Arts and Culture


Los Cabos, Mexico/iStock
Los Cabos, Mexico/iStock

People have flocked to Los Cabos for decades for its laid-back attitude and craggy coastal beauty. But this Mexican resort area, which receives more than two million visitors each year, is also emerging as an arts destination. San José del Cabo’s Gallery District has fourteen galleries and is home to... Read More

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 Pearl Harbor/flickr/Laurens Doesborgh
Pearl Harbor/flickr/Laurens Doesborgh

On December 7, 1941 — about eighteen years before Hawaii became a U.S. state — the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the United States military stationed at Pearl Harbor. It began at 7:55 a.m. and took only one hour and fifteen minutes. Nearly half of the 2,403 causalities occurred when... Read More

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Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
Arc de Triomphe/Flickr/Omarukai

Sure, it’s touristy — but Paris’ Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world. Extending from the Arc du Triomphe to the Louvre, the picturesque route through Paris’ 8th arrondissement is lined with decadent eats, adorable boutiques, and the Instagram-worthy Tuilerie Gardens and Place de la Concorde. New... Read More

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 Dylan Thomas boathouse , Swansea, Wales
Dylan Thomas boathouse , Swansea, Wales

For centuries, writers have used literature to transport people to places far and wide — their words a vehicle into the larger world. While cities like Paris and New York have inspired and played host to countless writers, there are many less-trodden landscapes where you can retrace the lives and work of famous poets, playwrights, and novelists. Here are... Read More

 Auckland Art Gallery/Facebook
Auckland Art Gallery/Facebook

Before you run off to see New Zealand’s ancient rock formations and dramatic waterways, set aside a few days to explore Auckland. Surrounded by a backdrop of dormant volcanoes and blue ocean, New Zealand’s largest city is also its art and design hub. Whether you’re interested in local contemporary art or learning... Read More

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Pontchartrain Hotel

Most travelers don’t exactly head to New Orleans to see a fast-paced, cutting edge city. From its graceful wrought iron railings to its careful traditions around jazz, Mardi Gras, and cooking, visitors are lured more by a sense of its lovingly preserved past. If you look closer, though, there’s... Read More

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EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington
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At the heart of it, “Star Trek” shares a lot with the traveler’s ethos: excitement over new adventures, a respect for diversity and culture, and an enthusiasm for all that reminds us of our humanity. For a Trekkie, the special exhibits and experiences that are currently on offer in celebration... Read More

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 Geneva/Switzerland Tourism
Geneva/Switzerland Tourism

When planning a European vacation, sometimes the hardest part is deciding where to go. All those countries, so little time. France or Spain? Germany or Austria? Switzerland or Italy? But why settle for one when you can have two? All across Europe, border towns give travelers the flexibility to... Read More

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Flickr Matthew Paulson
Flickr Matthew Paulson

Pittsburgh has undergone a renaissance recently, evolving from the soot-covered Steel City to a cultural and foodie mecca that has earned it accolades from travelers around the world. With 90 distinct neighborhoods, four Carnegie museums, and countless five-star dining experiences, a visit can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s what we’d... Read More

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Frank Relle

Frank Relle is a New Orleans-based photographer whose double-parlor gallery lies in the historic Miltenberger House, once the home of the Princess of Monaco — at 910 Royal Street — in the heart of the French Quarter. Relle’s nocturnal exploration of the city’s houses and landscapes result in his hauntingly beautiful photographs that... Read More

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Avital Pinnick/Tourismo Toscana

Sometimes it feels like if you’ve seen one cathedral, you’ve seen them all. But these stunners from around the world might just cure your religious building fatigue. Glass Galore: Sainte-Chapelle (Paris, France) If you love colors, there’s nothing like the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, which is wrapped in stained glass on all... Read More

MoMath in New York
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The Met, The Guggenheim, and MoMA might be the first that come to mind when you think of New York City’s top cultural institutions, but there are plenty of other museums in the Big Apple that beg to be explored. Here, the best NYC museums that you’ve never heard of — until... Read More

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Central Market in Valencia, Spain
Central Market/Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

As the third largest city in Spain, Valencia is known for its palm-tree lined streets and mix of old and new architecture. But this sophisticated city offers so much more than pretty buildings. From sampling the fascinating culinary history to bike riding through medieval streets, there are a myriad... Read More

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Mount Auburn Cemetery in Boston - Christine Wei
Mount Auburn Cemetery/Christine Wei

A trip to any major city — including Boston– requires some budgeting; but that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to have a good time. There are tons of free things to do in Beantown, whether you love art or history or spending time outdoors. Here are... Read More

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Dzibilchaltun/Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

Chichen Itza’s soaring pyramid may grab all of the glory, but there are several other standout Mayan ruins in Mexico’s Yucatan region that people often overlook. Many of these archeological wonders are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and boast amazing panoramas, but with half the crowds. On your next... Read More