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Word of Mouth: Kyoto Cafés
When we were researching a visit to Kyoto we found Inside Kyoto to be an invaluable resource. It’s run by Chris Rowthorn, an American who has been in Kyoto for more than 20 years. Rowthorn is also the editor of the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Japan...
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Akademi Bar, Bali
When Ronald Akili opened the very first Potato Head establishment, Jakarta was aswarm with boring replica restaurants from abroad and wine bars with snooty attitudes. This didn’t sit right with the well-traveled, good-vibes seeker, so in 2009 he set...
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Word of Mouth: Melbourne Wine Bars
For such a diverse city, there's one thing that almost all Melbourne locals agree upon: pride in their food and drink. While other cities in Australia have the beaches, the weather, and the scenery, Melbourne has a nightlife and culinary scene that...
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Roadtripping From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
by Matthew Askari It’s the smoke that first assaults the senses when stepping out of the airport in Hanoi. That, or the countless Samsung advertisements that seemingly stretch to the periphery of the eyeballs. In the van on the way to our hotel...
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Travel Shoe-Cleaning Kit
For anybody who travels for work or simply likes to make a good impression, a rainy day or unexpected spill can throw your appearance out. Perfect for some of these minor catastrophes, Jason Markk's travel shoe-cleaning kit means you won't have to...
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Word of Mouth: Edmonton
Edmonton happens to be Canada's second fastest growing region—and a leader in younger demographic growth, as well. Home to over a million and the capital the Alberta province, the city remains largely unexplored by many as it's been overshadowed by...
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Monty's Deli Opens in London
With humble beginnings as a bustling market stall on Druid Street, East London's Monty's Deli—thanks to a successful Kickstarter that helped raise more than £50,000—has just opened its doors as a brick-and-mortar restaurant. With the additional...
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QT Melbourne
A far cry from its previous existence as a scuzzy Greater Union cinema, Melbourne's ideally located QT Hotel is opulent and super-trendy. Arriving at the big copper doors of the 188-room hotel, guests are greeted by smiley "Directors of Chaos," whose...
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Québec City + Le Festival d'Été de Québec
This year, the world celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary as a Confederation. As festivities across the great northern nation draw travelers in, global cultural centers like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver will see an uptick in tourist activity. There...
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Jamie Leilani Pelayo's Stories + Objects
As the worlds of lifestyle editorial and online retail grow closer and closer, consumers have come to expect a good story with their purchase. Marketing speak and focus group-approved narratives are so prevalent that authenticity is frequently...
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Word of Mouth: Honolulu
From the time local swimming champ Duke Kahanamoku turned surfing into a modern sport and Elvis Presley began to rock-a-hula, people have swarmed to the shores of Waikiki to soak up its prolific Polynesian sunshine. Today's tourist seeking big waves...
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DP-16L Olive Daypack
With a shell of Cordura Ballistic Fabric and a ripstop nylon interior lining, Repelica's Daypack can handle just about any irregularities in the weather. It weighs in at 2.5 pounds and an EVA compression molded back panel guarantees comfort. All of...
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Word of Mouth: Adirondacks
Six hours from Toronto, Boston and New York City, the Adirondacks region is the largest publicly protected area within the 48 states (one just can't compete with how big Alaska is). One of the most unique aspects to this state park is that there are...
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Word of Mouth: Copenhagen
by Nicolas Stecher Located on the Danish islands Zealand and Amager, the country's capital Copenhagen is ever-changing. While it garners attention for its culinary scene, it's also host to a kind of renaissance in its fashion, coffeehouse, art and...
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Word of Mouth: Golden, BC
The town of Golden, British Columbia—in the picturesque Kootenay region tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges—is a small historical logging town, and an appealing location for snow sports enthusiasts. Close to Banff, Glacier...
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Leather Watch Roll
With space for three timepieces, this full-grain leather watch roll makes traveling with watches far more organized. Lined with a "weather chart" fabric, it's tied shut with a technical rope and is available in red, navy or caramel. This accessory...
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Word of Mouth: Banff
The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is...
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All-Women Ice-Climbing Camp, BC
Sarah Hueniken is one of the strongest ice- and mixed-climbers in the world (regardless of gender) and while she does spend time competing, the majority of her year is dedicated to guiding and teaching the sport. She leads private trips for ice-, rock...
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citizenM Takes London
Boutique hotel chain citizenM hinted at world domination when we reviewed their first—and currently only—Stateside location in Times Square, New York City a few years ago; and they're getting closer to their goal with every opening (peek their map...
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Paragliding, Cat- and Heli-Skiing at Revelstoke, British Columbia
Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia has the longest vertical descent in North America—set atop Mt MacKenzie in the Selkirk Range. With views overlooking the stunning Monashee Mountains and the Columbia River Valley, Revelstoke is part of...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
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Sailing in Bermuda with America's Cup 2017
Just a two-hour flight from the shores of New York sits Bermuda, a colorful little island known mostly for its pink sand beaches and its role as a secluded playground for rockstars, investment bankers and honeymooners. But lately, the 21-mile-long...
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Stowaway Classic Suitcase
While it looks like a classic suitcase, the Stowaway from Paravel has one decidedly modern and functional feature: it's collapsable. Thanks to its clever interior architecture, this 17 by 13 by 6.5 inch suitcase stores flat (around 17.5 by 7 by 2.5...
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