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8 Jun

See The Great Barrier Reef — Before It’s Officially GONE

Calling a destination "a place you need to see before you die" sounds like a hyperbolic trope for travel listicles, but the phrase isn't far off when it comes to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. That's because this cluster of corals — the world's largest — is very much in danger, with a large swath of it already irrevocably destroyed. As the breeding ground of a vast collective of exotic fish, birds, reptiles, and mollusks, the reef is an essential ecosystem to the world. However, its deteriorating state is reaching unprecedented levels: Environmentalists have reported that in just the last two years alone, mass bleaching has devastated about two-thirds of the coral reef. With the Trump administration withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement,...
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2 Jun

The 8 Most Instagrammable U.S. Cities To Visit This Summer

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With massive parks, outdoor piazzas, rooftop bars overlooking the sun-soaked downtown, and beaches, lakes and ponds outfitted with wildlife, you don't have to leave the U.S. this summer to get a Discover-page-worthy 'gram. From Boston's new Greenway Park to Miami's sparkling coastline to Seattle's bustling Pike Place Market, there are a million and one reasons to stay stateside and explore the outdoor havens that make these cities so darn picturesque. Whether you're coming from near or far, these are America's most Instagrammable destinations. (After one peek, you'll easily see why).

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1 Jun

3 Ways to Decorate Your First Summer Pool Party

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With warmer days filling up the forecast, there’s nothing like an epic pool party to cool things down. If you’re lucky enough to have one, it’s definitely time to blow up those floats, grab some epic party games, and perfect a tasty summer cocktail. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to throw that Instagram-worthy pool party you’ve been dreaming of all winter. So grab your sunglasses and scroll down to see how we’d style a pool party for the boho-tropical gal, the minimalist mermaid, and the preppy sun lover.

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Sunnylife Pineapple Float ($60), Sunnylife Retro Sounds Blossom Pink ($28), GreenLighting Mercury Globe Decorative Indoor Outdoor Party String Lights ($40), H&M Palm-Patterned Cushion Cover ($10), CB2 Kini Small Natural Rattan...
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31 May

Why This Getaway Destination Is So Popular With Insta-Models

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There are plenty of picturesque beach towns around the world, but Turks and Caicos has got a special allure beyond powdery sands and crystal-clear waves. Home to the third-largest barrier reef system in the world, the destination looks like a legit paradise-on-Earth, with water so clear and stunningly turquoise that renders filters completely obsolete. The white-sand beachfront spans 230 miles, making the islands one of the most exclusive gems in the Caribbean's. These attributes are certainly not lost on some of the most-followed people on Earth. Kylie Jenner threw an epic birthday marathon with her entire squad at a $10,000-a-night Airbnb villa on Providenciales, the main island. The star-studded cast included Bella...
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30 May

The Top 10 Travel Destinations Trending So Far This Year

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The internet has its faults, but there's no denying the fact that it's made traveling way easier. Gone are the days of asking for directions on road trips — unless of course you're asking Siri. Now, you can plan out an entire girls' getaway with a few swipes on your phone, including Instagram collections organized by restaurants to try, sights to see, and outfits to wear. And while that doesn't solve for the biggest dilemma of all — where to go — Pinterest and Airbnb have joined together to help you decide. The duo compiled a list of the top trending travel destinations so far this year, based on the most-pinned locations thus far in 2017, and we included some truly luxurious...
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29 May

These 10 Soft-Serve Flavors Are Kind Of Mind-Blowing

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Our favorite spots across the country are taking the soft-serve you know and love and turning the volume up to 11. And that’s something to scream about. Here's a look at some of our favorite soft-serve flavor combos and toppings to seek out this summer:

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Photos by Rush Jagoe (left) and Julia Duquette (right)

Left: Vanilla with Sprinkles, Nuts, and Chips at Turkey and the Wolf, New Orleans
Right: Sweet Cream with Chocolate Honeycomb at Magpies Softserve, L.A.

Photos by Julia Duquette (left) and Wes Frazer (right)
Photos by Julia Duquette (left) and Wes Frazer (right)

Left: Beet and Almond-Charcoal Swirl at Little Damage, L.A.
Right: Southern Charm Sundae at Cow Tipping Creamery, Austin

Photos by Aubrie Pick (left) and Alex Lau (right)
Photos by Aubrie Pick (left) and Alex Lau (right)

Left: Buffalo Milk with Raspberries and Tea Cake at Tartine Cookies and Cream, San Francisco
Right: Matcha and Vanilla Swirl at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, NYC

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29 May

10 Hidden Beaches Around The World You Need To Know About

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The worst thing about going to the shore for vacation is dealing with the crowds. Luckily you won't have to worry about that at these peaceful unknown beaches.

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Navagio Beach in Greece
Often referred to as Smuggler's Cove, this sandy destination is lodged between two huge limestone cliffs. It's famous for having a three-decade-old shipwreck smack-dab in the middle of it that tourists can explore when they get tired of laying out.

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Benagil Sea Cave in Portugal Even though this natural cave is only accessible by water, it's worth the trip. It features a natural occurring oculus on top of a secluded beach and is a mesmerizing sight to see when the...
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26 May

6 Essential Trips to Take Before You Turn 30

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There isn’t just one right way to do your 20s. Millennials are split on whether slaying at the office or jetsetting off to Instagram-worthy places is their post-college priority. Whichever approach you choose, you’ll learn about yourself, which is the ultimate 20-something goal. Travel is another way to dip deeper into who you are. You can’t help but be inspired by all the beauty in the world or learn something about yourself during tough travel challenges. Here are six essential trips for every 20-something lady.

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1. A Solo Adventure: Going to a new place alone is scary, but there’s no better way to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and really discover what makes you tick. The best part: The only wish...
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26 May

Why Boise, Idaho, Is a Growing Culinary Hotspot

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Food pilgrims, those obsessively nerdy eaters who travel for star-chef meals and Instagram-sensation dishes, have a surprising new stop in the Northwest: Boise, Idaho. The burgeoning capital city is having a culinary renaissance spurred by creative young chefs, artisans, brewers, and even winemakers. With a population of just over 218,000, Boise feels like a mini Seattle or Portland, Oregon, minus the culinary pretension. You’ll find all of the essentials of a great food city: third-wave coffee roasters, gourmet donut shops, craft cocktail bars, food trucks, tasting-menu restaurants, spots dedicated to perfecting a single dish; plus plenty of green space to hike, bike, and paddle up an appetite for your next meal. Food TourIn 2016, former New Yorker Angela Taylor launched Indulge...
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25 May

Sweden Just Became The World’s First Country To Be Listed On Airbnb

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Why bother listing a venue on Airbnb when you can list your entire country. This is what Sweden has done in a bid to promote tourism, and it looks like it might just work. Visit Sweden has partnered with Airbnb to offer its stunning landscapes and nature as accessible to everyone, completely free of charge. In Sweden there is a constitutional right called allemansrätten, meaning ‘the freedom to roam’. This allows anyone to explore the best Sweden has to offer - lakes, mountaintops, forests, meadows (with private gardens and lands under cultivation being the only exception) – at no cost, and encourages visitors to hike, run, camp and cycle on the land and explore as they please. ‘In Sweden we have everything...
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