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Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru

Cusco
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Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru, Cusco, Peru
Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru
The Rainbow Mountain or "Vinicunca" is a majestic location and a nature’s gift. It is situated near the Ausangate Mountain in Cusco Region, Peru. It is one of the places that still has not been discovered by travelers (http://www.tierrasvivas.com/en/rainbow-mountain-peru-tour)
Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru
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Mii Amo

Sedona
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Mii Amo, Sedona, Arizona
Spirit of the Full Moon in Sedona, Arizona
I was in Sedona, Arizona, staying at the very magical and appropriately named Enchantment Resort, a secluded property nestled in the Boynton Canyon that felt like more of an otherworldly experience than a hotel. It was also summer solstice AND the night of the strawberry moon, making this a rare event in the sky that needed to be celebrated. “Write down the thoughts and feelings you want to release. Write things down that no longer serve you.” The therapist told me in a calm, nurturing voice, as the scent of wild Arizona sage drifted through the room. I was indulging in the “Spirit of the Full Moon” at Mii Amo, a destination spa on the grounds of Enchantment, offering luxurious treatments inspired by Native American traditions and influenced by the energy of the Red Rocks. So there I was, writing down my thoughts and worries with a pencil (unsurprised when I had to ask for a second sheet of paper), then watched as the therapist calmly lit the worries on fire, assuring me that with the power of the full moon, and the spiritual energies of the sun and the canyon, these thoughts were going to leave my mind. I watched the small flame of smoke disappear into the quiet room along with the burning paper where all of my worries once lived, and believed her. Then I lay on the massage table, and she massaged my scalp, freeing my mind from any leftover tension. The treatment ended with a foot massage using frankincense, an oil that relieves stress and anxiety. And I was left feeling pampered, rejuvenated, worry free, and ready for the rest of my journey. Of course, it’s not hard for one to abandon worries at Mii Amo. Surrounded by soaring red cliffs, the architecture is infused with nature and the activities are inspired by the energies of the canyon. Guests can begin each morning by setting their intentions in the crystal grotto, basking by the pool amidst spectacular canyon views, or choosing from one of the dozens of yoga classes, guided hiking experiences, or meditation walks. The property also offers summer and winter solstice events.
Spirit of the Full Moon in Sedona, Arizona
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Glass House Mountains

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Glass House Mountains, Glass House Mountains, Australia
Hiking Around Glass House Mountain National Park
According to Aboriginal legend the Glass House Mountains in Queensland, just inland from the Sunshine Coast, got their shapes after an epic ancient fight amidst the family they belonged too. As such they have held supreme spiritual significance for generations and the story of their creation remains important to this day. Hiking around these 16 ethereally shaped volcanic crags that rise from the humid green environs in sporadic bursts is as stunning as it is sacred. The mountains are part of a national park named after them. There are hiking for all fitness levels, including families. One option is the short, but intense, roundtrip hike to the summit of Mt Ngungun (253m). It has impressive views of the four major peaks and can be a bit challenging hiking – keep the kids close, the steep trail passes close to the cliff line and can be slippery. If you love to scramble up rocks, try climbing Tibrogargan and Beerwah, both hikes require some free base scrambles up loose rock, but are under 2 miles round trip.
Hiking Around Glass House Mountain National Park
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Sagsai

