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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
Across from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is a peaceful little garden with sculptures with wildly varying characteristics. The largest sculpture combines iconography of all types, including st. Michael the archangel, the sun and moon, and...
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114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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New York is definitely one of the food meccas of the world, every restaurant, a living proof of the fusion of cultures that make up this amazing city. One thing you will find here is that some of the best restaurants are not obvious to the eye....
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2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
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The MAD is one of the few venues in the US to see contemporary furniture, product, and jewelry design outside of a commercial context. The exhibitions show how design interacts with arts and material science to produce innovative cultural...
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201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
The Crown Fountains are one my favorite Chicago landmarks. I call it the Fountain of the two faces. There are two towers with multicultural faces that change. It reflects the diversity of Chicago. The Crown Fountains in Millennium Parks were...
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205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Despite multiple trips over countless years going to New York City, it wasn't until a year ago today that I encountered this sandwich — the one that left me drooling until I could enjoy it again. Katz's quickly went from a one-stop place for...
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225 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009, USA
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The East Village bar’s menu ranks drinks on a scale from refreshing to spirituous, and comforting to adventurous. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue. Image courtesy of Alice Gao
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Macau
One of Macau's most famous landmarks. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church in Macau or even in East Asia.
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116 Chemin de Kandahar, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1E2, Canada
Beaver tails have become synonymous with Tremblant as the quintessential local after-ski snack. No, they are not actually made of beaver. These whole-wheat pastries are named for their shape which resembles a beaver tail. There are dozens of...
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18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA
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On weekends this place is dim sum heaven. I’m not talking about the “trendy” dim sum places that look pretty, but drill a hole in your pocket. Golden Unicorn is a family establishment! Go there on any given weekend and what you will find are...
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Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Coney Island's history dates back to the 1800's, when it was envisioned as a working man's paradise. For pocket change, you could enjoy rides and hot dogs. While you'll need a little more than pocket change now, this venture outside Manhattan has...
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300 chemin des Pléiades, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 0A7, Canada
If you're feeling lucky, Casino de Mont-Tremblant is the place to be. With natural elements, the place feels a bit like a lodge with all the games of Vegas. A free shuttle runs from the pedestrian village every 30 minutes. If you work up an...
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10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
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There are many great steak houses in New York City but only Porter House has a view of Central Park and the scenic Columbus Circle. Michael Lomonaco presides over a menu that features all the classics alongside some inventive surprises. It...
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Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Admit it; you're curious. A ski hill in the middle of the desert, on the Persian Gulf, no less, is as wild an idea as humankind has ever concocted—but isn't dreaming big what Dubai is all about? The slopes at Ski Dubai are no substitute for...
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This three-mile stretch of shopping is only open to pedestrians. After spending the morning in nearby People's Park I ventured onto the street for an afternoon of eating and browsing. The street boasts high-end luxury stores and local specialty...
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155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
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There is not much more to say about Le Bernardin that hasn’t already been said. Three Michelin stars; a four star review in the New York Times; a top twenty ranking on S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants; an almost perfect rating...
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65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
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The melodious invitations of “irasshaimase” (“welcome”) from all the staff at Ippudo NY as I walked into the restaurant quickly transported me back to Japan although I must admit it seemed to me slightly dissonant, almost...
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111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. The Art Institute of Chicago hosts the first exhibition devoted to Britain’s rising-star architect David Adjaye in September. Also in the fall, the world’s leading design talents will gather for the...
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Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Before my trip to Istanbul, I read several reviews of travelers' visits to the Hagia Sofia - a former church turned mosque turned museum. The reviews referred to it as "beautiful" or as "a must see", but I wasn't expecting to have the wind knocked...
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Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Adorned with more than 20,000 blue handcrafted İznik tiles, stained-glass windows, and the golden brushstrokes of a 17th-century calligrapher, the Blue Mosque is the legacy of Sultan Ahmet I (1590–1617). The young sultan audaciously wished...
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Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
There's no cost attached to one of Istanbul’s most distinctive photo ops, and the only lines are from fishing poles. Cross the historic Golden Horn via the Galata Bridge, where fishermen from every walk of life jostle for space, and...
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334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
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Al Fahidi Area, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai's souks, or open-air markets, are the best spots to haggle for everything from 22carat bracelets to essential oils. Don't be afraid to ask questions: most vendors are happy to show you how to wrap a pashmina scarf or recommend the right...
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705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 4G5, Canada
Montreal's underground city is an ingenuous network of tunnels connecting office towers, malls, metro stations, universities, and hotels. These 33 kilometers of walkways and 120 access points are nestled under street level. Montrealers and...
