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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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Travel

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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Food & Drink

Top Five Gent’s Drinking Spots in London

The first ever gentleman’s clubs opened in London’s West End in the 18th century, to provide secret havens for gents about town to escape the world and get loose, in the classiest possible way. Today,...
the gentleman’s club tends to represent something a little seedier. Alas, the city where it all started has seen a...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual Wind: Taking the Complication Out of Time Change

There is much controversy surrounding the age old practice of daylight savings time(DST).  Evidence dating back to the Romans shows civilizations were changing their daily routines to make better use of...
daylight.  As most believe their is no need for it any longer, few understand the tangible impact it still has today.  There are true...

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Micro Guide: Phoenix

Visitors head there to golf. Or to catch some sun during the cold, dreary days of winter. But surprisingly, Phoenix has a bit more to offer than just sun and a hole in one. The city has a thriving food and...
art scene and an increasingly diverse populace. Here are our favorite spots in town...

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Luis Fernandez Micro Guide to Medellin, Colombia

New York based designer and founder of @LuisFern5 sent us his recap from a recent trip to Medellin, Colombia. Read on to hear about the art, architecture and serious food. When I was first invited to visit...
Medellin, Colombia, my first reaction came with a little bit of hesitation (and of course, an image of,...

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Fashion & Style

Q&A: George Esquivel of Tumi

Every traveler worth his weight in carry-ons needs a great weekend bag or wheeled suitcase. After all, if the paparazzi spy you at LAX do you really want to be carrying a beaten and threadbare duffel bag?...
One of the hottest luggage brands on the market today is Tumi. The New Jersey-based luxury bag line...

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5 Most Dangerous Volcanoes To Climb

Ever since checking out the preview for the upcoming film Pompeii (out Feb 21), we’ve been fixated on that iconic volcano, Mount Vesuvius. And since we shy not from adventure or a challenge,...
it’s gotten us to thinking: Which are the most dangerous we can climb volcanoes today? To find out, we asked Sally Kuhn Sennert, who edits...

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Micro Guide: Park City, Utah

The early part of every year is awards season in Hollywood. Stars head to one event after another to see if they’ll garner a golden statuette of some kind. And the first film festival happens every...
January in a small town in Utah. Park City is home to the Sundance Film Festival, which runs this...

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Gorki Apartments, Berlin

As overlooked destinations continue to drift onto our radars, Berlin has been a constant. A cultural hub that remains appealing year after year. You can imagine our delight then, when we heard of the...
opening of Gorki, a new development in the eternally cool Mitte district, housing 35 bespoke apartments and two soon to be...

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Micro Guide: Portland, Oregon

For the record, Portland is nothing like the TV Show Portlandia. Or at least we didn’t see that side of PDX. It is very young, very cool although there are way, way too many tattooed people, but it...
isn’t horribly hipster like parts of Brooklyn can be. There is a fine line and Portland is...

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Top 5 Vacations for 2014

Arguably, one of the best things about the start of a brand new year is planning your travel schedule for the next 12 months. Once you have learnt the art of planning your trips rather than just mindlessly...
tapping up cheap deals twice a year, your entire world will change. Believe us. So get your...

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Keep Calm and Carry-On (No, Really!)

Yes, we know. We’re just as sick of “Keep Calm and…” memes as you are, but, here it just makes sense because, when traveling, carry on bags are really just small suitcases full of stress....
Especially if you’re like more and more Americans who are skipping checked luggage (and their obnoxious baggage fees that come...

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