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Sea to Sky Highway highlights in BC

Sea to Sky Highway highlights in BC

You may have seen the sights in Vancouver and skied in Whistler traveling the photogenic Sea to Sky Highway — but, if you’re like too many travelers, you may have never stopped to take in the sights along the way. Or you haven’t made it past Whistler to experience the wilderness due north. British Columbia’s …

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Asheville, NC, for LGBTQ travelers

Asheville, NC, for LGBTQ travelers

Though the southeast, in general, has never been among the most gay-friendly regions in the United States, there are some pockets, namely urban areas, where the LGBTQ community is not only welcomed but also embraced. One such place is Asheville, North Carolina. The southern charm in Asheville is warm and sincere. Being downtown and among …

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Best US music festivals spring 2020

Best US music festivals spring 2020

Hopefully, you’re not yet at the point where you’re going all Portlandia and attending festivals via drone. Because though the heat, crowds, and cost of a major music festival can be a little aggravating, it’s still the only chance to see your entire playlist live in one place, combining it with an epic vacation to …

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Best shows to see in London in 2020

Best shows to see in London in 2020

Putting on the world’s greatest shows since Shakespeare made his mark in the 1500s, London is right up there with Broadway as the most iconic place in the world to watch theater. If you’ve made your way through the long list of West End giants like The Lion King and Mamma Mia, don’t worry — …

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2020 ideas for solo female travelers

2020 ideas for solo female travelers

No mere trend: Solo female travel is here to stay. Women around the world are getting out of their comfort zones to discover the challenges and rewards of planning and executing a trip all on their own. Solo travel encourages confidence, allows you the freedom to do exactly what you want on a trip without …

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Hike Hungary’s National Blue Trail

Hike Hungary’s National Blue Trail

Hungary impresses visitors with its vibrant and photogenic capital Budapest. Yet even that capital hints at what else there is to be enjoyed beyond its urban charms, as it’s made up not just of bustling Pest on one side of the Danube River but also the rolling hills of Buda on the other. In fact, …

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Plymouth Rock vandalized

Plymouth Rock vandalized

As the historic town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, gets ready to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims arriving on the Mayflower, vandals tagged Plymouth Rock and other town landmarks on Sunday night. The vandals not only covered the famed rock and its “1620” inscription with red spray paint but also defaced the Pilgrim Maiden statue, …

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How to prepare for avalanches

How to prepare for avalanches

In January of this year, a 34-year-old skier was killed inbounds at Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Alpine Resort, skiing a piste off of Alpine Meadows’s Scott Chair. That followed another avalanche that trapped eight skiers at Idaho’s Silver Mountain Ski Resort. Tragically, three of those skiers died. We already know that even more skiers and snowboarders …

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Modern veggie burger, ancient roots

Modern veggie burger, ancient roots

Amanda Cohen’s veggie burger at her latest venture, Lekka, is, as she puts it, “sort of a secret.” The coy restaurateur, known for her vegan tasting menu restaurant Dirt Candy, will only divulge to me that a collaboration between Cohen and a historian, during which she prepared 900-year-old Chinese dishes, inspired the recipe. A little …

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US LGBTQ and Pride events in 2020

US LGBTQ and Pride events in 2020

Let’s get one thing straight — LGBTQ people know how to throw one hell of a party, and in the United States, there’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to curating a queer shindig. From ski-slope soirees to fetish-themed festivals, the only thing more difficult than choosing which events to attend in 2020 is …

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