Ulgii
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Sagsai, Ulgii, Mongolia
A Kazakh Homestay in Mongolian Altai
The snow was falling hard and limited our visibility to only a few meters. Our friend Bek was a cautious driver and slowly navigated the bumps and cracks in the dirt road. It had barely taken us 30 minutes to drive from Olgii, in the Mongolian Bayan province, to the small town of Sagsai, even though our destination to our Kazakh family homestay was only a few kilometers away, it would still take us almost one hour to reach it that day, a testament to the state of the “roads” and the winter weather. We drove by herds of cows, horses, yaks, sheep and goats, all coated in white by the heavy snow. We finally turned toward a lone ger and stopped. As we grabbed our bags, a small elderly lady came out to welcome us. Our host Baigan hurried us inside the ger, where a burning stove and a table covered with food were waiting for us. As we had discovered numerous times through our time in Mongolia, you partake in the traditional milk tea as soon as you step in a ger. Baigan embodied nomadic hospitality by displaying several kinds of food, from homemade butter, cream, sun-dried curd khuruud (or aarul when first fermented) and fried doughnut-like baursak (or boorstog), as well as sugar, cakes, cookies, sweets, and more. The ever-flowing milk tea warmed our cold bones and we dug deep into the pile of baursak and fresh cream. One thing we quickly realized is that you can’t get enough of milk tea, at least in Kazakh’s mindset… Munching on our hard khuruud (can be softened by letting it infuse in tea!!) between sips of hot tea allowed us to get familiar with our surrounding as we took in the inside of the ger. The home of five people was neat and tidy, high in colors from the hanging carpets, decorative pillows, and bed covers. Three beds, a chest, a table with a few wooden seats, a dung-fuelled stove, and a cupboard full of utensils were the main elements. Since we were in an eagle hunter family, a saddle, a few bites, and the gear for handling the eagle were also visible. Family photos, the late husband’s portrait, his Kazakh hat and eagle feeding plate, as well as hanging medals completed the decoration on the wall. Bek was facilitating the discussion as we introduced ourselves, where we were from and where we had been traveling in Mongolia. We learned about our host, Baigan, who lived with one of her three sons, Erlang, his wife Dinar, and their two young sons Tastan and Arkhalykh. Erlang was away for the day, and we understood he would return the next day. Baigan had another son living in another ger nearby, Erbold, as well as her brother-in-law, the younger brother of her late husband. The communication was not the easiest, though, given our lack of Kazakh. Indeed, our painstakingly acquired Mongol was of no help here, and Kazakh was the language to know. We managed, mostly by gesturing and thanks to Bek’s translation, to express our interests in learning more about the Kazakh culture and mentioned we could love to participate in their daily routine, offering our help whenever possible. By the time we had managed to discuss there, the dinner had been prepared by Baigan. The dough was mixed, rolled down and packed with meat and onions. Dinar and a neighbor helped out through the whole process, while we were talking to Bek. Since we just arrived, and Bek was helping translate, I watched them on the side, though I was eager to see what they were doing. A large platter of steaming hot dumplings – a traditional meal called buuz – was served, and Baigan urged us to dig in. These were yummy, and we understood made with mutton, a continuation of food that will be constant during our stay. The evening settled in quietly, with Dinar and Baigan cleaning up the dishes, stocking up the stove with more fuel, and ensuring we had a constant refill of hot tea. Bruno, Bek, and the kids played a game of bones dice with the kids. It reminded me of my own childhood, playing a similar game with my grandmother. The silent moments were interrupted by the occasional discussion between Baigan and Erlang, or laughter between the kids. On my end, I kept pointing at things hoping to learn their Kazakh names. These felt as unpronounceable as their Mongol counterparts and I felt ... Read the rest of our Kazakh homestay experience on our blog post Ze Wandering Frogs A Kazakh Homestay
A Kazakh Homestay in Mongolian Altai
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Greeking.me

Kallithea
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Greeking.me, Kallithea, Greece
Greeking.Me : A Tour For The Foodie In Athens Greece
To start our Greece trip, what better way than to experience the culture through the food and the Café society of Athens ? Greeking.me was the answer with a resounding yes. Our tour for foodies took us to cafés, open air markets, Greek delicatessens and Tavernas where families have been taking their families for generations. Greece is a true food culture that has been in existence for thousands of years. Local is the word here, the meats, dairy, coffee and cheese of course are all locally sourced from surrounding farming communities. This is comfort food elevated, and our tour guides explained the nuances of the food, and the many influences from different regions of Europe. Another bonus of the tour, is that this is a walking tour, and you get to take in the architecture, ancient ruins, sounds and smells of the food offerings of Athens. We walked through many different neighborhoods that ranged from the upscale to the working mans. One of my favorite stops was towards the end, where we could just sit at a street side café and people watch. Athens is a vibrant city, with people that take their food very seriously and love to share it. But make no mistake, the Greeks know how to celebrate life, their culture and their food. Tours can be customized to what you’re interested in, and not just for foodies either. Greeking.me offer Mythology tours, Athens in one day, Greek Ambrosia, and yes the Acropolis. On their web site you can create a bespoke tour by filling out a short form that covers your interests, party size, language spoken your dates in Athens. One note, bring your appetite, you will be eating a lot of different foods, from traditional pastries from a shop going back to 1908, lemon scented chicken and special local style doughnuts. This is a great way to get the feel, taste and culture of Athens and it’s also an excellent to familiarize yourself with this vibrant world class city.
Greeking.Me : A Tour For The Foodie In Athens Greece
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Grammy Museum - Cleveland, Ms

