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Thailand Photo Essay: Koh Jum

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Koh Jum is a small quiet island in the Andaman Sea, located between Krabi and Koh Lanta, and accessible only by boat. There is no ferry dock, however. The ferry from Krabi stops just off the island and is met by longtail boats. The luggage is tossed from the ferry to the longtail boats, followed more »

Istanbul in Transit

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While tentatively searching for fares in deciding whether or not to attend the World Travel Market in London last month, I came across this offer–$700 on Turkish Airlines would let me fly into London and out of Brussels on the dates I wanted. The catch? Spending a total of an extra seven hours on the more »

Raleigh: A Big City Getting Bigger

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Recently rated the fastest growing city in the U.S. by Forbes, Raleigh is known mostly for new construction, urban sprawl, and general lack of personality. But scratch below the newly-built surface and you’ll find a city with a vibrant arts scene, live music, and homegrown brews. The Visual Art Scene The North Carolina Museum of more »

Things to Do in Detroit

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Detroit, America’s home of the automobile, has ridden the highs and lows along with the U.S. auto industry. But it has also been a hotbed of creativity and the birthplace of ideas in the music industry, from jazz and blues to punk and funk, with Motown in between. For Music Lovers Only Everyone who loves more »

Bookalokal: Local Dining Adventures with a Global Twist

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We glanced at each other as we waited for the elevator door to close in a non-descript apartment building in Adams Morgan. “Are you going to the dinner?” I said tentatively, though I already guessed the answer. “Yes, I think it’s on the sixth floor,” she replied. We were greeted at the door by one more »

Killer Heels in Brooklyn

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As I sit nursing my aching feet, which are apparently paying me back now for overdoing the cute shoes in my 20s, and having just bought the ugliest pair of shoes I could possibly imagine to help nurse them back to health, the irony of the title of the Brooklyn Museum‘s upcoming show does not more »

Looking for an eco-friendly vacation for your family?

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I was recently walking along the National Mall in Washington, DC, when I saw a family leaving the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. As they passed a trash can, the mother tossed in her empty water bottle. Her son stopped in his tracks and his eyes grew wide. “But Mom! That’s recyclable! You can’t put that in more »

Philadelphia: City of Motherly Love

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Fact. Mother’s Day was invented in Philadelphia. In the early 1900s, Philadelphian Anna Jarvis advocated for the holiday to commemorate none other than her own mother who worked tirelessly to improve the lives and opportunities for women all over the East Coast. I love Mother’s Day. And I wouldn’t trade the homemade cards, the pancakes more »

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