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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
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Marjorie Merriweather Post was a wealthy American socialite and heiress to the Postum Cereal fortune. Her Washington home is now a museum, and the home’s original furnishings have been maintained alongside all the now-priceless collectibles that...
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Masarykov put 20, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Palace is located on the Lapad Peninsula, two and a half miles from Old Town. The 308 rooms all have balconies with sea views. —David Farley

This appeared in the March/April 2018 issue.
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Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Philippines
Malapascua, a tiny island in the Visayan Sea north of Cebu, is well-known for its thresher-shark cleaning station, where divers gather daily to see these beautiful creatures ascend from below to be cleaned by fish before returning to deeper...
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Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 10, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Sure, I hear you; what's so special about Dunkin Donuts?! Well look closely - the place is not Dunkin Donuts but Dunkin Coffee. Same thing, I know. And of course there is nothing special about Dunkin Donuts (or Coffee) except if you don't live in...
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1012 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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Killer E.S.P. is a cool, contemporary coffeehouse in the heart of Old Town, featuring Stumptown Coffee, sorbetto, and pie (hence 'E.S.P.'—the 'E' is for espresso), as well as a nice place to sit down and hang out for a while. Whether you're on...
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4013, Cavinti Bridge I, Cavinti, 4013 Laguna, Philippines
Pagsanjan Falls is quite well known for Shooting the Rapids which is an exhilirating experience as you ride on a small wooden local canoe that brings you upstream along the narrow gorge to reach the Falls. What makes it special is that 1) the...
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If San Francisco has Alcatraz, we have Corregidor :-) Corregidor Island sits by the entrance of the Manila Bay and is just about 50 kilometers away from Manila. During the Japanese invasion in World War II, Corregidor was the headquarters of the...
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1136 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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The heavy doors with a gold "S" and "C" on their thick decorative glass windows make entering the Science Club feel like an exclusive affair. The low lighting inside this row-house speakeasy contributes to the intimate setting. The menu is...
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1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA
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The most famous residence in D.C. has been occupied by every U.S. president except George Washington (President John Adams was the first, in 1801). Construction began in 1792, so it's the oldest federally occupied building in the city. Tours are...
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1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247, USA
The sprawling contemporary museum, MASS MoCA, is responsible for bringing North Adams to life, and offers some of the most cutting edge art around. Xu Bing's Tobacco Project {above} is made from over half a million cigarettes arranged to mimic a...
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Akureyri, Iceland
Although it’s home to only about 20,000 souls, Iceland’s second biggest city is often referred to as the capital of northern Iceland. A functioning port and fishing center, it has a surprisingly lively infrastructure with a slew...
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Access Lane To Caalan Beach, El Nido, 5313 Palawan, Philippines
I don't think there is anything better than an ocean sunset in a tropical paradise with an ice cold beer or pina colada. I feel lucky to have gotten to see the sun set in so many places, but El Nido might take the cake? The landscape here is...
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E St NW, Washington, DC 20415, USA
The most famous cherry trees in Washington, D.C. are those lining the city's gorgeous Tidal Basin, and for good reason. The Tidal Basin makes for a stunning, leisurely walk, with views of the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial, and for two...
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D.Jorge, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
If you want to see real life in Manila, head to Pasay City and walk down A. Arnaiz street and then turn onto D. Jorge. This entire several blocks is filled with local restaurants, chicken coops, stray dogs, street vendors and Jeepneys. The local...
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Washington, DC 20024, USA
The owner of this food truck told my brother that the beef kofta he makes is the best in the city. Wanting to test his claim and having already had a falafel gyro at another food truck, I ignored my full stomach and ordered one. You know what, he...
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705 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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On my last day in DC, my brother and I dined at Daikaya, the city's newest ramen shop by Chef Katsuya Fukushima, former chef de cuisine to the revolutionary Spanish chef, José Andrés. The restaurant is somewhat difficult to find. Look for a large,...
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415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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One of my favorite patio this summer is Art and Soul. The patio has a intimate charm with gorgeous sting lighting and a beautiful view of The Capitol. Make sure to check out their Saturday Suppers: eat in a communal table with amazing food and...
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China, Shanghai Shi, Jingan Qu, 上海市静安区海防路435号 邮政编码: 200000
For a fun way to see the city while getting in a good jog, check out UnTour's Running tours for a uniquely guided journey through the city. You can choose their standard 10km route, or, if you're feeling really ambitious, they offer 20km & 25km...
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1100 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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Wanna try something different in Washington DC than museums and politics? Not far from Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin, this open-air DC Fish Market is along Maine Ave by the marina. People line up to get fresh Maryland crab by bushel and have...
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140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA
For a historical experience beyond the usual suspects, drive out to the city limits and tour President Lincoln’s Cottage. Opened to the public a few years back, it was Abe’s retreat. In fact, he drafted the Emancipation Proclamation within these...
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1128 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K9, Canada
While most places in Toronto charge on average $13 pre-tax for that most important meal of the day, Okay Okay charges under $10 for the majority of its brunch items. In a retro-diner setting and a expansive street-side patio, you can get...
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hidden enough that you need to know, tight enough to almost be a private party for you and your friends and delicious enough to make you want to come back. Not sure how to best describe this place but as a local Toronto (416 is the local telephone...
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110 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M6, Canada
Murray Street has all the makings of a nice evening, with a healthy selection of Old & New World wines, outstanding charcuterie, and a constantly changing menu that's upscale without being pretentious. It's a nice place for a leisurely meal, not...
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1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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Oh Robert Wiedmaier, you’ve done it again. First, we fell in love with Brasserie Beck in D.C., and then, just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we’re now head over heels for the Brabo Tasting Room in Old Town. In our past two weekend...
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90 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The hardest thing about dining at Masu is deciding which of the three kitchens you'd like to choose from. Do what we did - some palate cleansers from the Sushi Bar in front of you, followed by a few shared plates from the Kitchen (recommendation:...