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last week

The Cafes of Degraves St in Melbourne

Degraves Street embodies the cafe culture of Melbourne.  You’ll find Australians engaged in lively conversation at the closely packed outdoor tables all day, any time of the week.  On the weekends people young and old will take a leisurely meal and coffee while communing with friends. Melbourne cafe culture dates back to a couple notable […]

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3 weeks ago

The 5 Best Speakeasy’s In San Francisco!

 Bourbon and Branch – We have to start with the tried and true here.  This is probably the most well-known speakeasy in San Francisco.  To enter, you’ll need to make an online reservation.  You’ll receive an email with your password to get in.  You’ll stand on Jones St outside a nondescript door and punch a […]

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last month

Indigo Dyeing in Portland

I lived in Portland over the summer of 2017 and was looking for ways to meet people and experience something unique when I stumbled across AirBnB’s brand new concept – the AirBnB Experience.  I’d been staying in quite a few AirBnBs and while playing around on the site I activated the Experience feature and sifted […]

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Spooky Halloween Travel!

Happy Halloween!  We thought this week we’d bring you a super SPOOKY post about three of the most haunted places on Earth…  Buckle in! The first stop on our tour of the most haunted places on Earth is probably one of the most well-known and Iconic murder-houses of all time.  The Amityville Horror House in […]

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My Worst Flight

I settled into my seat on the last leg of my journey back from a summer teaching English in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I wasn’t too tired as I’d spent a few days in Istanbul slept for a few hours on my previous flight. I was now 2.5 hours from my soft bed in […]

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a couple of months ago

Review: SFO Centurion Lounge

Thanks to my American Express Platinum OPEN card, a luxury business card, I receive access to Centurion lounges all over the country.  These lounges range in services, from pedicures and massages to high-end dining and drinks you won’t find in any other lounge (at least not for free).  I’ve always found these lounges to be […]

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a few months ago

Cool off like a local in Austin, TX

Texans are used to the house to car to air-conditioned building dash, to driving with their finger tips and getting sunburned through a window.  We know that walking outside at 10 PM still means walking back inside covered in sweat due to unbearable humidity even in the 80-85 degree weather.  We’ve compiled a list of […]

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