Spanish gin tonic

The best gins and gin mixers for no hangover

Want to avoid a hangover? These are the best gin and gin mixers to enjoy.
Fire pit burning wood on a patio

Get ready for outdoor season and learn how to build a fire pit in your backyard

The type of fire pit you should build depends on the style you wish to have, but the amount of time and money you can dedicate are worth considering.
Roberto Duran II Sugar Ray Leonard 1980

Gloves up, here are some of the best boxing matches of all time

Knockouts in 11 seconds, Muhammad Ali as the underdog, and the end of the bare-knuckle era — here are the best boxing matches of all time.
Aged fish by PABU

How to age fish at home (your new favorite hobby)

You're heard of aging beef and curing pork, but you can also age fish to give it a better texture and flavor. Here's how to age fish at home.
Banana bunch

These 12 healthy foods are among the highest in potassium

Potassium is found in more than just bananas. Find out the foods high in potassium here.
View looking out from Inside oven as man cooks oven-baked salmon

How to reheat salmon so it’s just as good the next day

You wouldn't want rubbery salmon, right? Whether you have an oven or microwave, these reheating methods will help keep the salmon's best taste.
creatine powder

How much water should you drink with creatine?

While creatine is found naturally in the body, this supplement is taken in exogenous powder form to help boost levels in the body.
Sushi from Katami.

The do’s and don’ts of eating sushi, according to a James Beard Award winner

Chances are good that you can up your sushi game. Here's how to approach the cuisine the right way.
Errol Flynn

The 9 best whiskey quotes of all time

Planning your gravestone prematurely and want the world to know that, even in death, you really love whiskey? Check out the best whiskey quotes of all time.
zucchini noodles

These low carb pasta options are just as delicious

These low carb pasta substitutes are perfect for staying on track with your diet goals while still enjoying a delicious dinner.
Man doing squats with a weight

This is the average squat weight for men (and what you can do to improve)

Learn how much the average man should be able to squat based on weight and experience.
Baggage Inspection

Don’t pack these 9 TSA-prohibited items in your checked baggage

It is important to pay attention to both your carry-on and your checked baggage. Make sure you are aware of these TSA prohibited items.
Vodka

4 popular budget vodka bottles, ranked

On top of that, just like with whiskey, rum, tequila, and other spirits, there are varying levels of quality in the vodka world.
Man sitting on the ground looking sad

How to deal with depression in men: First, know the signs to look for

Depression is very prevalent among men, yet many go untreated. Learn about the symptoms to watch out for and what your options are for help.
Man doing curls

Why strength training should be an essential part of your gym routine

Strength training does more than give you strong, well-defined muscles. Find the benefits of strength training here.
Seafood that is high in vitamin B12

A guide to vitamin B: Benefits and what foods to eat

There are several B vitamins. Find out which foods are naturally high in vitamin B complex for healthier eating.
Sliced papaya, mango, and nectarines on the table

The 12 healthiest fruits you can eat right now

Did you know that some nutrients are found higher in fruits than in veggies? Here are the healthiest fruits to eat this season and beyond.
Black cup of coffee next to a pastry

What is chicory coffee? All about this unique variety of our beloved morning drink

Born during hardship and still enjoyed today, chicory coffee is a rustic-flavored story almost as old as New Orleans itself.
Sablefish in a dish

The best fish to eat: 11 of the healthiest options for your plate

There are literally seven vast seas' worth of great fish out there for eating, but these are the healthiest.
Pouring cold brew coffee

Cold brew vs iced coffee: What’s the difference?

Cold brew coffee and iced coffee are often confused with one another based on their similar appearance, yet each has its flavor profile.