The year was 1969. The Boeing 747 jumbo jet made its debut, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, and over in Tempe, Arizona a man named Phil Dexter unleashed another marvel of modern science: the US’s first wave pool.
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You had your weekend all planned out. Get some exercise, call your parents, finally buy those lightbulbs you keep forgetting to pick up. Productive stuff. Then you get a text message with a picture of a mimosa that says “Brunch?” And all of a sudden,...
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San Francisco is one of the most beautiful, diverse cities in the world. This means that if you live here, you probably have a lot of friends and family who want to come visit... a lot. And said friends will want to sleep on your couch, solicit you t...
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Portland -- for whatever reason, at a time no one can quite pinpoint -- became a destination city for donut lovers. Some say it was the meteoric rise of the now-famous Voodoo Doughnuts, which opened in 2003, others claim it was the advance of Blue St...
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New York City is made up of five boroughs and about forty islands, give or take a few. (The count changes with the tide, and also as we continue to conjoin our tiny islands with landfills). While there’s not a lot of fun stuff happening on, say, Rat...
To include Central Park on a list of best urban parks is like putting Harry Potter on a list of best boy wizards: pretty friggin’ obvious. The first public park ever built in the United States, Central Park is the standard against which we measure all others: a tidy rectangle smack dab in the middle of the Manhattan grid, 843 lush acres teeming with life.
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Of the many occasions you'll be celebrating in May, Mother’s Day is perhaps the most important. You owe quite literally everything to that lady, so the least you can do is buy her a plate of French toast and between one and four mimosas. Tons of rest...
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As any muggle might expect after being cast into the world of wizards, there’s a lot to take in -- it can be more overwhelming than discovering your pet rat is actually an old man. Fortunately for the uninitiated, there are tips and tricks about what to do and what to avoid when visiting the park. Before you take your amusement park O.W.L.s, here are some things you should know.
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It might surprise you to learn that everything you need for a memorable, culture-packed getaway is smack dab in the heart of the Midwest. Sure, there’s plenty of glamour and good eats to be had in a city like New York City or San Francisco, but they’re also more crowded and a helluva a lot more expensive. In cities like Toledo, Minneapolis, and Madison, you’ll find charm in spades alongside hipper offerings like emerging art scenes, cool craft brewers and increasingly renowned restaurants.
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Brunch is everything you want in a meal: carbs, casual dress code, reasonable prices, and day drinking. So where best to ward off the Sunday scaries? While the city is awash in hollandaises, some brunch menus elevate the midday meal to event dining s...
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