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Purgatorio n°2, Napoli
By Ross Belfer Whether misunderstood or embraced by visitors, Napoli (Italy’s third largest city) is a location immune to the rest of the world's fads. It's full of surprises—a giant, enigmatic metropolis overshadowed by the towering Mount Vesuvius...
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Interview: National Geographic Photographer, Stephen Alvarez
Few people know about the power of image-making as well as a National Geographic photographer. While the final photographs published in the glossy pages of the yellow-bordered magazine speak a thousand, powerful words, the people behind the lens are...
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Word of Mouth: Cape Cod
by Kate McLeod Cape Cod—Massachusetts' hook-shaped peninsula—was home to the Wampanoag Native American people for centuries before becoming a popular vacation destination in the 1940s. The peninsula’s natural beauty was formed by glaciers about...
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QWSTION's Bags for the Urban Traveler
Founded in 2008 in Zurich, QWSTION was the brainchild of five guys with varied international backgrounds—Swiss, Dutch, Austrian, American and French—which explained why they were traveling so much. "The reason for starting the company was the fact...
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Gérard Bertrand's Wine Philosophy
Sandwiched between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the Languedoc-Roussillon region—adored by vacationers for its sunshine and salty breezes—is slowly shedding its reputation for producing abundant amounts of value wine. One producer...
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Capturing Alaska on a Cellphone
Home to seven out of 10 of the largest national parks in the United States (and the federal government happens to be the largest landowner in the state), Alaska is, without a doubt, one of the most unique places in the country. There's more to The...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. NYC to London in One Hour While many thought the days of the Concord long gone, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has just won a patent for a hypersonic plane, which is being dubbed the Concord 2.0. The curious-looking aircraft (which would be able...
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A Perfect LA Getaway With FoundersCard
From special rates and loyalty status with airlines to preferred pricing at some of our favorite shops—not to mention preferred rates, upgrades and amenities at hotels the world over—FoundersCard offers a lot. We've been members for years and have...
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F1 Spacepak Organizer
Packing (and unpacking, shudder) becomes a bit more bearable with Flight 001's nifty Spacepak differently colored and sized bags for toiletries, socks and underwear, clothes, shoes and even suits. The bags not only keep things well-organized and compressed...
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Hotel Bachaumont Opens in Paris
Officially opened just a few weeks ago, the minimalist, retro-style Hotel Bachaumont is a sublime (and much-needed) lodging and dining addition to Paris' hotel-strapped second arrondissement. About a ten minute walk from the Louvre (and a five minute...
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Overnight Duffle Bag
The duffel bag gets a luxe upgrade: Scholar MFG's version is on the smaller side—designed to be on-the-go—and made with gorgeous premium Italian leather and solid Swiss brass. The bag, handmade in LA, is meant to last a long, long time and will wear...
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Mama Shelter, Los Angeles
On a recent Friday night at the new Mama Shelter boutique hotel on Los Angeles, DJ Kurse was playing a set for locals and hotel guests. A family had gathered to celebrate a 72nd birthday and the giant foosball table was being carefully picked up and...
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La Cambuse du Saunier in Gruissan, France
Le Salin de l'île Saint-Martin is a special place in the town of Gruissan where even locals indulge in snapping a few photos. Located by the Mediterranean coast, the tremendous salt evaporation ponds (over 400 hectares) host the production of la fleur...
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Peckham Loves Me
As cities evolve faster and faster and gentrification changes areas (for better or worse), it’s increasingly fascinating to see neighborhoods documented over a specific period of time. South London's Peckham, a former working class area that's now...
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An Idyllic Yurt in Northern Ontario
Shara Gibson isn't your typical landlord. In 2013, she took the internet by storm with two tracks that demonstrate her haunting songwriting abilities and vocal prowess. But music isn't Gibson's only passion project. For the last few years, the Canadian...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. How to Survive Work on Little to No Sleep Eight hours of sleep might be recommended for a good night's rest, but it’s not always possible—especially with work deadlines, late-night partying and nightmares getting in the way. Luckily, scientists...
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How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain
The perfect size to discreetly fit into your wallet, Herb Lester Associates' three-book set, "How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain," ensures you will always order correctly—and avoid feeling embarrassed or offending your waiter while traveling...
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Word of Mouth: Lisbon
by Ross Belfer From ritzy new gin-focused resto-bars to a rebirth of artisanal Portuguese craftwork in its truest form, plus endless music, fashion and design, there's plenty to satisfy visitors to Lisbon. It’s safe to say the city is rebounding...
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The Hike House, Arizona
by Kate McLeod Greg Samuelson was living in the suburbs of Houston with his family when he felt the need for a change. "I could have driven the concrete jungle for the next 20 years and done fine, but I felt like we were always having to manufacture...
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Test Drive: 2015 Subaru Outback in Yellowstone
by Sasha Barkans “There are Washburn Expedition reports from 1870 suggesting these springs sounded like distant artillery," our guide shouts over the bellowing Dragon’s Mouth Spring in Yellowstone National Park. As he tells us about the minerals...
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