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Word of Mouth: Port Douglas, Australia
by Jocelyn Voo Often overshadowed by Cairns, a neighboring—somewhat hectic—tourist town, Port Douglas is a reprieve for those desiring the big outdoor adventure of Tropical North Queensland with the kick-back roots of a sleepy fisherman’s town. Not...
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Whimsy Travel: Adventure on a Budget
If returning to the same all-inclusive beach resort each year is your idea of the perfect holiday, then London-based travel startup Whimsy might not be for you. The newly minted web company prides itself on fostering exploration. The site utilizes...
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Spontaneous Global Travel with Booking Now
At a rapidly increasing rate, travelers have begun booking hotel accommodation at the very last minute—with more than half of all travelers booking within a mere 48-hour window before a scheduled trip. That, coupled with the radical increase in the...
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Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa
by Jenny Miller Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system...
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Word of Mouth: Hood River, Oregon
Just an hour outside Portland lies Hood River, both a convenient getaway and an encapsulation of what makes this area of Oregon so great—fantastic beer and coffee, access to the Columbia River and the slopes of Mount Hood, and a vibrant outdoor scene...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2014: Instagram
As we traveled around the world this year, our team of writers and editors snapped images of the many inspiring, creative places and moments that caught our collective eye, and posted it all to Instagram. As part of our 2014 year in review, we looked...
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Word of Mouth: Edinburgh
A mythical city tucked beneath the gaze of a magnificent castle, Edinburgh draws hordes of annual visitors—be that for its position beside the whisky world, proximity to historic golf courses, or the acclaimed annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tucked...
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2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon
Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human...
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Word of Mouth: Food and Drink, Carnaby
by Adam Coghlan London is known as a city of many villages and neighborhoods, each with their own personalities and peculiarities. Once the epicenter of London’s "Swinging '60s," until now Carnaby’s spotlight heralded a fairly beige gentrification...
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Watch Roll
For those who travel with more than one watch this just-released watch roll travel accessory is a must. A collaboration from one of our favorite custom watch makers and one of our favorite bag/accessory makers it is both practical, functional and stylish...
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Tokyo High Low
When my plans to get from Beijing to Tokyo required a last-minute change, American Express Platinum Travel was able to confirm a seat on a new flight just hours before departure, even though they didn’t handle my original booking. And when I checked...
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Naše Maso: Our Meat, Prague
Naše Maso (meaning: Our Meat) is František Kšána Jr's latest project, opening earlier this year in the old center of Prague. It's a butcher shop, meets deli, meets bistro—and the popularity of the venue proves the combination is working. "I started...
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CH Editions: Vesper Vibrator
Founded by Stanford product designer Michael Topolovac and RCA grad Ti Chang, Crave has set a new standard in wearable pleasure tools. The limited CH edition of 50 pieces features their 24K gold Vesper vibrator, and industrial designer Angie Kim of...
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The Ricky Bag with Light
Ralph Lauren brings their classic Ricky Bag into the future with the addition of four discreet LED lights (which activate when it's opened) and an integrated USB port to charge your phone on the go. This bag, and its Bentley-like features, are the...
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Kelvin Waxed Canvas Rucksack
Look no further for the perfect pack. Ally Capellino's Kelvin Waxed Canvas Rucksack pulls off the classic style with a no-frills, but still totally sharp silhouette and durable British construction.
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Luxury Wood Dugout Kit
Discreet and elegant, the Luxury Wood Dugout Kit by Denver's Elevate Accessories brings subtle sophistication to smoking devices. The handcrafted, tritone wood dugout comes with built-in tobacco storage and an accompanying glass one-hitter with a wild...
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Icon Briefcase
With a history that spans well over a century, Tärnsjö Garveri has perfected the craft of quality leather making and timeless design. This briefcase is handcrafted at the Swedish manufacturer’s in-house saddlery using vegetable tanned leather from...
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SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker
The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker packs a serious punch of sound into a small, portable device. Connecting wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, this lightweight speaker is ideal for those who like to jam out when they're on the go, and the 8-hour...
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Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast
by Kelly Phillips Badal Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed...
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Dining at Yakumo Saryo in Meguro-ku, Tokyo
On a cloudy day, we visited Tokyo's quiet suburban neighborhood of Yakumo (which, fittingly enough, translates to "Eight Clouds"). It was a small trek to our final destination in Meguro-ku, which is southwest of the hip Nakameguro and Shibuya areas...
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HD8 DJ Headphones
With a bounty of low-quality DJ gear flooding the market, Sennheiser's high-end HD8 DJ model headphones are all the more exceptional. Features include swiveling ear cups, attenuating background noise and accurate, rich bass reproduction—not muddied...
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Trapper Wool Scout Pack
A collaboration between two strong American brands—Faribault Woolen Mill and Duluth Pack—the Trapper Wool Scout Pack is both handsome and handmade. Lined with sturdy cotton canvas with adjustable leather straps, the timeless bag is built to last for...
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