You can’t go to Argentina without experiencing the tango, and there’s no better place to do so than Esquina Carlos Gardel. Tango is practically the official dance of the nation and was born in Buenos Aires. Once in danger of becoming a lost art, tango has experienced a resurgence in recent years, with more and more young people embracing the tradition. Today, tango is teeming out of every side street and onto the main plazas.…

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Top of the Rock is one of New York City’s most popular attractions, and for good reason. With spectacular views of the Empire State Building and New York overall, it’s a must-see for anyone wanting to experience the magic of the Big Apple. Most people visit the Rockefeller Center’s observation deck in hopes of capturing the perfect sunset, but the truth is there is no bad time to go. In my case, I went on…

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Can you believe I’d never had a bahn mi sandwich before my food tour of Hayes Valley in San Francisco? I had seriously been missing out. A bahn mi is a Vietnamese sandwich made with traditional ingredients like pickled carrots, cucumber and jalapeno. It’s all the rage on the culinary scene lately, with pop-ups emerging on every corner claiming to make the best of the bunch. There’s no better place to try a bahn mi…

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The Blue Lagoon is one of those rare tourist attractions that is completely overhyped, but still worth your time. It’s impossible to read an article about Iceland without a mention of the famous thermal pool, but it’s not really a favorite of the locals, or a natural wonder at that. Instead, the water is heated and colored from a nearby factory. Locals much prefer the natural pools found throughout the city of Reykjavik, with admission…

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When I first saw pictures of the “swing off the end of the world” in Ecuador, I was equal parts thrilled and terrified. The rope swing is attached to a treehouse and propels riders over the treetops of Banos, Ecuador, in close proximity to an active volcano, Mt. Tungurahua. While in reality the drop is only 100 feet or so, the pictures makes it look far worse. Perhaps that’s why National Geographic recognized a shot…

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