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Vacation with a difference at Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad

Don’t get us wrong, we love a beach vacation as much as the next dude. But we can’t help craving a little more of an experience from a trip these days. Something a little more left field that we’ll...
be recalling for weeks after at the office water cooler. Introducing the new and improved Le...

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Travel

Four August Getaways (Without the Crowds)

In August the pressure is on to make the best out of the last four weeks of summer, but all that heat (so to speak) doesn’t mean you have to follow the crowd. Besides, if you are like us, heading out...
on the highway with the masses is something you wouldn’t like to do anyway....

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Food & Drink

American Beer Gardens: Hip Summer Hangouts

Americans love summer and summer means heading outside to eat, drink and be merry. Instead of imbibing with friends in a dark and stuffy pub, why not drink your favorite brew at a beer garden? This...
quintessentially German institution, with its convivial atmosphere, plethora of beer and outdoor seating, is taking the U.S. by storm. Here are our favorites around the...

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Travel

Micro guide: Fitzrovia, London

Fitzrovia is enjoying something of a renaissance right now. The grid of streets nestled behind Tottenham Court road and Oxford Street has rapidly become the neighborhood to hang in, since the untouchable...
East end galleries collectively left Vyner street behind and replanted themselves here in search of a fresh scene. Follow our micro guide for...

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Travel

Stay high and dry within Wale’s luxurious Red Kite Tree Tent

While you could meander the cobblestone streets of Vatican City or the Louvre, the Red Kite Tree Tents offers a suspended stay.

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Inn at the Market: Seattle’s Hotel with a View

Summer is almost here. And with it comes a surge of visitors to the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, many guests prefer to stay near the action in Pike Place. Inn at the Market, a chic boutique hotel,...
offers one of the best views of of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains and is the only hotel in...

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Food & Drink

London’s Hottest Garden Bars

Rooftop bars have become synonymous with summer fun in the city. A place to unwind with a drink in hand. But many of these bars have become overrun with loudmouths and loud music. Not in London. The...
city’s top summer destinations are decidedly less boorish than their stateside counterparts. London’s garden bars/restaurants are tranquil yet...

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Travel

The Amalfi Coast: Top 5

Italy is one of those countries that offer countless kick-ass destinations. If you’re craving a hefty slice of la dolce vita this summer, The Manual recommends heading to the glorious Amalfi Coast and...
holidaying like the Italians do. For your traveling pleasure, we’ve compiled our five favorite recommendations for a road trip to remember. Fiat...

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Travel

Feel Good Friday – Pack for a Purpose

Anyone who has traveled to a third world country has packed a pile of pencils, pens or slap bracelets to give out to the kids they meet. While those little trinkets are exciting for the youngsters, we are...
missing out on the bigger picture of what we can really do for these kids. Enter former...

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Born to be wild: A brief guide to the best camping spots in the U.S.

Yellowstone and Yosemite may garner all the notoriety, but camping in the U.S. should encompass more than just iconic locations.

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Feel Good Friday: Song Saa Foundation

Nine years ago, Aussie couple Rory and Melita Hunter embarked on a trip that would change their lives. A two week exploration of the remote Koh Rong Archipelago in southwest Cambodia led them to the twin...
islands known as Song Saa – Khmer, translation for the Sweethearts. The pair fell head over heels for the...

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The boot camp vacation that will blow your mind

At this time of year, the sudden urge to get into shape is universal. If you’re feeling a little soft around the edges thanks to months of cold-weather indulgence, we can’t think of a better time for a...
little boot camp getaway. The Lakes by Yoo, a glorious private estate nestled in the heart of...

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Microguide: Birmingham, Alabama

Once in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, Birmingham is making headlines as a burgeoning capital of the New South. A celebrated culinary scene, revitalized historic districts, and plenty of...
homegrown cultural currency, Birmingham’s place on the map is no longer a pass-through – it’s a proper destination. Day 1: Check into the Tutwiler,...

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Fashion & Style

Monocle Voyage: Sharp Threads for Globetrotters

For those unfamiliar with Monocle magazine, it is a super slick publication that focuses on international affairs, business, culture and design. When we heard the Monocle brand, which also head up a radio...
station, concept stores across five cities and a café in London, had launched their inaugural fashion collection we were a little more...

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Classic, Go Anywhere Style

If you’re rushing to make the next flight, we’ve discovered a new must have for your trip. It’s a garment bag from Hudson Sutler that’s hardwearing, durable, and fashionable at the same time. The...
bags are crafted from 18 oz. canvas that doesn’t flinch no matter what you throw at it. Plus, the hanger hooks...

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Plan your Boy’s Weekend away with 3RD HOME

For those lucky enough to have a second home who are looking for that extra special stag trip or boy’s holiday, listen up. 3RD HOME is an exclusive club that offers its members the chance to rent out...
their holiday home to other members in exchange for the opportunity to rent out any other member’s...

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