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White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This White Peach Bellini recipe is courtesy of one of Australia’s best chefs, Peter Gilmore, who helms the kitchens of Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, arguably two of the city’s and Australia’s finest restaurants. Here he shares his recipe for his go-to Christmas Day drink...

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The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian

The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian


Kara Lydon

Hanoi, Vietnam is the place to go for delicious, authentic street food and Hanoi Street Food Tours is the company to book with. Recapping the best Hanoi street food tour!

Nevada mental health home providers put on notice after audit

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada health officials announced Monday that “several providers” have been put on corrective action plans a week after an audit revealed mentally ill people are living in taxpayer-funded homes filled with feces and filth.

Fascinating Harajuku Culture

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Harajuku Culture on the Access Trips Japan Tour How do we put into words the fascinating world of Harajuku? A lifestyle? Cultural phenomenon? Fashion era?  In Japan, it is all of those things and more. Uniquely Japanese and cultivated in Tokyo, Harajuku fashion is a combination of childlike fantasy, anime, and expressive other-worldly wear that [ ... ]

15 Most Romantic Cabin Getaways According To Travelers

by Lara Kavanagh @ The FlipKey Blog

Secluded cabin rental for two? Step right this way for tried and tested romantic destinations where love is most definitely in the air. Romantic Cabin Getaways Loved By Travelers Reviews tell us a lot about the kind of vacations a destination is good for. So when we were looking for some of the best places for romantic cabin getaways, we checked what travelers had to say. At FlipKey (part of the TripAdvisor family), we used a special algorithm to analyze every single TripAdvisor review, identifying which locations across America had the highest percentage of reviews mentioning romance. What’s left are some of the top romantic cabin getaways that travelers rave about—each boasting secluded cabin rentals available to book on FlipKey. No matter the season, these inviting destinations make excellent retreats for couples in need of some time away together. There’s no doubt that a cabin makes a pretty romantic setting, whether it’s nestled high up in the mountains or perched on a cliff by the sea. When you book a secluded cabin rental with FlipKey, you get the whole property and its amenities to yourselves, so you can take your morning coffee on a private porch, in a scenic garden, or tucked up in bed with a jaw-dropping view. Here are 15 traveler favorites for romantic cabin getaways, from red-rocked desert towns to pretty lakeside villages. Jenner, California A couple of hours’ drive away from the throng of San Francisco on a rugged stretch of Cali coast is where you’ll find lovely Jenner. This coastal village is ripe for seal-spotting, beach-combing, and uninterrupted ocean-gazing, and it’s one of the quieter spots featured in this list. Peace at last. See all FlipKey rentals in Jenner! Saugatuck, Michigan “This home exceeded our high expectations. First, the view took my breath away; it never got old. The elevation and combination of door walls, windows and screened porch off the back and side of the home provide a treehouse atmosphere, while cozy woodwork and furnishings convey warmth. We spent many hours sitting in the screen porch enjoying the sounds of birds and crickets chirping.” — FlipKey Reviewer On the shores of Lake Michigan stands the small town of Saugatuck. Leave your stresses at the door of your rental—it’s time to relax. You can chill out on Oval Beach, hike across Saugatuck Dunes State Park, or browse the little art galleries in town. Alternatively, you could simply go from cabin to beach to cabin every day, making the most of your time out together. See all FlipKey rentals in Saugatuck! Logan, Ohio Here’s another beautifully quiet place to hole up in a secluded cabin hideaway. When you’re ready to venture out, try a gentle forest walk in Lake Logan State Park or go boating on a lake full of catfish. At nearby Hocking Hills State Park, don’t miss the atmospheric Rock House, Ash Cave, and Cedar Falls. See all FlipKey rentals in Logan! Hood River, Oregon “The house is perfect for a family or a couple looking for a centrally located place to stay with gorgeous views of the Gorge. It’s comfy and walking distance to eateries and local grocery stores. Can’t really ask for more than that. Nicely equipped for our needs along with a garage spot and laundry. We’re already looking at dates for a summer visit so we can enjoy the deck and a wonderful glass of wine.” — FlipKey Reviewer Hood River ticks all the boxes for romantic cabin getaways, with the scenic Columbia River flowing by, plenty of hiking trails for long walks, and picnic stops for undisturbed lunches for two. There are also plenty of good places to eat here, with farm-fresh food lending a truly local touch. See all FlipKey rentals in Hood River! Manitou Springs, Colorado People used to come to Manitou Springs to drink the naturally carbonated mineral water, thought to have healing powers. You can still taste it today, but if you’re here for romance, you’ll probably want to chug along taking in the views from the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Here, the highest cog train in the world will take you up through a romantic landscape of rocky terrain and pine forest, finishing with gorgeous views over the Great Plains. Don’t miss the amazing Manitou Cliff Dwellings, preserved Anasazi homes full of artifacts to explore. See all FlipKey rentals in Manitou Springs! Big Sur, California Not many people, plenty of space, and uninterrupted Pacific views. Sounds pretty romantic to us. Just book your private cabin and you’re all set for the couple’s trip of a lifetime. Driving the coastal road along this breathtaking stretch of California is up there with our all-time favorite activities—do make a stop to snap the famous Bixby Bridge in all its glory. See all FlipKey rentals in Big Sur! Aspen, Colorado “Very gracious family home. We had a wonderful time. This home had everything for amenities.” — FlipKey Reviewer It’s easy to see why so many couples choose Aspen for their romantic cabin getaways. Take a horse and carriage ride, ascend the mountain on the Silver Queen Gondola for awe-inspiring views, or book your places on the Aspen Cooking School’s culinary course for couples. We’re sure your first visit won’t be your last. See all FlipKey rentals in Aspen! Mendocino, California Discover the towering Redwoods, ocean views, and Victorian seaside homes of pretty Mendocino. There are beaches and walking paths to wander at Mendocino Headlands State Park, plus some charming villages to visit in the surrounding area. Just up the road is Fort Bragg, with its glistening Glass Beach and the Skunk Train chugging gently through the forest. See all FlipKey rentals in Mendocino! Dahlonega, Georgia This is gold-rush territory, so you may want to start your visit at the fascinating Dahlonega Gold Museum, before wading into the river to pan for some of the sparkly stuff yourselves. After that, explore the pleasant historic center, which welcomes you in for romantic wanderings among its 19th-century structures. See all FlipKey rentals in Dahlonega! Luray, Virginia “We love it. The yard is huge with 2 types of grills and a fire pit. The view is phenomenal. The interior is beautiful. The owner is very nice and easy to work with.” — FlipKey Reviewer This is the cabin capital of Virginia, so you’re in the right place for a romantic cabin retreat. Luray is set in the spectacular Shenandoah Valley, so you can set off to fish and hike in Shenandoah National Park or paddle on the river. A visit to the atmospheric Luray Caverns is a must, with its lofty caverns and huge natural rock formations, all beautifully lit for visitors. See all FlipKey rentals in Luray! Blowing Rock, North Carolina This area is rich in cozy cabins with glorious views. From spelunking to spa days, there’s plenty to keep couples entertained. Be sure to motor along the Blue Ridge Parkway with the top down for the ultimate romantic drive. Stop off along the way at the curious Blowing Rock itself, which directs the mountain winds upwards. See all FlipKey rentals in Blowing Rock! Stowe, Vermont The mountain resort of Stowe is stunning throughout the seasons, whether you’re here to ski, leaf-peep, or simply escape the daily grind. This is one for the outdoorsy types, so peel yourselves out of your secluded cabin rental and get involved in the season’s activities. Finish up the day with an intimate meal, accompanied by remarkable alpine views, at the Austrian-style Cliff House Restaurant. See all FlipKey rentals in Stowe! Lake George, New York The lake is the focal point of romantic cabin getaways in Lake George, so be sure to board a traditional steamboat for a daytime tour of the shore, or, even better, a romantic dinner cruise when the sun goes down. Take a drive or hike up Prospect Mountain for unbeatable views of the surrounding area, or set off to the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves to see the largest marble cave in the east. See all FlipKey rentals in Lake George! Leavenworth, Washington Leavenworth is utterly charming all year round, with its Bavarian character and warm welcome. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides through town in the spring, sleigh rides through the snow in the winter, and wine-tasting sessions whatever the weather. Simply heaven. See all FlipKey rentals in Leavenworth! Sedona, Arizona “We had everything we needed here for a comfy stay and we loved the location just minutes from Bell Rock trail and convenient to attractions, food and whatever you want to do in Sedona. The beds were comfy, the home was stocked with pots and pans and dishes, coffee and tea, plenty of towels, bedding and wifi.” — FlipKey Reviewer Ok, ok, you won’t actually find a wealth of cabin rentals here in sunny Sedona. But this place scored way too highly on the travelers’ romance scale to be left out of this list. Whatever kind of rental you choose, expect a scenic desert town bordered with pine forests and imposing red rock. You can enjoy this striking landscape on a jeep tour, or head out just the two of you to catch some sun and slip down the natural water slide at Slide Rock State Park. See all FlipKey rentals in Sedona!

