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New York Travel Guide

New York Travel Guide

Warm Up: 10 Cozy Spots in NYC

“I hate hazelnuts,” I said to Chef Kyle McLelland as my boyfriend Andy and I prepared to tuck into the tasting menu at Prospect in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He smiled and asked, “Can I change your mind?” Feeling gutsy, I said “Sure, why not?” Though I wasn’t born one, my extensive travels have made me …

The Best Holiday Treats in NYC

I ducked into Jacques Torres’ chocolate oasis and came face to face with a police officer. I love the NYPD, largely because of their help in silencing the ear-splitting music from Madame X nightclub near my first apartment, so I welcome the sight. But I wonder if he’s there to investigate a candy …

5 Must-See Pieces at the Met

The next time you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you must say hello to “William.”<p>The small blue statuette has been the museum’s unofficial mascot since he made his debut in 1917. But don’t let his youthful looks fool you; he’s been around for almost four millennia. Today, …

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …

Surfers Flock to A Rare Break Under California's Golden Gate Bridge

Adventure<p>In San Francisco, locals ride the waves under its famed bridge.<p>San Francisco may be a mecca for foodies, musicians, artists, techies, and skateboarders, but when it comes to surfing, the spots are, well, limited. And by “limited” I mean, “there’s really only consistently one that’s …

The Luxe List: 8 Places to Indulge Yourself in 2016

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The word “luxury” has been overused to the point of becoming a terrible cliché in the travel world.<p>To my mind, a true luxury experience is much more about human connection, personalization, and authentic expression of place than it is about thread count, hand-holding, or …

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Brock and Tangerine’s Doha

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Husband-and-wife travel team Brock and Tangerine lived in <b>Doha</b> for nearly five years. It’s where the peripatetic couple (they’re on a mission to visit 100 countries and are more than halfway there) met, fell in love, and eventually married. Aside from their personal …

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Skiers Continue to Get Caught in Avalanches. Here’s Why They Overlook the Dangers.

Adventure<p>On January 13, at around 4 p.m., a French schoolteacher from the Lycée Saint Exupéry in Lyon escorted a group of teenage students past a ski patrol fence at the Les Deux Alpes ski resort and onto a temporarily closed run called Bellecombe.<p>In the week leading up to January 13, about a foot …

Celebrating a Century of Dada in Zurich

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Dada</b> is art. Dada is anti-art. Dada is manifesto. Dada is jibberish. Dada is a costume so cumbersome one has to be carried when wearing it.<p>Whatever Dada is, or isn’t, most agree it’s long dead.<p>But not in <b>Zurich</b>, the avant-garde movement’s birthplace.<p>Best known as an …

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A Year in the Wilderness: Feeling Winter’s First Arctic Blast – Week 14, Post 8

Adventure<p>The cold stung my face when I unzipped the tent door and ventured out. The sled dogs remained curled in tight balls, with their furry tails draped over their noses to conserve heat. Only Acorn lifted her head to sniff the air and let out a short, playful howl to acknowledge my presence. …