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Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana
Some dispute that okra originates from West Africa but there’s no denying that the word okra is of Western African origin. Okra soup and banku is a traditional recipe from western Africa and is most popular in Ghana. Banku is made from...
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Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
As easy as it would be to spend an entire trip to Zanzibar lazing around on soft-sand beaches, it’s well worth skipping an hour or two of sunbathing to see Stone Town, the ancient district of Zanzibar. With its narrow cobblestoned streets,...
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Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
Muizenberg is a fresh air escape. Locaed on Metrorail's Southern Suburbs line, the train journey there cuts through residential suburbs and wetlands. Eventually, you arrive at your destination - the False Bay side of the Cape and the heart of...
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Riad Laarous, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Everything glitters in this breathtaking shop: antique Berber silver, amber jewelry, inlaid mother-of-pearl furniture, and ceramic bowls full of gleaming beads and stones. 3 Fhal Chidmi, Rue Mouassine, 212/(0) 24-442-2578. This appeared in the...
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
Morocco is a great place to travel to. One of several locations I visited was the town of Chefchaouen. I had seen images of the town and wanted to capture a few of my own. I chose this alley-way for my shot and just waited for a figure to enter...
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Mopti, Mali

We were driving along outside of a village when the driver stopped to talk to this man for a while. He was probably the best dressed man with a cow I've ever seen. He was happy to pose for a few photos.

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Maun, Botswana
While traveling through Botswana, one may experience feelings of lightness, or even the sensation of floating through air. My ride down the Okavango Delta was no different. Which way is up? Who cares, I'm in another world.
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108 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
The Africa Cafe is a great little spot in the central business district in Cape Town. It's an opportunity to sample many different African dishes in a lively environment, complete with drumming and singing. It's a little bit touristy and pricey...
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302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
Part house, part maze, all bookstore. Ojai's famous Bart's Books started out in 1964 as a collection of books by owner Richard Bartinsdale that got so overwhelming he had to construct bookshelves on the sidewalk to accommodate his entire...
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Neharde'a St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Next time you travel to Israel and interested in an exceptional and different dining experience, I highly recommend to check the new website of EatWith, to book a dinner with locals. EatWith is a global community (started in Israel) that invites...
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
Any visitor to Ethiopia, or any Ethiopian restaurant, is familiar with the ubiquitous injera. Made from the indigenous tej wheat, this crepe is the plate, fork, and bread at most Ethiopian meals. At the Lalibela Cookery School in the ancient...
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Belize
Driving in any direction on the Hummingbird Highway, it would be hard to miss this white shack surrounded by cars, in a small clearing immediately next to the road under the shade of a very large tree. Ms. Bertha’s Tamales has little signage, but...
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73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
This semi-outdoor market on Juta Street in Joburg's Braamfontein neighbourhood is fun fun fun. Eat oysters from Namibia, drink craft beer from South Africa, and devour paella, gelato, cheeses, chocolate...a food lover's paradise! Open on...
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Slip Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
The Maasai Market is an excellent spot to get all kinds of handmade crafts, jewelry, beads, woodwork, and art in the middle of Nairobi. My favorite items were the stacks of fabrics with Maasai prints, plaids, and Barack Obama screens. At this...
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Located on the shores of Lake General Carrera and close to one of the world's most beautiful places, the Marble Caves and El Catedral (http://www.afar.com/highlights/visit-one-of-the-earths-most-beautiful-places-the-marble-caves-in-chile...
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Avoid the crowds of the Waterfront, and other busy tourist hangouts, and enjoy the beach, ocean vista and ships sailing into Cape Town Harbour from Grand Café & Beach at Granger Bay, Cape Town. Relaxed yet central with enjoyable food for the whole...
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Elmina, Ghana
While standing at the top of Elmina Castle, the view is majestic. It is easy to become enraptured in the beauty—the sound of the waves, the smell of the ocean. Forgetting the fact that you are standing on top of building that epitomizes the...
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Cabo Matapalo, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
or at least it seems that way.Cabo Matapalo is located at the very tip of the Osa Peninsula where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. Located 500' straight down a cliff from our cabina this ruggedly wild stretch of beach is reached by an hour...
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Veules-les-Roses, France
We walked for a few hours in Veules-les-Roses. It's a small town but oh so beautiful. Everywhere you turn there are stone houses decorated top to bottom with multi colored flowers. At every corner there is a restaurant or a boulangerie selling...
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Point Reyes Lighthouse, Inverness, CA 94937, USA
I practically got "blown away" at the Point Reyes Lighthouse because it was so incredibly windy the day I visited. In fact, this is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place in North America, making it very dangerous...
