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David Duran

David Duran

David Duran is an award-winning travel writer who has visited all seven continents and more than 70 countries. His writing interests include luxury, as well as adventure travel, culinary, hospitality, and everything and anything to do with airlines. He’s been published in more than 30 major outlets. When not travel writing or planning his next trip, he can be found speaking and presenting about travel at conferences, symposiums, and gatherings around the world.


5 Easy Celebrity-Driven Vegan Recipes

Plant-based cooking is quickly shaping up to be the next big culinary phenomenon. With so many options in grocery stores for vegans or anyone wanting to dabble in plant-based eating, it was only a matter of time before celebrity chefs emerged with their takes on vegan dishes.
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How to Throw the Ultimate Cajun Tailgate in 6 Recipes

Want to spice up your tailgate? Check out these Cajun recipes for some of the best that Louisiana has to offer. Don't forget to pack the Abita beers.
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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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15 Green Gift Ideas for an Environmentally Friendly Holiday

Whether you have an environmentally conscious friend or you're trying to inspire others to join you on your quest to save the planet, you can gift green for the holidays.
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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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The Best Men’s Watch Gift Guide, From $10 to $1,000

When choosing a watch as a gift, it's important to take into account not only the recipient's style but also their hobbies. To help you narrow down your search, we've selected some of the best watches ranging from a modest $10 to a pricey yet attainable $1,430.
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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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Blue Hawaiian v. Blue Hawaii: What’s the Difference Between the Drinks?

Did you know there is a difference between the Blue Hawaiian and the Blue Hawaii drinks? After reading this, not only will you want to mix one up, but you'll know which one you are making.
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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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Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar

The Botanist Bar in Vancouver, British Columbia houses a Cocktail Lab that is creating the next generation of extraordinary cocktails.
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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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When It’s Time to Move, Here’s How to Sell Your House

There are a few steps that you can take before putting your home on the market that will help increase the odds of receiving an offer from a buyer. From repainting to depersonalizing to cleaning like you’ve never cleaned before, here are nine steps to consider before you sell your home.
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5 Tips for How to Survive a Shark Attack

You may not ever encounter Jaws, but there is still plenty of fish in the sea. Here's what to do in the event of a shark attack.
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How to Buy a House: Must-Read Steps and Tips to Guide You Through the Process

Before you even consider starting to look for your first home, it's important to get your ducks in order both mentally and financially. Here is our guide to buying your first home.
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How to Write a Best Man Speech: 8 Tips to Help You Prepare

Being asked to serve as best man for a wedding is one of the greatest honors, but it comes with a ton of responsibility and one daunting task that most flub: the best man speech. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you take the time to prepare.
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16 Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Choosing the right gifts for your groomsmen can be intimidating. If you're hoping to make a lasting impression with something unique, or just have no clue where to start when it comes to groomsmen gifts, here are some great ideas.
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8 Pride-Inspired Shoes that are Actually Giving Back to the LGBTQ+ Community

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite shoe companies that have Pride-themed kicks and boots with charitable components that support causes that impact the LGBTQ+ community.
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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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A Remote Camping Trip in Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly

The only way onto Canyon de Chelly in Arizona is with a trusted tour company that is partnered with the Navajo Nation, the owners of the land. Here's what you can expect.
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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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The Best Passport Holders for Any Type of Traveler

A handy list of some of the best passport holders for every type of traveler, from the overly organized traveler who likes to keep everything together in one place to the ambitious traveler who just wants a simple cover to keep their passport looking brand spanking new.
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If You Like It Hot, Scottsdale’s Resorts Serve Scorching Summer Deals

The great thing about summer in Scottsdale is that as soon as the temperatures begin to rise, the resort rates dip — big time — making that dream vacation a total reality.
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Why Learning About Quality Cannabis Shouldn’t Strain Your Brain

Like many other craft pursuits, being a weed snob is a good thing. We talked to John Plummer, owner of Bull Run Craft Cannabis in Oregon, to learn more about quality marijuana and the importance of weed education.
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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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This Luxury Sedona Vacation Rental is Like a Personal Resort For Two

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6 Extreme Adventure Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

Adventure travel has risen to the top of Internet searches, signaling disruption in the travel sphere. Some travelers just want something more beyond the typical when it comes to their well-earned time off. If you are one of those people, this adventure travel bucket list should get your gears rotating.
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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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Cuban Cigars: Everything You Need to Know about the Truth Behind the Legend

If you haven’t already heard, which would be nuts since everyone has been talking about them for decades, Cuban cigars are a hot commodity and getting your hands on them can prove to be a bit tricky. But are they worth the hype?
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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: The Essential Gear List Recommendations

There is no technical climbing involved, so it's accessible to nominally experienced hikers, but ascending Mount Kilimanjaro’s 19,341-foot summit demands a tolerance for high altitude, intense leg strength, and the right gear. Here's what you'll need.