Eat and Shop Like a Local in Florence

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  BY STEPHANIE KASHETA Ah, Firenze, the birthplace of the Renaissance, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and home to Michelangelo, da Vinci and countless others. The city can seem overwhelming to a tourist without the right guide. Everyone knows to visit the Bargello, the Uffizi and the Palazzo Medici, but where to dine and shop? Here […]

Best European Cafés

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                Image via Shutterstock No matter where you go in Europe there’s one thing people always seem to look for—whether it’s a simple standard brew or French press, travelers care about getting their hands on a good cup of coffee. With the “third wave coffee” rage—a movement that focuses […]

Natural Wonders Near Las Vegas

Natural Wonders

BY STEPHANIE KASHETA There’s much more to see in Vegas than meets the drunken eye. While many tourists visit, lured by the promise of being a completely different person for a week or night, many do not realize that Nevada is home to many natural wonders. Here are three places you should be sure to see […]

How Airports are Becoming Spaces for Art


  Image of via Shutterstock On a recent trip to Nashville, something caught my eye as I wandered through the city’s airport with typical traveler’s exhaustion. As I rushed to my gate, I looked up and saw an array of blue, hot pink, and lime green figures striking various poses above my head, appearing to dance. The […]

5 Reasons Why Malawi Will Surprise You

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Meghan Black is just back from Malawi. She shares how this often-overlooked African country is poised to step into the spotlight, and why you should go before everyone catches on. I am on a remote lava rock island, staring straight through the turquoise waters to the sandy bottom of Lake Malawi, watching a school of […]

Why Big City Dwellers Need Bali

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Christa Russo is on a mission: to reset, rejuvenate, bliss-out, and find holistic wellness in Bali. She goes beyond the legendary spas and fabled beaches (although, she’ll certainly squeeze in some of this as well!) to meet with traditional healers, learn to eat raw, and practice living at a slower pace. Follow her journey as […]

Summer Hiking Guide: Five Scenic Trails in the U.S.

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By Annemarie Tompsen Millennials, put down the TV remote and grab your hiking boots because hiking season is here! That’s right, summer’s around the corner and it’s time to get your hike on. A beloved pastime, hiking remains one of America’s most enjoyed outdoor activities. To join the fun this summer, immerse yourself in some […]