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Gibson Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Every once in a while, the sun shines bright in San Francisco and every city residents flocks to the nearest park or beach to soak up the sun and day drink. Baker Beach, in the confines of SF, seems worlds away from city life. The view of the...
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823 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904, USA
Some nights, there's nothing else that sounds more perfect than a slice of homemade pizza. At Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria in Cape Coral, Florida, you'll enjoy some of the best pizza, prepared fresh in a wood oven. The family-owned...
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3614 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103, USA
New Yorkers love their bagels like they love greasy pizza, avoiding eye contact, and boozy brunch. As a result, there are about as many bagel shops in New York as there are Starbucks–including Starbucks–but few produce the big, tender, chewy rolls...
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Mpigi Road - Entebbe, Entebbe, Uganda
Not far from the Uganda Int Airport and near the Ugandian Presidental Palace is the Malayaka House. This house is a place of refuge for 30+ children who get provided with love, food, and shelter. Then they get education and vocational training in...
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951 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
This baby chioggia beet salad with tempura avocado, topped with a balsamic reduction and served over a thin layer of horseradish crema was amazing! Cucina Urbana is one of many farm to table restaurants in San Diego that use local and organic...
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Plaça Font del Lleó, 08140 Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain
Spend a relaxing day exploring Caldes de Montboi, home to one of the hottest hot springs in Europe--the water comes out of the ground here at a piping hot 74ºC. Snap shots of elaborate mosaics in the city's historic Roman baths, stroll across an...
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1 Kayenta Rd, Canyon Point, UT 84741, USA
Set within a postcard-perfect corner of southern Utah and surrounded by national parks, the 600-acre Amangiri is tucked away in a protected valley among the canyons, flat-topped mesas, and desert landscapes of the Grand Circle. The resort’s...
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San Ignacio, Belize
Learn authentic and traditional cooking from Maya women on site in hotel's own traditional maya kitchen. We learned to cook tamalitos, corn tortillas, and caldo. What a (tasty) treat!
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Cankurtaran Mh., Ayasofya Meydanı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
The sun sets over Istanbul as I am coated head to toe with aromatic clay and served fresh fruit sprinkled with pistachios under the heavenly dome of a 457 year old hamam. Tenderly, my attendant washes me before lathering my body with olive oil...
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Piazza Sordello, 15, 46100 Mantova MN, Italy
In Piazza Sordello, right before the entrance of the Palazzo Ducale, there is a market that is not your typical Italian foodie epicentre for all things cheese, bread, and flowers. Instead the market took a more holistic approach offering yoga,...
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1712 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
This hotel is a tranquil and relaxing retreat. It's rooms are comfortable, it has a lovely pool, gardens, and thermal geysers that lead to mud baths and spas. I love the history of this place and that people have been drawn to this special land...
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Ko Lipe, Satun, Thailand
I had seen a postcard of this beach before I ever came to it, and I thought, no, it couldn't be that beautiful. Goes to show... One day while on the island of Koh Lipe, a tiny speck of a thing in the Andaman sea, I made my way over to the other...
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19018 Corniglia, SP, Italy
All through the town of Corniglia--one of the five small towns that compose Cinque Terre, Italy--there are signs that say "to the sea" with an arrow pointed off the cliff at the edge of town. This tiny town ought to be on everyone's must see list...
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5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA
Rock Creek Park is the main stretch of woodland that runs through the city's northwest corridor. If you want to escape the mob of tourists on the Mall, or you just want to spend time in an urban oasis, head to Rock Creek Park. Any section between...
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Latvia
Foraging for mushrooms is a popular activity in Latvia and since our trip coincided with mushroom season, I decided we should give it try. It would also give us a chance to do a bit of hiking. It was a crisp, cool mornings in late August when we...
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Dead Sea Region, Israel
Mineral Beach at the Dead Sea. You can pay a lot of money for Dead Sea mud treatments, or you can go to public Mineral Beach and apply the mud yourself. It's a day trip from Jerusalem and you can easily get in Ein Gedi and Masada in the same day....
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Lone Pine, CA, USA
Until the moment we were behind the wheel, I was under the impression I'd be relaxing pool-side, piña colada in-hand, for 5 days in Vegas. Well apparently I misinterpreted the plan, because we were to spend half the trip camping in the desert—...
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Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
One of the top properties in southern Bali, the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay is laid out like a Balinese village that stair-steps down to the sea. Villas are separated into groups of 20 to 25 thatched-roof units enclosed by a courtyard wall....
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2605 Vichy Springs Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482, USA
An absolutely delightful getaway only a few hours north of San Francisco. The grounds are gorgeous, the baths, relaxing and the atmosphere peaceful and quiet. Only suggestion is the food in Ukiah leaves something to be desired. Pack a picnic or...