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America’s Top Thanksgiving Getaways With Unforgettable Celebrations

by Meg Bernazzani @ The FlipKey Blog

If you’re itching to fit in one last fall vacation—or searching for a place that’s big enough to host your entire extended family—consider renting a vacation home and enjoying a change of scenery this Thanksgiving.  Top Thanksgiving Getaways Across America With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about digging out your fine china and frantically tidying your home for guests. To save yourself the stress, why not plan a Thanksgiving getaway that’ll allow you to truly enjoy one of the longest holiday weekends of the year? For some inspiration, we’ve spotlighted seven of the most festive Thanksgiving destinations that host a cornucopia of events everyone will love. We know, NYC’s parade is the crowned jewel of Turkey Day events—which is why we didn’t need to include it in our list! Instead, we’re suggesting some other top celebrations across the country you may not have considered. Book a vacation rental for your Thanksgiving getaway, and you won’t have to miss out on any of your Thanksgiving traditions while you’re away. In fact, you might even be inspired to start a few new ones! Prepare a home-cooked meal in your gourmet kitchen, unwind as a family by the outdoor fire pit, or challenge each other to a game of billiards. From sprawling rural retreats to stylish city apartments, there’s plenty to choose from on FlipKey. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with your entire family in tow, here are seven Thanksgiving getaways where you can make the most of your holiday weekend. St. Louis, Missouri Grab your family and inch to the front of the crowd at St. Louis’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With musical floats, giant helium balloon figures, antique cars, and more, the event is a must-see in November. Even Santa Claus comes to spread some holiday cheer! In addition to its Thanksgiving events lineup, the rapidly growing city offers lots to do. Admire the view from the top of the iconic Gateway Arch, tour the Anheuser Busch factory, or stroll through Forest Park. At the end of the day, unwind in your vacation home, enjoying amenities like a private sauna and multiple family rooms. Parade Details: Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade See all St. Louis rentals on FlipKey! Plymouth, Massachusetts Thanksgiving is a weekend-long affair in Plymouth, a town best known as the famous landing site of the Mayflower. This charming New England destination is home to America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade—the only historically accurate chronological parade—which breathes life into authentic Americana. Rent a cozy Cape-style home or find a place with panoramic harbor views for an idyllic Thanksgiving getaway. No matter where you stay in Plymouth, you’ll never be far from the festivities! Parade Details: America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration See all Plymouth rentals on FlipKey! Fountain Hills, Arizona For more than 30 years, Fountain Hills has been hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade—referred to locally as the Parada de Los Cerros (Parade of the Hills). As one of the only places in Arizona with an official parade to celebrate the holiday, it tops most lists of Thanksgiving getaways in the Southwest. Another perk of spending Thanksgiving in the desert is the option to dine al fresco on your private patio. With warm temperatures year-round, book a spacious Fountain Hills vacation home to enjoy the upcoming holiday poolside. Parade Details: Parade of the Hills See all Fountain Hills rentals on FlipKey! Charlotte, North Carolina Every November Charlotte buzzes with energy in anticipation of its 70-year-strong Thanksgiving Day Parade. Arrive early to snag a prime spot on the sidewalk before the floats start their colorful crawl down the streets. Prefer to sleep in? No problem! The event is televised locally, so you can watch without having to leave the couch at your Charlotte rental. Other must-see Charlotte attractions during your Thanksgiving getaway include the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Freedom Park. Parade Details: Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade See all Charlotte rentals on FlipKey! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania For travelers with the urge to immerse themselves in American history, look no further than Philadelphia. It’s one of the most celebrated cities in America and its storied past is palpable. Translation: it’s the perfect place for Thanksgiving getaways that blend education with fun. Tour the Philadelphia Museum of Art, step inside Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed), or relax in your turn-of-the-century row house rental. Just make sure you keep Thanksgiving morning clear for the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest of its kind in America. Parade Details: 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade See all Philadelphia rentals on FlipKey! Silver Spring, Maryland All of Montgomery County buzzes with anticipation every November for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in downtown Silver Spring. The spirited celebration takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving and heralds the start of the holiday season. Don’t fret if you’re not in town by then—the event is rerun on television, so you can watch it in the comfort of your Silver Spring vacation home. At just 20 minutes from Washington, DC, it’s an ideal spot for travelers who want access to downtown, without the big city price tag. Parade Details: Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade See all Silver Spring rentals on FlipKey! Detroit, Michigan Don your Thanksgiving-themed costume and kick off your day with the annual Turkey Trot, a road race through downtown Detroit. Often called “the parade before the parade,” the family-friendly event bursts with cheer and is the perfect way to make that second slice of pie less guilt-inducing. Cross the finish line then head to America’s Thanksgiving Day parade, a decades old tradition in Detroit. After an action-packed day, retreat to your spacious Detroit rental for your Thanksgiving meal (and a well-earned nap!). Parade Details: America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade See all Detroit rentals on FlipKey!

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That Time We Took a Luxury Dessert Tour in London

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

We recently took a luxury dessert tour in London. Find out what and where we ate during the decadent three-hour experience. After four months of flip flops and sunshine, our return to London was bittersweet. Don’t get us wrong – we chose to spend our winter months in Europe this year for many reasons including a longing for good cheese and wine. (There’s only so much pho and ramen that we can slurp down.) Even still, London’s damp coldness hit us in our faces like a rock. Priority one was to buy some winter clothes ...

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Nevada marijuana sales dip, but exceed November projections

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada marijuana sales continue to soar well above the state’s initial projections, with dispensaries selling $33.4 million in marijuana and the state bringing in more than $5.5 million in taxes in the month of November.

David Chang’s Momofuku finds a home at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas Nevada.

by Elaine and Scott Harris @ Welcome , Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenido,Huanying

We sit down with Chef David Chang and learn about his passion and his new venue in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino. Having the drive and ambition that demonstrates the wattage of Las Vegas, Chef David Chang is the man that knows how to get things accomplished. His acclaimed Noodle bar and […]

Awesome Naples Walking Tour with Coffee and Pizza

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

Wondering what to do in Naples Italy? The Flavors of Naples walking tour is a great way to navigate the Naples food scene. Starting with coffee and ending with a pizza making session, this Naples food tour provides a tasty introduction to the Italian city’s vibrant food culture. We returned to Naples Italy for many reasons. The dirty, chaotic city forged a soft spot in our hearts during our first visit three years ago and created a hankering that we could no longer ignore. We fell hard for the city’s hauntingly ...

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Student traumatized by Las Vegas shooting loses scholarship

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

But regaining a sense of normalcy has been made even more difficult recently after the College of Southern Nevada student learned that she lost her Millennium Scholarship.

North Las Vegas high school student arrested on gun charge

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Legacy High School senior was arrested Monday after an unloaded gun was found in his backpack.

Grilled Pipis, Garlic and Karkalla Recipe by Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This grilled pipis, garlic and karkalla recipe comes courtesy of Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor restaurant in Sydney, Australia, from his wonderful cooking with fire cookbook, Finding Fire – along with some sides of Christmas tips and grilling advice. Every festive season we share Christmas tips...

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50 States Series: Best Food Tours Worth Traveling For - The FlipKey Blog

50 States Series: Best Food Tours Worth Traveling For - The FlipKey Blog


The FlipKey Blog

Every region you visit has its own distinct cuisine and flavors. I’m sure you’ve heard about the exotic locales like the delicious Italian

Every Chicagoan Needs to Take These Food & Drink Tours

Every Chicagoan Needs to Take These Food & Drink Tours


Thrillist

Walking, eating, drinking: the circle of life.

Veggie Delight

Veggie Delight


Veggie Delight

Welcome to our little hideaway cafe...nestled in the center of Chinatown,  a mere stone's throw from all of the glamor and glitz that Las Vegas is famous for!  Enjoy a true Vegetarian & Vegan menu...

Valais Switzerland Journey Of The Heart Engraved For A Lifetime.

by Elaine and Scott Harris @ Welcome , Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenido,Huanying

  The Valais is one of 26 Cantons (regions) of Switzerland that stretches along Rhone River Valley; a year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts with spectacular skiing and excellent hiking but is also a draw for culinarians where many Michelin starred restaurants showcase some of the best in world haute cuisine. And let’s not forget […]

Experiencing Barcelona with a Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

We ended our whirlwind Barcelona trip with a Devour Barcelona Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour – a fun and tasty evening adventure in the Catalan capital city. Let’s be clear – three days in Barcelona Spain isn’t enough. But that’s all we had between our projects in Girona and Helsinki. Not wanting to miss a thing, we packed our limited time with lots of foodie fun and ended our visit with Devour Barcelona’s evening tapas and wine tasting tour. Yes, we spent our last evening in Barcelona drinking wine and ...

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10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 – from Winter Comfort Food to Asian Specialities

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 on Grantourismo are an interesting mix of winter comfort food and Southeast Asian specialities – from a hearty Rabo de Toro and aromatic Cote de Boeuf to a refined Five-Spice Crispy Pork Belly and rich Cambodian Fish Amok. As 2017...

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Vietnam Culinary Tour – Join Us on a Vietnam Food Adventure

Vietnam Culinary Tour – Join Us on a Vietnam Food Adventure


Grantourismo Travels

Our Vietnam Culinary Tour will explore the regional cuisines of Vietnam, from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and the Mekong Delta in the south, Hoi An and Hue in Central Vietnam, to Hanoi and the mountain food of Sapa and Bac Ha in the north. We'd

Siem Reap Hospitality Training Restaurants – Meals that Make a Difference

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These Siem Reap hospitality training restaurants serve up some of the most tantalising meals in the city – and they’re meals that make a difference. The money you spend contributes to training young Cambodians, helping to lift locals out of poverty. Located in Cambodia’s northern...

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Butterflied Roast Turkey with Stuffing Recipe by Chef Neil Perry and Christmas Tips

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This butterflied roast turkey with stuffing recipe comes from another of Australia’s best chefs Neil Perry, who helms the Rockpool group of restaurants, which have long been some of our favourites. Here Neil shares his recipe for Butterflied Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Herb and Bread...

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Blue Jackets take aggressive approach to avoiding ‘Vegas Flu’

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Columbus Blue Jackets took a unique approach to avoid contracting the so-called “Vegas Flu” before facing the Golden Knights.

Las Vegas teen arrested in 2017 death of woman

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas police last week arrested another teen in the March 2017 slaying of woman during a purported drug deal.

Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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Địa Cầu nóng lạnh

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một nghiên cứu của trường Đại Học Princeton, N.J., phối hợp với các khoa học gia quốc tế nói rằng cái lạnh đột ngột ở Mỹ vừa qua không liên quan gì đến sự kiện khí hậu biến đổi.

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Tòa Bạch Ốc: Quan trọng nhất là chính phủ hoạt động trở lại

Tòa Bạch Ốc: Quan trọng nhất là chính phủ hoạt động trở lại

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Trong khi nước Mỹ đang bước sang ngày thứ ba của việc đóng cửa chính phủ, tham vụ báo chí Tòa Bạch Ốc Sarah Sanders vào sáng Thứ Hai bác bỏ các than phiền rằng Tổng Thống Donald Trump không rõ ràng về những gì ông muốn để đạt thỏa thuận nhằm tái lập hoạt động của chính phủ.

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Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

Cô Trần Thị Khuê

Cô Trần Thị Khuê

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

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Chef Spencer Rudow Takes The Helm At Wolfgang Puck Summerlin in Las Vegas

by Elaine and Scott Harris @ Welcome , Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenido,Huanying

After six year under chef Eric Klein At Wolfgang Puck’s Spago. This young talented chef moved to Downtown Summerlin at Wolfgang Pucks popular off strip venue. We sat down with Chef Spencer to learn about the man behind the culinary creations and his vision for the Downtown Summerlin venue. CM: Chef, Thank you so much […]

High school basketball weekly preview — VIDEO

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Review-Journal reporters Ben Gotz and Elaine Wilson preview this week’s biggest basketball matchups in Southern Nevada.

