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The Guide To Chinese Cuisine, One of the World’s Most Influential Food Cultures

Chinese food culture is not a monolith — it's a deeply regional cuisine that's constantly evolving, evidenced by the country's rapid economic growth.
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The Best Long-Distance Bike Trails Across America

Bikepacking is a self-supported trip in which participants spend days, weeks, or even years traveling across regions, countries, and continents via bicycle.
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New Orleans Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

New Orleans oozes as much charm as it does bouncing jazz. From museums and nights of amazing live music to golfing and fishing, you can have the perfect visit.
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8 Picturesque Rails Trails in America Worth Cycling Through

Rails to trails are railroad tracks repurposed as bike paths. There are hundreds of miles of trails affording easy access to local landscapes. Here are some standouts.

Is It Safe To Get On A Cruise Ship This Summer?

With new health and safety guidelines, cruise ships are ready to hit the high seas once again. But is it fully safe?
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The Founder of Pacific Rim Cuisine Shows Us How To Make the Perfect Hawaiian BBQ

Hawaiian BBQ is a diverse and tasty food category informed by many cultures and perfect for life outside.
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An Insider’s Travel Guide To Detroit

Looking for some great lodging, food, and activities for your Detroit staycation? Look no further.
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How Mount Everest Grew Even Taller in 2020

The mountain, called Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet, is now officially 29,031.69 feet tall according to a joint survey done by Nepal and China.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Capturing the Northern Lights

Make the most of your trip to see the Aurora Borealis and bring home stunning pictures with these easy tips.
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9 Coolest Concert Venues in the United States

From downtown Seattle to the Manhattan borough of New York, these are the coolest venues in America to catch a live show for the ages.
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The Boutique Hotels Worth Drinking At in the Hudson Valley This Ski Season

The Hudson Valley, which is also rich in U.S history and beautiful architecture from all eras, boasts some of the chicest boutique hotels around — and a handful of them are not only cozy and romantic, but also have great beverage programs.
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Yeah That Podcast Episode: Exploring Greenville, South Carolina with Jamarcus Gaston

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, Greg, Nicole, and Sam sit down with Jamarcus Gaston, TV Host with WSPA TV to talk all things Greenville, South Carolina!
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Why Design Lovers Need to Head to Tulsa in 2022

This 2022, head to Tulsa, Oklahoma, the “Buckle of the Bible Belt” to marvel at its incredibly diverse, welcoming, and amazing architecture. Home to one of the country’s largest collections of original Art Deco buildings, this town is having a renaissance that can’t be ignored.
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Colorado Beyond the Snow: 10 Things to Do Once Ski Season Is Over

While the minds of most will likely be trapped in a fog for the foreseeable future, the Centennial State has so much to offer during spring, summer, and fall. Colorado is an outdoor and adventure lover’s paradise.
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Why Utah Is America’s Four-Season Outdoor Playground

If you like being outdoors, there's never a bad time to visit Utah. It offers such a vast range of outdoor activities that you could try your hand at a half-dozen different pursuits each season and still only scratch the surface.
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How to Spend 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Whether you are traveling to South America and have a layover that can be extended in Santiago or you are just visiting the capital of Chile, there are a few things you just can't miss in this lovely city.
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A Peek Inside the History of Jamaica Inn, a Family-Owned Hotel in the Caribbean

When you first set foot at Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, you can see what separates the property from other resorts and hotels. We ask the owner, Eric Morrow, all about the Inn.
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Unlock Your Creativity at the Rabbit Island Residency Program in Michigan

Try this fantasy on for size: journeying north to a place where the continental U.S. breaks off in a series of vast inland seas, pushing onward over a two-lane highway through dense forests of cedar and pine, then taking a boat three miles from the end of the world until you reach a 91-acre island.
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Visiting One of America’s Oldest Dude Ranches, Tanque Verde Ranch

More than a hundred years ago, dude ranches were often considered common courtesy for ranchers in the Wild West to offer food and lodging to travelers and cowboys who happened to pass by on their journeys across vast deserts and empty tracts of land.
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Where to See the Elusive Southern Lights

Unlike the Northern Lights, the Southern Lights are far more elusive. Blame it on the lack of accessible land in the Southern Hemisphere from which to view them. From Tasmania and New Zealand to Argentina and Antarctica, here are the best places to catch one of the world’s most elusive natural phenomena.
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The Best Travel Destinations to Visit This December

Most sane North Americans are already planning their first winter vacation. Holiday travel is typically expensive, but it can be a great time to getaway. Based on the weather, travel prices, and goings-on, here are the best travel destinations to visit in December.
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Understanding the Volcano Tourism Industry in Hawaii

Although the 2018 eruption's environmental damage was significant, Hawaii's tourism industry bounced back much more rapidly than expected. Here's why.
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The Natural Beauty of Life in Antarctica

The coldest continent has an abundance of heart-stopping sights. From wildlife to massive icebergs, you will never be in short supply of beautiful vistas if you get the chance to visit Antarctica.
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How to Visit Antarctica: 5 Ways of Getting to the Bottom of the World

Ever thought about going to the land of snow and ice that is Antarctica? There are a variety of ways you can get there, but some will cost you. Here is a breakdown of the different ways you can travel to Antarctica.
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The Ultimate Hawaiian Adventure Guide to Oahu and Kauai

When thinking about Hawaii, you often picture cocktails, beaches, and relaxation. However, Hawaii can also be a thrilling and adventurous destination. There are plenty more things to do than golfing green pastures and sipping cocktails, especially on Oahu and Kauai.
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The Best Resorts in Hawaii for a Relaxing Getaway

