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The Sullivan Clan — That’s me in the arms of my mother, Helen, along with my siblings (above). Travelers get lots of practice saying good-bye. It’s in the nature of the relationships we form when we’re on the road. We meet people, share time with them, then go our separate ways. I think of the Israeli woman who took an hour-long detour to help me find my way when I was lost late at night in...Read more >

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If you want to know the lay of the land in any ski town, you want to jump the line and ask a true local. So we tracked a few down and got their insider advice on how to properly enjoy their hometown, Sun Valley, Idaho. Local ski bum, Kellee Havens knows a thing or two about culinary delights as operator of the short green school bus, The Haven. It’s a food truck with amazing food and an...Read more >

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San Francisco artist Jen Garrido designs textiles under the name Jenny Pennywood. Buy her tea towels and napkins at the General Store. (Photo by Jake Stangel) WHEN I MOVED back to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005 after eight years in New York City, I landed an editing job at a magazine called ReadyMade. Dubbed “an irreverent indie-rock Martha Stewart Living” by the New York Times, ReadyMade...Read more >

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We’re very excited to announce a big change to Places! Places make it easy for travelers to browse recommendations from AFAR magazine’s travel experts—as well as locals and farflung travelers—of where to eat, what to do, and where to stay worldwide. With Places, the individual highlights and photos that showcased one person’s experience are now collected under one geotagged location,...Read more >

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Our August/September issue marked a big milestone: AFAR’s 5-year anniversary. We celebrated the event with quite a few bottles of Champagne, but we also thought that it would be appropriate to bring our readers in on the festivities. So, to help us arrange an unforgettable birthday, we joined forces with our friends at Audley Travel, South African Airways, and Tumi to send one lucky reader and...Read more >

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Today we’re at the newly opened and gorgeous Park Hyatt New York, for two days of inspiration, education, and conversation with AFAR’s elite team of travel advisors. We call them our Travel Advisory Council. Advisors can and should be an important partner to you throughout your entire travel experience, from inspiration and planning to when you hit the ground running. The more complex the...Read more >

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Erica Samuels, curator for the art-filled Park Hyatt New York, on two perfect New York art tours. See more of her favorite stops here. THE UPPER EAST SIDE I feel incredibly lucky to live in New York City and to work in the art world. Since my days of sitting at the front desk at Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea and now as Curator at Park Hyatt New York, the art scene has expanded across the...Read more >

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You know what we love? Instagram. Seeing photos of beautiful, fascinating places all over the world can’t be beat, and Instagram has the visual indulgence game down to a science. So we wanted to see what some of our favorite Instagrammers were doing this summer—with AFAR in hand. We sent them copies of our 5th anniversary issue and asked them to take photos of our cover during their...Read more >

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I don’t know how many countries I’ve visited. But I can readily list the places I want to go. As my coworkers here at AFAR can tell you, I bring a similar mindset to our business. I’m focused on the things we want to achieve, rather than where we’ve been. But every once in a while, even I need to take a look back—at least for a moment. We opened the AFAR office in 2008. Many industries,...Read more >

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