Cleveland
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Grammy Museum - Cleveland, Ms, Cleveland, Mississippi
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
State of the art music museum located in the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of American music. Tons of interactives, a rotating exhibit space, great artifacts and music. A must see!
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
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Tokyo

Shinjuku Ku
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Tokyo, Shinjuku Ku, Japan
Kyoto Vs Tokyo: Japan’s old and new
When it comes to choosing between Kyoto and Tokyo it often becomes a contest between the old versus the new. And, as two of Japan’s most captivating cities, visitors often find themselves torn between the two. But why pick one city when you could see both? The high-speed Shinkansen ‘bullet train’ means you can find yourself 280 miles across the country in only two and a half hours. So you can easily enjoy the best of both of these two Japanese worlds. Japan’s capital in renowned for its contemporary skyscrapers and modern edge. Look carefully and you will find the shrines and temples, hidden between the high-rise buildings and bright lights, but these are few and far between. This city is the bright future of Japan. A treasure trove of gadgets, concept shops, and forward-thinking design—where transport runs like clockwork and neighbourhoods change in the blink of an eye—Tokyo is technologically and culturally light years ahead of everyone else and never fails to disappoint the foodies and culture seekers. Kyoto stood as Japan’s capital city for over 1,000 years, so naturally it has an authentic air about it. While the rest of Japan became swept up in modernisation, Kyoto managed to remain in places quietly traditional, observing and respecting the old way of life. Celebrated for its spring cherry blossoms and as a sanctuary to the few surviving genuine geisha, Kyoto allows you literally to step back in time and immerse yourself in true Japanese culture. Spared from World War II bombings, and much smaller than Tokyo, this evocative city boasts thousands of tranquil temples and Zen gardens– so the perfect antidote to the urban jungle of the modern day capital. Two cities, two very different experiences—combined they really showcase the very best of Japanese culture today.
Kyoto Vs Tokyo: Japan’s old and new
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Loutraki

Loutraki
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Loutraki, Loutraki, Greece
Loutraki Greece mixes the ancient with the modern
80 kilometers from Athens on the Corinthian Gulf is the seaside town of Loutraki. Especially popular in the summer, this town offers beautiful beaches, an oceanfront casino and excellent fine, yet relaxed dining at waterfront Paladar restaurant. Loutraki is famous for its thermal spa touted as healing mineral waters. Since antiquity people have been bathing and drinking this "water of life”. The Loutraki Thermal Spa with indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam rooms and private rooms make it THE place to relax and recharge. Our hotel the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki offers commanding views of the Corinthian gulf with a beach just steps away. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and ours had an expansive view of the gulf and beach. Downstairs is a small shopping mall for the guests and public. For breakfast, there is a dining area with a buffet-style breakfast with pleasing views of the courtyard. Dinner was at the modern and sleek Paladar restaurant. The dining area is an open space with a bar running along one wall, and adjacent to that is a wall of windows overlooking the gulf. The food is what I would call “modern Greek” but not going to far astray of traditional Greek fare. Fresh seafood is the rule here; you are right on the gulf and it is truly fresh. If steak or poultry is what you prefer they do that very well too. In creating this restaurant, the owners went with a chic vibe and it is as beautiful as the food. For short cultural day trips I recommend seeing the Corinth Canal that is an engineering wonder, and to visit The Isthmian Museum. Built in 1970 the museum showcases the history of this area. The ancient helmets, artifacts and the ruins are breathtaking. To see the elevated craftsmanship from thousands of years ago really puts this amazing culture into perspective. Summer is most popular here, and can be very busy. We visited in September, which is an ideal time, as the tourism high season begins to wind down. Loutraki has a lot to offer for two, or solo travelers but it is also family friendly. If you enjoy learning about ancient culture and savor excellent local cuisine, this is a must see and do on your next visit to Greece.
Loutraki Greece mixes the ancient with the modern
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St Andrews

