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High-Flying Caffeine: Coffee Served on 44 Airlines Around The World [Infographic]

By Dennies John Constant fliers know the pain of going around without getting any actual sleep. You may be sitting in a chair all the time, but the traveling part may be even more exhausting that walking around all day doing your job. Plus, there are those that can’t sleep if their life depended on it – so they’re stuck staring at the ceiling of a plane. These are the cases when you could pretty much kill for a cup of coffee. But when you are flying with one of the world’s top 44 airlines, what kind of coffee will...

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Every Single Way To Cook An Onion

The mighty onion! Is there any meal it won’t improve? Onions spice up your dinner every night of the week, so how can you spice up the variety? Onion in curry, onion in gravy, onion in soup or stew: You only need to know how to operate a frying pan to prepare its most basic form. But you’re missing a treat if you don’t consider some of the other ways you can cook them! Caramelizing your onion, for example, will sweeten its flavours. This is a great way to liven up a tartlet or a risotto. Or if you...

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15 Interesting Ways to Get Around Across the Globe

There’s more to transport around the world than just taxis and trains. A new graphic from Gocompare.com looks at the cultural icons used to get their passengers from A to B. When you’re travelling abroad, it’s not always possible to get an Uber, and trains might not get you where you need to go. Even the local taxis might not work for what you want – so why not get involved with the culture and try the local transport instead?  Depending on where you are, there could be anything – a Thai songthaew, perhaps. The part-bus, part-pickup truck offers seating...

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A traveler’s guide to using Google Maps

Taking a trip can be great fun, but it’s a lot less stressful when you’re well organized. The seasoned traveler knows it’s best to gather maps and lists of places in advance – but also what a hassle this can be. How can you plan a detailed trip without organizing all the fun out of it? Thanks to the magic of handheld devices and Google Maps, it’s possible to collate all the information you need and keep it to hand. For example, you can pin your hotel and other must-see places to your own Google map, and share it...

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16 UK Pubs That Changed History

There are many reasons to love the Great British pub: good beer, silly jokes and comforting snacks. Our favourite establishments have been graced by the presence of many famous faces over the years. Well-known names have stopped for refreshments, whilst others used pubs as a setting for planning their devious schemes. The Star Tavern in Belgravia, London, is one such place. The gang behind the Great Train Robbery used to meet here while planning their daring heist. It seems they were as attracted by the pub’s semi-glamorous clienteleas by the privacy! Lucien Freud, Diana Dors, and Bing Crosby were...

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16 quirky British pub names illustrated

The British pub forms the backbone of our society… according to some. Aside from real ale and salty snacks, they have a unique heritage when it comes to their names and signs. Bizarre images are conjured from ‘The Bull and Spectacles’ to ‘The Swan with Two Necks.’ But how did Britain become affiliated with such kooky names? By the 12th century, naming of pubs had become common through the depiction of signs and images. The simple reason came down to the fact that the majority of the population could not read or write. In 1393, King Richard II passed...

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The Literal Translation of Places in Canada & the United States

What’s in a name? A noun, a sense of identity, a form of identification. The discovery of the “New World” has been written about extensively but what can sometimes be forgotten is how states and areas became known for what they are now. Many derive from indigenous languages of the Americas. Alaska for example is derived from the Yupik word, “Alyeska”, an idiom from the Aleut people and Kansas comes from the Native American Sioux language. Others come from an individual person — Georgia from King George II and Louisiana from King Louis XIV. We’ve taken the names of...

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The UK according to cakes and biscuits

Here in the UK we’re lovers of something sweet — whether that be a mid-afternoon snack, an accompaniment to our tea or something after dinner. There rarely seems a time when a cake or biscuit wouldn’t suffice. These delicious treats are signatures of not only the UK itself but the different countries and regions that help make Great Britain, great! Take the classic Scottish shortbread. It began life as scraps from a medieval “biscuit bread”, twice baked. It now takes place as a culinary icon — delicious, buttery and sweet. Or how about Parkin, a regional ginger cake of...

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Most Handsome Cities in the United States

GroomingLounge.com, the nation’s premier resource for men’s grooming products and advice, set out to determine which U.S. city was currently home to the country’s most handsome men. “We’re in the business of making men more handsome and as we grow, it’s important for us to keep abreast of how men throughout the country prioritize good grooming,” said GroomingLounge.com Founder and CEO Mike Gilman. GroomingLounge.com just released the results from their 2017 research and here are the major markets in order of most handsome men: 1. Seattle, WA 2. San Francisco, CA 3. Portland, OR 4. Denver, CO 5. Washington,...

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20 Extreme Adventures to Experience

To really get the most out of your precious time here on planet earth, you have to travel, experience, push yourself and even take the occasional risk. We evaluated some of the greatest thrill seeking activities from around the world. How many do you dare to attempt? Here is an infographic that features the World’s Most Extreme Adventures, some of which include: In Leon, Nicaragua, you can hurtle down the side of an active volcano, surfing the cooled lava on a custom made board. In Macau, China, adventure seekers can partake in the World’s Highest Bungee reaching a speed...

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Wine & Food Pairing Guide: Unusual Must-Try Couplings

Whether you’re a connoisseur or just enjoy a spontaneous glass or two, pairing food and wine is always an important part to appreciating a decent wine. Here is an infographic illustrating suggestions by Julien Miquel from the Best New Wine Blog of 2015, Social Vignerons, with the 15 Most Unusual Wine & Food Pairings. There are definitely a few couplings that will delightfully surprise you! Some of the combinations include: Beaujolas Gamay with a Mexican-inspired bowl of chips, accompanied with guacamole, proves to be a perfect fiesta pairing. The creamy and buttery taste of a Chardonnay pairs perfectly with...

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