What good is a Hawaii vacation if you have to spend weeks beforehand researching all the things you want to do there? Take the easy way and let one of the best resorts in Hawaii do the work for you.
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Hawaii’s Best Small Towns Have the Big Cities Beat

We all know about Waikiki Beach and Honolulu, but the Hawaiian Islands are home to a vast number of immersive small towns very much worth exploring. Put these places on your radar.
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America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene

Situated on the eastern coast of Florida, St. Augustine is America's oldest European-settled city. Its age, though, has not held back its innovation. This city has a fresh and vibrant food and drink scene to juxtapose its history.
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There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground

Whistler, British Columbia has a population of 12,000 but hosts 3.5 million visitors annually. The Canadian city has something to offer in every season. Hour guide to this dream destination.
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Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place)

Located in San Diego County, Funner, California is a tourist destination that features a massive casino, as well as celebrity mayor, Rob Riggle. Riggle recently took over for David Hasselhoff and broadcasts his mayoral materials into every hotel room in town.
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12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention

Ever thought about a trip to The Mount Rushmore State, South Dakota? If you haven't, it might be high time you do. Here are 12 of the best things to do in the state that you can plan a trip around.
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11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring

Being one of the largest countries in the world, there's probably a lot of Canada that you've never heard about before. Here, we break down the 11 best underrated Canadian towns that you should make plans to visit.
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Fall Foliage Forecast: Where and When to See the Leaves Change in 2019

Higher temperatures around the Atlantic will translate to a later start to this year’s peak foliage. Much of the country will see the most dazzling colors in the first two weeks of October. But the change is mercilessly brief, so it pays to know precisely when and where the best foliage will appear.
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Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins

Until space travel is a thing, we’ll have to settle for escaping society in a treehouse or a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. Few regions of the U.S. guarantee a proper, off-grid digital detox like the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Enter: The Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins.
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The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America

Hidden amid the four million miles of roads that criss-cross the country are some of the most amazing routes in the world. If you’re looking for stunning, Instagram-worthy scenery and as few other travelers as possible, these are some of the quietest, loneliest, most scenic roads in America.
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What Americans Need to Know Before Traveling to Cuba

Visiting Cuba can prove difficult for unprepared travelers, and President Trump hasn't made it any easier. Here are the most essential things every American needs to know before traveling to Cuba.
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You Need a Vacation: 5 Midwestern Camp-Style Lodges Where You Can Unplug

You need a vacation. Believe it or not, rustic woodland getaways still exist. We've pulled together a shortlist of the finest camp-style resorts and lodges located within some of the country's most beautiful, largely overlooked natural settings.
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The Best Things to Do in Tokyo if You’re Traveling Solo

Tokyo is one of the coolest places to visit alone. This weekend guide lists the best things to do in Tokyo if you're traveling solo.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bowling Green, Kentucky

Here are a few activities, eateries, drinkeries (not a word but just go with it), and spots you've just gotta see if you're in Bowling Green. Not heading to Bowling Green any time soon? Here are four reasons why you should.
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Why Vancouver and Tofino Should Be Your Introduction to Exploring British Columbia

For an easy introduction to Canada's British Columbia, consider starting in the major city of Vancouver and heading over to the tiny, yet wildly impressive surf town of Tofino.
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The View of an American Road Trip from the Back of a Motorcycle

One day while heading to my favorite peak, an idea formed: "What if I could tour the Rocky Mountains of the West on the motorcycle of my dreams?"One day while heading to my favorite peak, an idea formed: "What if I could tour the Rocky Mountains of the West on the motorcycle of my dreams?"
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North Carolina Road Trip Itinerary: What to Eat, Drink, and Do in the Tar Heel State

The best way to see what the North Carolina's mountains offer is by experiencing them through scenic drives and stops in the cities that offer quaint places to stay, incredible restaurants, and lots of activities to fill your time.
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Newfoundland Road Trip Itinerary: Where to Visit, Eat, and Stay on the Canadian Island

One of Canada’s most remote provinces is also one of the most spectacular places to visit within the massive country. This Newfoundland road trip includes stops in Gander, Gross Morne National Park, Fogo Islands, and Change Islands.
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How to Spend 36 Hours in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The next time you find yourself in Buenos Aires and only have hours to spend, here’s a 36-hour, must-see-and-do guide to help inspire your travels.
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Why You Should Visit Yukon, Canada

The Yukon is one of those destinations we hear or read about, but it’s a place so remote that most of us can only imagine what really goes on there.
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Israel Travel Guide: What to Know, Where to Go, and How to Get There

Israel can feel daunting for American travelers who have no idea if it's safe, how to prepare, or whether it’s worth the visit. After a week in the country, we’re happy to report there’s never been a better time. If you’re considering a trip, here’s what you need to know.
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Why You Should Visit Argentina’s Salta Region

Salta City provides visitors the opportunity to experience both Quechan and Andean culture, in addition to trying regional foods like empanadas, which are said to be the best in the country. Outside of town, it continues to get better and better.
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10 Reasons to Visit Norway in 2019

The picturesque ruggedness of Norway is just part of the appeal of what may arguably be one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. Nature is magnified with awe-inspiring Northern Light displays set against a backdrop comprised of magnificent mountains, fjords, and coastline.
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The 5 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in 2022

If catching the Northern Lights is still at the top of your bucket list, then now's your chance to check out one of the five best places to see the northern lights in 2022.
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Why the Cayman Islands are the Ultimate Foodie Destination for 2022

The Cayman Islands may be a hidden gem of the culinary scene for now, but they won't be for long. Whether you’re looking for fresh-caught fish cooked, farm-to-table explorations, or a high-end meal, the food and drink scene of the Cayman Islands is ready to serve you.