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Micro Guide: Albania

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Traveling to Europe can have a been there, done that feel. Finding an off-the-beaten track destination on a continent filled with well-known places can be a bit challenging. Still, there…

Fashion & Style, Travel

Inside Band Of Outsiders’ New NYC Store

On Saturday night, Band Of Outsiders finally (seriously, we’ve been waiting for this moment) opened the doors of its’ first U.S. brick-and-mortar store on Wooster Street in Soho, a.k.a....
a stretch of NYC retail dopeness. Just as we expected, the space — conceptualized by famed architectural design studio LOT-EK — brings to life a brand known for an unruly...

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Travel

Train Like a Warrior In These Six Places

Maybe you’ll agree—going to the gym gets boring after a while. Even if you are a complete gym junkie and can’t go a day without lifting some kind of weight it gets a little dull. Even if...
you’ve joined the cult of CrossFit or become a disciple of some dude named Barry, the routine can...

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Travel

The Manual Guide to Oktoberfest

While its name presumably means that it takes place in October, most of Oktoberfest in Munich actually takes place this month. The first Oktoberfest actually took place during the month of October in 1810...
to celebrate the marriage of  Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The burghers of Munich were invited...

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Travel

The Manual’s 2014 Guide to Fall Foliage Drives

Keep those windows opened and rooftops down—summer’s green may be gone, but the afterglow is just as great. There’s feast of color that flourishes on foliage this time of year. Dazzling...
drives abound from coast to coast, but which are the most interesting? Those on this, of course! They afford views of iconic mountain tops,...

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Feel Good Friday, Travel

Feel Good Friday: 3RD HOME

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, partner...
and president of 3RD Home, is a true advocate of charitable acts that exist outside the box. We caught up with him to find...

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Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Keep high and dry with Topeak’s Bikamper

Shelter on the open road isn't always the easiest to come by. Thankfully, Topeak's bicycle-centric tent offers ample protection without unwanted weight.

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Travel

Cage Diving With Crocodiles

Thrill-seekers take note: there’s a new way to stare death in the eye. It’s called crocodile cage diving, and right now there are only three places on Earth where you can do it. It involves...
suiting up in scuba gear and jumping into an ice-cold pool that’s home to the king of the reptiles. And....

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Living, Travel

The UEV-440 Trailer is like a Swiss Army Knife You Can Sleep In

I don’t care who you are – we’ve all had those daydreams of selling all our belongings, buying an old RV or teardrop trailer, and roadtripping across the country in a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants,...
Kerouac-style adventure. It’s definitely a tempting prospect, but before you hit up craigslist in search of a busted-ass Winnebago you can tow behind...

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Fashion & Style, Travel

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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Travel

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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Travel

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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Travel

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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