10 road trip songs you’ve probably never heard

10 road trip songs you’ve probably never heard

If there’s one form of travel that combines the constant surroundings of a picturesque landscape, unique pit stops, and a sense of adventure, it’s a thrilling road trip. But before you hop into your home on wheels, you need the right soundtrack to pair with your epic experiences on the...

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Lost Vegas: 6 ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

Lost Vegas: 6 ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

Ahhh, Vegas. The only city in the world where you’ll find the Eiffel Tower across the road from the Statue of Liberty, where you’ll see Captain America strolling down the Strip with Chewbacca and Optimus Prime and be offered discount passes to machine gun shooting ranges by middle-aged women wearing...

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Movie buff’s guide to Philly

Movie buff’s guide to Philly

It’s a dream for any movie buff to be able to walk through the setting of their favourite film, and stand in the exact spot where the actors they admire once stood. But while there are popular cities that have been the setting for countless blockbusters, Philadelphia is seriously underrated...

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5 reasons why Detroit is the pop culture king of USA

5 reasons why Detroit is the pop culture king of USA

The troubled city of Detroit has suffered a bit of a bad reputation for years, but those who think it’s a place to avoid are missing out on all the great things “The D” has to offer. And the best thing about a city with a bad rap is that there...

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Finding Hollywoodland: How to have a golden era star-studded day in LA

Finding Hollywoodland: How to have a golden era star-studded day in LA

So, you’re going to Los Angeles and you want to experience some of that old-fashioned Hollywood glitz from the golden age of cinema? Walking in the footsteps of Bogart, Dietrich, Gable, or Monroe is easy if you know where to look. The legendary likes of Ciros, the Garden of Allah,...

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A local’s guide to Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s cool cultural hub

A local’s guide to Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s cool cultural hub

I’ve been hanging out in Cincinnati‘s Over-the-Rhine for over 20 years, and first discovered it by joining friends for some cocktails at one of the neighborhood drinkeries. Over-the-Rhine (OTR for short) has changed a lot, especially in the past five to 10 years. Back when I first began visiting the...

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The true stories behind San Francisco’s icons

The true stories behind San Francisco’s icons

You’ve seen them in every ad, top ten list, or article about San Francisco. They’re front and center in any movie that features the city. They’re so iconic that the mere mention of them screams San Francisco. But you probably don’t know some of the facts and stories behind the...

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City guide to Denver’s neighbourhoods

City guide to Denver’s neighbourhoods

Also known as “The Big D” (and I don’t mean Dallas), Denver was a gold and coal mining town, turned oil and gas, turned financial district, and more recently outdoor lover’s paradise and marijuana test bed for the rest of the United States (and Europe). It’s a city that continually...

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In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

Visiting New York is like drinking water out of a fire hydrant. So much is happening every minute of the day that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. One of the things that visitors (and sometimes even locals) frequently miss are the city’s ubiquitous ghost signs. These are old advertisements that...

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Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Late afternoon, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi, Vietnam. Three days of heat, humidity and sunshine have given way to grey skies and that invisible rain that doesn’t seem to be there until you’re soaking wet. Georgia and I are dashing between raindrops to meet our guide for our...

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