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8 U.S. Ski Towns Worth an Off-Season Visit

8 U.S. Ski Towns Worth an Off-Season Visit

- Some of the country’s top ski resorts are equally fantastic options for a summer getaway, offering the same jaw-dropping landscapes, swanky accommodations, and outdoor adventures you love during the winter—with more sunshine and smaller crowds! If you’re planning a vacation in the coming months, trade your skis for sunglasses and check out these eight ski towns that heat up as summer gets underway.

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New Frame Style: Seventy Nines

New Frame Style: Seventy Nines

- The perfect outfit, solid weather, best friends, and no agenda...it all adds up to one helluva good day. Introducing the newest member to the Knockaround frame-family. The Seventy Nines deliver a great look, as well as a perennial summer high. These deluxe shades take a vintage vibe and sprinkles it with a little (to a lotta) contemporary cool. Whether you’re on the grind, looking to unwind, or simply killing time, you’re gonna look good doing it.

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The Beginner's Guide to Understanding Wine

The Beginner's Guide to Understanding Wine

- There's a lot to wine. Everything from the grape variety to the soils, climate, and decisions made by the winemaker has an effect on what you end up buying at your local wine store. To truly understand the ins and outs of wine can take years but I've broken down a few of the basics I picked up during my years working as a sommelier so you can pick up your glass with more confidence.

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Exploring Southern California on a Budget

Exploring Southern California on a Budget

- Just over 250 miles of coastline run from the Point Conception lighthouse, the nominal northern boundary of Southern California, to the border with Mexico. It’s a relatively short ride, but it encompasses some of the country’s most stunning Pacific Coast scenery, as well as two of the nation’s must-visit cities, Los Angeles and San Diego. There’s a huge amount to cover—possibly too much for a single trip—but here’s our guide on where to go and how to get there.

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9 Fairy-Tale Castles to Visit in the U.S.

9 Fairy-Tale Castles to Visit in the U.S.

- What they lack in age compared to their overseas counterparts, American castles make up for in luxury and extravagance. Thanks to their bottomless pockets and their boundless imagination, there is no need to jet set over the pond to “ohh" and "ahh" at the wonders of fairytale-like palaces. Here are nine of the most beautiful castles you can visit (and even, in some cases, spend the night in) on your next stateside adventure.

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7 Los Angeles Ice Cream Spots You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

7 Los Angeles Ice Cream Spots You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

- With average year-round temperatures in the 70s and seemingly endless sunshine, Los Angeles is prime ice cream country. Named the most vegan-friendly city in the United States in 2018, Los Angeles isn’t a place you’d expect ice cream to establish a stronghold. Somehow, though, that’s exactly what a handful of outlets have done, swapping out milk and cream for plant-based alternatives and forging ahead with bold, on-trend flavors.

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The Best Wines for Your Next Picnic

The Best Wines for Your Next Picnic

- With all these blue skies and sun-drenched afternoons, the weather calls for one thing—a little dining al fresco with your favorite folks. Yes, it's picnic season and no picnic is complete without a little vino to go hand in hand with the contents of your picnic basket. Stumped for what to choose? Fear not. We've rounded up a few sure-fire winners to go with your picnic feasts whether you're hitting the beach, your local park, or hitting the hiking trail.

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5 Incredible Foodie Destinations

5 Incredible Foodie Destinations

- When it comes to vacations, there are two types of people: those who see food as fuel for their adventures, and those who see food as the adventure itself. If you fall into that second category, your plans for the summer might already include a trip or two to food-focused locales. If you’re still planning out your travels for the months ahead, here are five of the most remarkable and delicious foodie destinations in the world—and the flavors you can’t miss in each one!

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The Best Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops in San Diego

The Best Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops in San Diego

- Dogs make most things better, and this includes coffee shop dates and work sessions. Luckily, San Diego offers dozens of pup-friendly eateries. Here are ten great San Diego coffee shops that you can enjoy with your four-legged friend.

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A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Tigers

A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Tigers

- Tigers are one of the most iconic animals in the world. But sadly, all tiger species are considered endangered or critically endangered. It’s important that we protect these majestic creatures so that tigers—and their ecosystems—continue to thrive. Beyond their unique appearance and some basic facts, how much do you really know about them?

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