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Best things to do in Grinnell, Iowa

The Midwest tends to get a bad rap in the travel world. Even when publications aim to tout it, a backhanded slight is rarely far away — take Vogue’s write-up on Kansas City, for example. The first four paragraphs amount to “Where? Mississippi?” underscoring the idea that a Midwesterner’s ignorance is intolerance but coastal ignorance? […]

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What to do in Siem Reap

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city, but Siem Reap is the country’s capital of tourism and culture. The city is home to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat and is the commercial hub of northern Cambodia and the surrounding section of the Mekong Delta. While Angkor Archeological Park is worth at least a visit, there […]

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How to haggle in Morocco’s markets

The Moroccan souk, or marketplace, is heaven for the shopaholic. Marrakech, Fez, Tangier, and every other major Moroccan city have extensive markets, usually packed within the walls of a medina, or old city, where cars are banned and foot traffic is dense. Sellers cram themselves into countless alcoves along snaking walkways. Colorful goods hang overhead, […]

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Best parks in New York City

While New Yorkers are still cursing the cold winter temperatures and Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog for being wrong about an early spring, visitors can look ahead to the eventual warmer weather. As it comes off so urban and metropolitan, New York City probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of […]

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Airport Mailers ships TSA items

TSA agents could probably start a pretty interesting museum with all the items they’ve seized from passengers in security lines. Now, however, those items won’t just disappear into TSA’s abyss of confiscated goods but can actually be mailed back to you. Airport Mailers has been around since 2003, but it’s in the midst of establishing […]