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New York, NY 10018, USA
Looking up from the lawn at Bryant Park, you get the feeling of being in canyons. I sometimes call the city, especially Midtown, a canyon because everything towers above you. I love spending time in Bryant Park, which is well known for being a...
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228 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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This intimate, 110-seat restaurant has been hailed as one of the West Village’s true gems since it opened eight years ago, both due to the chef’s fresh take on classic Italian cuisine and the inviting ambiance the cozy, dimly-lit...
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1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Old school ice cream parlor and soda shop with homemade candy and ice cream since 1921 in the same location in Bucktown. I wish the little jukeboxes on the tables worked but clearly it’s not hampering their business as there’s a line out the door...
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Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
This 1st-century wonder will take your breath away. Not only is it one of the city's most ancient sites, it's been in continuous use for centuries. Originally built as a private temple, today it is a Catholic church and the resting place of...
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Hallgrímstorg 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
You can’t miss Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík’s 240-foot-tall, rocket-shaped church, which soars above the city skyline and is illuminated at night. Designed by famed national architect Guðjón Samúelsson in...
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100mts north of Banco Nacional, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Usually shrouded in clouds, Volcan Arenal looked especially magical that night as the pink sunset caught some vapor just right.
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401 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
"Ann Dancing" is one of the most unique public art pieces in downtown Indianapolis. The four-sided LED sculpture sits at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Alabama Street, and Vermont Street. "I am really happy that ‘Ann Dancing’ will be in...
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San Francisco, CA, USA
I love the Saturday market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Outside is a veritable explosion of street traders selling all kinds of things, nearer to the building are a number of outdoor restaurants. Some years ago the Ferry Building was...
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Sculpture & Shore Walk, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Good luck sailing this ship back to Asgard. Contrary to popular belief, Reykjavik's most iconic statue is not Viking in origin; sculptor Jón Gunnar Árnason's Sólfar is actually a poetic lamentation to the sun. Árnason died before Sólfar was placed...
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong
I ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car up to the Ngong Ping Plateau. The ride offers a stunning view of Lantau Island. The Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) (shot here from the cable car) and the Po Lin Monastery await me at the end of my 20-minute...
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18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
As the first Art Mall in the world, K11 has year-round exhibitions and special installations on display, featuring both local and international artists. K11 is also keen on supporting local talents through the K11 Artist Klub art community...
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The Peak, Hong Kong
If by chance you still haven't yet fallen in love with Hong Kong during your trip, a visit to the Peak Lookout on a clear night will make sure that you do. The view from here is what people keep coming back for – Hong Kong's signature skyscrapers...
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Santa Monica, CA, USA
The long-awaited manicured park connects green space and pedestrian pathways from Santa Monica city hall to the popular stretch of Palisades Park. Water sculptures are a highlight, as well as two viewing points featuring scenes of the Pacific....
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Beale St, Memphis, TN, USA
Where the historic cobblestone landing meets Tom Lee Park, and the tip of Mud Island joins the Wolf River Harbor and the Mississippi River, you'll find Beale St Landing. This modern river dock is home of the Mother of all riverboats. Longer than a...
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358 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Hudson hotel welcomed us with beautiful chandelier. We enjoyed summer night with beer in outside patio. Room rate is reasonable yet the room is small.
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Section 1, Jianguo South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Every weekend thousands descend on this normally boring stretch of Taipei for one of the most impressive markets in town: the Jianguo Flower Market. Vendors from around the city and region display amazing examples of flowers and plants, many of...
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No. 21, Zhongshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Located in the heart of Taipei is the massive Memorial Hall Square complex that includes the National Theater, National Concert Hall, and, of course, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. While Chiang Kai-shek is an incredibly divisive figure, there...
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No. 194, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
The art of making the perfect xiao long bao, or soup dumpling, is something the Taiwanese take very, very seriously. Maybe that’s why so many food experts say that the best dumplings in the world can be found in Taipei at the classic restaurant...
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No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
When Chiang Kai-shek fled mainland China for Taiwan, he took with him many of the treasures that at one time were featured in Beijing’s Palace Museum. Among the items are relics and antiques reflecting 8,000 years of Chinese history. Today the...
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328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027, USA
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Great soul food, copious amounts for a great price. A must visit if you are in the Big Apple. I purchased the cook book as well.
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No. 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Originally built in 1908 under Japanese rule, this redbrick octagonal building was at one time a market but lives on today as a popular cultural space. Located near the trendy Ximending Pedestrian Zone, visitors to the Red House can learn more...
