more about: cooking

A dream trip to Alaska, two big street-food fests, and more favorite travel finds

Links we love: Dos and don’ts

Helpful tips for clever swaps to make when pampering your home—or yourself: 9 home decor items to not splurge on. Instant kitchen backsplash / genius decorating hack: heat- and stain-resistant wallpaper. A durable home filled with tricks for staving off the wear and tear of a large family. Make the best fries ever without using a ton of oil.

How the California drought is changing the way we cook

As the drought continues, New York Times food writer Kim Severson noted in yesterday’s article that our dwindling water supply is causing a huge ripple effect in the kitchen. There’s nothing worse than being called out, by state, but there’s hope: individuals are taking everyday actions to combat the issue.

Wine-country cooking classes, street art in Seattle—and more great travel finds

Now that the weekend is nearly here, it’s time to pack your bags and explore the West! No plans yet? Find some inspiration with our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.