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15 Jun

Fjords, Food, And Fewer Crowds: A Visit To Bergen, Norway

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This summer, instead of the usual beach vacation, consider a visit to Bergen, Norway. While the capital city of Oslo tends to top travel lists, the country’s second-largest city is wooing travelers with its natural beauty (it’s surrounded by the stunningly picturesque Seven Mountains), history, cultural gems, and world-class cuisine. But luckily, this destination is relatively under-the-radar, meaning you won’t have to deal with those typical summer crowds. And if touring in the blazing summer heat isn’t your idea of a good time, perhaps best of all, the temperature in Bergen hovers around a refreshing mid-50s all season long. Here, a primer for what to do on your visit: What to DoFor a panoramic view of fjords, sea, and city, take...
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12 Jun

The Napa Wine Auction With The Coppolas

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Just Back From…Napa Valley. Namely, the 37th annual Auction Napa Valley weekend hosted by the Coppola family: Francis, Eleanor, Sophia, Roman, and Gia.
Trip Duration: 3 days, 3 nights.

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Flight Plan: I flew directly to SFO from New York, and then hopped on a scenic ferry ride through the San Francisco Bay to Vallejo, followed by an hour-long drive to Napa Valley. When traveling, I never leave home without a good book for the plane, Rodin lip balm, and Caudalie Beauty Elixir Mist.

Briana Marie Photography for Napa Valley Vintners
Briana Marie Photography for Napa Valley Vintners
Tour Group: I was traveling with friends–and fellow wine lovers. Where We Stayed: Meadowood, a chic resort with cozy rooms nestled up in the trees. The property has absolutely gorgeous grounds, complete with...
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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).

Charleston, South Carolina

Visit the link in our profile to discover our 4-day Holy City Honeymoon itinerary. Check into @hvicharleston then spend the day both at land and sea, setting sail...
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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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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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24 May

How To Find The Best Airbnbs In Bali

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It's Valentine's Day and the two of us are soaking in a private tub overlooking the muddy brown rush of Bali's Ayung River. Pinwheels of lime and orange slices float along the surface of the steamy water, alongside shredded ginger stalks of lemongrass, and crystals of sea salt. We chose the "revitalizing bath" from the spa's treatment menu because we thought the chunky fruits would look the coolest on Instagram, but the water feels even better than it looks, thanks to shakti oil made on the premises. It's a moment of over-the-top luxury. The only hiccup came before we stepped into the tub, when the spa attendant handed us robes, slippers, and disposable black panties so we could go topless...
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23 May

The 12 Best Summer Getaways To Book Now

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Warm weather is finally here! And nothing is better than celebrating summer by packing your bags and hitting the road (er…air?) for a well-deserved OOO escape. Here, a few ideas—near and far—to inspire your wanderlust. (They're all so prettttty.)

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San Juan The candy colored houses and cobble-stone streets of the old city are classic Insta-bait and the beaches are not so bad, themselves. Summer is a popular time, so if you want to stay somewhere close-by that's a little further from the city, try Ocean Park Beach. Don't miss: Castillo de San Cristobal is beautiful and its lawn is the perfect place to stop off for a picnic lunch. Get a view of the water from its walls before stopping off at...
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22 May

Where To Stay, Eat, And Drink In Charleston

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Charleston is one of the most charming cities. There, I said it. Small but urban, with a Southern *something something* that hasn't waned, the town has really come into it's own with more and more chic eateries and bars—so much so that it's hard to keep up. While there's plenty to do and explore (especially when it comes to history), I would say the main draw is the massive amounts of food and drink to be consumed. (All in a pretty as a picture setting, of course.) Not into spending your days eating and drinking on vacation? Bless your heart. Here, where to stay, eat, and drink in one of the best cities in America.

Let's do this Charleston. 🌴 #charleston...
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