Best coffee shops in San Francisco for serious coffee fanatics

Best coffee shops in San Francisco for serious coffee fanatics

Good coffee is a way of life in San Francisco. It can be a leisurely affair — a way for city dwellers to slow down and savour the sweet nectar of coffee beans. Most of the places on our list of favourites below have what some may view as drawbacks:...

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The complete guide to: Orange County travel

The complete guide to: Orange County travel

Orange County, or the OC, might be best known as home to Disneyland, but there’s so much more than theme parks to this cluster of Southern California beach cities. This is where you’ll find the region’s most famous beaches, spread out along well over 60 kilometres of coastline, as well...

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9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

Year-round, local markets are the best place to get a taste for local life (literally, since you can scoop up tasty snacks as you browse!). But at Christmas time, markets become so much more than just a place to shop — they become magical winter wonderlands filled with tasty cold-weather...

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Things to do in: New York City

Things to do in: New York City

New York is the city that never sleeps — and when people come to visit, they sometimes don’t want to sleep for fear of missing out! There are so many things to do that the unlimited possibilities can become overwhelming, so our local NYC guides have selected their top five...

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Watch: Where to buy the best souvenirs in NYC

Watch: Where to buy the best souvenirs in NYC

People often ask me where the best place to shop is in NYC — but with so many options, it’s a tough question to answer. (Or, ahem, the quickest answer is for you to hop on our Made In NY: Industry City shopping tour.) Unless you’re asking me from inside...

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Lancaster Valley is home to the oldest Amish community

Lancaster Valley is home to the oldest Amish community

Nestled in the buccolic countryside, Lancaster Valley, just 90 miles beyond Philadelphia, is known for its beautiful hills, winding roads and picturesque farms and homesteads. It’s also known for its crafts, thanks to being home to the oldest and largest Amish community in the world. The Amish are unique for...

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The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

At a table by the window on a sun-drenched corner in Industry City, Brooklyn, I’m sitting with Manuel Mainardi, originally from Milan, Italy, and founder of Maglia Rosa NYC. It’s early on a Thursday afternoon, and it occurs to me that we’re doing exactly what he has hoped people will...

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Every mural in San Francisco’s Mission tells a story

Every mural in San Francisco’s Mission tells a story

Stepping into the Mission District instantly feels like stepping into the heart of San Francisco. I get an immediate sense that this is the engine room that keeps this city progressive, unique and vibrant. Mexican grocery stores pump out empanadas, brightly coloured murals decorate laneways and buildings, and a distinct...

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A veterans’ guide to touring Washington DC

A veterans’ guide to touring Washington DC

We all know that Washington DC is a treasure trove of tourism with amazing museums and memorials on every block. Choosing what to hit and what to skip can be stressful and can lead to feeling like you’re missing out on what makes this city special. This is especially the...

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The complete guide to: New York City travel

The complete guide to: New York City travel

New York City is an experience unlike any other. Whether you’re here for a few nights or a couple weeks, we want you to have the Best. Trip. Ever. in the city! With hundreds of options to choose from in terms of cafés, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, art galleries, concerts,...

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