Guides & How To

Starts as a Seiko, Ends Up Something Different

How to Mod a Seiko 5

Watch modder Nick Harris shows how to turn a $60 Seiko SNK809 into a beautiful custom timepiece in an hour and a half.

Traditional Japan at its Finest

72 Hours in Kyoto

As the former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is filled with more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and hundreds of Shinto Shrines, and has a restricted skyline dominated by imperial architecture.

A Touch of Good Taste

Primer: Salt

Salt is the single most common ingredient in the world. But the stuff found in your average grocery store aisle is long shot away from the quality and distinction of naturally harvested sea salts. Here's what you should know.

Love Lessons This February

A Last-Minute Guide to Winning Valentine’s Day

Another Valentine's Day is just around the bend and you've probably got a few questions. Roses or peonies? Cook dinner or splash out on fine dining? Five-pound bag of conversation hearts, Russell Stover strawberries dipped in chocolate, or Momofuku Milk Bar truffles? We've got answers, and where we had only guesses we consulted the experts: a florist, a watch connoisseur, a cookbook author and some truly remarkable women.

For Her, With Love

14 Gifts for Valentine’s Day

This year, don't leave Valentine's Day gifts to a last-minute dinner reservation and deli-bought chocolates. A woman never forgets. Surprise her with something special and show that you care.

Myth, mystery and history 90 minutes away

72 Hours in Bermuda

Bermuda is more than a summer getaway. The volcanic archipelago is rich in history, mystery, adventure, golf and art that has inspired Georgia O’Keeffe, Homer Winslow and John Lennon.

This snowy CEO playground has plenty to offer everyone

72 Hours in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Since the 1980s, Beaver Creek has grown to be a high-end alternative to Aspen, and a little sister to the city-on-a-slope that makes up Vail. We spent a weekend at the resort to try out the food, drink and slopes.

Small but Mighty

The Long of It: A Sportsman’s Guide to the .22 Rifle

Many think that bigger is better when it comes to guns, but the life of the sportsman tends to be more refined and event specific. Case in point: the .22 rifle, which fires a diminutive round at lower speeds and shorter distances than its big-bored brethren, though its popularity is virtually unparalleled.

Hunt like a Man, Cook like a Chef, Eat like a King

The Dish: Charcoal-Grilled Pheasant

Pheasant has flown across the world, landing in dozens of cultures' kitchens over the centuries. And for good reason: it's delicious. Bryce Shuman, head chef at NYC's Betony, provides a step-by-step guide to cooking pheasant over a charcoal grill.

Portugal's majestic islands

72 Hours in the Azores

The Azores, a chain of nine islands just west of Portugal, are a melting pot of landscapes and cultures, evoking Hawaii, Scandinavia, Seattle and Wisconsin in the space of an hour.