Vietnam Culinary Tour | Vietnamese Food Adventure | Access Trips

Vietnam Culinary Tour | Vietnamese Food Adventure | Access Trips


Access Trips

Explore Vietnam’s culture through its mouthwatering cuisine on our Vietnam culinary tour. Sample street food, cook with top chefs, visit vibrant markets.

Dual-language program hailed by parents, community

Dual-language program hailed by parents, community

by Titi Mary Trần @ Nguoi Viet Online

Don Luong’s son won’t enter kindergarten until the fall of 2019, but he’s already starting to think about his educati

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Chef Robert Irvine joins forces with the Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas in helping our Military Chefs.

by Elaine and Scott Harris @ Welcome , Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenido,Huanying

Could he be the Superman of chef’s?  Although scaling the outside of the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas to promote of his first Vegas restaurant may seem a bit extreme for many, the Food Network Star does believe that  he can accomplish anything he puts his mind and body into. Chef Irvine and his crew […]

Best Winter Vacations In America To Experience The Season’s Magic

by Meg Bernazzani @ The FlipKey Blog

Don’t let winter’s chilly grasp keep you from exploring! With so many U.S. cities at their prettiest under a fresh blanket of snow and enchanting festivals taking place all season long, we’ve highlighted the best winter vacations to satisfy your wanderlust. Top Winter Vacation Ideas Across America While everyone else is fleeing frosty temperatures in search of warmer weather, we’re highlighting seven of the most magical winter getaways right here in America. Each place features a one-of-a-kind winter festival and countless attractions, heartwarming for all. Whether you prefer slopeside entertainment or exhilarating outdoor adventures in the snow, our list covers it all. When you’re visiting one of these idyllic winter escapes, book a vacation home on FlipKey to enjoy all of the comforts of home, plus extras like luxurious hot tubs, gear rooms, and more. From cabin hideaways tucked away in the mountains to modern apartments in the center of the city, FlipKey has more than 300,000 rentals to choose from for the perfect stay. Check out our best winter vacations and start planning your trip! Saint Paul, Minnesota | Saint Paul Winter Carnival Searching for winter vacation ideas that will please the entire family? Then consider Saint Paul! With its vibrant energy, cosmopolitan culture, and kid-friendly Winter Carnival, it’s the perfect winter escape. The Winter Carnival runs for two weeks each season and features more than four dozen events and attractions. From outdoor ice skating to sledding down the hills of Saint Paul, this is one of those rare winter getaways that will keep everyone amused. Book an apartment downtown and enjoy all of the festivities at your fingertips. Festival Details: Saint Paul Winter Carnival See all Saint Paul rentals on FlipKey! Breckenridge, Colorado | International Snow Sculpture Championship Not only is Breckenridge considered one of the best winter vacations in America for its world-class skiing, this down-to-earth city is also home to the enchanting International Snow Sculpture Championship. Visit in January for the event, and fill your days strolling around watching as snow sculpture artists transform colossal blocks of ice into incredible masterpieces. In the evening, strip off your layers and soak in the hot tub, taking in views of the surrounding Rockies from your mountain hideaway. Breckenridge is also a great home base if you’re looking to explore Colorado’s surrounding mountain towns—both Denver and Vail are just a short car ride away. Festival Details: International Snow Sculpture Championship See all Breckenridge rentals on FlipKey! Anchorage, Alaska | Fur Rondy No matter how cozy you are in your Anchorage rental, you can’t miss the Fur Rendezvous (Fur Rondy to the locals), the ultimate celebration of winter in Alaska. The decades-old tradition features events like snowshoe softball, the running of the reindeer, and the legendary World Championship Sled Dog Race. Whether you participate in all 10 days of Fur Rondy merriment or take some time to explore the Last Frontier’s natural beauty, your winter getaway in Anchorage is sure to bring endless adventure. Festival Details: Fur Rondy See all Anchorage rentals on FlipKey! Saranac Lake, New York | Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Although the streets of Saranac Lake might be covered in snow, don’t let that keep you indoors! The town’s annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival takes place every February and is the ideal way to embrace this magical time of year. It’s the oldest of its kind in the eastern U.S. (it began in the 1800s) and features daily events, unique competitions, and a massive ice palace made from chunks of ice from the lake. Warm yourself up between events at home in a charming waterfront cottage. Festival Details: Saranac Lake Winter Carnival See all Saranac Lake rentals on FlipKey! Sun Valley, Idaho | Winter Wonderland Sun Valley comes alive every winter when fresh snow carpets the ground and avid skiers and snowboarders flock to this vibrant resort town. Shred some powder on the slopes, soothe sore muscles at the spa, or sit by a roaring fire at home in your Sun Valley chalet. What else makes Sun Valley one of the best winter vacations in America? Its annual Winter Wonderland festival celebrates the magic of the holiday season for nearly a month straight! From caroling to shopping at open-air markets, this charming event is a can’t-miss in December. Festival Details: Winter Wonderland See all Sun Valley rentals on FlipKey! Tahoe City, California | North Lake Tahoe Snowfest Winter days in Tahoe City are defined by ski runs at Squaw Valley, snowshoeing in the Lake Tahoe basin, and, if you visit in March, attending North Lake Tahoe Snowfest. The boisterous 10-day festival boasts events like beach parades and polar bear swims with fun for all ages, both on and off the mountain. Away from the festivities, take advantage of the area’s epic snowfall at nearby resorts, such as Alpine Meadows and Heavenly Mountain. Admire the surrounding majestic scenery during a sledding adventure or experience the area’s glitzy nightlife at a nearby casino—there’s no shortage of winter fun in Tahoe City. Festival Details: North Lake Tahoe Snowfest See all Lake Tahoe rentals on FlipKey! Baltimore, Maryland | MSP Polar Bear Plunge Often overlooked as one of the best winter vacations, Baltimore is just the place for vacationers who want to explore, without the arctic cold of more northern cities. Milder winters allow for scenic walks along the harbor and strolls through Fells Point, the oldest neighborhood in Baltimore. Feeling brave? Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean during the MSP Polar Bear Plunge—Maryland’s “coolest” tradition. The event benefits Special Olympics Maryland and attracts more than 10,000 courageous plungers each year. Just make sure you have someone on the shore ready to wrap you up in a towel! Festival Details: MSP Polar Bear Plunge See all Baltimore rentals on FlipKey! Best Winter Vacations In The U.S. Saint Paul, Minnesota Breckenridge, Colorado Anchorage, Alaska Saranac Lake, New York Sun Valley, Idaho Lake Tahoe, Nevada Baltimore, Maryland

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South African Culinary Tour – Wine!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

South Africa Tour It is with absolute delight that we at Access Trips announce the launch of our newest exotic culinary destination! A South Africa tour is just what the doctor ordered for the cuisine savvy adventure seekers who love all that Access Trips has to offer. Our newest tour is sure to dazzle you, [ ... ]

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Las Vegas is the place to  indulge in world class entertainment, dining and gambling, but only a few hours north awaits a world of natural beauty that will captivate any traveler. Anniversaries create memory making celebrations and in Southern Utah and Arizona, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate as many areas boast decades of […]

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Las Vegas youth center will expand to 24-hour service

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

“We live in a 24-hour town. If mom comes home at midnight from her shift at Caesars and finds her child in crisis, the cops may not get there until 12:30 (a.m.),” he said. “We’ve got ourselves a potential customer instead of them being in jail.”