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No. 199號, Shuiyuan Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
To see life in Taipei at its fastest pace, be sure to spend some time walking through the always pulsing Ximending Pedestrian Zone. This famous part of town is the center of Taipei’s pop, fashion, and alternative cultures. You will see everything—...
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Reykjavík, Iceland
The most incredible waterfall ....made of ice and surrounded by ice. We slide out to it on our back sides like children because the ground was .. you guessed it.. ice. The most beautiful site!
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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The Big Easy knows how to brunch—sometimes with music, almost always with cocktails. Commander's Palace is a go-to any day of the week for chef Tory McPhail's updated Creole classics, but on weekends, when patrons don their Sunday best and a jazz...
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2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
The colorful Asakusa district is a laid-back, fun, colorful neighborhood where you can buy crappy kitsch and kitschy crap (there are a lot of kitchenware shops, for some reason). Asakusa is also home to Tokyo's most well-known temples and 45...
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800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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Café Du Monde is always open; it’s the clientele that changes—from visiting families and local pensioners early in the morning, to couples in the evening, to Bourbon Street refugees looking for coffee and ballast in the...
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Al Barsha 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is where Dubai meets, eats, entertains, and goes ski driving. In summer the temperatures outside are so warm, if you stay there or have a stay over—here is where to meet. Most of the hotels offer a shuttle. For breakfast,...
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1112 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9, Canada
Poutini’s House of Poutine is arguably the city’s most popular poutinerie. The Classic variety features thick-cut French fries, savory cheese curds, and thick gravy lovingly served piping hot. Poutini’s is so revered that it has recently become a...
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Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This beautiful Lady is all about outdoors. With its hills, cascades, fauna and exuberant flora, Rio will always be a motherly paradise for hikers, climbers, cyclists, runners, surfers, paddlers and dancers alike. Rio is so magical that she even...
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251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
Momofuku Milk Bar is one of those places in NYC that's always being raved about. Its desserts are incredible, it's worth the wait in line, best place to get your sugar fix...... It's all true! Ok, maybe not the 'best' part because I still haven't...
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Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, USA
As you’re taking in the sights and shops around Rockefeller Center, don’t forget to look around at the art that decorates the space. A gift from the Rockefeller family, the center’s sculptures, carvings, mosaic, and murals are meant to show a...
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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
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The main branch of the New York Public Library is one of the country’s grandest Beaux Arts buildings, a temple to learning on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets. At the end of the 19th century, John Bigelow, who oversaw the Tilden...
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İstiklal Cd., Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
The lifeblood of modern Istanbul is the two-mile-long pedestrian street Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), running from Taksim Square to the Tünel train station. It's equal parts touristy and local, commerce and culture, and strolling down...
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Istanbul, Turkey
Come October, the weather cools and fisherman start overflowing local fish markets with freshly caught hamsi (European anchovies) from the Black Sea. Istanbulites (locals) who have been patiently waiting for months to taste this tiny meaty fish...
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Venice Fishing Pier, Venice, CA 90292, USA
The boardwalk and bike path from Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades to Torrance County Beach in Torrance is a stretch of activity some 20 miles long. Rent a bike, roller or in-line skates, or a Segway and cruise as much of the...
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Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA 70114, USA
Is there anything more romantic than a sunset? Do as the locals do and watch the sun go down over the Mississippi from Riverview Park, a.k.a. "The Fly." For river views from a different perspective, take the ferry to Algiers Point, where you can...
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Beyazıt Mahallesi Çadırcılar Caddesi istanbul sahaflar çarşısı No.16-18-19-22-23, Beyazıt Mh., beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Book lovers and bazaar hunters will revel in foraging through the Sahaflar Çarsısı (Beyazit Book Bazaar) for new titles, secondhand books, historical maps, the Quran (in various languages), ancient texts, and other rare finds. The bazaar, between...
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234 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
“The store makes you want to read. But even more interesting, it makes customers want to write, as it has an in-house machine that prints and binds your own paperbacks, and if you pay extra, your book will be displayed on a shelf there.” —Fred...
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67 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239525
Simple, divine, classic—a few words that describe this century-old eating establishment. Although this particular restaurant is published in tour guides as a chosen place to consume, don't be too proud to try it. The classic breakfast consists of...
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
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The Shoppes at MBS feature outposts of practically every major designer label from Armani to Versace. The Shoppes are also home to a number of celebrity chef restaurants. Here you'll find Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck's Cut, Mario Batali's Osteria...