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Raleigh: A Museum Mecca

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Raleigh is often called the Smithsonian of the south, for good reason. The city has world class museums and the admission for a number of them is rather reasonable as in free! Downtown Raleigh is a city center easily made for walking and most of the major museums are easily within walking distance of each other. In addition, a free bus service runs daily (the R-Line). Three museums we visited… Read More

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Palm Springs’ Best Burgers

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From the perfect cut of beef to the perfect toppings—and let’s not even get into buns—there is a seemingly infinite number of ways to make a good burger. Here are four of the best burger joints to be found in Palm Springs, with options that will satisfy even the pickiest of cravings for a delicious burger: Tyler’s: For an all-American hamburger with a whole lot of flavor and the perfect… Read More

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A Day on the Bay

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On one of San Diego’s many glorious sun-filled days, one of the best ways to experience its beauty is to follow the lead of the locals and get out onto the water. If you don’t own your own nautical vessel, not to worry, a two-hour Hornblower Harbor Cruise is a great option to enjoy the water and soak up some sun. Bring your sunglasses, a camera, binoculars and a windbreaker… Read More

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Hawaii’s Angels of the Sea

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One of the top attractions of the Hawaiian Islands is the spectacular natural setting: breathtaking coasts and cliffs, awe-inspiring waterfalls and active volcanoes, and one of the most unique eco-systems in the world. The Pacific ocean waters surrounding the chain of islands formed millions of years ago by erupting volcanoes – that are still adding land today on the Big Island – are filled with diverse life including green sea… Read More

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TMSK: Nightlife with a Decidedly Artistic Twist in Shanghai

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The TMSK Restaurant & Bar in Shanghai is short for Tou Ming Si Kao, which means “transparent thinking.” From your first step into this exquisite place, it’s easy to see the transparency of the atmosphere the owners are trying to create. The bar is a gorgeous length of amazing art glass, lit from within. In fact, the entire place is softly lit and decorated with art glass, giving it a… Read More

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Bund 18: Shanghai’s Most Exciting Entertainment Destination

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Shanghai, China’s largest city, is an exciting metropolitan city with an intriguing cultural diversity in architecture, history, food and people. With its large influx of Europeans who made their home here in the early part of the 20th century, Shanghai became known by the 1930s as one of the most exciting, sophisticated cities in the world. Today, some parts of Shanghai (such as Old Town) are distinctly Chinese, while other… Read More

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Hotel de la Paix – Siem Reap, Cambodia: Understated Elegance with a Social Conscience

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Siem Reap, Cambodia is a dream destination for many – just a few kilometers away are the mythical, mysterious, awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat, World Heritage site and one of the Wonders of the World. A journey to Angkor is a must for serious world travelers, right up there with the Pyramids of Egypt and Machu Picchu. Hotel de la Paix is a modern respite of luxury in the shadows… Read More

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One Perfect Day in Miami

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If you have the winter blahs, Miami is an excellent place to get rid of them. Here are some ideas for one perfect day in the city: Culture Miami is known for its Art Deco heritage and architecture. Head downtown for a trip to the Miami Art Museum, with its cool retro vibe and two floors of thought-inspiring exhibits of modern art masterpieces. Until March 6 you can catch Susan… Read More

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A Day Exploring Cabo San Lucas Food and Shopping

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What better way is there to start off a day in Baja than with a meal of huevos rancheros? The Mexican-style egg breakfast was served, along with orange juice, tortillas and salsa, by a delightful local girl named Maria. I enjoyed the meal in a small restaurant located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Read More

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