6 Epic Trips To Check Off Your Travel Bucket List—And 5 New Ideas To Add Right Now

by Feria Kazemia @ The FlipKey Blog

What better way to get excited for 2018 than by checking off one of those epic vacation ideas on your travel bucket list? Whether it’s a classic destination, or something off the beaten track to make you the envy of all your Instagram followers, FlipKey has drummed up 11 can’t-miss destinations to throw your wanderlust into high gear! From classic bucket list trips like catching the Northern Lights in Iceland or swimming along the Great Barrier Reef, to new experiences like eating your way through Japan’s culinary hotspot and whale-watching on the edge of the world, FlipKey has incredible rental properties that’ll be the perfect base for your bucket list vacation, without breaking the bank!  6 Classic Travel Bucket List Trips 1. Witness the Northern Lights in Iceland or Norway The Northern Lights are on many travelers’ bucket lists and during the winter months, from Norway to Iceland, there are many incredible destinations to catch the Aurora’s mesmerizing colors. Where To Stay: Explore Iceland’s raw beauty with a stay at this charming 3-bedroom cottage. Its remote location, with views of the ocean and mountains, is perfect for spotting the elusive Auroras. See all our Iceland rentals here! Where To Stay: For equally spectacular views, this coastal 5-bedroom lodge in Norway’s Lofoten Islands offers the best of both worlds with a completely modern interior, while its picture windows are perfect for cozying up to watch the spectacular light shows at night. See all our Norway rentals here! 2. Walk Along the Great Wall of China Walk along one of the world’s most impressive architectural feats—the Great Wall of China. Located just outside Beijing, stay at modern apartment in the city for a dose of excitement from the Chinese cultural capital and a day trip to this impressive UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to the 7th century. Where To Stay: Enjoy the historical Chinese capital from your own private apartment near the Old City’s east gate. For as little as $21 per person, per night, this modern 1-bedroom apartment, which sleeps three, has easy access to the metropolis’ many sights and is a perfect base for your trip to the Great Wall nearby. See all our Beijing rentals here! 3. Unwind in a Balinese Paradise With its unique culture, stunning scenery, and plethora of activities, it’s no surprise Bali was the top TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Destination for 2017. To experience the best of this Indonesian paradise, a modern villa in trendy Seminyak is the perfect base for this bucket list destination! Where To Stay: Despite its central location, Villa Kailysa offers a relaxing private retreat in the Balinese hotspot. Just minutes from the beach, this beautiful open-concept villa lets guests make the most of Bali’s incredible weather, with a spacious veranda containing its dining, lounge and kitchen, leading to an inviting pool. For adventurous types, this villa is a great base to explore the beaches and nearby rice paddies, or for planning an early morning trek up Mount Batur. See all our Bali rentals here! 4. Gaze At A Natural Wonder: The Grand Canyon With its sheer size and majestic beauty, it’s no surprise the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Stay at a cozy vacation rental in nearby national parks to really explore and marvel at the rock formations of this expansive gorge, which date back billions of years! Where To Stay: Relax at this charming, romantic, and secluded two-bedroom cabin near the Coconino National Forest. Just a few hours from the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon, it’s the perfect base for day trips to explore the Grand Canyon. After a busy day exploring, head home and relax among nature on the large wraparound terrace and cozy porch swing. See all our Arizona rentals here! 5. Head on a Wild South African Safari Always wanted to spot a lion in the wild? What about a rhinoceros? If any of the Big 5 (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos) are on your bucket list, then pack your bags for a South African safari stay near Kruger National Park! Where To Stay: This stunning modern 3-bedroom property sits in the heart of South Africa’s wildlife region. With its location on a secure private wildlife estate, you’ll get to know your four-legged neighbors from the expansive terrace, or find yourself sharing the pool with some unexpected furry visitors. Dining and shopping options are only minutes away in nearby Hoedspruit and, of course, don’t miss out on one of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park, which is less than an hour away. See all our South Africa rentals! 6. See An Underwater World: The Great Barrier Reef There’s no doubt exploring the underwater world is on many bucket lists, but while there’s many places in the world to grab the scuba gear, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate destination! Exploring this stunning aquatic wonder with a stay at a vacation home in nearby Port Douglas. Where To Stay: Base yourself only 300 feet away from the famous Four Mile Beach at this modern 3-bedroom Port Douglas villa. The gated property offers guests plenty of privacy and entertaining options with its outdoor swimming pool, lush gardens, and al fresco dining. Located in a quiet residential area of Port Douglas, this villa is a perfect base for vacationers keen to explore an incredible underwater world at the Great Barrier Reef. See all our Port Douglas rentals! 5 Fresh Travel Bucket List Ideas To Add 7. Immerse Yourself In Argentina’s Cultural Mecca Latin passion and classic European glamour converge in electrifying Argentina. With its dual-heritage, the city’s public squares  could easily be mistaken for European piazzas, while its cobblestone streets and vibrant colors ooze Latin charm. Stay near the city’s historical Recoleta Village and watch as the two worlds collide. Where To Stay: Immerse yourself in Buenos Aires’ rich history with a stay at this stunning 19th century apartment within minutes of Recoleta Village. The 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom property exudes old world charm, with its 15-foot ceilings, exposed beams, and brick walls. See all our Buenos Aires rentals! 8. Explore Chinese & French Influences In Vietnam Small, chaotic, yet utterly charming, Hanoi is a full-on sensory experience. The city’s old quarter exudes energy, as mopeds whiz through the narrow roads, street hawkers sell their wares, and crowds spill into the streets. Explore the city’s dynamic fusion of Chinese and French influences, insanely cool local culture, and raw charm from a bright Vietnamese vacation rental. Where To Stay: This stunning zen apartment offers travelers a quintessential fusion of Vietnam’s Chinese and French influences, with an added modern touch. The one-bedroom rental sits a short walk away from the city’s Old Quarter, making it the perfect retreat from Hanoi’s energy. Soothing whites and neutrals in the apartment complement the greenery and florals throughout, while exposed brick and a heritage clawfoot bathtub add to the magic. See all our Hanoi rentals! 9. Escape To Fogo Island Explore nature from one of the world’s four corners. Fogo Island’s intimate and profound entanglement with the sea and forces of nature have helped create the island’s unique culture. From striking landscapes and incredible wildlife, to a much-buzzed about art-scene and delightful gastronomic experiences, a charming rental property along the Atlantic is a great way to see why this small island draws visitors worldwide to its shores. Where To Stay: Enjoy Fogo Island from this charming colorful Newfie cottage perched along the Atlantic Ocean. Hike along the nearby towering cliffs, watching majestic whales swim along the shores below. If you’re spent after a busy day exploring this historical island, cozy up in front of the cottage’s large picture windows and watch as icebergs float by your living room window. See all our Fogo Island rentals! 10. Eat Your Way Through Japan’s Foodie City: Osaka From sushi, to yakitori and Okonomiyaki—arguably the region’s most famous export—Japan’s second largest city offers an unparalleled culinary experience making it a must-visit bucket list destination for any foodie! Base yourself in a comfortable Osaka rental to eat your way through this culinary region. Where To Stay: Live like the Japanese in a traditionally styled apartment. Neutral colors and minimalist aesthetic adorn the apartment, creating a spacious feel. Located near the historical Osaka Castle, this property boasts wonderful Japanese features, like calligraphy on the walls, a traditional Japanese dining table, as well as Japanese double futons, sleeping up to eight people. See all our Osaka rentals! 11. Combine Culture & Beaches in the Indian Ocean If you can’t decide between stunning coastlines and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, why not combine the two and tick Zanzibar off your bucket list? Stay at your own stunning beachside villa to explore the island archipelago’s miles of unspoiled beaches, impressive cultural mélange, awe-inspiring architecture, and delectable aromas. Where To Stay: Located on the opposite side of the island from bustling and historical Stone Town—yet still within an hour’s drive—this gorgeous private villa puts the warm waters of the Indian Ocean right at your doorstep. This fantastic coastal property features two masters, each with its own en-suite. Both bedrooms have balconies leading to the terrace, with incredible 180-degree views of the beach. The property also boasts an infinity pool, perfect for a night swim. See all our Zanzibar rentals! This post was originally published on the TripAdvisor Rentals blog. FlipKey is a TripAdvisor company.

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London Food Tour – A Great Way to Explore British Food

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

See why a three-hour London Food Tour is a tasty way to learn about London’s gastronomic history.  London has felt like a second home to us during our worldwide travels these past 16 months. We love the vibrancy of the city, not to mention that the fact that the locals all speak English, albeit with a British accent. This may be a surprise to some of our readers, but we also love the food in London. Every time we stay in London, we enjoy exploring the London food scene, especially the plethora of ...

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How to Eat in Saigon Vietnam – A Ho Chi Minh City Food Primer

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

Saigon Vietnam is a city teeming with motorbikes, coffee and soup. At least that’s what we found during our two-week exploration of the Ho Chi Minh City food scene. Read on if you’re wondering what to eat in Saigon. With a population exceeding 8 million people, rapidly growing Saigon rumbles with activity on every corner like a machine with chainlike lines of never-ending scooters that streak through some of the busiest intersections in the world.  Though the official name is now Ho Chi Minh City, everybody in the electric city calls it ...

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11 Great Places To Rent A Summer Lake House (That Probably Aren’t Your First Guess)

by FlipKey @ The FlipKey Blog

Best Lake House Vacations Forget the oceanfront hotel. We’re all about a stunning lake house this summer. Okay, so we’re not totally against the beach. But there’s another type of vacation that was made for America: a classic summer cottage on the lake. Or a cozy cabin. How about an eight-bedroom summer lodge for a full-family affair? You get the point. America boasts some of the best lake destinations in the world for outdoor recreation, incredible scenery, and action-packed adventure. In other words: the perfect combination of activities for a thrilling (or relaxing) summer escape. A summer lake house often comes with kayaks, canoes, paddleboards or even your own personal boat for use (assuming you have a license)! You’ll stay just steps to the water—or hiking trails—and enjoy substantial privacy. But with so many great lake house options, where should you choose? Enter FlipKey. We’ve bypassed the touristy, crowded lakes—nobody wants to share the bay with other jet skiers, after all—and instead identified 11 amazing summer lake retreats that aren’t quite as…occupied. You’ll find affordable summer cottages and cabins in each of these spots just waiting for you to make new lifelong memories. Deep Creek Lake, Maryland Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake has everything you could dream of in a summer vacation. The surrounding towns of McHenry, Oakland and Swanton all offer lake house rentals of various types. Get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or opt for more leisurely pursuits in fly-fishing, a scenic kayak ride, horseback trek or walking through Deep Creek Lake State Park. A summer lodge, complete with outdoor patio and barbecue grill, is the perfect home base after the day’s adventure. As night falls, spark up the fire pit and gaze at the stars. See all rentals in Deep Creek Lake on FlipKey! Moosehead Lake, Maine As its name would suggest, this Maine gem has abundant wildlife. When you aren’t fishing for landlocked salmon or trout, keep your eyes peeled for moose and other four-legged friends that roam the land. A summer cottage on Moosehead Lake puts you just steps to unlimited water recreation. And the lake is especially good for canoeing and kayaking, boasting tons of hidden coves, inlets and islands to explore. Lake houses are mostly located in the towns of Greenville and Rockwood, both offering rentals from charming summer cottages to classic log cabins. Some properties even come with personal ATVs – the trails around the lake are ripe for off-roading. See all Moosehead Lake rentals on FlipKey! Minocqua, Wisconsin Part of the “Lakeland” area of Northern Wisconsin, Minocqua is a small town as cozy as the summer cabins themselves. There’s the aptly named Lake Minocqua, plus Blue Lake, Kawaguesaga Lake and Tomohawk Lake all in a short vicinity of each other. If you’re seeking a peaceful summer escape, look no further. Vacation rentals here are fewer than some other popular lake spots, meaning your summer cottage will have the utmost privacy. Enjoy a morning coffee on the porch while watching water skiers slice across the clear waters. Choose to join them with some aquatic adventures, or simply take another sip as the sun warms the air. See all rentals in Lake Minocqua on FlipKey! Lake George, New York This 32-mile-long “Queen of American Lakes” is chock-full of summer lodging, attractions, eateries and just about any form of recreation you can name. Take your pick: parasailing, fishing, diving, jet skiing, hiking, golfing, mini-golf, horseback riding and more. If you’ve got kids in tow, you can spend a day at the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, New York’s largest amusement park. Hikers gravitate to Prospect Mountain, which offers panoramic views from the top. Among the cleanest and clearest of major US lakes, Lake George is as splendid today as when Thomas Jefferson described it as “…without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw.” See all rentals in Lake George on FlipKey! Grand Lake, Colorado Take your family to Grand Lake and enjoy stunning Shadow Mountain scenery with the tranquility of a private summer lake house. Spend a lazy afternoon lounging on the hammock, or rent a pontoon boat for leisurely lake cruising – just don’t forget to bring the cooler! Nearby Rocky Mountain National Park offers great hiking trails, often shared with deer, elk and foxes. See all rentals in Grand Lake on FlipKey! Lake Champlain, New York Lake Champlain is one of the Eastern United States’ most beautiful attractions. It stretches almost the full length of Vermont, separating the Green Mountain State from neighboring New York. Summer lake houses are abundant in many of the surrounding towns, most notably Shelburne, Colchester, Burlington and the Grand Isles (VT); and Plattsburgh, Keeseville and Willsboro (NY). Lake Champlain is great for families, offering calm waters and great outdoor recreation. For a unique cabin experience, stay in a Burlington rental right on the lake. You’ll be close to the charming downtown area of Church Street (shops, bars, restaurants and live music), yet have adventurous activities like hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, boating and swimming right at your fingertips. See all rentals in Lake Champlain on FlipKey! Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire Meredith is New Hampshire’s go-to lakeside destination, with Lake Winnipesaukee offering incredible summer lodges, cottages and cabins for groups of all sizes. Popular with 20- and 30-somethings, Lake Winnipesaukee visitors are often a lively bunch, enjoying the water sports and warm weather to the fullest. Though there’s still plenty of privacy to be had, as many rentals have their own docks at secluded areas along the lake. See all rentals in Lake Winnipesaukee on FlipKey! Soldotna and Sterling, Alaska Heading to The Last Frontier? You’ll soon be basking in the dramatic, diverse terrain of wide-open spaces, mountains and forests, with wildlife galore and many small towns. If it’s a summer lake house you seek, just follow the Kenai River! The gorgeous body of water runs westward from Kenai Lake to the Cook Inlet, through the towns of Sterling and Soldtona. A summer rental here is as close to nature as you can get without actually camping. It’s truly a mesmerizing experience, capped by the “midnight sun” –  when the sun sets around 12:00am due to the long daylight hours during summer season. See all rentals in Soldotna on FlipKey! See all rentals in Sterling on FlipKey! Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia Talk to anyone about a Virginia vacation and you’ll hear about Williamsburg’s rich history or the boardwalk at Virginia Beach. But avid summer vacationers would be wise to consider a different destination, some 240 miles away from the ocean. We’re talking about Smith Mountain Lake, the state’s popular lakeside retreat though not as frequented by the outside masses. A summer cottage on “SML” means sunshine, scenery and s’mores all week long. The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountain landscape, with most rental accommodations in the community of Moneta. See all rentals in Smith Mountain Lake on FlipKey! Coeur d’Alene, Idaho If we were giving out nicknames, Lake Coeur d’Alene would get “that of many bays.” Summer lodges are cozily tucked within numerous bays across the lake, like Bennett Bay, Windy Bay, Sun Up Bay, Kokanee Bay and Rockford Bay, to name a few. This means plenty of privacy and calm, kid-friendly waters. But Coeur d’Alene is notable for more than its stunning lake: it’s a unique combination of five-star resort town (fine dining, theaters, golf courses and spas) and natural wonder (unspoiled hiking trails, scenery for days). An affordable cabin gives you the best of both worlds – sunshine free of charge. See all rentals in Coeur d’Alene on FlipKey! Mount Desert, Maine Mount Desert may better be known as the side of Acadia National Park that doesn’t include Bar Harbor, which makes it the perfect uncrowded, relaxing escape for a summer lake house. Echo Lake and Long Pond Lake are the two staples for outdoor recreation or leisurely sunbathing. Picture this: you’re eating breakfast on your private patio looking out over the vast clear waters. The kids are readying for a day of swimming, canoeing or kayaking. Maybe even a ride on the pontoon boat. As evening falls, the family enjoys a home-cooked meal before a nightcap in the hot tub. Pure bliss. See all rentals in Mount Desert on FlipKey! This post was originally published on the TripAdvisor Rentals blog. FlipKey is a TripAdvisor company.

