Stories written by Trish Friesen
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7 Reasons to Love Palm Springs

Once a hideaway for the Hollywood heyday set – Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, to name a few – Palm Springs is an ode to the Golden Age of the Silver Screen, when poolside cocktail parties happened nightly, tennis was “Hollywood’s game” (according to a 1963 Sports Illustrated article), and seersucker suits were it […]

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The Best Temples to Visit Around the World

Offering a first-hand view into another culture and another time, temples fling open the doors of our worldview and invite us into a sacred place. Some of the most awe-inspiring structures around the globe, these spiritual monuments speak to different society’s sense of beauty and the divine through their architecture, artifacts, and acknowledgement of a belief […]

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Best Travel Fitness Apps

Gone are the days of giving up on exercise while traveling. With the onset of fitness apps offering guided instruction, expert advice, and GPS tracking – to name just a few features – finding a wealth of workouts at your fingertips is easier than a single sit-up. From celeb training drills to exercises you can […]

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Peak Summer Experiences in Whistler

Known for its award-winning winter landscape spanning two mountains and 8,171 acres – and that’s just the alpine terrain – Whistler has been bolstering its summer scene for more than 20 years. From hiking through wildflowers, to exotic hot springs only reachable via helicopter and highbrow art, when the temperatures rise from freezing to fabulous, […]

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A Saturday in New York City

Keeping up with New York City’s latest and greatest is almost as hard as Keeping Up with the Kardashians – just with way less drama. Yet in a city where trends are passé as soon as you’ve spotted them, some staples stay forever chic. Whether it’s a walk in Central Park, brunch with friends, or […]

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How to Pack Like a Pro

Think you’ve read about every packing hack under the sun? Think again. We took a peek into the suitcases of the world’s most well-traveled jet-setters to learn their best tricks and tips for packing. Some ideas left us wondering “why didn’t we think of that?”, while others were downright genius. Beyond the typical advice of […]

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Bali… Off the Beaten Path

Ever popular with its Aussie neighbors and devotees of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love, Bali’s crowded streets still give way to deserted beaches, awe-inspiring strolls, and private dining—you just need to know where to look. Beyond the hip boutiques, be-seen beach clubs, and monkey forests, we explored the Indonesian island’s otherworldly coordinates to […]

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A Saturday in Palm Springs

Cradled in the flatlands of the famous Coachella Valley, Palm Springs has been turning heads since Frank Sinatra hosted happy hour parties beside his piano-shaped pool. Iconic for its Midcentury design, sunny disposition and tableau of tastemakers, here’s how to make the most of a Saturday in the desert oasis – if you can tear […]