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Joshua Tree National Park Night Sky Festival
by Andrew Maness Joshua Tree National Park lies just 140 miles east of Los Angeles, an easy two and half hours of cruising on the interstate without traffic, or a miserable slog that can take upwards of five hours if you happen to depart at the...
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Word of Mouth: São Miguel Island, Azores
by Ross Belfer Jettisoning across the Atlantic Ocean is a familiar experience if you’re a travel nut, but rarely do we ponder the infinite unknown—or in this case, the tiny archipelago that dots the swathe of sea in between North America and the...
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All-Natural Travel-Size Body Washes
All-natural; paraben-, SLS- and petroleum-free; and made with just eight or nine ingredients, PLANT body washes still manage to feel luxurious and smell lovely. With different scents and vibes, this pack of five travel-sized bottles come in Be Well...
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The Otis Backpack by Cool Hunting + Tumi
Collaborating with Tumi is always an iterative process of refinement. For this, our second backpack, we began by looking back at the first one—a military-inspired black canvas rucksack—and chose a few key elements to carry over. But from there we reset...
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Carry-On Suitcase
Arlo Skye's Carry-On suitcase is much more than just lightweight. Sophisticated and elegant with no detail ignored, the suitcase comes with a super-useful built-­in 10,050 mAh portable charger, which is hidden away under the handle so it doesn't disrupt...
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ListenUp
Music is a big part of traveling, whether it's obscure songs you hear in taxis or tuk-tuks, or the tunes you select for a personal journey. The team behind Arlo Skye, one of favorite luggage brands, shares our love for music and travel, as does LA...
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Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel
You don't have to be a full-blown sneaker-freak to carry Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel, but if you are, this bag could change your life—or at least your weekends away. The carry-on size bag fits three pairs of sneakers in the inner section...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The World's Best Logo While there are many brands whose logos are burned into our minds—for better or worse—none of them were easy to create: "crafting such a deceptively simple symbol is a massive undertaking, so it's no surprise that the...
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Give Somebody The World
If you've been following CH Global Spin; our editor-at-large Karen Day's travels as part of her Gap-year-style break from traditional work, you'd be aware that she has finally returned back to NYC. She traveled everywhere from Berlin to Beşiktaş, Seoul...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Though the museum was originally proposed a century ago, Washington DC's Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened its doors this...
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CH Global Spin: Hollow, Bristol
Kids understand it as a giant climbing structure of tricky proportions. Adults recognize it as an intriguing public sculpture and when inside, an opportunity for a moment of zen. Scottish artist Katie Paterson sees it as a miniature forest comprised...
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CH Global Spin: Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels
by Karen Day Do you know what a serpent chandelier sounds like? Or, perhaps more importantly, did you know that a serpent chandelier is a tuba-esque wind instrument? It's surprising encounters like these that make exploring Brussels’ Musical Instruments...
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Standard International’s One Night App Incorporates Other Luxury Hotels
It's not often that a hotel brand develops a platform that's so successful they decide to open the service to competitors. And yet, that's the case with the new One Night app from Standard International (owners of the Standard Hotels and developers...
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The Boro Hotel
Opened in 2015 in Long Island City, Queens, the Boro Hotel could double as a design showroom thanks to the thoughtful selection of interiors. Design nerds will recognize the sculptural Plumen bulbs, Jasper Morrison for Vitra cork stools, custom leather...
FOOD-DRINK
Panatea Instant Matcha
Anyone who has made their own Matcha knows the ritual of its preparation is partially about ceremony, but largely about achieving the optimal consistency. Whisking the bright green powder in to a bowl of water helps break up the clumps often found...
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CH Global Spin: Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin
by Karen Day Craft beer, once a cottage industry carried out by dedicated beer nerds, has reached an all-time high. Consumers around the world have come to favor small-batch, full-flavor brews over their mass-produced, watered-down counterparts...
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CH Global Spin: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
by Karen Day As the home to Istanbul Modern, numerous small galleries, dozens of hip cafes and Kılıç Ali PaŞa Hamamı—a stunning Turkish bathhouse designed by the legendary Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan—Karaköy is undoubtedly Istanbul’s hippest neighborhood...
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A Modular Luggage System, Bugaboo Boxer
We've seen small footsteps toward better luggage (currently an industry drowning in designer labels and cookie-cutter design), like Raden's lightweight case with integrated tech and G-Ro's axle-less two-wheeler. But the latest offering comes from...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
by Rima Suqi While the Barcelona-vs-Madrid rivalry is very real on the soccer field, when it comes to tourism, the two coexist on fairly even ground. Barcelona might have a sexier reputation, but over the years it also has experienced an explosion...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Vale, Gene Wilder No matter how old you are, chances you've seen and adored a Gene Wilder film. Sadly, the beloved actor passed away this week at 83 years old. Starring in movies since the '60s, he played everything from Young Frankenstein...
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The Illustrated Book of Sayings
Writer and illustrator, Ella Frances Sanders' new book "The Illustrated Book of Sayings" is a charming collection of idioms that get lost in translation. The kinds of phrases you don't often hear in traditional language lessons, these are the sayings...
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CH Global Spin: Singapore's Gallery & Co
by Karen Day After feasting on orh lauk (oyster omelettes), chicken rice, a range of satay items (including king-sized squid) and plenty of Tiger beers at the food stalls beneath the Singapore Flyer, we set out to discover what else this vibrant...
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