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15 Best Girls’ Weekend Getaways Across America—And Where to Relax While You’re There

by Meg Bernazzani @ The FlipKey Blog

According to travel reviewers on FlipKey, these US spots have the top-rated vacation rentals for hosting a girls’ weekend getaway.  USA’s Top Girls’ Weekend Getaway Ideas Millions of travelers have written about their bachelorette weekends and annual girlfriend getaways, so we dove into their reviews to identify the most popular girls’ trip ideas in the country. Put simply, our algorithm analyzed every property review on FlipKey* to identify the destinations with the highest-rated rental homes for hosting a girls’ trip. Whether you’re looking to head to the beach, visit a spa, or dance the night away in the city, we’ve spotlighted 15 of our favorite places (and their must-visit spas!) that are sure to offer an unforgettable girls’ weekend. Once you’ve chosen your destination, use FlipKey to find the right rental for the right price. Booking a vacation home will score you extra bedrooms and bathrooms, while many also offer fun extras like private hot tubs, fire pits, beach gear, and more. Whether you’re searching for an urban oasis or waterfront condo, you’ll find plenty to choose from for your girls’ weekend getaway. So, what are you waiting for? Call up your girlfriends and pack your weekend bag—we bet it won’t take much convincing once they see our list of top spots for a girls’ trip. Savannah, Georgia “This house is beautiful and impeccably kept! We will be returning next year for another girlfriends weekend—hopefully for many more birthday celebrations!” – FlipKey Traveler Relaxing on vast verandas, sipping mint juleps, and touring historic antebellum mansions—Savannah is the picture of the ultimate girls’ weekend getaway. Known for its Southern charm and abundant hospitality, it’s one of the oldest cities in Georgia and a popular spot for travelers, young and old. Explore Savannah on foot, pose for a photo in Forsyth Park, or dine on fresh seafood and creamy grits. No matter what you choose to do during your stay, everyone in your group will agree that Savannah is the ideal spot for your next girls’ trip! Our Top Spot to Relax: Spa Bleu See all Savannah rentals on FlipKey! Saratoga Springs, New York Grand old Victorians, natural springs spas, spirited nightlife, and thrilling horse races: Saratoga Springs has everything a girl needs for a one-of-a-kind weekend with the girls. The Upstate New York destination’s bubbling mineral springs put it on the map, and today city’s the waters are still touted for their healing powers. Spoil yourself at the Roosevelt Baths and Spa after the adrenaline rush of betting on horses at the Saratoga Race Course. Use your down time to sweat it out on a jog around Congress Park or unwind in the comfort of your vacation rental. With so many things to do in Saratoga Springs, you might need two trips! Our Top Spot to Relax: Complexions See all Saratoga Springs rentals on FlipKey! Wilmington, North Carolina There’s no better way to relax and recharge than by spending 48 hours at the beach in Wilmington with your best girlfriends. Tucked away on the picturesque coast of North Carolina, this spot offers countless things to do. When you arrive, head to the Riverwalk, a central location for checking out the local shops and restaurants, and explore this scenic mile of boardwalk. Later, pamper yourself at the spa or acquaint yourself with the local history at Bellamy Mansion. Whether you choose to rent a spacious home in the historic district or a coastal retreat on the water, you’re sure to enjoy a carefree weekend getaway in Wilmington! Our Top Spot to Relax: Coastal Massage & Bodywork See all Wilmington rentals on FlipKey! Fredericksburg, Texas “Myself and a few of my girlfriends rented The Painted Buffalo for my bachelorette party in Fredericksburg, and it was over the top spectacular!” – FlipKey Traveler Situated in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is a small city with big-time charm. It’s known for its authentic German heritage, which is celebrated by the town’s music, architecture, festivals, and more. Kick off your girls’ weekend getaway with a stroll down Main Street, browsing the boutiques and sampling German pastries at bakeries along the way. The surrounding region is home to renowned vineyards where you and your girlfriends can tour wineries and taste the local blends. Wrap up your trip with a visit to the spa for luxurious treatments that will leave you positively refreshed. Our Top Spot to Relax: European Day Spa of Fredericksburg See all Fredericksburg rentals on FlipKey! West Palm Beach, Florida Planning a girls-only weekend in West Palm Beach? You’re in for a treat! With nearly perfect year-round weather, trips to the beach are a must during your girls weekend here. Lather on the sunscreen and bask in the Florida warmth. When you need a break from the sun, saunter down the palm-lined streets of downtown West Palm Beach where you’ll find a treasure trove of designer stores and unique boutiques. Make sure you save some energy for a night out on the town, thought—the nightlife in West Palm Beach is unrivalled! Our Top Spot to Relax: Kaffee’s Garden Spa See all West Palm Beach rentals on FlipKey! Newport, Rhode Island “Perfect place for a weekend with friends. Would love to come back again.” – FlipKey Traveler Whether you live in New England or it’s been on your travel bucket list for years, Newport is an idyllic setting for your next girls’ trip. From touring the town’s opulent mansions nestled along the Rhode Island coastline to wine tasting at a local vineyard, there’s no shortage of things to do. Rent an apartment near the cobblestone streets of downtown Newport to be close to restaurants and shopping, or book a home near the ocean and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping the shore—you can’t go wrong! Our Top Spot to Relax: Lockstar Salon & Spa See all Newport rentals on FlipKey! Paso Robles, California “It was the perfect location for a weekend with the girls and wine tasting!” – FlipKey Traveler Sip, relax, repeat: experience the most perfect weekend getaway with your girlfriends in Paso Robles. Located just north of San Luis Obispo, this destination is known for its exquisite wineries and thriving olive groves. Whether you spend the weekend exploring the local vineyards or soaking up the California sun from your rental’s backyard patio, Paso Robles doesn’t disappoint. This burgeoning new wine country is just the place for your next girls’ trip! Our Top Spot to Relax: Salon Roux See all Paso Robles rentals on FlipKey! Sag Harbor, New York Located on beautiful Long Island and nestled within the prestigious Hamptons, Sag Harbor should be on everyone’s list for a girls’ trip. The area is legendary for its wealthy enclaves and celebrity sightings, but you don’t have to be a superstar to vacation here. Plan your trip for the summertime and experience the town bustling with activity, or visit during the offseason when the crowds are gone and vacation rental prices drop. Our Top Spot to Relax: Salon Xavier See all Sag Harbor rentals on FlipKey! Charleston, South Carolina “I pulled into the driveway and just said ‘WOW!’ We spent hours on the back porch and enjoyed the very inviting pool area. My high school girlfriends and I enjoyed this lovely home!” – FlipKey Traveler It’s no surprise that Charleston makes our list of the best girlfriend getaways in the U.S. Bursting with Southern charm and home to a flourishing food scene, historic landmarks, and much more, girls and guys alike flock to this coastal city from all over the country. Snap a group photo in front of Rainbow Row, shop the stalls at Charleston City Market, or relax along the water’s edge at Riley Waterfront Park. Your trip to Charleston can be as relaxing or action-packed as you and your girlfriends want it to be! Our Top Spot to Relax: Sweet 185 See all Charleston rentals on FlipKey! San Antonio, Texas Looking to let loose with the girls? Then consider San Antonio, a vibrant city in central Texas. Famous for being home of the Alamo (it’s a must-visit while you’re in town!), San Antonio also boasts award-winning chili (its signature dish), historic landmarks, and thrilling nightlife. When you’re not exploring the city, relax at a spacious home just minutes away. Book a girls’ weekend getaway in San Antonio, and you might end up staying longer than planned! Our Top Spot to Relax: Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness See all San Antonio rentals on FlipKey! Nashville, Tennessee “Pictures live up to the real thing!! Will definitely return in the near future, this time with family, so that they can get the great experience the girls and I had!” – FlipKey Traveler Plan a girls weekend getaway like never before—from spirited honky tonks and historic music venues to five-star dining, Nashville offers non-stop fun for everyone. Tap your toes to live music at the Bluebird Cafe or explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to learn about country music’s greatest artists. When you get hungry, hop from barbecue joint to barbecue joint along Broadway downtown. Now all you need to do is find the perfect Nashville rental for your girls’ weekend. Our Top Spot to Relax: Escape See all Nashville rentals on FlipKey! York, Maine With your besties by your side, step onto the sandy beaches of York, and let your worries wash away during your girls weekend getaway. Grab coffee at a cafe downtown then explore the beautiful coastline on foot. Scenic cliff walks and beachfront paths provide spectacular views of rippling waves, endless blues skies, and Cape Neddick Light, an authentic Maine lighthouse still in use today. If that’s not relaxing enough, head home for a lobster feast (Maine is famous for its lobster!), and unwind in the comfort of your cozy beach cottage. Our Top Spot to Relax: Euphoria Salon and Spa See all York rentals on FlipKey! Aspen, Colorado No matter what brings you to Aspen—whether it’s the scenic mountain setting, thrilling outdoor adventures, or the cozy taverns—this destination is the ideal place for girls’ weekend getaways. Often thought of as a winter wonderland, Aspen has plenty to do all year long. Visit before the snow arrives and take a horseback tour of the iconic Maroon Bells, a favorite spot for wildlife-watchers. Planning a winter escape? Rent a lodge near the slopes and take advantage of fresh powder daily. Our Top Spot to Relax: O2 Aspen See all Aspen rentals on FlipKey! Asheville, North Carolina “Relaxation and fun all in one place! I stayed at this cabin with five of my BEST girlfriends and we had the BEST time ever!” – FlipKey Traveler From hiking and mountain biking to shopping and dining, Asheville boasts something for everyone in your group. When planning the itinerary for your girls’ trip, leave time to visit the city’s thriving microbreweries (New Belgium Brewing Company is a must!). You’ll also want to climb Black Balsam Knob and watch the sunset while sipping a glass of wine at the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s historic country estate. Whether you choose a cabin with a view near the Blue Ridge Parkway or a hip apartment downtown, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime during your Asheville stay. Our Top Spot to Relax: Spa Theology See all Asheville rentals on FlipKey! Laguna Beach, California With its beautiful beaches and laid-back vibe, Laguna Beach serves as a fabulous girls’ trip idea for those seeking fun in the sun. Take a dip in the dazzling Pacific Ocean then enjoy a picnic lunch at Heisler Park. The town’s spectacular clifftop setting provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor exploration and ample group photo-ops. When you’re not basking in the California sun, pamper yourself at the spa or unwind by the firepit at your rental for a sweet dose of relaxation! Our Top Spot to Relax: Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa See all Laguna Beach rentals on FlipKey! America’s Top Girls’ Trip Ideas Savannah, Georgia Saratoga Springs, New York Wilmington, North Carolina Fredericksburg, Texas West Palm Beach, Florida Newport, Rhode Island Paso Robles, California Sag Harbor, New York Charleston, South Carolina San Antonio, Texas Nashville, Tennessee York, Maine Aspen, Colorado Asheville, North Carolina Laguna Beach, California *FlipKey is a TripAdvisor company. Our algorithm analyzed all vacation rental reviews on TripAdvisor—which includes FlipKey’s properties—to identify the top-rated destinations. 

