72 Hours in New Orleans
Where to stay, what to eat and what to do with 72 hours in New Orleans.
Where to stay, what to eat and what to do with 72 hours in New Orleans.
Locals simply call it "The Quarter", in their Brooklyn-esque yat. It's a clipping of convenience, and unwittingly accurate.
A visit to the Swedish home of the world's largest producer of outdoor power products.
Fighting the the cold takes more than a fish oil supplement. It's time you fortified your closet with some help from the Inuit tradition.
A decent drink can be hard to find, especially when you're at home. For the do-it-yourselfers who would rather the "do" simply be mixing the strong stuff with the not-so-strong stuff, we've compiled a list of the top five mixers you can find in your friendly neighborhood high-end liquor store. Just add booze, ice and maybe a wry wink as you drop in the cocktail straw.
"Dry aged" is a term found on many a steakhouse menu. But why does it matter? We asked Pat LaFrieda, whose family has been in the butchery business for over 100 years.
We drove the Wienermobile, and it was awesome.
Avoid the post holiday funk by browsing through our editorial team's picks for the best products in home, watches, style, tech, outdoors, sports and spirits launched in 2014.
These are GP's best Tech and Design stories of 2014.
Steep slopes, muddy trails, river crossings and scree slopes turn a garden variety trip into a journey. Adrenaline junkies, take note: off-road excursions are just as exciting as transcontinental road trips, if not more so. Set yourselves up with any of these great vintage off-road adventure cars and you'll see why.
These are the best buying guides published on Gear Patrol in 2014.
Starting at $749, the 6 Plus is also the most expensive iPhone ever produced, but it offers jetsetters, journeymen, and tried-and-true road warriors a few things that no Apple smartphone has before.
16 of the best affordable gifts for travelers.
Our guide to the 16 best home bar- and spirits-related gifts under $50.
Our guide to 18 of the best books, albums, movies, games and tv shows to gift in 2014.
Gear Patrol's gift guide to the 16 best men's style and fashion gifts under $50 available in 2014.
Gear Patrol's gift guide to the 16 best tech and gadget gifts under $50 available in 2014.
We sat down with men's suiting legend Martin Greenfield and J.Crew Menswear Director Frank Muytjens to learn more about their suiting collaboration.
16 of the best affordable gifts for campers and outdoorsmen.
In day five of our Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, we soak in the last rays of Kentucky sun, watch a group pick their own single barrel of Woodford Reserve, and more.
We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you'll find all of the steps that go into making America's unique take on whiskey.
Is there a proper way to drink Bourbon? We asked experts in the industry to weigh in.
"Buffalo Trace is already making the bourbons of the future”, said our guide Freddy Johnson. It sounded bold until we stopped to think about it. Whiskey has to age before it can qualify as bourbon, so technically, every distiller is making “the bourbons of the future” today. Still, after we spent an afternoon learning about the company’s quest to make the world’s perfect bourbon, his phrasing seemed prophetic.
Call it the Pappy effect if you want, or just plain business savvy, but most distilleries saw an opportunity in limited, premium bourbons in the early 2000s. At one of Lexington's best bourbon bars, the Blue Grass Tavern, we laid eyes on some of the absolute best.
I'd say that Pappy Van Winkle is a brand that needs no introduction, except that it does. The truth is that most people don’t know anything about “Pappy,” other than that it’s supposed to be the best of its kind. So let’s set the record straight by getting a couple of basic facts out of the way.
In day three of our Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, we check out small (Wilderness Trail) and big (Four Roses, Wild Turkey) distilleries on the way to Lexington -- and get to taste something particularly special.
Close your eyes. Form a picture in your head of what a historic B&B in the heart of Bluegrass country should look like. What remains though in the mind’s eye should look quite close to Harrodsburg’s Beaumont Inn owned by the Dedman family.
Willett Master Distiller Drew Kulsveen doesn't have time for bullshit. It's not something he has to tell anyone. The message shoots from his eyes like a railgun. Even at a relatively young age, it's clear he's heard it all before. He talks like someone who’s lost years listening to others dribble on, and worked hard to eradicate the behavior in himself; his speech is terse, verging on curt. You can't blame him for him ignoring the noise. A lot rides on his shoulders. He and his family worked for years to rebuild the family distillery, which reopened in 2012, and now he's determined to prove a point.