Saint Andrews
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St Andrews, Saint Andrews, Canada
St Andrews By the Sea: The Quintessential Canadian Maritime Holiday
Serving as a popular summer retreat for more than a century, St Andrews By-The-Sea in New Brunswick on Canada's eastern coast is one of those timeless seaside towns that after visiting makes you want to return each year as well. Sitting on the Bay of Fundy, an area famous for having some of the highest tides in the world – they can reach up to 30-feet. To make the trip tops, stay where the history is at the Algonquin Resort (part of Marriot’s Autograph Collection and the first resort in Canada), a Tudor style castle with a red slate roof and timber façade that sits on a hill overlooking the Bay of Fundy. One of the star amenities is the 18-hole golf course with Passamaquoddy Bay views. When it comes to dining on property, try Braxton’s (named for a former chef at the resort that was the first African-American chef in Canada) for the short rib poutine served on gnocchi or the Verdana for Breakfast where the salmon lox bagel became my go to each morning. We also show you some of our other favorite spots, including Kingsbrae Gardens, a jeep tour with Turtle Shore Adventure and the Oppenheimer Prager Museum. https://vimeo.com/194818548
St Andrews By the Sea: The Quintessential Canadian Maritime Holiday
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Beale Street Entertainment District

Memphis
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Beale Street Entertainment District, Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis in May
Beale Street Memphis is garunteed to entertain you for the night (or day). During Memphis in May you can find the city streets full of vendors, performers, and other ecclectic entertainers who create a lively atmosphere for the city streets. A little bit jazz, a little bit rock-n-roll, New Orleans with a small town vibe. Memphis has BBQ that will melt in your mouth, and music to feed your soul.
Memphis in May
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Niagra Falls

Niagara Falls
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Niagra Falls , Niagara Falls, Canada
Fresh Faced Falls
On our way home from Cananda this summer my crew and I stopped off to visit Niagra Falls on the Canadian Side. This side was exponentially more picturesque than the domestic equivalent which was composed of only a large platform over the falls. The Canadian side of the Falls offers a long stretch walkway that follows the Falls, with natural greenery and stone features that end with the National Park gift shop and Tourism center. There is also a collection of food and shopping vendors located in this building. A little farther into Canada there is a town with more family friendly attractions including an aquarium, bird preservation, an arcade, and a Ripley's Believe It or Not! As well as a few cafe's bistro's, and boutique clothing stores. The best part is that most places in this area accept both Canadian and US currency!
Fresh Faced Falls
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Saint Louis Science Center

St. Louis
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Saint Louis Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Exploration
The city of St. Louis offers dozens of options for educational entertainment, including the Children's Science Museum. (Not just for kids!) I went on a date to the museum with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful time immersing ourselves in the challenges and trivia in the museum! My favorite part was when we attempted to navigate a rover in the Mars Exploration feature. Even with an engineer we were barely able to beat the challenge so I wish you and your children the best of luck if you do decide to explore it!
St. Louis Exploration
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Naïa Resort and Spa

Stann Creek District
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Naïa Resort and Spa, Stann Creek District, Belize
Rest in Luxury at Belize's Naïa Resort and Spa
It would be hard to find a more idyllic spot for recharging than Naïa Resort and Spa, Placencia's newest (and, we'll say it, most comfortable) resort. Stay in your own studio, one-, two-, or three-bedroom beach house, all of which come equipped with floor-to-ceiling front windows, a kitchenette, a deep tub, and an outdoor shower (trust us: once you've had the luxury of an outdoor shower, you'll never want to go back to the boring, indoor version). Every beach house is just that: a beach house. You're never more than a short walk from the shores of the Caribbean Sea, and the Naîa's watersports center can get you off the sand and into the water on a kayak or paddleboard. (While you're there, ask for Stony, whose a pleasant man to talk to and the guy you'll need to open a fresh coconut from one of the many palm trees on the property). The resort also staffs expert concierges, who can recommend the best tours, spa treatments, and in-town experiences. The spa, as expected, is one of Naïa's best features. Located a short golf cart drive away from the lobby, Naïa's spa feels like a secluded oasis. Lillypads sit calmly on the surface of still ponds, and treatment rooms—all housed in small, individual wooden buildings—overlook the vegetation. The masseuses will alleviate you of all pent up stress with expert hands and sweet-smelling lotions exclusive to the resort. The town of Placencia is only a short drive away, and the Naïa can shuttle you wherever you need to go. Eat and drink at Barefoot Bar or Tipsy Tuna, walk along the paths near the beach to find handmade treasures to take home, and hang out by the docks and watch the fishing boats come and go. Then go back to your little slice of paradise on the Caribbean shores.
Rest in Luxury at Belize's Naïa Resort and Spa
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Berlin State Library