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Nevada improves national standing for traffic safety laws

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada is no longer considered among the worst in the country when it comes to traffic safety laws, a study released Monday shows.

15 Best Winter Beach Vacations For Sun In The States

by Meg Bernazzani @ The FlipKey Blog

Picture it: sea grass swaying in the breeze, the sun beating down on your face, and everything you need right at your fingertips. Plan a trip to one of the best winter beach vacation spots, and make your travel daydreams come true this season. America’s Hottest Winter Sun Beach Spots As if you didn’t need another excuse to escape the cold weather, we’ve highlighted 15 top destinations for winter sun. From undiscovered gems off the coast of Louisiana to tried-and-true Florida hot spots, these places are bringing the heat. And why rent a single room when you can have a whole house to yourself on vacation? Choose a spacious beach home and invite all your friends, or book a cozy beach cottage for a romantic getaway. Whatever your preference, you’ll find plenty of rental options in each of these destinations on FlipKey. Saint Simons Island, Georgia Beautiful beaches pair with Southern hospitality to create the ideal setting for a winter sun vacation in Saint Simons Island. Unwind on your rental’s screened-in porch or unfurl your towel at the beach—you can’t go wrong in Georgia’s Golden Isles. While you’re here, explore the salt marshes in a kayak, tour the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and dine on succulent seafood straight from the Gulf. See all St. Simons Island rentals on FlipKey! Orange Beach, Alabama Located along a beautiful string of Gulf Coast beaches, Orange Beach offers thrilling fishing charters, dolphin-sighting cruises, breathtaking nature hikes, and lots of seaside fun. Choose from waterfront condos and apartments, or rent a spacious beach house, so your whole family can join. Don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy winter sun in Orange Beach. See all Orange Beach rentals on FlipKey! Galveston, Texas Gather your whole family and head to Galveston for a blissful winter beach vacation. Here, you’ll find sprawling beach parks and a wealth of kid-friendly attractions, like Moody Gardens, plus plenty of waterfront homes that sleep more than 10 guests—the perfect combination for any getaway. Whether you’re looking to sunbathe or discover nature, Galveston is sure to satisfy your winter wanderlust. See all Galveston rentals on FlipKey! Kapolei, Hawaii When it comes to winter beach vacations, Kapolei is as inviting as it gets! Situated on the coast of Oahu, Kapolei serves as a giant playground for its visitors. From snorkeling in Paradise Cove to golfing at Ko Olina Golf Club, there’s an adventure for everyone. Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen, and see for yourself why travelers describe it as “paradise found!” See all Kapolei rentals on FlipKey! Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Myrtle Beach is one of those winter beach vacations everyone in your family can appreciate. It boasts a vibrant boardwalk brimming with games and entertainment for the kids, stellar nightlife for the adults, and plenty of family-friendly activities everyone can enjoy together. Rent a condo overlooking the water and wake up every morning to the sound of waves washing over the sand. See all Myrtle Beach rentals on FlipKey! Sunset Beach, North Carolina Sprawling beaches, idyllic nature preserves, and pristine golf courses: what’s not to love about Sunset Beach? Situated on the southeast coast of North Carolina, halfway between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, this winter sun vacation spot offers something to suit every interest. Mornings here are for leisurely beach strolls, while afternoons ought to be spent casting your fishing line from the Sunset Beach fishing pier. Rent a home right on the water and enjoy panoramic beach views around the clock. See all Sunset Beach rentals on FlipKey! Long Beach, California Located in the heart of Southern California, Long Beach offers everything from upscale shopping and state-of-the-art museums to waterfront trails and laid-back beach parks. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of attractions like the Aquarium of the Pacific and legendary Queen Mary, don’t forget to spend some downtime soaking up sun at the beach. A beautiful beach house will provide the perfect starting point for new adventures and lasting memories. See all Long Beach rentals on FlipKey! Marco Island, Florida Whether it’s a morning at the beach or an afternoon relaxing on your waterfront rental’s balcony, strawberry daiquiri in hand, Marco Island provides the perfect place for a winter sun escape. Cruise through the sparkling seas to nearby Keewaydin Island, or relax in the white sands of Tigertail Beach. Besides its breathtaking beaches, Marco Island boasts beautiful bike paths, soothing spas, and plenty of options for entertainment. If you’re seeking winter sun, head south to Marco Island! See all Marco Island rentals on FlipKey! St. Petersburg, Florida With its nickname the “Sunshine City,” it’s easy to see why St. Petersburg ranks among the best winter beach vacations. When you need a break from the sun, check out the colorful exhibits of the Chihuly Collection or explore the Dali Museum. Have kids in tow? Watch your little ones light up with glee at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum. See all St. Petersburg rentals on FlipKey! Half Moon Bay, California Drive just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and you’ll find Half Moon Bay, a charming coastal town that offers a true escape from the big city. Horseback ride in the sand at sunset, stroll around Pillar Point Harbor, or toast to a fabulous trip at Half Moon Bay Distillery. Need a break from the beach? Head inland to explore the awe-inspiring redwood forests. With something to satisfy all interests, this sunny enclave in Northern California is the perfect setting for winter beach vacations. See all Half Moon Bay rentals on FlipKey! Catalina Island, California Whether it’s a romantic getaway you’re after or a fun-filled trip with your friends, Catalina Island is an obvious choice. The scenic island lies southwest of Los Angeles and is known for its jaw-dropping coastline, abundant wildlife, and friendly atmosphere. Whether you cruise around the island in a golf cart, soar through the treetops on a zip line tour, or just plant yourself in the sand, you won’t be disappointed. Rent a home carved into the cliffs or an apartment right near the water, and make the most of your time here. See all Catalina Island rentals on FlipKey! Paia, Hawaii Pack your sunscreen and snorkel gear—Paia’s calling! Known for its epic waves, iconic beaches, and frequent sea turtle sightings, Paia is a dream for warm weather seekers. Get a bird’s eye view of the island’s stunning coastline on a helicopter tour, take a private surfing lesson, or simply bask in the sun outside. Whether you choose a beach condo just steps from Ho’okipa Beach Park or a secluded home surrounded by palm trees, there’s no better way to experience Paia’s natural beauty than with a stay in your own private rental. See all Paia rentals on FlipKey! Chincoteague Island, Virginia While Chincoteague Island’s wild ponies have helped put this charming beach town on the map, it’s unspoiled beaches, lack of high-rises, and slower pace of life are what continue to make it a great place for winter beach vacations. Explore the uncrowded Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, follow the bike trails around the island, or birdwatch from your rental’s back deck. Chincoteague Island is full of off-the-map treasures that will make your getaway unforgettable. See all Chincoteague Island rentals on FlipKey! Saint Augustine Beach, Florida Saint Augustine is one of the best winter beach vacations because it blends oceanside bliss with rich history and small-town charm. Step outside your vacation rental and explore the cobblestone streets downtown or grab a boogie board and play in the surf. You’re sure to feel at ease in St. Augustine! See all Saint Augustine Beach rentals on FlipKey! Grand Isle, Louisiana Although it’s just a two-hour drive from New Orleans, when you arrive in Grand Isle, you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This destination is known for its deep sea fishing, so hit the open waters on a private fishing charter. Prefer to stay on land? Pack a picnic for the beach and enjoy lunch with a view. Choose from a variety of beach rentals, and book a winter beach vacation your whole family will love this season. See all Grand Isle rentals on FlipKey! Best Winter Beach Vacations in the U.S. Saint Simons Island, Georgia Orange Beach, Alabama Galveston, Texas Kapolei, Hawaii Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunset Beach, North Carolina Long Beach, California Marco Island, Florida St. Petersburg, Florida Half Moon Bay, California Catalina Island, California Paia, Hawaii Chincoteague Island, Virginia Saint Augustine Beach, Florida Grand Isle, Louisiana

