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Tuesday September 30th, 2014

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Bilbao, Spain City Guide

Just the name of the region – “Basque Country” – evokes scenes of rolling hills, gorgeous people dining al fresco, and a calm serenity of the sea…among many other glamorous things. While I’ve never personally been, Basque Country native, Patricia Palacios, confirms my visions and shares the many gems the city of Bilbao (part of the Basque…

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Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

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24 Hours in Dayton, OH with Bethany and Jana

Bethany, a Daytonian and graphic designer, and Jana, a new (just over a year!) Daytonian and writer/teacher, met at one of the Oregon District’s monthly summer picnics. They bonded over their love of pets, farmers’ markets, and of course, Dayton. Both gals have blogs where they document their adventures as a Southern Ohio explorer and the highs…

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Tuesday August 26th, 2014

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The 24-Hour Vacation

One of the site changes I’m happiest about this year is expanding our travel section to include smaller city guides that focus on one ideal day in a town. As much as I’d love to have days on end to explore a new area, I often find myself with only a few hours to check…

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Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Tuesday July 1st, 2014

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24 Hours in Madison with Emily Balsley

24 Hours in Madison

When you fall in love with a city, it’s hard to say goodbye. So that’s why illustrator Emily Balsley decided not to. Even after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Emily chose to remain in this city of lakes to launch her career. Her love of Madison is unconditional and today she shares her…

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Tuesday June 24th, 2014

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Asbury Park, NJ City Guide

After several years away from the Shore, Kate Achille recently returned to her roots in Monmouth County. The resident marketing and creative lead for The Devon Group, Kate joined the agency in 2012. A history buff with a Master’s degree in Historical Studies, her work as a historian appears in the recently published Encyclopedia of Military Science. She is also…

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Tuesday June 17th, 2014

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24 Hours in Portland, OR with Egg Press

Illustration by David Saracino One of our favorite things about traveling – and the inspiration for this column – is that every city can look different from another person’s perspective. What one local will consider a must-visit may be unheard of to another, so for our 24 Hours In Series, we will occasionally be offering…

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Tuesday June 10th, 2014

Tuesday May 20th, 2014

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City Guide: Somerville, MA

Today’s City Guide comes to us from Elizabeth Corkery, the artist and founder of Print Club Boston, whose work has been previously featured on Design*Sponge. Elizabeth launched Print Club in late 2013 as an online source for limited-edition, hand-pulled screenprints. A Sydney native, Elizabeth is a relatively recent Somerville transplant and has quickly involved herself with…

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Tuesday May 6th, 2014

Tuesday April 29th, 2014

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Napa Valley, CA City Guide (Update)

Napa Valley, CA City Guide (Update)

Today’s Napa Valley City Guide Update comes to us from Franny Merkley. Franny grew up in the city of Napa and developed an early love of the food and wine culture. When not working in hospitality, she can be found upcycling furniture for sale and blogging at The Frugal Materialist. Today she takes us on a tour…

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Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

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Portland, ME City Guide {UPDATE}


Today’s Portland, ME City Guide Update comes to us from Sarah Lapine, the owner and lead designer of Watershed, a unique floral design studio based in Portland, Maine. A native of the state and lover of all things Maine, Sarah has over a decade of experience as a flower grower and a degree in sustainable agriculture. When…

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Tuesday April 15th, 2014

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City Guide: Bozeman, MT

Today’s Bozeman, MT City Guide comes to us from Everything Golden shop owner, Mariah Palmer.  A mountain woman to the core, she grew up in Idaho, spent some time in Colorado and is now settled and so much in love with Bozeman, MT. When she is not running her online store, she can also be found…

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Tuesday April 8th, 2014

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City Guide: Fort Collins, CO

This week’s Fort Collins, CO City Guide comes from Tracy Marcello, a born-and-raised South Floridian who moved to Colorado in search of adventure. She and her husband found it in Fort Collins, which has outdoor activities for any season (there’s even a beach!). The former magazine writer currently teaches high school journalism and advises her…

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Tuesday April 1st, 2014

Tuesday March 25th, 2014

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City Guide: Jackson, MS

City Guide: Jackson, MS

Today’s Jackson, MS City Guide comes to us from lifestyle blogger and the maker behind Fat Eye Design, Shana Bearden. As the founder of Tipsy Studio, she uses her professional and personal experience to help other designers build their brands. Having recently returned to Jackson, Mississippi, she has rediscovered her passion for the city’s southern charm and unique cultural heritage. Today…

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Tuesday February 18th, 2014

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24 Hours in Portland with Kinfolk Magazine

This week’s 24 Hours in Portland, OR comes to us from the edit team at Kinfolk, Gail O’Hara and Georgia Frances King. These ladies have compiled their typical day of cruising, working and living in Portland and share a some extra favorites from the team. Thank you for sharing this great itinerary, Gail and Georgia! –Stephanie…

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