Berlin
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Berlin State Library
With a thriving literary past and present, the German capital shines bright through its quietest destinations: libraries. At the Berlin State Library, you can admire a Gutenberg bible, the world’s largest bound atlas, and the original score for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. But you’ll likely find that Berlin's libraries are just as appealing to the eye as to the mind.
Berlin State Library
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Pipers Tea & Coffee

Paducah
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Pipers Tea & Coffee, Paducah, Kentucky
Cup of Piper's
As a Paducah native I have witnessed first hand the exponential growth of my beloved river city. With dozens of local businesses thriving the Lowertown Historic Arts Distric has provided artists with refuge and a chance to see their dreams come to life. Paducah offers residency programs though the Art Guild as well as many other art opportunities available through the Mainstreet Association, the Lowertown Neighborhood Alliance and a few others. Paducah has been recognized by the UN as a UNESCO Creative City predominantly for its Folk Art and Crafts. The international bi-annual quilt show attracts quilters from across the globe to participate in the week long festivities at the National Quilt museum. Some of the best locations to visit in Paducah are centered on Artisan living, and housed in some beautifully preserved historic buildings. Paducah is located halfway between the large cities of Nashville and St. Louis making it a perfect place to stop off and grab lunch, dinner, coffee, or a hotel for the evening. Here is a list of my recommendations for a stay in Paducah. Best coffee: Piper's Tea and Coffee located in the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Facility. Grab a Beer: Dry Ground is located at the rear end of the same building as Pipers. These local Craft Brewers are making headlines with their phenomenonal beers. Grab a Bite: The Freighthouse is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers local fresh options for any diet. Menu changes weekly, and be sure to call to make your reservation in advance! Crash for the night: The 1857 Hotel is located near the central fine dining and entertainment of Paducah including The freighthouse. The hotel also offers reservations for groups, seminars, and other large meetings in their beautiful social commons area.
Cup of Piper's
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Sammlung Boros

Berlin
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Sammlung Boros
Street art turns up all across Berlin, including outside Sammlung Boros, a museum space that showcases contemporary artists such as Ai Weiwei, Alicia Kwade, and Wolfgang Tillman. A former Nazi bunker during World War II, the building has also done time as a fruit storage facility and a techno dance club. Plan ahead to secure a tour of the exceptional space.
Sammlung Boros
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Yeiser Art Center

Paducah
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Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
UNESCO City of Folk Arts and Crafts
As a Paducah native I have witnessed first hand the exponential growth of my beloved river city. With dozens of local businesses thriving the Lowertown Historic Arts Distric has provided artists with refuge and a chance to see their dreams come to life. Paducah offers residency programs though the Art Guild as well as many other art opportunities available through the Mainstreet Association, the Lowertown Neighborhood Alliance and a few others. Paducah has been recognized by the UN as a UNESCO Creative City predominantly for its Folk Art and Crafts. The international bi-annual quilt show attracts quilters from across the globe to participate in the week long festivities at the National Quilt museum. Some of the best locations to visit in Paducah are centered on Artisan living, and housed in some beautifully preserved historic buildings. Paducah is located halfway between the large cities of Nashville and St. Louis making it a perfect place to stop off and grab lunch, dinner, coffee, or a hotel for the evening. Here is a list of my recommendations for a stay in Paducah. Best coffee: Piper's Tea and Coffee located in the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Facility. Grab a Beer: Dry Ground is located at the rear end of the same building as Pipers. These local Craft Brewers are making headlines with their phenomenonal beers. Grab a Bite: The Freighthouse is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers local fresh options for any diet. Menu changes weekly, and be sure to call to make your reservation in advance! Crash for the night: The 1857 Hotel is located near the central fine dining and entertainment of Paducah including The freighthouse. The hotel also offers reservations for groups, seminars, and other large meetings in their beautiful social commons area.
UNESCO City of Folk Arts and Crafts
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Saint Oberholz

