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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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5K Training: Plans, Race Day Tips And More

5K Training: Plans, Race Day Tips And More

- When you take up running, a 5K is the natural target event to have in mind, not only because it’s the shortest standard mass-participation race, but also because it’s the easiest to enter – especially since parkrun has brought free, timed 5K group runs to locations all over the UK every Saturday morning.

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More Lava, Less Crowds: A Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park

More Lava, Less Crowds: A Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park

- Hidden in California's remote northeast corner, Lassen Volcanic National Park marks the southern extent of the beautiful and volatile Cascade Range. Created by the subduction of the ocean floor beneath the North American plate, the Cascade volcanoes—including the park’s namesake, Lassen Peak—make up the infamous Ring of Fire.

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Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes: Where to Spot the Best Blooms

Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes: Where to Spot the Best Blooms

- Every year, without fail, when the season’s first string of 60 degree days have Tahoe locals dusting off their mountain bikes, loading their kayaks on the car, and champing at the bit for the warm days of spring, one inevitable phrase starts to permeate conversations around town: “The wildflowers should be good this year.”

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How to Get a Gig Crewing on a Sailboat

How to Get a Gig Crewing on a Sailboat

- Looking to take your #adventurelife to a whole new level in the new year? Or dreaming of spending the winter in a tropical paradise but want to avoid the high price tag and monotony of a typical cruise or Caribbean vacation? Maybe it’s time to add crewing on a sailboat to your adventure bucket list.

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Surfing in Texas?

Surfing in Texas?

- “There’s no surf in Texas.” Yes, please continue perpetuating this line – it leaves all the waves for us. Or, just don’t tell anyone and quietly slip away to the “Third Coast,” which is only three and a half hours from Austin, have some waves for yourself, then return and tell everyone it was flat.

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