Fusterlandia is a hidden wonderland of mosaic tile and recycled art just 20 minutes outside the city center in Havana, Cuba. I first learned about Fusterlandia while doing preliminary research about the best places to see on the island, and was surprised to find there were some local residents who didn’t even know the place exists. I’m a big fan of art, especially art is proudly outside the box. In Cuba, very few things are…

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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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