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Teufelsberg: Berlin’s Graffitied Ruin Is Perfect for Spy Lovers

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Daily Beast: Teufelsberg, in photos, is a tall shaft with a ribbed white vinyl covering stretching up several stories between two globes perched on a four-story concrete building looking out over a dense forest. Yes, you could say it looks phallic. In reality, these globes on the roof of a featureless building once shielded the antennas at the center of …

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Book Review: You and I Eat the Same

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Austin Chronicle: “Food brings everyone together” isn’t a trailblazing theme in literature or television. Most cookie-cutter travel shows center on the prevailing sense that wherever you are in the world, food is a pillar of familiarity and togetherness. But You and I Eat the Same takes the idea of cultural unity, puts it in its crosshairs, and delivers a laser-accurate …

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What would Bourdain do? How to honor the intrepid traveler’s legacy

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CNN: Since Anthony Bourdain’s death, travelers around the globe have been mourning the loss of one of the world’s most gifted storytellers and cultural ambassadors. After rewatching Bourdain’s shows, rereading his books and essays, and tuning in for his last “Parts Unknown” episodes, how else can you linger in Bourdain’s spirit? How can you make sure his unique take on …

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Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019

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CNN: With its modern design, 15 Michelin-starred restaurants and extremely bike-friendly culture, it’s no surprise that Denmark’s capital has topped Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019 list. Copengagen‘s street food scene is booming on Refshaleøen, a former industrial area with a food and craft market, Reffen. Tivoli Gardens theme park (one of the world’s oldest) is offering …

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Amsterdam’s Plea to Tourists: Visit, but Please Behave Yourselves

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NY Times: AMSTERDAM — It’s not a problem many vacation destinations spend much effort worrying about or money trying to fix: the wrong kind of tourist. But that is the challenge increasingly faced by Amsterdam, where visitor numbers have shot up more than 60 percent in the past decade, bolstered by low-cost flights, cheap accommodation and the ease of traveling …

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Can the world be saved from overtourism?

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(CNN) — Every week seems to bring new confirmation we’ve officially entered the era of too much tourism. There’s been sand pilfering in Sardinia and Venice visitors threatened with fines for sitting down. Over in Rome, there’s been selfie-based violence and illegal bathing. In Madrid, stringent rules have been put in place to handle Airbnb as locals fear being priced …

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NYU: New Research Shows How We Turn on & off Languages-And That Doing so Is Easier Than Previously Thought

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NYU: A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism. “A remarkable feature of multilingual individuals is their ability to quickly and accurately switch back and forth between their different languages,” explains Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, a doctoral student in New York University’s …

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From Sardinia To The Sangre De Cristo Mountains: How Travel Influenced The Writings of D.H. Lawrence

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Literary Traveler: “Comes over one an absolute necessity to move.” If one quotation could sum up a person’s life, this opening line from the travelogue Sea and Sardinia may best epitomize one of the most scandalous and autobiographical writers of the 20th century: D.H. Lawrence. From the first time he left England in 1912 to his untimely death in France in …

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What to Do if Your Flight Is Delayed or Canceled

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NY Times Frugal Traveler: As menacing clouds hung heavy over Lower Manhattan, I cruised toward the Holland Tunnel on my way to Newark Liberty International Airport. I refreshed the flight status for my United Airlines flight, and the airline’s app showed an on-time departure. Two minutes later, I refreshed it. A red bar suddenly appeared on my smartphone — the flight …

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“Genius Loci” in Santa Croce complex, Florence, Sept. 20-22

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The Florentine: Let the spirit of Santa Croce sink in over this three-day event hosted by Controradio. “Genius Loci” refers to the soul of a place—and what place has a more distinct one than the Temple of Italian Glories? Organized in two marathon sessions (6pm-midnight September 20 and 21) and one shorter spurt (6-7.30am September 22), the event explores the …

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WSN: The Abroad Feature

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Washington Square News: New York City is a world in itself. In Manhattan, from the Financial District to Washington Heights, every neighborhood has its own quirks and iWdiosyncrasies. So much so that countless books, movies and television shows try to emulate the distinct feeling of being in the city, but often fall short of reality. Living in New York is vibrant, …

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Voluptuous Panic: Babylon Berlin

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New York Review of Books: “In the streets of Berlin, one is often struck by the momentary insight that someday all this will suddenly burst apart,” observed the critic and journalist Siegfried Kracauer in a 1926 essay on the city’s picture palaces. Because of its fragility, the irreconcilable forces that threatened it, and the apocalyptic air that came to enshroud …

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Venice to separate tourists and locals over busy May Day weekend

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CNN Travel: Venice has come up with a new plan to cope with the huge numbers of visitors that continue to strain its infrastructure: segregating locals and tourists. Ahead of one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year, the Italian city is implementing new measures that will restrict the movement of visitors and turn away some motorists. The extraordinary …