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5 Things You Never Knew about the U.S. Territories
From sea to shining sea—that last line of “America the Beautiful” speaks to an integral element of the American narrative, in which we’re ...
April 10, 2017
LA Guide: Flung x Almanac of Style
After years of wrongly dismissing Los Angeles as a temple of narcissism with a tragic lack of public transportation, I’ve recently been romanced by ...
April 10, 2017
Winters Are Warming in the Adirondacks
During each of the past two winters, I headed up to White Pine Camp in the Adirondacks, near Saranac Lake, in late February or early March. Each ...
April 7, 2017
Highlights of the 2017 Whitney Biennial
There’s no point trying to mask the fact that I come at art as a neophyte. A proud neophyte, actually. Rarely do I actively consider how a certain ...
April 7, 2017
Hotel Lincoln: A Vintage Reboot in the Windy City
I was in day six of a truly epic sinus meltdown on a recent trip to Chicago; by the time I reached the Hotel Lincoln and its valet parking, I’d ...
April 6, 2017
The Shuttered Casinos of Atlantic City, in Photos
In the past three years, five of Atlantic City's 12 casinos have closed, a stunning descent for what was once the gambling mecca of the East Coast. ...
March 29, 2017
Has Greyhound Improved? A Test Run Between NYC and Atlantic City
Greyhound has been working hard over the past few years to convince potential riders that its bus service deserves a new look. The company is touting ...
March 22, 2017
10 Great Works of Literature About Los Angeles
The city known for churning out fantastical versions of life via film tends toward a darker sensibility in its fiction. Of course, when it's been in ...
March 16, 2017
The Stickett Inn: Escape from New York (City)
I discovered the Stickett Inn, an urbane little gem tucked into an unassuming roadside plot, thanks to its location a mere two-hour drive from my ...
March 9, 2017
Write, Love, Leave: A Romance of Survival
We were the same age, she and I, but for a year. I’m 52. She told me she was 51. I had passed her warung, a hundred meters or so from the family ...
March 7, 2017
Shocks of Beauty and Mildew, 50 Meters from the Ocean
I’m lying belly-down on the bed in my hotel room, a place on the beach with a beautiful view but no air conditioning on this, a 90-degree day. And ...
February 27, 2017
Katie Kitamura’s ‘A Separation’: An Impending Divorce Undone
Until it isn’t, Katie Kitamura’s new novel, A Separation, is among the most perfect representations I’ve read in fiction of the ennui that ...
February 21, 2017
The Rookery Hotel: Breaking the Mold by Embracing the Old
In this current era of travel, when the hippest hotels in every city around the world look identical to their counterparts in every other city around ...
February 17, 2017
6 Vegan Weekender Bags that Leave Leather in the Dust
For me, it's getting harder and harder to justify wearing leather--especially when vegan leather bags like the ones I've collected here are out there ...
February 15, 2017
A History of Hennessy, from Ireland To France To America
At the tail end of a vacation in France a few years ago, my boyfriend and I had a couple days in our rental car to get back to Paris from Bordeaux, ...
February 12, 2017
Trump and Travel: The Shifting Reality of the American Vacation
For a while, it seemed like the Trump presidency would exist somewhere out beyond the scope of what, as the editor of this site, I focus on in my ...
February 10, 2017
Travel-Ready Valentine’s Gifts for Him and Her
Valentine's Day is a tricky one. It's so, so mushy. And yet, what's wrong with celebrating love. These gifts do just that, giving your traveling ...
February 8, 2017
New York’s JFK –> London Heathrow on British Airways Flight 172
In Flight Reviews, Flung writers provide key information about flights they take in order to leave the flying public better informed in an age of ...
February 4, 2017
Exploring Croatia’s Wine Country with Fresh Eire Adventures’ Padraic Doorey
Last September, I joined tour guide extraordinaire Padraic Doorey on a "bike and sail" trip he was leading through the Croatian Adriatic for his ...
January 27, 2017
Great Works of Literature About West Africa
In the past couple of decades, the amount of literature out of West Africa available to English speakers in the West has increased manifold, and in ...
January 19, 2017
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