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JUNE 2012
Summer is Here!
Vol. XXIII, No. 6

Find out where to enjoy America's best ice cream

AL FRESCO AND FROZEN FUN

It was a tough job, but someone had to do it! We've rounded up the best spots for Ice Cream from coast to coast.

As the mercury rises, patios and sidewalk tables beckon! Enjoy a meal "au natural" at one of the best restaurants for Outdoor Dining near you.

Go easy on the wallet but big on flavor at the top venues for Cheap Eats in your neighborhood.

James Peterson's award-winning homage to Vegetables features some 300-odd recipes

VEG OUT

James Peterson's award-winning ode to Vegetables is back in an updated package to once again enlighten carnivorous-leaning cooks to the pleasures of parsnips, peas, plantains and over 90 other entries.

TANGO WITH MANGO

Mangos are ripe for picking this month! Get a taste of the tropics and learn about the potent health benefits of the juicy tropical fruit.

Use our Top 10 Father's Day wine list to find the perfect bottle to celebrate Dad

PINOT FOR PAPA

Make your dad a happy man with one of the well-priced bottles on our list of Top 10 Father's Day Wines, which includes reds and whites, a rosé and a sparkler.


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Inside a Mongolian yurt at The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel in Spain

TO THE LIMIT

Plan an escape that takes you to the limit and beyond with our list of Top 10 Extreme Hotels, featuring Italian cave dwellings, Mongolian yurts in Spain, glass igloos in Finland and tree houses in India.

TEE TIME

Whether you're a diehard golfer or just getting into the swing of the game, you're sure to appreciate the championship fairways and luxe perks featured at our Top 10 Golf Hotels in the World.

Save up to $500 when you book your flight +hotel!

The Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker, one of our Top 10 Father's Day Gifts

COME TO DADDY!

We feel your pain: The old man is notoriously tricky to gift! If you're fresh out of ideas, check out our list of Top 10 Father's Day Gifts, featuring the kind of cool stuff he really wants. No tired ties here!


The 2012 Chevrolet Volt - a versatile and rechargeable four-passenger sedan

HIGH-CHARGED COMMUTER

This month's featured car is the 2012 Chevrolet Volt. There's something electrifying about it, and its not just the substantial buzz that surrounds the uniquely-powered vehicle. Learn more!

FUN, FUN, FUN

Looking for a cool summer car? Check out our Top 10 Convertibles, which include some of the best drop-tops on the market today.

Next, take a spin with our list of Top 10 Fun-to-Drive Cars. Rated in terms of overall performance, these cool cruisers range from sporty hatchbacks to stylish sedans.


300 - a visual feast and one of our Top 10 Action Movies

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Our sizzling selection of Top 10 Action Movies goes beyond car chases, gun fights and explosions, focusing on fine films that can stand the test of time, including game-changing innovators and cult classics!


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