The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

Full disclosure: I rarely celebrate the 4th of July. In fact, despite living in New York City, this year was the first time I’d ever seen the official Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show (from a friend’s rooftop and yes, it was pretty awesome).   This symbolic long weekend (one...

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Things to do in: Washington D.C.

Things to do in: Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is the capital of the US, and one of the most visited cities in the world. When people come to the city, they often have a list of tourist attractions they’d like to see: the White House, the US Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr....

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The complete guide to: New York City travel

The complete guide to: New York City travel

New York City is an experience unlike any other. Whether you’re here for a few nights or a couple weeks, we want you to have the Best. Trip. Ever. in the city! With hundreds of options to choose from in terms of cafés, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, art galleries, concerts,...

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What to eat at New York City’s Italian market fairs

What to eat at New York City’s Italian market fairs

In the summertime, New York City is filled with street fairs — big ones, small ones, fancy ones, cheap ones, official ones, and even ones that may seem a little random! My personal favourites are the Italian street fairs — and no, I don’t mean San Gennaro (it’s a great...

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Top outdoor activities in San Francisco

Top outdoor activities in San Francisco

San Francisco offers more chances to get outside and enjoy nature than you might expect. There are outdoor activities and adventures that suit travellers of any age or fitness level. In fact, some of the most beautiful natural views of San Francisco are right within the city limits! Cruise on the...

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How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

New Yorkers complain about the crowds a lot (like, a lot, a lot). But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel the incredible energy and excitement when we step into Times Square with a theatre playbill in our hand, or that the sight of the Statue of Liberty doesn’t make our heart...

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Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Everyone knows the Napas and the Barossas of the world — places whose names are synonymous with one thing and one thing only: really, really good wine. The malbecs of Argentina, the ports of Portugal, the shirazes of Australia — it’s easy to think you’ve tasted the world when you’ve...

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The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

I once had a friend who told me she only travelled to a city or country once. “But, but, but…why? And HOW?” I sputtered. “Because you know, been there, done that — it’s the same each time. Plus, there are so many other places to see.” While I can’t argue...

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How to escape the cliché in LA

How to escape the cliché in LA

“Jen, for real, I just saw Jack White,” my 13-year-old sister said this while standing in line for pizza at Los Angeles’ LAX airport. “Okay, Steph,” I said, rolling my eyes, definitely not believing her. Seconds later, the lead singer of The White Stripes walked in for a slice. I...

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Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a hard city to get to know. You can’t just stroll the backstreets and get lost like you can in Paris, or take the subway and pop up somewhere new like in New York, or stumble across your new favourite organic grocer like in San Francisco. LA...

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