Stories written by Jimmy Im
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A Local’s Guide to Los Angeles

Sprawling on the Pacific Coast with 88 incorporated cities (from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills), Los Angeles is a whopping 500 square miles (for perspective, that’s the same size as the state of Rhode Island!). Of course, there’s no shortage of activities and attractions, but exploring the city like a local can be a challenge. […]

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How to Plan a Bucket-List Trip (That You’ll Actually Take)

Among the many things you aim for in life (promotion at work, being a better cook, etc), chances are you also have a bucket list. A bucket list is everything you want to experience before you “kick the bucket,” and travel dominates in priority. In fact, according to a study by Ketchum Research, 83 percent […]

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The 5 Best Places to Propose in the World

Imagine standing on a dramatic bluff, surrounded by nature. The sun sets in the distance with deep, pinkish colors reflecting off the calm surface of the ocean. Birds swoop in the sky, the gentle, salt-stung breeze kisses your skin. Now imagine getting on one knee, asking your partner to spend the rest of their life […]

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7 Easy Hacks for Stress-Free Holiday Travel

Celebrating the winter holidays with family and friends is worth waiting the entire year for – but planning your trip is a whole other story. With expensive flights, bumper-to-bumper traffic, crowded airports, often terrible winter weather and more than 100 million Americans traveling in the same short few weeks, the holiday season can be one […]

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Top Active Adventures in Palm Springs

Film star Ava Gardner once said: “Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.” It’s no surprise she learned the art of doing nothing in Palm Springs where she spent years vacationing – and effortlessly chilling out. Since the 1950s, Palm Springs has been a perennial favorite for leisure seekers and, […]

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5 Insider Tips on Planning a Trip to Thailand 

Planning a trip to Thailand isn’t easy, and some of the world’s most seasoned travelers crack under the pressure of creating the perfect itinerary. The marvelous Southeast Asian country packs a lot of punch – the vibrant cities, lush rainforest and a handful of unique islands that flaunt their own personalities can take months to […]

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A Saturday in Cape Town

With Table Mountain providing commanding views from any vantage point, gorgeous white-sand beaches with romantic sunsets, tranquil waterfronts and sprawling vineyards, you would think Mother Nature herself gave special attention to Cape Town, a ravishing destination with picturesque natural landscapes and cosmopolitan flair to boot. It’s the perfect fall getaway with loads to do, and […]

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Summer Confidential – Where to go Skinny Dipping

Skinny dipping brings to mind the adventurous and spontaneous times of your formative years. It’s a ritual that’s been occurring for centuries in carefree, unguarded moments. Under the radar, in the moonlight, many destinations are known for nude swimming and sunbathing. From Mexico to Spain, we rounded up beautiful destinations where you can enjoy spontaneous […]