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QT Hotel, Bondi
Adding to its quickly expanding portfolio of eclectic Australian hotels, QT Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its latest destination overlooking Bondi Beach in Sydney. Opened at the end of last year, the new QT Bondi provides visitors with beachfront...
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Truly Tokyo Online Travel Guide
Lonely Planet's Japan, Kyoto and Discover Japan guide author Chris Rowthorn, a longtime Kyoto resident who founded Inside Kyoto, has now tackled the city that plays muse to many all over the world: Tokyo. Truly Tokyo is a new online guide, entirely...
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Asaba Ryokan
A 90-minute train ride to the south west of Tokyo on the Izu peninsula, in a small village called Shuzenji, is Asaba, a 500-year-old ryokan that, since our recent visit, has become the sole destination of our continued daydreams. Known for Wasabi...
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Best of CH 2015: Travel
The CH staff clocked in some serious airline mileage this year, visiting the four corners of the continental US and enduring long hauls overseas. But the destination itself isn't what induces the thrill of travel—rather, it's the heightened state of...
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The Black Collection by Travelteq
Since its inception in 2009, Amsterdam-based brand Travelteq has continued its quest to design the perfect line of travel bags and accessories, mixing high-quality materials with minimal design, reliable function and practicality. With their latest...
CULTURE
SideStory City Tours, London
It’s a freezing Monday morning in London and commuters hurry past, heading to the warmth of the Bethnal Green tube station, as Karim Samuels introduces the history of graffiti and the artistic legacy of East London by pointing out stickers covered...
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Six Bags for Easy Holiday Travel
There's generally nothing easy about holiday travel, which, in the States, commences with Thanksgiving. Packing can be a hassle, especially when toting gifts around. A lot of things need to fit into a little space, oftentimes with a short amount of...
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Indoek's Inaugural City Guide Zine
It’s been said that Los Angeles isn’t a city so much as a collection of small towns or neighborhoods that run more or less continuously from one to the next. Just ask any Angeleno to point you to the center of town and you’ll get a range of destinations...
FOOD-DRINK
Timbuk2 + Blue Bottle’s Sabbatical Travel Kit
If the recent buyouts of Intelligentsia and Stumptown are any indication, the growing popularity of craft coffee shows no signs of slowing down. While single origin pour-overs are now commonplace in many coffeeshops, sometimes when you’re off the...
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The Grand Pigalle, Paris
The risktaking French team of Romée de Goriainoff, Pierre-Charles Cros, and Olivier Bon made the craft cocktail desirable to young Parisians via the Experimental Cocktail Club bar, which opened in 2007. The Experimental Group has now become a household...
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Yalta 2.0 Rolltop Backpack
Celebrating two decades of making purposeful bags this year, Chrome hasn't lost its touch. The Yalta 2.0, an updated version of one of their most minimalist rolltop designs, is for those who prefer function over flashy. It carries a startling amount...
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Les Bains, Paris
In a city filled with infinite sites to enjoy, it takes a lot for a Parisian hotel room to make you want to stay in—especially one located in Le Marais, the beating heart of the capital. Yet that's exactly what Les Bains has accomplished after a five...
TECH
Porter & Sail's Digital Concierge Service
Regardless of how carefully one plans a vacation or business trip, on-the-fly recommendations can come in handy for spare moments or simply indulging whimsy. Both Yelp and Foursquare have their limitations, in that you're relying on friends or...
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The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone
Sometimes, the only thing better than an engaging story of drama and intrigue is a good night's sleep. With that in mind, the team behind London's new The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone blended both and imagined their 24-room boutique around the stories...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Boxchool Concept Brings Modular Classrooms to Developing Areas South Korea-based design studio ID+IM has drawn up an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to bring classrooms to children in developing areas. Called Boxchool, the...
DESIGN
G-RO’s Revolutionary Companion Bag
by Adrienne So The two-wheeled carry-on is an indispensable piece of luggage for the frequent traveler. But for all its ubiquity, and despite how sleek and modern many of them look, they all have the same weaknesses in functionality. Tiny wheels...
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The Best Time for Fall Foliage at The Mayflower Grace
Over the next three weeks, peak fall foliage will strike across lower New England. For most outside of the region, the state of Connecticut marks the easiest entry point. Sat in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, The Mayflower Grace epitomizes...
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The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel
To put it simply, The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel delivers the best of two distinct worlds. While the influence of The Hoxton brand is present in the chic decor and hip clientele, there’s something undeniably authentic and Dutch about the hotel itself—from...
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Spacious Luxury at the Aman Canal Grande Venice
For all its historical wonders, the city of Venice often warrants two frequent complaints: small hotel rooms and hordes of selfie-stick-sporting tourists packing the alleyways. Fortunately, the Aman Canal Grande Hotel offers reprieve from both. Situated...
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Inside the Boro Hotel in Queens
At the moment, all eyes are on the borough of Queens, as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's acrylic hard courts host this year's US Open—where many wait with bated breath to hopefully witness Serena Williams' first-ever calendar year Grand...
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