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Is Palm Springs California’s New Cultural Capital?

In the Sonoran desert, some 100 miles from Los Angeles, Palm Springs may seem like an unlikely destination for the cultural set, but in recent years it’s become a hotbed of art openings, critically acclaimed theater and music festivals galore. Yes, it might be one of the most popular places to retire in the USA, […]

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Wat Arun Temple at sunset in Bangkok, Thailand
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7 of Thailand’s Most Distinctive Must-Visit Temples

There are more than 40,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand—so where do you start? Full of history and always overseen by giant buddha statues, these are the places locals come for prayer, and travelers tour for magical experiences. While some believe that if you’ve seen one Buddhist temple, you’ve seen them all, these seven famous—and wildly […]

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Pura Vida on a beach in Costa Rica
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10 Ways to Truly Live the ‘Pura Vida’ Life in Costa Rica

If you summed up Costa Rica in two words, locals and tourists alike would agree: It’s all about “pura vida.” The catchy phrase means “pure life” or “full of life,” and is a greeting, a farewell, or an ‘it’s cool’ response to just about anything. The words reflect an emotion, an attitude, and the whole […]

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Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Must-See Volcano and Rainforest Eco-Adventures

Picture Costa Rica, and undoubtedly some of the first things that come to mind are the country’s myriad rainforests and volcanoes. What’s more, many are incredibly accessible. With towering, multi-million year old volcanoes surrounded by dense rainforest just beyond the boundaries of many Costa Rican cities and towns, there’s plenty to discover—even in a day […]