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Flowers of Vietnam Brings It Home with Reopening

Flowers of Vietnam Brings It Home with Reopening


After5 Detroit

Southwest Detroit’s Flowers of Vietnam is back and better than ever with some of the most flavorful dishes you’ll ever find and five nights of service, Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Unless you’ve been spending your weekends under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Vietnamese pop-up that began as one night a week and evolved as a full weekend pop-up that was making magic in Southwest Detroit out of the long standing Vernor Coney Island. The Flowers of Vietnam concept, launched by Southwest Detroit native George Azar, has drawn wild attention and was dubbed one of the “Best Restaurants in America 2017” by GQ Magazine, in addition to being named one of the Detroit Free Press’ “Best New Restaurants 2017”. Flowers of Vietnam doesn’t share their Vernor Coney Island space anymore, it’s all theirs, but they did keep the light up sign that has lit up the storefront for years and years. From when you’re greeted upon entry to when you sit down and listen to the kind and knowledgeable Flowers of Vietnam team explain the menu, to when you receive your first dish hot from the kitchen to when you visit the bathroom, this place is a full experience. Yes, we said bathroom. You walk in there and have the option to be entertained by a ceiling-to-floor projection of photos as if the whole place is made of moving art parts. Standout dishes include Azar’s Caramel Chicken Wings which will literally make your mouth water and your fingers sticky. The crispy rice under their Cơm Tấm dish is as good as you’d guess, accompanied by grilled pork chop, Chinese sausage, sugarcane shrimp and a sunny side egg. The combo of Chinese sausage, shrimp and pork chop is overwhelming in the tastiest way possible. To end the night, you can order their extremely rich Egg Cream Coffee they offer for dessert. Try it spiked with bourbon, if you dare. As for cocktails and beverages, you can order from their menu of rotating drink creations, beers and wines from around the world, and their menu of drinks made by other people, where they showcase drinks from other cocktail geniuses around. The Green Suede Gatorade (a Flowers of Vietnam original cocktail) is in popular demand over there and we get it. With its refreshing taste, cool color and light citrus tang, it will remind you of early springtime. Another touch of hospitality they throw in on your way out is a blue glossy covered chocolate bonbon. Flowers of Vietnam had Detroit chocolate makers Guilt Chocolates make them their own special candy, reminiscent of their Egg Cream Coffee. Azar has spent his more recent years in kitchens all over the world, building his experience and gearing up to open his own restaurant with his own take on Vietnamese food right in his neighborhood. He’s worked at Alinea in Chicago, Bouchon in Las Vegas, and recently worked with Noma during its pop-up in Tulum, Mexico. Flowers of Vietnam 4430 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit, MI 48209 Wednesday -Sunday – Monday: 5pm to midnight   Photo credit: Facebook

Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants, Guide to Vegas | Vegas.com

Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants, Guide to Vegas | Vegas.com


VEGAS.com

A complete guide to the Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants and other travel tips and suggestions for your Vegas vacation in Vegas.com's Las Vegas Guide. Get these travel tips and Vegas hotel reservations, show tickets, tour reservations and more on Vegas.com

Little Saigon: ‘Dịch vụ đưa đón’ chuẩn bị làm ăn mùa Tết

Little Saigon: ‘Dịch vụ đưa đón’ chuẩn bị làm ăn mùa Tết

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

Mở trang rao vặt của các báo trong cộng đồng người Việt ở Little Saigon người ta thấy rất nhiều mẩu quảng cáo xe đưa đón phi trường, đi bác sĩ, đi thi nail, thi quốc tịch, đi casino, du lịch...

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Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our Cambodian num pang recipe is a recipe for what I have called num pang barang – ‘barang’ means ‘foreigner’ in Khmer. Cambodia’s banh mi is similar to Vietnamese banh mi — a Vietnamese sandwich or technically a baguette packed with pork, pate and salad....

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Here’s what you need to eat in every state in Mexico

by Tyler Elmore @ Explore Parts Unknown

A culinary trek through the country’s 32 distinct regions proves that “Mexican cuisine” is an illusion.

A food tour of Little Saigon for first-time visitors

A food tour of Little Saigon for first-time visitors


Nguoi Viet Online

The rising food scene in Little Saigon in Orange County, Calif., has attracted the attention of connoisseurs and curiosity of foodies around the world. Even folks who travel to the area from Vietna…

Delicious Daiquiris with Guest Blogger Allison Levine

by Julia Houghton @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Allison Levine of Please the Palate has shared a bit about her recent experience in Cuba on an Access Trips tour. She’s written a superb post about a quintessentially Cuban libation, the daiquiri! We loved reading her Pick of The Week, and can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks, Allison! Please The Palate Pick [ ... ]

Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe with a Tropical (Dragon) Fruit Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic Champagne cocktail recipe with a tropical fruit twist is a recipe for fun. Serve this exuberant champagne cocktail at the beginning of a meal or social gathering over the holiday season and I guarantee you’ll kick-start the revelry. Champagne is a drink for...

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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Japanese Bath Etiquette

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

A Must-Know: Japanese Bath Etiquette Japan, a culture wrapped in history, ancient customs and respect. Our Japan tour is not only a cuisine adventure, it is a cultural immersion. From temple visits to Soba lessons, lively market tours, a traditional Japanese bath experience and overnights in Ryokan, Japan will open your senses. One of our [ ... ]

How To Be a Better Traveller – 18 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2018

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

How to be a better traveller is something I constantly ponder, particularly after a year in travel that saw a rise in anti-tourism sentiment across Europe, the emergence of beg-packing in Asia, and an explosion of naked tourism and public pooping. No wonder locals have...

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The 38 Essential Las Vegas Restaurants, Winter 2018

The 38 Essential Las Vegas Restaurants, Winter 2018


Eater Vegas

Your guide to the best restaurants in Las Vegas for any dining option

Chiến Hữu Nguyễn Tâm Tỷ

Chiến Hữu Nguyễn Tâm Tỷ

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

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North Las Vegas student defies homelessness, earns national scholarship

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sebastian Crawford, 17, a senior at Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, recently became the only student in Nevada and one of just 106 nationally to earn a $25,000 Horatio Alger scholarship.

Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo – How to Use Xmas Leftovers

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This turkey avocado club sandwich with Sriracha mayonnaise is a twist on the classic Club Sandwich. Over the festive season it’s an excellent way to use those Christmas turkey leftovers you have in the fridge but the rest of the year you can use chicken....

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Russian Recipes, Holiday Memories, Homesickness, and Nostalgia

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

My family Russian recipes make an appearance every January when Terence and I can often be found in the kitchen rolling out dough for Russian dumplings and making baboushka’s pink beetroot potato, while I recollect the summer holiday family feasts of my childhood, and miss...

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Las Vegas airport sets record with 48.5M passengers in 2017

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

McCarran International Airport reported an all-time annual high of 48.5 million airline passengers in 2017, breaking a 10-year-old record, the Clark County Department of Aviation reported Monday.

Chef Jet Tila’s Asian culinary tour of Las Vegas

Chef Jet Tila’s Asian culinary tour of Las Vegas


Explore Parts Unknown

The best spots to eat, should you find yourself hungry in Sin City.

Classic Negroni with Spices – Our Recipe for a Warming Christmas Negroni

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas. This is the first in a series of...

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The Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo – From Siem Reap to the Isaan

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo included the Southeast Asian destinations we love and frequently cover – Cambodia’s main cities and towns, Thailand’s capital and most off the beaten track region, Vietnam’s key destinations, and lovely Luang Prabang in Laos. As 2017...

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Why Your Travel To Cuba Matters Now

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Travel To Cuba Now It doesn’t seem all that long ago that travel to Cuba was near impossible for the average American tourist. In 2014 President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro took historic steps to lessen the gap between the Cuban people and Americans however, and in the last two years travel to Cuba [ ... ]

Mỹ vận động thêm hậu thuẫn Âu Châu để thay đổi thỏa thuận với Iran

Mỹ vận động thêm hậu thuẫn Âu Châu để thay đổi thỏa thuận với Iran

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Ngoại Trưởng Mỹ Rex Tillerson hôm Thứ Hai cho hay ông thấy có nhiều tiến triển trong việc vận động sự hậu thuẫn của Âu Châu để có thêm các biện pháp trừng phạt mới đối với Iran

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Nevadans, visitors navigate ‘annoying’ government shutdown

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Minor inconveniences were the order of the day Monday, as Congress limped toward a temporary funding measure aimed at ending the shutdown after less than 72 hours.