Berlin
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St. Oberholz
St. Oberholz has three locations in Berlin, each of which features a well-designed coffee shop and co-working space. They’re filled with MacBook-toting creatives and digital nomads—a scene that could easily be confused with Williamsburg in New York City or The Mission in San Francisco.
St. Oberholz
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Mama Kalo

Berlin
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Mama Kalo
A meal at Berlin’s Mama Kalo would be incomplete without ordering the Spätzle and the Flammkuchen, a flatbread typical of the Alsatian border region of southern Germany. It’s one reason this restaurant, south of the trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood, won’t be a secret much longer.
Mama Kalo
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Freight House Restaurant

Paducah
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Freight House Restaurant, Paducah, Kentucky
Freighthouse Foods Paducah
As a Paducah native I have witnessed first hand the exponential growth of my beloved river city. With dozens of local businesses thriving the Lowertown Historic Arts Distric has provided artists with refuge and a chance to see their dreams come to life. Paducah offers residency programs though the Art Guild as well as many other art opportunities available through the Mainstreet Association, the Lowertown Neighborhood Alliance and a few others. Paducah has been recognized by the UN as a UNESCO Creative City predominantly for its Folk Art and Crafts. The international bi-annual quilt show attracts quilters from across the globe to participate in the week long festivities at the National Quilt museum. Some of the best locations to visit in Paducah are centered on Artisan living, and housed in some beautifully preserved historic buildings. Paducah is located halfway between the large cities of Nashville and St. Louis making it a perfect place to stop off and grab lunch, dinner, coffee, or a hotel for the evening. Here is a list of my recommendations for a stay in Paducah. Best coffee: Piper's Tea and Coffee located in the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Facility. Grab a Beer: Dry Ground is located at the rear end of the same building as Pipers. These local Craft Brewers are making headlines with their phenomenonal beers. Grab a Bite: The Freighthouse is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers local fresh options for any diet. Menu changes weekly, and be sure to call to make your reservation in advance! Crash for the night: The 1857 Hotel is located near the central fine dining and entertainment of Paducah including The freighthouse. The hotel also offers reservations for groups, seminars, and other large meetings in their beautiful social commons area.
Freighthouse Foods Paducah
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Paducah

Paducah
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Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Vibrant Urban Renewal
As a Paducah native I have witnessed first hand the exponential growth of my beloved river city. With dozens of local businesses thriving the Lowertown Historic Arts Distric has provided artists with refuge and a chance to see their dreams come to life. Paducah offers residency programs though the Art Guild as well as many other art opportunities available through the Mainstreet Association, the Lowertown Neighborhood Alliance and a few others. Paducah has been recognized by the UN as a UNESCO Creative City predominantly for its Folk Art and Crafts. The international bi-annual quilt show attracts quilters from across the globe to participate in the week long festivities at the National Quilt museum. Some of the best locations to visit in Paducah are centered on Artisan living, and housed in some beautifully preserved historic buildings. Paducah is located halfway between the large cities of Nashville and St. Louis making it a perfect place to stop off and grab lunch, dinner, coffee, or a hotel for the evening. Here is a list of my recommendations for a stay in Paducah. Best coffee: Piper's Tea and Coffee located in the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Facility. Grab a Beer: Dry Ground is located at the rear end of the same building as Pipers. These local Craft Brewers are making headlines with their phenomenonal beers. Grab a Bite: The Freighthouse is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers local fresh options for any diet. Menu changes weekly, and be sure to call to make your reservation in advance! Crash for the night: The 1857 Hotel is located near the central fine dining and entertainment of Paducah including The freighthouse. The hotel also offers reservations for groups, seminars, and other large meetings in their beautiful social commons area.
Vibrant Urban Renewal
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House of Small Wonder

