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16 Aug

5 Travel Destinations For Pastel Lovers

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Less about the hotel and more about the hue.

When you’re trying to decide where to take your summer holidays, there are a number of factors that can quickly turn the idea of a last minute long weekend getaway in to a mammoth 13-hour flight across the Atlantic, in search of a destination that’s obscure enough for you to actually Geotag. Your final decision could be based on finding somewhere with that elusive combination of hedonism and culture (yes, even Ibiza has a contemporary art museum) or you could be on the hunt for somewhere that’s so overwhelmingly aesthetically pleasing that you’ll risk your entire data roaming allowance to get that ‘gram. And now with Pantone’s bubble gum shade of ‘pale dogwood’...
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14 Aug

The First Timer’s Guide To a Chic Weekend In Nantucket

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Summertime in New York City is all about the weekend getaway. Whether it's the Hamptons, a preppy New England town, or the beaches of New Jersey, there are plenty of easy go-to spots to choose from when escaping the city. But most overlooked for a long weekend trip is the picture-perfect, All-American island of Nantucket. As a New Yorker who's pretty much clueless on all things preppy and New England, I'd never been to Nantucket, Cape Cod, or any of the Northeast's quaint beach towns. So last weekend, I took a long-overdue trip to the charming island to see what ACK (as the locals call it) was all about. From the best lobster rolls to the most picturesque lighthouses, here's a...
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10 Aug

This Is The Hot European City All Your Cool Friends Are Talking About

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This seems to be the summer of Portugal. A small country hugging the west coast of Europe, Portugal always fell well below France, Spain, and Italy of my European adventure list. But, in the past six months, I’ve heard its name many times over; so, when given the opportunity for a quick trip came my way, I was excited to experience this much-buzzed-about country for myself. I always prefer to travel to a spot that's a little off-the-beaten path, so I was excited to visit the city of Porto. What I discovered upon arrival was a port town full of natural beauty, strong and delicious wine, and kind people. It turned out that my favorite parts of Porto were accessible to those...
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9 Aug

One Perfect Day In Shanghai’s Former French Concession

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Time seems to move a little slower in the former French Concession. While the twisting alleyways of Shanghai’s older neighborhoods have a chaotic charm and the skyscrapers of Pudong present a spotless vision of modernity, the breezy, tree-shaded avenues of what was once the French Concession inspire lingering strolls in search of preserved mansions, one-of-a-kind shops, and, most importantly, delicious food.

Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Conrad
Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Conrad

A preserved french concession building

“I’ve lived in the same old-school compound for around eight years now, and I still love it,” says Jake Newby, a longtime Shanghai expat and the former editor of Time Out Shanghai. “For quality of life and character, it’s easily one of the best areas in the city.”

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Wood Originals
Photo: Courtesy of Kate Wood Originals
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9 Aug

This Eggplant Parm Is Famous For Inducing Labor

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Like every other pregnant person in the history of time, I was nearing a point of pathetic desperation. At 38 weeks, and so large that I once got stuck in my bathtub, my usually rational mind grew increasingly frustrated with science and simultaneously open to old wives’ tales: Pineapples (not too ripe), power walking, raspberry leaf tea, vomit-causing castor oil smoothies—anything to (allegedly) induce labor. So by the time the late-night note arrived in my inbox, it was weird but not that weird: “Try this recipe,” wrote a Facebook friend I hadn’t seen in a decade. Attached was a snapshot of torn crumpled paper, handwritten in scrawled pencil, for Eggplant Parmesan. Her husband, as it turned out, had overheard a gaggle of moms at a Toronto coffee...
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8 Aug

The Best Time To Book Flights For Holiday Travel If You Don’t Want To Spend a Fortune

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It may only be August, but it's time to start thinking about booking your flight home for the holidays already. Whether you plan on traveling this Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve (or all three!), the experts at KAYAK, the fare aggregator and travel search site, crunched the numbers to determine the best dates to find deals for travel between November 18 and January 3. Flying from East Coast? Now's the time to book your holiday flights. KAYAK says they start seeing a decrease in median airfare after July 31 typically. Flying from the West Coast? June and July are historically the months when airfare for the holiday season is at its highest. For the best deals, you'll want to wait until after September 4 to book your flights,...
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31 Jul

It’s Very, Very Hard To Get To These Amazing Destinations

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For a certain type of traveler, hitting up every monument on the UNESCO World Heritage Listis their ultimate conquest. What better way to gain an understanding of the world than to experience the very best natural and manmade wonders it has to offer?

If you're thinking of checking a few of these culturally significant spectacles off your list, why start with the touristy entries? Beyond the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat, there's a wealth of mind-blowing spectacles that deserve a closer look — even if it means you'll have to trek to the corners of the Earth to see them. Ahead, we've rounded up five such destinations that truly are bucket-list worthy.

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PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES.
Wudang Mountains, Shiyan, Hubei This mountain is steeped...
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28 Jul

Every Wedding And Summer Party Needs a Prosecco Van

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When it comes to outdoor parties, one UK-based company definitely knows how to beat hot summer days by serving bubbly in the coolest way possible.

Bubble Lovers! It genuinely feels like summer is here now. Let's hope it lasts. Our wedding diary is almost completely full for 2017, but if you're planning an office summer party, birthday bash, or you just want endless bubbly on tap and outside your door, hit the link in our bio and give us a shout! We still have a few dates available. BB
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London-based company Bubble Bros. has converted a tiny Piaggio Ape into a sparkling wine bar on wheels, according to Martha Stewart Weddings. Since 2015, the bar staff has been...
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28 Jul

A Long Weekend in Cuba (And Why You Really Need to Visit Now)

The El Capitolio at dusk in Havana, Cuba.
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Sure, we all fantasize of the day when we’ll have a week (or a few!) to devote to the vacation of our dreams—but really, who has the time? With the height of summer upon us, it’s high time to book your next long weekend getaway. Because every moment counts when you’re traveling for three days—and because location is everything when you’re in a time crunch—why not set your sight on someplace special?

Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Waldman
Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Waldman
Cuba may not be the first destination that comes to mind when contemplating a quick break, but if you’re in New York, consider the facts: You can count on spending three hours (if you’re lucky) in bumper-to-bumper traffic en route to the Hamptons—or you can...
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