15 Most Charming Mountain Getaways Down South

by FlipKey @ The FlipKey Blog

Summer or winter, there’s nothing like heading up, up, and away into the mountains. Let’s explore some charming cabin vacations down South where the welcome’s warm and the scenery is second to none. Southern Mountain Getaways With Small Town Charm We’ve chosen 15 charming mountain towns where you can have a fantastic getaway, whatever the season. These places are blessed with a small-town air and breathtakingly scenic backdrops of forested peaks and endless sky. Take your pick of quaint cabin vacations in the South, whether you fancy fall foliage, winter snow, spring greenery, or summer splendor. That’s the wonderful thing about the great outdoors—it’s open all year round! Once you know where you’re going, it’s time to get that cozy mountain rental sorted. There’s plenty of choice, ranging from cabins with forest views to quaint downtown apartments just steps from the local restaurants. When you book a vacation rental, you have access to amenities like a full kitchen, bubbling hot tub, and loads of space, so you can check in and feel right at home. Here are 15 southern mountain getaways we think deserve a closer look. When you’re finished browsing, vote for your favorite at the bottom of this list! Helen, Georgia Time for an adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Start with a ride on the Unicoi Zip Line or an afternoon of horse trekking on a Chattahoochee Stables tour. Add a few rounds of mini golf, some tubing on the river, and maybe a vineyard tour to round a perfect day during your mountain getaway. Evenings in Helena are meant for kicking back with a beer and a plate of the Bavarian-style cuisine this place is famous for. See all Helen rentals on FlipKey! Mountain View, Arkansas First stop in Mountain View should be the Ozark Folk Center State Park, where you can learn about local history, traditional craftsmanship, and folk music. Leave some time to browse the antique stores in the afternoon, then at the end of the day catch some live folk music, especially exciting in the warmer months when the musicians spill out into the town and play in the open air. See all Mountain View rentals on FlipKey! Brevard, North Carolina Come to Brevard to experience the stunning natural beauty of Transylvania County. With its tumbling waterfalls and cycling trails with jaw-dropping views, this mountain getaway is sure to delight. Spend a day kayaking on the French Broad River and retreat to your private cozy cabin as the sun goes down. See all Brevard rentals on FlipKey! Hiawassee, Georgia “We felt like it was just us on that mountain. Sitting in the chairs on the huge back porch with a steaming cup of coffee was just what I needed. The view was breathtaking. The cabin was perfect.”— FlipKey Reviewer Hiawassee is perched on Lake Chatuge, a beautiful spot for boating, jetskiing, fishing, and more. This really is a four-season cabin getaway, with the Georgia Mountain Fair in summer, the blooming rhododendrons at Hamilton Gardens in the spring, eye-catching leaf tours in the fall, and foggy lake vistas and snowbound scenery in winter. See all Hiawassee rentals on FlipKey! Highlands, North Carolina Book your Highlands rental and set out to discover the Nantahala National Forest. Go fly fishing in the Chattooga River, enjoy a round of golf with mountain views at the Old Edwards Club, and drive right under the Bridal Veil Falls. In town, you can stroll around the art galleries and round off your day with a meal at Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro. See all Highlands rentals on FlipKey! Hot Springs, Virginia Hot Springs is a top choice for snow sports, with good snowboarding and skiing amenities on offer at the Homestead Resort. Alternatively, take your bike out along the Hidden Valley Trail or rent some clubs and hit the Cascades Golf Course. Whether you prefer snow-covered slopes in the winter or verdant mountains during the summer, Hot Springs offers mountain getaways like no other. See all Hot Springs rentals on FlipKey! Birmingham, Alabama A picturesque mountain town cradled by the Appalachians, Birmingham welcomes outdoorsy types, so pack your mountain bike or hiking gear. You’ll need them if you plan to explore Oak Mountain State Park—the Red Trail is particularly recommended for avid cyclists. Locals recommend filling up for breakfast at neighborhood favorite Bogue’s and relaxing with a craft beer in the evening. See all Birmingham rentals on FlipKey! Pigeon Forge, Tennessee “Great location. Beautiful home. Clean. Well stocked with everything needed to relax. Even stayed an extra night because it was so nice. Would come again and recommend.”— FlipKey Reviewer When visiting Pigeon Forge, you must take a driving tour to fully appreciate the epic scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains. Wind along the tree-lined roads, and be careful not to miss Cades Cove, a valley where you’ll find pioneer log cabins and grist mills, and maybe some white-tailed deer or coyotes. There’s also the Dollywood theme park and water park, part-owned by local country-singing legend Dolly Parton. See all Pigeon Forge rentals on FlipKey! Slade, Kentucky The main attraction in Slade is Natural Bridge State Park, with its sandstone bridge and scenic hiking trails. Next door you can see the geological delights of the Red River Gorge. From spectacular cliffs and roaring waterfalls to fields of beautiful wildflowers, there’s nothing quite like a mountain getaway in Slade. Book your cabin rental to get one step closer to discovering it all. See all Slade rentals on FlipKey! Dahlonega, Georgia Here in the Blue Ridge foothills, you can pan for gold in the river, sample the goods in a local winery, and explore the historic center filled with 19th-century buildings. Make sure you stop in at the Dahlonega Gold Museum for some fascinating gold rush history. Ready for an adventure? Leave town and head west to see the impressive 600-foot Amicalola Falls and wander through the surrounding state park. See all Dahlonega rentals on FlipKey! Asheville, North Carolina Asheville is a breath of fresh air, any time of year. For a bit of local history, take an audio tour of the grand Biltmore House, then set off on a hike through Craggy Gardens, culminating in a picnic with soaring views. When you’re not exploring the beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, retreat to a comfy cabin on the outskirts of this majestic mountain town. See all Asheville rentals on FlipKey! Eureka Springs, Arkansas “The barn is the most beautiful cabin I have ever seen. We enjoyed our stay & will be back again soon!” — FlipKey Reviewer Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains and known for its flowing natural springs, Eureka Springs is an idyllic cabin vacation destination down South. Spend a day soaking in a spa or choose a high-octane tour of the treetops with Ozark Mountain Ziplines. Just 11 miles north you’ll find the Promised Land Animal Park, complete with a petting zoo for the kids. With its awe-inspiring beauty and vibrant downtown packed with enticing shops and places, this alluring mountain town boasts something for everyone. See all Eureka Springs rentals on FlipKey! Shenandoah, Virginia From summer hiking to winter skiing, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Shenandoah Valley. Grab a mountain cabin hideaway to make the most of those inspiring valley views, and spend your days touring the wineries, seeing the splendid formations in the Luray Caverns, or fishing in the Shenandoah River. See all Shenandoah rentals on FlipKey! Burnsville, North Carolina Burnsville’s a friendly little place, known for its quaint town center, its local arts and crafts scene, and its farmer’s markets. Hop in your car to track down the area’s 200 Quilt Blocks, painted squares mounted on local buildings. This charming mountain town is just a short drive to lovely Asheville and a couple of hours’ drive from our next and final pick, Gatlinburg. See all Burnsville rentals on FlipKey! Gatlinburg, Tennessee   “The cabin exceeded our expectations. It is especially clean, and most importantly, comfortable. There is a home away from home feel to the cabin. It was far enough away from the noise and close enough to be convenient to the attractions of Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.” — FlipKey Reviewer A family-friendly vibe, lively center packed with places to eat, and the splendid Smoky Mountains right at your doorstep—Gatlinburg ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable mountain getaway. Try your hand at horseback riding, fly fishing, and black bear spotting along 800 miles of hiking trails, and don’t miss the waterfalls of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. See all Gatlinburg rentals on FlipKey!

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The Wait is over. Morimoto Opens At The MGM Resort in Las Vegas.

by Elaine and Scott Harris @ Welcome , Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenido,Huanying

Las Vegas has a well-deserved reputation as expecting the best in the world and exceeding expectations. This culinary mega city under the neon has brilliant culinary jewels in its crown of which no other city can boast. Recently, a very big jewel was added to the lineup; yet another Iron Chef, Morimoto.  Chef Morimoto Masaharu […]

Food tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel

Food tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Southeast Asia is home to some of the most unique and delicious food in the world. We've highlighted our favorite spots for must-try dishes in Vietnam.

Alaskan Culinary Tour: Treats From The Wild

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

From Tree to Table We’ve all seen images of maple harvest in the Northeast. Soldierlike maple trees, standing bare among the snowy hills of Vermont, with metal taps protruding at waist height. Thick late winter sap is collected in buckets and then boiled and simmered into edible, delectable maple syrup. But did you know that [ ... ]

New Orleans festival weekend offers adventure to weekend revelers.

by Elaine and Scott Harris @ Welcome , Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenido,Huanying

New Orleans is a city that embraces authenticity in culture and the arts, and it is superbly reflected in the culinary arts. As Mark Twain affectionately stated, “New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” Although, the saying, “sinfully good” has taken on a referral to the naughtiness of pleasure, […]

Neil Diamond retires from touring, says he has Parkinson’s

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Essential Books for Cocktail Enthusiasts – From Spirited Histories to Recipe Books

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These essential books for cocktail enthusiasts make fab gifts for the concoctors of cocktails and drinks mixers in your life if you’re still stuck for last minute gift ideas. Most of these recommendations have come from professional mixologists and bar owners we’ve meet and are...

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Las Vegas sports books post first wave of Super Bowl prop bets

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Several Las Vegas sports books on Monday posted the first wave of the ever-popular Super Bowl prop bets, which Westgate sports book director Jay Kornegay estimates make up more than half of the Super Bowl betting handle.

Southwest Las Vegas bakery a relaxing venture for Vietnam War veteran

Southwest Las Vegas bakery a relaxing venture for Vietnam War veteran


Las Vegas Review-Journal

When Jim Klingensmith returned to civilian life after serving three Marine Corps tours in Vietnam, like many other veterans, he hard a hard time adjusting.

Las Vegas residents sought for study of how exercise affects the brain

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Researchers at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic are seeking volunteers between 65 and 89 who are experiencing mild memory problems to participate in the yearlong study.

Cụ Ông Phạm Văn Đạt

Cụ Ông Phạm Văn Đạt

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

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10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

Read 10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival on Backyard Travel.

Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Japan Food Tour If you haven’t discovered the Access Trips Japan tour yet, it’s time. Our Japan tour gives you an insiders view of the cultures we visit, and as with all Access Trips tours, it’s through the lens of the cuisines that shape daily life. We recently showcased our stop at the Sampuru factory on the Access Trips blog [ ... ]

Tòa Đại Sứ CSVN tại Chile xác nhận ‘phơi vây cá mập trên mái nhà’

Tòa Đại Sứ CSVN tại Chile xác nhận ‘phơi vây cá mập trên mái nhà’

by Khôi Nguyên @ Nguoi Viet Online

Đại diện Tòa Đại Sứ CSVN tại Chile xác nhận với báo Người Việt về việc phơi vây cá mập trên mái nhà trong khuôn viên Đại Sứ Quán.

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An Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe from Old Havana – With a Cambodian Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the mojitos we sipped in Old Havana on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties. It’s a refreshing drink that is a perfect sip for a sultry day in the tropics. As we live in Siem...

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Ông Hoàng Xuân Đạm

Ông Hoàng Xuân Đạm

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

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Top 10 Food Tours In Hanoi, Vietnam

Top 10 Food Tours In Hanoi, Vietnam


Trip101

Dine your way through the capitol of Vietnam with these best food tours.

The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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Final public meeting to discuss Project Neon coming soon

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

The final public meeting to discuss the next steps for Project Neon will be held Wednesday, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.

A Weekend in Fort Worth Texas Offers Western Nostalgia In a Modern Metroplex For all Ages to Enjoy.

by Elaine and Scott Harris @ Welcome , Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenido,Huanying

  Fort Worth Texas is featured as “The City of Cowboys & Culture and is lauded as the 16th-largest city in the United States and part of the No. 1 tourist destination in Texas, welcoming 6.5 million visitors annually,” according to ForthWorth.com. Before it was a notable tourist destination Fort Worth was an Army outpost from […]

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