Hillbilly Tea sounds like an Urban Dictionary revelation -- or the latest product from the minds of White and Pinkman. For all we know, both of those statements are true. It’s also one of Louisville’s hottest brunch spots, and a burgeoning international brand. And if founders Karter Louis and Chef Arpad "Arpi” Lengyel realize their ultimate vision, that’s just the beginning.
A stack of freshly painted neon orange and black shipping containers stand in stark contrast to the red brick warehouse aesthetic of East Washington Street in the Butchertown area of Louisville, like a shiny new Google campus in the middle of a housing project. The large steel rectangles are the first of many signs that the Copper & Kings distillery is anything but traditional.
A full command of bourbon terminology is a necessity when it comes to distinguishing between distilleries and knowing what's in your glass. We asked employees in the bourbon industry to arm us with a basic vocabulary.
The mere thought of becoming more active isn’t a tough one to grasp, but for millions of people, making fitness a reality is easier said than done. Falling in love with the journey to better health doesn’t begin with a longstanding commitment to eat better, exercise more, and meditate more often. It begins with the very next step you take, and Fitbit’s innovative line of trackers will be there to capture it. In a world obsessed with convergence, Fitbit’s mantra has been making the best activity tracking tools on the planet.
Learn more about the company's history and discover which Fitbit device is best suited to you here.
It's easy to understand the appeal of a sleeping bag that hugs you tight, but the first part of the Mobile Mummy's name represents the most useful and novel aspect of the product: ultralight and minimalist packers will enjoy the opportunity to use the sleeping bag as an insulating jacket, eliminating the need to pack two separate items or multiple layers and lightening the overall load.
Arcam’s miniBlink Bluetooth receiver lets audiophiles integrate wireless streaming without replacing a single piece of their existing setup.
Ambition comes easily when there’s someone to dethrone. What happens after you make it -- now that's what separates the best from the rest. The QuietComfort 25s improve on almost every aspect of their acclaimed predecessor, ensuring Bose’s reign as the king of noise canceling technology will continue well into the future.
Oppo's latest planar magnetic headphone improves on its predecessor by smartly stripping away luxurious elements to create an incredible value proposition for audiophiles on the go.
Pioneer's new Dolby Atmos Elite speakers, designed by the legendary Andrew Jones, bring Atmos technology into the home without requiring additional ceiling-mounted speakers. That means more sound with less equipment.
Packing for the mountains often means packing a mountain of gear into a big, sturdy pack -- but quick summit bids favor leaner, minimalist packs. Enter Eddie Bauer’s shape-shifting Sorcerer, which manages, through a slick conversion trick, to be both at once: a 40-liter summit pack and a 55-liter freight hauler.
The eighth installment in the Parker's Heritage collection is a unique 13-year-old barrel-proof wheated whiskey that redefines the category. In addition, $5 from every bottle will go to support research in the fight against ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's disease).
Why is a new, young rye that barely meets the legal age requirement to be called "Kentucky Straight Bourbon" worthy of praise -- especially when compared to other excellent ryes that are more than twice as old and cost half as much? For one, Willett Family Estate 2 Year Rye Small Batch is bottled at cask strength and delicious. Its existence also marks a momentous occasion in the world of American whiskey, reconnecting decades of bourbon-distilling heritage to an incredibly bright future.
Adidas has no shortage of iconic sneakers: the Superstar, the Stan Smith and the Samba, among countless others. As much as these silhouettes have done for the perception of adidas across generations, the new ZX Flux will someday join their ranks -- or even surpass them.
The Benton is a much-appreciated compromise between modern aesthetics and timeless appeal in a day where what’s trending can shift in the chirp of tweet.
The secret to Toro's new standing mower lies in Briggs & Stratton's new 190cc engine that prevents oil and gas leaks when vertical. The result is 70% reduction in the Toro Recycler’s SmartStow mower’s storage footprint compared to its standard operating position.
Auto shows are all about the big picture, but it's the details that always catch our eye. Check out our shots from 2014 Paris Auto Show and you'll see what we mean.