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Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana
A couple of hours from Yellowstone National Park, a very different (but no less spectacular) kind of destination opened just last month. Tippet Rise Art Center, located in Fishtail, Montana, is driven by the mission to make art and music more affordable...
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Park Hyatt Mallorca
Park Hyatt Mallorca has opened on a part of the beautiful Balearic Island far from the crowds found in capital city Palma—an overrun summer holiday hotspot. About an hour's drive east from Palma airport is the brand's first-ever resort in Europe; a...
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Angie Round Weekender Bag
Pack for your next weekend trip with this deceptively spacious bag. Available in subtle blue or gray, the circular bag expands to fit everything you need for a couple days away. With two interior mesh pockets and extras on the outside, the bag features...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Samsung Blends National Anthems into One Considering the current world climate—sadly an anti-globalization fear seems to be gaining momentum—Samsung's Olympics commercial is incredibly timely. The advertisement blends a bunch of national anthems...
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Eagle Creek's Durable, Lightweight Cargo Hauler
On a recent camping trip for a desert music festival, carrying an overstuffed duffle was a regrettable choice—all weekend long. It was extremely heavy, and the only way to carry it was a rough strap that seemed to leave permanent groove in my shoulder...
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The Standard Introduces "Standard Time"
In a move that will have travelers no longer ruing 5AM arrival times or hangovers, The Standard has just announced it's forgoing traditional check-in and check-out times at their hotels—from NYC to Miami and Los Angeles. For those who elect the...
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Montreal's Freshly Renovated Le Méridien Versailles
By Chadner Navarro Understanding Le Meridien’s place in the hospitality world is not always easy. It's not a luxury hotel in the same vein as Four Seasons and Aman, but it’s not a straight-forward business chain like the Conrad either. It’s in...
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Visiting Joan Miró's Creative Refuge in Mallorca
In between the sun, sea, sand and freshly caught seafood that comprise the Balearic Islands experience, there's also artistic inspiration to be found. Mallorca—a top tourist destination for Brits—has its share of embarrassing headlines featuring overzealous...
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Word Of Mouth: Honolulu
While many of O'ahu's beaches top "best of" lists year after year, that's no reason to stay shorebound. Venturing beyond the coast and outside the typical tourist traps reveals a myriad of young businesses brimming with energy—and no shortage of creativity...
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Notes: The Three Camera Kit
I started taking pictures with my father’s Nikon F when I was eight years old and not long after began developing film and making prints in the darkroom. Back then watching a photo come to life in a tray of developer was instantly gratifying—granted...
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Qliplet Carabiner
A new, more functional take on the traditional carabiner, Qliplet features a rotating, folding hook that can hang onto just about anything—leaving your hands free for climbing and carrying. Made from super-strong but lightweight aircraft grade aluminum...
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Google Mapping Rio de Janeiro's Favelas
From a foreigner's (or even many Brazilians') perspective, it's easy to label the "favelas" of Rio de Janeiro as slums run by drug cartels, racked with crime, violence and poverty—and terrorized by police. Despite many outer communities still...
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The Galápagos: Nature's Laboratory
While snorkeling along the rocks of Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that protrudes from the equatorial waters off the coast of the Galápagos’ Floreana Island, I find myself nearly nose-to-nose with a native sea lion. He seems just as eager to check...
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Word of Mouth: Oslo
There are certain characteristics that justly typify most Scandinavian capitals. From Reykjavik to Helsinki, the region is home to cities that place a high value on public services, design, transportation and livability. Oslo checks all these boxes...
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Photo Essay: From Fjord to Farm in Norway
On a recent visit to Norway, we toured the country from Oslo to the home of Jarlsberg to the western fjord lands, stopping at dairy farms along the way. After a remarkably sunny day in Oslo at the Snøhetta-designed Operahuset, we headed for the country...
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Eating Europe Food Tours
When you're in a new city for one night, randomly picking a restaurant from the lists friends have emailed (or what Yelp or Instagram might suggest) has the potential to be a bust. But also, there's no interaction with the city and its people...
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Hotel Azul, Oaxaca
by Max La Frenais When arriving at Oaxaca's Hotel Azul, its soft blue facade is lit up by overhanging, fluorescent pink bougainvilleas. It exists as a welcome oasis, away from the buzzing, wired-up carnivalesque city. Constructed in 1874 as a large...
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"Insider Brooklyn" Book
Rachel Felder is no stranger to Brooklyn. She's a fourth-generation New Yorker with plenty of family history, stories and memories in the city. Felder (a journalist whose work can be seen in various publications from the New York Times to Rolling...
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Inside the Uniquely Norwegian Home of Jarlsberg Cheese
Year after year, Norway consistently tops “Best of” lists in a wide variety of categories. From healthcare to education, the fjord-laden Nordic nation of just over five million people often scores top honors thanks to rich natural resources and...
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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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Italy in Your Pocket: Fathom's New Honeymoon Guides
Travel website Fathom, which we love for their anti-tourist spin and overall practical—rather than eye candy—approach, has just debuted a new set of ebooks, dubbed Fathom Honeymoon Guides. The team has put together flexible three-day itineraries...
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Bluesmart's New Smart Suitcase, the Black Edition
Indiegogo success story Bluesmart has updated their debut smart carry-on suitcase (with built-in battery, GPS tracking, Bluetooth-enabled remote locking, etc) with a new Black Edition. The double PU layered polycarbonate case—even more scratch...
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Notes: The Value of Spontaneous Travel
I went to Barcelona last weekend with $116 in my checking account. I knew I'd need five of those dollars to pay for the AirTrain from JFK to the Howard Beach Station, so I had $111 in reality. I do not have a credit card. I am fortunate enough to have...
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