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13 Los Angeles Locations Every ‘La La Land’ Fan Should Visit

If you haven’t seen the movie (and it’s still on my list!), Travel + Leisure has a fantastic list of spots in LA where you can recreate the magic. Cailey Rizzo says: At this point, it’s become cliche to say that a city plays a character in certain films. But, then again, not every film […]

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20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

Travel+Leisure’s Erika Owen recommends these 20 spots as the perfect between-job destinations. Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is by taking enough time to reset. Our recommendation? Take a vacation. Planning a trip in between jobs can get a bit tricky—you don’t want to take too […]

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What I Learned: Cuba Travel Tips

I made it to Cuba, spending the New Year there. I have to admit that I didn’t totally fall in love with the country — I’ve been wanting to go for a long time, and especially once things have started easing up on the restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba, I wanted to go before […]

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Cuba in Photographs

A few days ago I returned from my first-ever trip to Cuba. A very photographic place in terms of the architecture, cars, and just the way the country occupies a certain space and time in the world today that no other place does. Here is my Cuba experience in photos.

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Country Roads: West Virginia Road Trip

I couldn’t keep the song from coming into my head whenever I was driving through the parks and countryside during last week’s road trip to West Virginia. The country roads were peaceful, although I arrived a week or two too late for the best fall foliage. I drove into West Virginia, my 39th state in […]

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60 Minutes Up, 60 Seconds Down: Adventures in Volcano Boarding

Cerro Negro is a very young volcano. At a mere 161 years old, it’s a newborn baby in fact. “The Black Hill” is one of 25 volcanoes in Nicaragua, of which 9 are active (or at least erupted in the last two thousand years). Cerro Negro is very definitely one of the active ones; in […]

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Chile: Life in the Atacama Desert

It is still dark when the Colque family makes its way up the volcano, climbing steadily in the early morning hours. The air is cool and arid here in the Atacama, the world’s highest and driest desert in the far northern reaches of Chile, along the Andes mountain range at the borders of Bolivia and […]

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In the Shadows of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

At the age of 14, Ponheary Ly died and came back to life. At least, that’s how she describes it. The year was 1977, and the Khmer Rouge was on its deadly rampage in Cambodia. After seeing her father killed, along with 13 other family members, Ly was on the run and in hiding when […]

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Thailand: One Day in Bangkok

If you’re traveling on a budget, Southeast Asia is a great place to do it in. Once you get here, it’s easy to keep costs very low, and have an amazing time on just a few bucks. Take your pick from these three itineraries for a great day in Bangkok, for less than $10 – […]

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France: Finding Home in the Bordeaux Wine Valley

You simply have to love a place where a top local chef advises wine with breakfast. Thierry Marx, a Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, reported to the Aquitaine tourism magazine that one of his personal favorite restaurants in the region was Lion d’Or. The owner knows the estuary well and all the best fishing spots. […]

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