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Summer has arrived, the season of traveling and barbecue.  Don’t fire up the grill until you’ve checked out the latest in barbecue products, tools, and books. You can buy Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q Sauce at the supermarket, or follow the recipe we provide for “Mutha Sauce” from the book, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Wash it down with one of our Top 10 Barbecue Wines, or enjoy our Top 10 Rosés. If you’d rather let someone else sweat over hot coals, check out the Top Barbecue Restaurants near you, and Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants in the U.S. If the children are around, consult our lists of the Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants near you. Whether in your neighborhood or miles from home, you can always read restaurant reviews and book a table at

Hitting the road? Why not don your new Tag Heuer Sunglasses and take a spin in one of our Top 10 Convertibles like the brand new Lexus IS250C. We have lots of travel information to make the most of your getaway. Our 72-hour vacation articles span the globe, including Wales, Portland, California’s Newport Beach, and Washington, D.C. where you can drop in on the First Family. If you’re worried about the world’s energy reserves, check in to one of our Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S. If you’re worried about your own energy levels, a visit to one of the Top 10 Destination Spas in the U.S. is sure to recharge your batteries, or  take the kids to one of our Top 10 Family Resorts. Read our profile of the The Grand Del Mar Spa outside of San Diego, the Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York, or the Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, Australia. Then, you can use the Gayot Travel Agency to book a room anywhere you want to go.  

If you’re staying home, you can still expand your horizons by reading up on Miracle Fruit, the West African berry that makes sour foods taste sweet. Or rent one of our Top 10 Westerns. There’s plenty more we have for you online, including July’s culinary events calendar, restaurant ratings, thousands of hotel reviews, and our blog, but we also want to hear from you. Post a comment on our forum, or review a restaurant or hotel on our site for our millions of visitors to read. And don’t forget to visit us on and Twitter.

Enjoy your summer!

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