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The menu at Booty’s Street Food is as international as they come, with tacos, ramen, and fish and chips reflecting the globetrotting adventures of travel writer and owner Nick Vivion. The lively scene is unmistakably New Orleans—with a friendly crowd of Bywater residents gathered around the tables and the bar every night of the week. (As are the bathrooms, which are redecorated on a regular...Read more >

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On July 22, AFAR’s co-founder Joe Diaz appeared on the Today Show, talking about ways to experience luxury without breaking the bank. Places like beautiful Vieques, above. See all his recommendations in the clip below, and find his list—and save these places for your next trip—here. Read more >

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Before you judge a whole town on the basis of a single person—Mayor Rob Ford—meet a second one: The Drake Hotel bartender Sandy de Almeida sheds light on what Toronto is really like. So how long have you called Toronto your home? About 17 years, and I’ve been bartending for 15 of those. Where do you grab a drink after work if you want to unwind? Midfield, a low-key wine bar with wonderful...Read more >

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We’ve come a long way from basic duffels and rollies. These new pouches and cases ensure everything has its place. Photo by Jeffery Cross Clockwise from top left: CORD TACO: A handy wallet for loose earbuds. This Is Ground, $25 for a three-pack.  BAGGU POUCH: Corrals coins, lip balm, and keys–basically all the random miscellany that tends to go MIA. Baggu, $20. TUMI TRAVEL DOCUMENT CASE: All...Read more >

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The Find: Italy Makes a Cameo Don’t let the very Victorian materials that jeweler Anna Porcu uses throw you off: She’s future-thinking—so much so that she has found a way to make cameos, those pendants with carved silhouettes your grandmother may have worn, fresh again. The daughter of two antique dealers, Porcu unearths her cameos throughout Italy, especially in Naples, where the most coveted...Read more >

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Photos by Daniel Holzman Suisin Knives in Sakai City, Japan. Daniel Holzman, chef and co-owner of The Meatball Shop restaurants in New York, recently returned from a trip to Sakai City, Japan where he got an exclusive tour of Suisin Knives. At the factory, he was paired with a translator and guide who turned out to be Saori Kawano, the founder of Korin Japanese Trading Corp., America’s...Read more >

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The American Southwest is a fascinating mix of beautiful landscapes, colors, and culture. Not long ago, AFAR and Andrew Harper have joined forces to offer a trip for two to Santa Fe—a historic city, an artistic hub, and home to The Inn of the Five Graces. And now, we have a winner—congratulations to Jenny Klimenkoff! Just a short walk from Santa Fe’s historic main plaza, The Inn of the Five...Read more >

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The Saturday market in Guelmim attracts people from all around the region. In the premiere issue of AFAR, Candace Feit followed writer Todd Pitock into Morocco’s Berber territory where an old style of living mixes with modern life. Here are some pictures that didn’t make it into the story. Read the full story here. After weavers are finished with the carpets, they are laid on the...Read more >

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Photo by Tara Guertin When we think about traveling, it’s easy to let the mind roam far afield, forgetting how much is happening close to home. Across the country, chefs are rediscovering local traditions and giving them a modern twist, while artists in some of the most digitally savvy areas are getting back in touch with their analog roots, and writers are finding the value of slow travel....Read more >

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