How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

New Yorkers complain about the crowds a lot (like, a lot, a lot). But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel the incredible energy and excitement when we step into Times Square with a theatre playbill in our hand, or that the sight of the Statue of Liberty doesn’t make our heart...

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How to escape the cliché in LA

How to escape the cliché in LA

“Jen, for real, I just saw Jack White,” my 13-year-old sister said this while standing in line for pizza at Los Angeles’ LAX airport. “Okay, Steph,” I said, rolling my eyes, definitely not believing her. Seconds later, the lead singer of The White Stripes walked in for a slice. I...

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A hippie’s guide to San Francisco

A hippie’s guide to San Francisco

Even if you don’t consider yourself a flower child, who doesn’t appreciate the message of peace and love that grew out of 1960s hippie culture in San Francisco (and NYC)? The culture surrounding the hippie movement of the ’60s had a huge influence on the city — one that you...

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Things to do in: Washington D.C.

Things to do in: Washington D.C.

Welcome to Washington. The US capital is one of the most visited cities in the world — not just for being the seat of the real-life US government, but also as the playground of fictional characters like Frank Underwood, Jed Bartlet and Carrie Mathison. When people come, they often have...

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