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Feel Good Friday: 3RD HOME

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Initially, you may wonder how a premier reciprocal travel club for luxury second homeowners could be connected to anything remotely philanthropic, but you’re gonna wanna hear us out. Giles Adams,…

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You’ll Want Everything At Billykirk’s First Store

You know that feeling when you walk into a shop and your dopamine levels surge and you Just. Want. Everything.? It doesn’t happen very often (especially on the dudes’ shopping scene), but be...
prepared for a rush if you step into Billykirk’s first store, which just opened in the rapidly gentrifying — so far in a...

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See This, Do That: September

Labor day may be the last official weekend of summer, but the sun doesn’t officially set on the season until the end of September. You might not be taking that week off work, but don’t let all...
those “back to school” ads and serious faces fool you; there’s plenty of partying going on in this...

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Micro Guide: Chicago

Many of you may not realize this, but Chicago is more than Obama, Oprah, hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, baseball and football. A vibrant culinary scene, cool shops, and a plethora of culture offerings are just...
a few of the things that the Windy City has to offer for those looking for a new vacation destination...

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Psicobloc Masters Competition

In the climbing world, names like Chris Sharma and Sasha Digulian inspire visions of super human efforts on inconceivable rock routes. For the rest of us, the idea of massive expeditions to otherworldy...
places, and competitions to speed-climb through nearly featureless rock is sometimes lost in translation. However, some pioneering efforts by Sharma and an...

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PSA: Don’t Be Annoying on an Airplane

What is it about an airplane that draws out the most annoying traits in a person? Is it being shoved in a small space in seats that barely recline? Being made to starve while smelling someone’s...
McDonalds french fries? Retaliation for having just had some stranger peruse your personal items while wearing blue, rubber gloves...

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Sleeping Under the Stars: Tree House Hotels Around the World

As a child, you wanted a tree house. You’d spend hot summer nights at your lucky friend’s house, climbing makeshift ladders to play in a wonderland under the stars. That dream doesn’t...
have to die. As an adult, you can release your inner child at tree house hotels around the world. Some are located on...

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10 Beautiful Canyon Hikes in the U.S.

Here’s something they won’t teach you in school: The United States has more than one canyon! Really, it’s true. The Grand Canyon is big and beautiful, but it’s not the only chasm in...
our land worth visiting. Our canyons stretch from New York to Hawaii, span the spectrum of colors, lengths and foliage and all...

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Micro Guide: Vieques, Puerto Rico

Home to some of the Caribbean’s finest beaches, Vieques remains one of the best-kept secrets in the region. Two-thirds of the island, formerly occupied by the US Navy, exists today as a protected...
wildlife refuge while the rest of “Isla Nena” plays host to a population of 10,000, wild horses and now a growing stream...

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Micro Guide: Montauk

“Meet me in Montauk” — that was the line that Kate Winslet’s Clementine Kruczynski whispered to Jim Carrey’s Joel Barish before all his memories of her were erased in the classic 2004 film...
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A decade later, the seaside surf town at the very eastern end of Long Island, New...

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Choose Your Own Adventure With Filson’s New Dry Bags

If your weekend plans involve a 172 Hours or All Is Lost kind of situation, we’ve found the luggage you’ll need to survive the elements. Introducing Filson’s new dry bags,  a...
collection of six styles fabricated in durable vinyl-coated polyester with welded seams. And even if you’re not a fan of Survivor — or James Franco trapped in a canyon...

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J. Panther RollTote: Ruggedly Handsome

When it comes to design, J. Panther Luggage Company takes its time to make sure it’s producing top of the line products. It’s been two years since the company unveiled a new bag, but owner Johnny...
Diamandis has had his head down working on the new 3-way RollTote. “We make a lot of prototypes,” says...

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10 Great National Beers from Around the Globe

Beer brings the world together. After tea and water, beer is the most popular beverage on the planet. Beer gets more people buzzed, beating out wine and whiskey as the most swallowed spirit in the world....
And beer has breed: it’s the oldest fermented libation in the history of humankind. Beer was even worthy of...

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