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Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with deals from these fast food joints

If you haven’t heard about the solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21, you’ve been living on another planet. Experts predict as many as 7.4 million people will temporarily migrate to towns in the path of “totality” this weekend — areas where the moon will completely block out the sun — resulting in what could be the biggest traffic jam in history. But if road trips mean one thing, it’s plenty of fast food stops along the way. Luckily, companies all across America are eager to celebrate the solar eclipse, too, even if they have no connection to science or astronomy. Here are some fun food deals you can scoop up as you hit the road this weekend. And be rejoice, because the last time the U.S. had a coast to coast eclipse it was 1918 and there weren’t many cars around for long road trips, and there definitely weren’t any Dairy Queen Blizzards! gasp! DAIRY…

Why you should photograph your stove dials before a trip

After weeks of planning, days of packing and hours of travel, you’re finally relaxing on vacation — swearing you’re not going to worry about life back home. But inevitably, one thought creeps into your mind: “Did I leave the stove on?” Maybe it’s the hair straightener, or leaving the garage door open, or even locking the front door. Whatever plagues your peacefulness, Lifehacker shares this genius tip: Use your smartphone to snap a shot of your stove dials (or whatever it is you worry about most) before you head out the door. Make it a part of your usual pre-travel routine. That’s it. It’s so simple, but such a small step can save you from feeling stressed ever again when you’re away from home. If you’re lounging on the beach and anxiety about the little things back home start to pop up, whip out your smart phone and put your mind at…

The fate of your confiscated airport food

A bustling travel season is in full swing, and while we’re all familiar with the airport security screening process, it can still be easy to make a mistake when an open water bottle or piece of fruit gets forgotten in your backpack. But what happens to these food items after they’re confiscated? These airport checkpoints don’t exist simply to inconvenience you, but rather to protect our American agriculture from threat. In a video by Great Big Story, U.S. customs supervisor Ellie Scaffa tells the story of what happens to these illegal imports down the line — and no, the TSA staff doesn’t get to sit around feasting each evening. “I’ve been threatened with my life,” she says about her efforts at New York’s JFK Airport where she personally sorts through up to 600 pounds of illegal produce per day. All confiscated goods, whether it be Chinese beef candy or Jamaican mangoes,…

Appetite-Inducing American Town Names: U.S. Cities Named After Foods

Hungry for travel? More than 80 percent of Americans are expected to take a road trip this summer, according to a survey conducted by the auto club AAA. Road trips have always been the perfect opportunity for a little quirky out-of-the-way adventure. World’s biggest rubber band ball? Don’t mind if I do! But what’s out there specifically for the foodie? Surely, we’ve visited towns for their unique cuisines — New Orleans, Maine, Texas — but what about towns named after cuisine? You don’t have to be a culinary expert to enjoy visiting these appetite-inducing American towns. Their quirky names make traveling to far-flung corners of the country an adventure for all eating enthusiasts. Enjoy these delicious destination. Breakfast fans might like to start their day in Two Egg, Florida, then head on up to Toast, North Carolina and Bacon, Washington. Hot Coffee, Mississippi is a can’t miss, but don’t forget the Cream, Wisconsin. Or maybe you’d like to…

Moët now sells 6-pack mini champagne bottles

Sip, sip, hooray! Because there aren’t nearly enough ways to spend money on booze this summer, Moët & Chandon just released a six-pack of mini champagne bottles — and they’re available nationwide! “This new take on the classic six-pack is the perfect way to elevate any celebration, allowing guests to enjoy their own personal bottle of Champagne,” Moët said, according to Cosmopolitan. Imagine, six-pack champagne for beach bubbly, backyard barbecues, or day trips on the boat. The Mini Share Pack comes with six 187-milliliter bottles of Moët’s classic Imperial Brut, which means you get about a standard champagne flute and a half per bottle. But the cuteness comes at a cost. Each six-pack will set you back $100. At that price though, don’t think you have to swig straight from the bottle. Each drink comes with a fancy golden flute topper, too, so you can sip in style. So go ahead. Plan a fancy outing and splurge…