Berlin
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House of Small Wonder
Fall is an enchanting time in Berlin. There are fewer visitors, the weather’s fantastic for exploring by foot or bike, and you get this evocative afternoon light—seen here streaming through the window of the House of Small Wonder. The plant-filled café serves all-day brunch and homemade pastries.
House of Small Wonder
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Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar

Placencia
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Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar, Placencia, Belize
Colorful, Snarky Eats and Drinks at a Belizean Sports and Karaoke Bar
You'll know Tipsy Tuna when you see it: the bright pink, purple, blue, and green tables and chairs, the leopard print on the walls, the snarky signs plastered everywhere—even on the ceiling. Only slightly less local than its equally loud neighbor Barefoot Bar, Tipsy Tuna is the place to be for happy hour. Most nights, you can find DJs spinning tunes for dancing or lively karaoke going on past 9 p.m. As the name suggests, most people come here for the drinks, which are numerous, cheap, and strong. The food, however, isn't to be scoffed at, especially if you're into well-utilized spices and a million types of salsa.
Colorful, Snarky Eats and Drinks at a Belizean Sports and Karaoke Bar
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Museum Island

Berlin
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Museum Island
This first photo features boats plying the Spree River on a grey fall morning. The weather is perfect for seeking refuge on Museum Island, where the world-famous collections range from antiquity to Impressionism.
Museum Island
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Savannah

Savannah
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Savannah, Savannah, Georgia
Compelling Architecture of Historic Savannah
One of the most historical town in the US. Savannah is an old port city that was actually used as a peace treaty offering during the civil war to president Abraham Lincoln. The city of Savannah is FULL of amazing colonial architecture. There is not a block you can pass without being mesmerized by the insurmountable details that lay tribute to the culture of the time. My favorite way to explore the city is the character narrated trolley which runs several times throughout the day. The trolley comes with a crew of historic characters who give delightful stories at every stop and allow passengers to take excursions to explore locations and commence the tour at their leisure!
Compelling Architecture of Historic Savannah
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Barefoot Beach Bar

Placencia
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Barefoot Beach Bar, Placencia, Belize
Local Belizean Fare Right on the Water
Barefoot Bar is a place that's known for just that: bare feet. Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Barefoot is a Placencia staple where locals and visitors mingle, drink, and eat great Belizean food. They're known for their lobster grilled cheese, a huge grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with catch-of-the-day lobster. Buy two: one to eat now, and another to bring home for later. Barefoot also makes perfectly crispy salbutes, which are a great taco-like, light lunch to go with your $3 drink special.
Local Belizean Fare Right on the Water
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Ixcacao Maya Belizean Chocolate

San Felipe
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Ixcacao Maya Belizean Chocolate, San Felipe, Belize
This Chocolate Tour is Required Tasting For Every Chocolate Lover
Though Belizean cacao beans are exported to make chocolate bars all over the world, there are few farms in the country that actually make their own chocolate. Ixcacao is one of those farms. Take a tour with local operator (and friend of the Ixcacao family) Taste Belize and you'll get the presidential treatment (really: Ixcacao once hosted former president Jimmy Carter for a tasting and chocolate making tour). Juan co-owns the company with his wife, who goes by "Chocolate Queen." She earned the name. For five years when the business was just starting out in the tiny town of San Felipe, where it still operates, she ground the cacao beans by hand using a stone tool dating back hundreds of years to her Mayan ancestors. The full Ixcacao tour includes a taste of traditional Mayan chocolate tea, a taste of some of the company's bars, and a chocolate-making lesson. You'll use that same stone tool to crush the beans into a melted paste and blend in sugar, then pour the resulting mixture into a mold and stick it in the fridge to harden. While you wait for your dessert to be ready, you'll eat a homemade lunch courtesy of the Chocolate Queen herself. It'll be, without a doubt, one of the best meals of your trip. Then you'll break your chocolate out of the mold and find out what truly bean-to-bar chocolate tastes like.
This Chocolate Tour is Required Tasting For Every Chocolate Lover
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