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Gran Canaria: 5 Reasons to Travel to Paradise

Gran Canaria: 5 Reasons to Travel to Paradise

In these five notable locales, the jewel of Spain’s Canary Islands comes alive. 1. Explore Puerto de Mogán This picturesque marina, dotted with local shops and restaurants, is the perfect place to explore on a long, lazy afternoon. If you don’t plan on renting a car, there are buses from the city, so check with...
Brighton: 48 Hours by the Sea

Brighton: 48 Hours by the Sea

Just under an hour from London by train, the seaside enclaves of Brighton and Hove are a world apart from bustling London. The pace is slower, the scale of things more manageable, the locals friendly and, perhaps most importantly, a more provincial side of life in Great Britain comes into view. It’s the sort of...
72 Hours in Las Vegas

72 Hours in Las Vegas

When asked what city I consider to be quintessentially ‘American’, many people are often surprised to find that my answer is not New York, Los Angeles or even San Francisco. Instead, my response to this query is invariably Las Vegas. Why? Because Las Vegas is the kind of place that could only exist in America....
Out on the Road Spain with Davey Wavey

Out on the Road Spain with Davey Wavey

Duane Wells and Davey Wavey on a road trip across Spain together for 10 days?  That just sounds crazy right? And yet it happened. It wouldn’t be a stretch to describe Davey and I as the modern incarnation of the odd couple. Take for example the fact I am an unabashed clotheshorse who lives to get...
Out on the Road Spain | Costa del Sol

Out on the Road Spain | Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol literally means “Coast of the Sun”, a name which feels quite fitting after spending any time in Málaga, Marbella and Torremolinos, the most popular destinations in this sun-soaked paradise that might best be described as Spain’s answer to Côte d’Azur. Noted for its temperate climate year-round, Andalusian charms and glamorous inhabitants, the...
Out on the Road Spain | Granada

Out on the Road Spain | Granada

  The allure of Granada essentially lies in the city’s unique history as told by its dominant architectural legacy which hearkens back to a time when the Moors controlled Spain. The famed La Alhambra Palace and the neighboring El Albaicín quarter with its Moorish dwellings seemingly untouched by time are among the most compelling sites...
Out on the Road Spain | Gran Canaria

Out on the Road Spain | Gran Canaria

Just a short flight from mainland Spain, Gran Canaria is an island so distinguished by its chameleon-like qualities that it appears enchanted to the uninitiated. In Las Palmas, the island’s capital, you’ll find broad stretches of beach and as much urban bustle as you can expect to unearth in any region of the island. Meanwhile,...
Out on the Road Spain | Valencia

Out on the Road Spain | Valencia

Valencia is a city of subtle but powerful appeal. It eschews the razzle dazzle and fast pace of its slightly larger sister cities, Barcelona and Madrid, in favor of a more carefree vibe. While the city’s pristine beaches are busy they are not overly burdened with sun-seeking bodies. Likewise, the city as a whole projects...
Out on the Road Spain | Costa Brava - Girona

Out on the Road Spain | Costa Brava – Girona

    Spain’s Costa Brava is equal parts wild and wonderful. In Girona in particular, wide swaths of beach meet a coastline unspoiled by not a single hi-rise hotel or condominium building. In their stead, you’ll find a rambling town and an impressive legacy of Greek and Roman ruins to explore. Next door, you’ll also...
Out on the Road Spain | Barcelona

Out on the Road Spain | Barcelona

Beaches, beautiful people and nightlife. That is immediately what comes to mind when I think of Barcelona. Rivaling Berlin as the party capitol of Europe, Barcelona has the benefit of better weather and a seaside location – two cards it plays like trumps in the game of attracting tourists. That said, there’s more to life...
All Aboard: The Napa Valley Wine Train

All Aboard: The Napa Valley Wine Train

  Sometimes a video is worth more than a thousand words. So watch what happens when my world collides with a candy apple red Lexus‬, a few great friends, the Napa Valley Wine Train and many bottles of excellent wine in Wine Country courtesy of Passport Magazine and Out in the Vineyard.
Boutique NYC | Big City, Little Treasures

Boutique NYC | Big City, Little Treasures

  In the big city it is the little pleasures that can, at times, be the most alluring. After all, even those of us who thrill at the thought of urban life with its spectacle of sights, sounds, smells and swarms of people, simultaneously long for a respite from it, if only for a few...
Kauai's Poipu Beach: Do You Know the Way to Paradise?

Kauai’s Poipu Beach: Do You Know the Way to Paradise?

Paradise may well mean many things to many people, but there are a few places about which there can be near universal agreement on granting such a designation and by my estimation Poipu Beach would almost certainly have to be one of them. And that is coming from someone who readily confesses to not being...
Oakland Anew | Out of the Shadows

Oakland Anew | Out of the Shadows

Oaklanders love Oakland. Let’s begin with that understanding. On a visit to ‘The Town’, as the city is familiarly known, it’s nearly impossible not to take notice of the affection that the city’s residents bear for their municipality. It is an almost visceral pride that rivals that of Chicagoans and New Yorkers. In fact, so...
Caught a Chill? Five Luxuriously Warm Winter Getaways

Caught a Chill? Five Luxuriously Warm Winter Getaways

Though the dog days of winter may well be almost fully upon us, a slew of new properties and hotels in veritable hotspots around the globe have either recently debuted or will soon be opening to help chase away the winter blues. Here are but five of the more luxurious options set to heat up...