Alex Orlov
Alex Orlov

Alex is a food staff writer. She can be reached at

Sept. 11, 2017

“You deserve medals”: Marriott guest praises the chain during Hurricane Irma

Hotels and cruise companies in the Caribbean are rushing to aid stranded travelers.

Aug. 30, 2017

As Harvey rages on, a look at the integral role of hotels in natural disaster relief

During times of crisis, hotels are invaluable as makeshift homes, workplaces and even care centers.
Aug. 29, 2017

Kristen Bell’s favorite getaway is steps from her LA home

She spends almost 30 minutes here per day.
Aug. 28, 2017

Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors donate 200,000 cans of water for Harvey relief

These massive facilities have the ability to produce drinking water for the Red Cross.
Aug. 14, 2017

Sick of her 9-to-5, this woman moved across the world to become a butcher

The 26-year-old landed an apprenticeship in Italy, where she woke at the crack of dawn to herd pigs and learn the ins and outs of the slaughterhouse.
Aug. 10, 2017

You know them all too well: 9 types of flyers that make air travel a nightmare

Are you guilty of these crimes?

Aug. 10, 2017

How to get compensated for flight issues, from free drinks to a $3,000 credit

We talked to industry insiders about what to do before, during, and after your flight — you can even claim money for a flight that happened three years ago.
Aug. 8, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How to get the best view outside of the path of totality

If you live in New York, Los Angeles or another city outside the eclipse's direct path, here's what you need to know.
Aug. 7, 2017

Taste test: The best cold brew you can buy

Our testers included former baristas — and the results were surprising.
Aug. 3, 2017

7 things to know before getting a one dollar oyster special

These tips and tricks will greatly improve your next oyster happy hour outing.
Aug. 1, 2017

Marcus Samuelsson goes to this London deli for bagel and lox — and a taste of home

The breakfast here — which the chef ate every day — inspired a dish on his new menu.

July 28, 2017

Your sushi might take 5 flights to reach you — but one restaurant is changing that

After a hard look at its fish sourcing — and the carbon emissions that came with it — this group made some massive changes.
July 24, 2017

Venice’s uncertain future is one reason Andrew Zimmern has loved the city for decades

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown a new appreciation for this city because I’m a lot more mindful of the history."
July 21, 2017

Want better service at restaurants? Stop doing these 5 things

You'll never impress restaurant waitstaff with your blatant flirting and name-dropping.
July 15, 2017

Meet the personal trainer who eats a pint of ice cream a night

For one trainer, eating straight from the pint is one way to stay swole.
July 12, 2017

18 outrageous ice cream flavors — from prosciutto to kale — that are actually real

Are you adventurous enough to try these unconventional combinations?

July 10, 2017

The best vanilla ice cream out there, according to actual taste tests

We judged seven popular brands on taste and texture.
July 10, 2017

The best ice cream shops in all 50 states

From coast to coast, here are the cones you need to try.
June 30, 2017

Does chocolate actually improve your brain power?

Researchers combed through 49 studies on chocolate. Here's what they learned.
June 29, 2017

The non-American history of 4 quintessentially American foods

We have immigrants to thank for Fourth of July favorites like hot dogs and apple pie.