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680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
San Francisco is not only a beautiful city, but it is also home to some exquisite natural landscapes, such as Lands End. I will never forget the first time I hiked the main Coastal Trail: I couldn't believe I was still in a city because of the...
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Oia 847 01, Greece
In dreams of heaven and paradise you might walk through the marbled streets of Santorini. You might bask in a warm sun (my heaven is a warm one) and not think about what you'll do that day. Breakfast will appear on your balcony and you will drink...
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Rodovia BR-363, s/n - Vila do Vai Quem Sabe, Fernando de Noronha (Distrito Estadual) - PE, 53990-000, Brazil
At the Pousada Maravilha, the view is just jaw-dropping. The light and sea colors change by the minute. So relaxing, looking out over the bay loaded with sea turtles, it was hard to leave....to go to the beach...
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933 Fernleigh Rd, Brooklet NSW 2479, Australia
Singer Olivia Newton-John and three partners founded a 25-acre retreat in the hinterlands outside Byron Bay in 2005. You can participate in daily yoga sessions designed for all levels as well as tai chi, qi gong, and Pilates. Organic cooking...
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208 E Cass St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Get on your (rented) bike and ride through the streets of Tampa with City Bike. Guides wind riders through the downtown area, into historic Ybor City, and over to the tree-lined Hyde Park neighborhood, all the while regaling the group with...
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San Francisco, CA, USA
One of the easiest ways to get amazing views in sf. You can continue up to the Marin headlands and even go out to the lighthouse.
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565 Rim Dr, Klamath Falls, OR 97604, USA
Look at this view, from the back porch of the classic, Crater Lake Lodge. That blue begging for your complete attention. It makes sense why both rows of rocking chairs are facing only this direction. I was lucky enough to lead many of our Biking...
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Getting around London is tricky. I hate the tube - it takes forever to get from one end to the other. So when the opportunity to bike presents itself, its a must do. This is a photo of me, incredibly happy as I just realized that biking from one...
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Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA
Adobe streetfront: door...window...sky. Color. Much of Tucson, like most western U.S. cities, is devoted to strip malls and parking lots, but the historic core still has blocks of 19th-century Sonoran-style row houses. In the 1960s, acres and...
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59/1 Moon Muang Soi 6, Tambon Sri Phum, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai, อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่ 50200, Thailand
Living in the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thailand I would often end my nights with khanom krok – miniature coconut pancakes. I parked my bike next to the south gate of the old city and bought trays of pancakes from a little old woman who...
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Alamar, La Habana, Cuba
Visit Vivero Alamar an innovative cooperative organic farm to learn about farming in Cuba. You can buy fresh produce, sugarcane juice, jams & jellies. If you call ahead, they can prepare a nice lunch for you too!
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07100 Sóller, Balearic Islands, Spain
The area around Soller is known for their oranges, lemons , almonds and olive oil. There was nothing like having freshly squeezed orange juice every morning for breakfast. There is a place, SA Fabrica de Gelats, in town just down from the main...
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Ground Floor, 12 Earth Cl, Cayman Islands
After an early morning of exploring or a long day of shopping, Island Naturals Cafe is the perfect way to pump natural nutrients back into your body. With freshly squeezed juice and made-to-order fruit smoothies, as well as numerous tropical tea...
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Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Samantha's Folly in Arugam Bay is a special kind of guesthouse in that it doesn't really consist of a house; instead it has many beds, and many huts, all with access to the sand. We didn't stay here, but I have a feeling my traveling companion...
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803 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Duckweed Urban Market, a little shop in downtown Tampa, is serving up fresh juices with unique flavors—and the combinations may just surprise you. The juice menu changes daily but sample features include Mint Dream (pear, apples, cucumber, lime...
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Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate, Nelamangala-Doddaballapur Road, Nelamangala, B, Karnataka, 562163, India
Two hours into the villages out of Bangalore, set on pristine greens, with rich flora, monkeys resting in citrus trees and a sandalwood laced breeze, is paradise. It's a completely holistic approach to well-being. Morning vinyasa begins each day...
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Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
Organic Fresh cut flowers at the Earthbound organic farm store. Great views of the valley, and a little cafe where you can get fresh squeezed juices and bakery items.
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Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
Amongst the many pristine bays and islands that make up the British Virgin Islands lies the smaller and less populated, Jost Van Dyke, home to the famous Soggy Dollar Bar and Ivan's Campground. Just a short ferry ride from Tortola's West End and...
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Patio, 98733, French Polynesia
While pensions in French Polynesia are often touted as overpriced accommodations with no amenities, Fare Pea Iti proves this is not always true. In fact, this family home pension is downright luxurious, with an in-ground pool, well-manicured...
