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Searching For Ghosts in San Diego

Want to play paranormal games in real life? These haunted hotels can help.

10/06/2017 Photography by Bill Wiatrik

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How I Survived a Russian Sauna

The best way to describe the building is a cross between Abe Lincoln’s childhood home and Club Med, if such a thing is possible.

09/25/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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Why It's a Great Time To Go To Belarus Now

Prices are low, a visa is not required and you’ll have a unique experience in a one-of-a-kind country. What are you waiting for?

09/22/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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Pop Art, Pierogis and Other Surprises in Pittsburgh

Here's what the city is all about: Taking the ordinary and turning it upside down and calling it art.

09/21/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

South Bound

What You Need to Know About Calabrian Food

The toe of the boot gets no respect when it comes to Italian cuisine. It should.

09/14/2017 By Alice Levitt

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How to Be a High-Roller in Vegas Without Even Gambling

...at least for the weekend.

08/11/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Who's a Good Boy?

6 Tips for Safer Pet Sitting

Or, how not to let your in-laws' 107-pound yellow Lab get so overheated you have to make a trip to the vet.

08/10/2017 By Jason Bargas

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Stop Shoulder Surfing: How to Be a More Considerate Traveler

Isn’t it annoying when a suitcase is rolled into your shin by a texting-while-boarding passenger? Don't be that guy.

08/09/2017 By Jason Bargas

Cowboys, Take Me Away

Top 5 Reasons Houstonians Can Still Make Cheyenne

No. 1: It's that damned old rodeo.

08/08/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

In the Ghetto

A Primer on Roman Jewish Cuisine

There's a second Roman cuisine you likely haven't tried.

07/31/2017 By Alice Levitt

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Why You Should Visit Vivacious Vancouver

From steampunk clocks to suspension bridges to Storyville itself, this Canadian city boasts attractions of all types.

07/26/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel Tips

How Not to Be an Ugly American When You Travel Abroad

Pipe down and stop talking about politics. Please.

07/25/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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How to See Seattle in a Day

Skip the Starbucks line and spend your valuable time exploring everything else the Emerald City has to offer.

07/10/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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Minneapolis Makes a Cheap and Cheerful Vacation Destination—in the Summer

Mill City is more than Mary Tyler Moore and the Mall of America. (But also that too.)

07/07/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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Why There's a Statue of Bob Marley in Ethiopia

Fun fact: the Rasta movement arose in Ethiopia, not Jamaica.

06/07/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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In the Footsteps of Prince: A Visit to Paisley Park

Much like Graceland, a tour of the musician's Minneapolis home offers an intimate look into the life of a revolutionary American artist.

06/06/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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Australia Is for Eating

Is Melbourne's food worth the 14-hour journey from Houston? You better believe it.

06/05/2017 By Scott Vogel

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Rooting Out the 'Real' Mexico in Oaxaca

Mexico's cultural capital offers more than just moles and mezcal—including petrified waterfalls and rarefied ruins.

06/02/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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Afraid of Visiting Lebanon? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be

The most hospitable country in the Middle East is also one of the most beautiful.

05/18/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

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The Most Amazing Country You’ve Never Heard of

Baklava, ancient ruins and mud volcanoes await in Azerbaijan.

05/10/2017 By Bill Wiatrak