24 Hours in Boston for Art & History Lovers

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Experience art and history in just 24 hours in Boston.

Even in a city that is unfamiliar, it is pretty amazing how much you can experience in 24 hours if you try. Boston may not be a big city like New York or London, but you can still get a real taste of the city in only a single day. Indeed, for lovers of art and history, Boston is rewarding and a lot of fun. You can indulge in remarkably fresh seafood, gaze at spectacular artwork, and experience firsthand a bit of the history that helped form the United States, here’s how to spend 24 hours in Boston!

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Outer Banks Dog-Friendly Vacation Guide

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The Outer Banks' Jockey's Ridge State Park is a dog-friendly attraction that's free to visit.

With miles of unspoiled beaches, historic sites, and parks, North Carolina’s Outer Banks is fun for the whole family — and that includes the ones with four legs! If your dog is anything like mine, he or she will love watching the sanderlings on the beach and getting a good sniff of those famously strong winds that lured the Wright Brothers a century ago. But there is more than just the beach as the Outer Banks is extremely dog-friendly! From the Outer Banks’ most dog-friendly restaurant to plenty of activities, here’s your guide for a vacation that is truly for the whole family!

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Post by . Originally published December 30, 2019. Last updated December 30, 2019.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow Style Comes to USA

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Posters at Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style exhibit at Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

At the turn of the 20th century, Glasgow, Scotland was undergoing a change. The economic boom of the United Kingdom’s second most important city afforded them a chance to indulge in the arts. Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style is a new exhibition touring the United States that explores this innovative time in the city’s history. The exhibit puts a focus on Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the movement’s most important contributor (and perhaps the city’s most well known). But there are also much deserved bright lights on Mackintosh’s colleagues. The exhibition is making the rounds and will be on display in the United States through 2021.

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Swept Away: Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Outer Banks

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Plants growing through the dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

While not technically a desert, the more than 400 acres of sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in North Carolina’s Outer Banks inspire awe. Nestled a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and just next to the Roanoke Sound in Nags Head, these are the tallest living sand dunes on the eastern coast. But there is more to Jockey’s Ridge than just sand that makes it an important Outer Banks attraction. With multiple ecosystems, it is a fascinating exploration of nature that many don’t frequently experience that’s an Outer Banks adventure.

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Post by . Originally published December 12, 2019. Last updated December 31, 2019.

Yo! Philadelphia Gifts Guide

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Looking for a gift for a special someone? Spoil someone dear to you with one of these unique Philadelphia gifts from tasty treats to wearable items! #philadelphia #philly #visitphilly #gifts #giftguide

Do yous guys need a thoughtful gift for someone special? If your special someone hails from the City of Brotherly Love or you simply want to remember a special trip, then I have just the gift guide for you! Give your friend or family member a taste of Philly with one of these ten Philadelphia gifts.

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Unique Scottish Gifts for Your Favorite Scotophile

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Looking for a gift for a special someone? Spoil someone dear to you with one of these unique Scottish gifts from tasty treats to wearable items! #scotland #gifts #giftguide

With its breathtaking landscape and welcoming culture, it’s ridiculously easy to fall in love with Scotland. Treat a special Scotland lover in your life with some of these unique Scottish gifts. Whether their family has Scottish roots, it’s to remember a special trip or simply to spoil someone you care about, here are some suggestions of my favorite great and unique Scottish gifts ranging from the tasty to the toasty…and everywhere in between!

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What to Expect Visiting Philadelphia in Fall

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Fall foliage in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia in autumn is delightful. Yes, the days are all shorter, cooler, wetter, and often cloudier. But crowds decline in the offseason and with locals home from summer vacations “down the Shore” (or elsewhere), festivals and events go into full swing. There are so many fun fall things to do in Philadelphia. A visit during autumn can be a great way to experience the City of Brotherly Love and get a feel for what the city (and the region) is all about!

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Christmas Events In Philadelphia Region (New Year’s, Too!)

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One of the most popular Christmas events in Philadelphia is the Christmas Village in Philadelphia, just in front of City Hall.

Ready to feel holly and jolly? You could spend the entire month of December celebrating the holiday season. From parades to markets and festive rides, there is really something for everyone and every age to enjoy. And then, as 2019 winds down and 2020 comes into focus, it’s time to really party! I’ve pulled together more than 65 of the best, most unique, and fun holiday and Christmas events in Philadelphia and across the region plus New Year’s Eve events, too!

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Waldlaufer Boots for Comfy, Cute Winter Travel

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Close up of the Jordy Hadessa Waldlaufer boots.

If there is one thing that I have learned over the last couple of years it is that Waldlaufer makes great boots. Sure, they make nice sneakers, too, and no matter what the style it’s comfortable and well-made in a way that’s difficult to find these days. But for the perfect winter travel boots, Waldlaufer is my go-to. The German shoe brand sent me a pair of their Jordy Hadessa and, quite frankly, I don’t want to take them off. These Waldlaufer boots are the most versatile for winter travel.

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Post by . Originally published November 21, 2019. Last updated December 12, 2019.