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Carrer de la Balanguera, 37, 07011 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
When we decided to visit Palma we were looking for a nice boutique hotel with personality. We were lucky because we found a little gem. Hotel Balanguera is a heaven of peace with an impressive design. Our room was beautiful. Simple, rustic,...
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2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Who ever said juice boxes aren't for adults, too? Walk on up to the shopfront, order your freshly made juice, and you're on your way in no time. Spicy Greens is a unique collection of flavors while the Cinnamon Coconut Mylk is ideal for...
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147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2L7, Canada
The food can be one of the absolute best parts about traveling- but sometimes, finding healthy options when abroad is difficult. Toronto’s FRESH was my haven of health, and I frequented this vegetarian fairyland four times in just six days: it is...
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1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Kreation’s menu is as colorful as the rainbow of juices in their coolers and those on display are only half of what’s available. There are over 50 juice options including the bottled cold pressed juice, custom frothy juices, fresh smoothies,...
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167 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
For a dining experience that emphasizes healthy eating from local, sustainable and organic sources, look no further than Lyfe Kitchen. Customers can often see sous-chefs running out from the kitchen to pick fresh herbs from their garden stationed...
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2114, 3238 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
After three weeks of eating fried and greasy foods while traveling up and down the eastern coast, this little gem was just what the doctor ordered. A delectable menu that includes vegan salads and sandwiches, and, more importantly, fresh, organic...
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13 Calle 2-75, Guatemala
After indulging in delicious local Guatemalan fare – plantains, rice, beans, and the like – you may want to let your body take a breather with some healthier sustenance. Thankfully, Guatemala City is home to a branch of Pitaya Juice Bar (Antigua...
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540 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Meli’s juice bar offers more than 50 fresh-squesezed juice combinations. All the usual juice ingredients are available as well as unusual options like “oatmeal juice" with apples and honey; avocado paired with cabbage; and vegan juice with...
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507 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
There’s no better proof of LA’s dedication to healthy living than the consistent opening of new juiceries throughout the city. Colorful varieties of cold-pressed juice, cleanses, shots and shakes compete to call out their freshness,...
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Av. Vereador Benedito Adelino, 3185 - Praia Grande, Angra dos Reis - RJ, 23900-000, Brazil
Two hours from Rio de Janeiro, off the coast of Angra Dos Reis, Ilha Grande makes for a spacious retreat for two or an epic group vacation. The private island’s six-bedroom house comes with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, plus a staff...
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From the palest turquoise to the deepest indigo, Bora Bora’s lagoon reflects every shade of blue thanks to its exceptionally clear waters and expansive sandy bottom. Let the warmth of the shallows curl around your ankles as you move slowly...
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Yadua Island, Fiji
If you ever wanted to experience your own private island for the day with your honey, here's your chance. Book a 15-minute helicopter flight out to the secluded white sands of Yadua Island and dine on a gourmet picnic that you...
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557 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, USA
East West uses a wonderful collection of fresh local ingredients to create wonderful meals. There is something for the vegetarian and the meat lover. From salads and falafel dishes to burgers and sweet potato fries there seems to be something to...
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6700 Mohawk Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74115, USA
Oklahoma has always been about open spaces (half our state song is about nature!) so to see Tulsa and Oklahoma in general becoming more urban can take a toll on Okie spirits. Oxley Nature Center, located minutes away from downtown Tulsa, offers...
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Kastellorizo 851 11, Greece
Kastelorizo is a small island that can be accessed by ferry from Rhodes or Kaş, Turkey. Once we arrived in the city center, we jumped in a water taxi and about 15 minutes later we swam through a small opening in the rocky hill. The water was...
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75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
Between 15th and 16th streets on Ninth Avenue in Chelsea, the Chelsea Market is a food court with New York attitude. Its restaurants and shops sell Australian meat pies, banh mi, and lobster rolls. These are no fast-food chains—this is a...
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210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
For much of its history, the western edges of Manhattan neighborhoods like the West Village and Chelsea consisted of small manufacturing buildings and warehouses that served the piers on the Hudson River. Over time, those factories were replaced...
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17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain
Tossa de Mar, along the Costa Brava, is just under two hours away from Barcelona by bus, but it feels worlds away. Even on an overcast evening, the quaint little town still manages to shine. Hotel Cap d'Or, on the edge of the main strip, is a...
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Av. 25 de Abril, 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
This small indoor/outdoor shopping center is located on a bluff with gorgeous ocean views. There are shops in a historic building, kiosks, and outdoor restaurants underneath a lovely canopy of trees. Such a nice place to relax!