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Where to Stay in Boston: Hotel Studio Allston

The Hotel Studio Allston is an art- and color-lover’s dream. There’s a focus on creativity here, so splatters of paint underneath a bespoke paintbrush bookshelf; multi-colored elevators; and interactive installations like moving shapes on wheels, bright picture frames, and a ping pong table perched next to a faux palm tree are signature Studio Allston staples.

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From Sunset to Sundown: 5 Ways to Spend the Perfect Summer Night in Los Angeles

Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are absolutely ginormous, and I’m not joking when I tell you you’ll find hundreds (thousands?) of things to do this summer. So, I wanted to share a list of some of the things I truly look forward to. Here’s what you can’t miss this summer in LA. 

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Where to Stay in Manhattan: The Roger Smith Hotel

The beautiful thing about NYC is that there really is something for everyone if you just know where to look. Spacious accommodation at an actually reasonable price? Look no further than Manhattan’s Midtown East, where you’ll find the Roger Smith hotel.

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Where to Stay in Salt Lake City: The Kimpton Hotel Monaco

I’ve only stayed in 2 Kimpton properties so far, but both times I’ve been impressed by how differentiated they are – the Kimpton brand is known for branding each of their properties as unique experiences. When it comes to the Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City, it’s safe to say you get a similar feeling of boldness. There’s just something about it that feels cool and different from the rest of the places you can Google in the area.

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Where to Stay in Long Beach: The Hotel Royal

Walk around Long Beach today and you’ll find new apartment complexes mixed with decades-old Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance-style buildings. The Hotel Royal is one of those buildings, and nothing about this hotel is typical, or conventional. And honestly, that’s what makes this exciting.

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48 Hours to Fall in Love with Atlanta, Georgia

With just about 2 full days in Atlanta to myself to explore, I was able to cover a ton of ground. And while I didn’t hit any of the ‘touristy’ spots (you won’t see Coca Cola anywhere in this blog post, sorry), I did fill up my 48 hours with incredible food, diverse neighborhoods, and cocktails and beer so good that you’d think Southern hospitality could be bottled and sold. Read on for my 48-hour guide to Atlanta, Georgia.

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Beyond Palm Springs: How To Spend 1 Epic Day in the Central California Desert

There is so much more to this part of the desert than Palm Springs, pools, and palm trees (even though I can’t complain about any of that). We woke up early to spend 1 epic day exploring the desert beyond the familiar resorts and restaurants of Palm Springs, and I was honestly speechless at how overwhelmingly beautiful it all was. Here’s exactly what we did and where we went.

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What to Do in Park City Utah if You Hate Skiing

I was honestly a little skeptical at first when I found out I’d be heading to Park City for 4 days with a bunch of people, all of whom could ski or snowboard, while I myself would probably be doing mankind a better service by keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground instead of up on the slopes. But after 4 jam-packed days in Park City, I could NOT have had a better time.

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The Ultimate Local Guide to Oahu's North Shore (plus 20-Page Self-Drive + Bus Guide!)

The North Shore is everything you could possibly want out of a perfect trip to Hawaii – beautiful beaches, great food, breathtaking landscapes, a laid-back and uncomplicated pace, and the friendliest people. Growing up, it has always been one of my favorite areas of the island of Oahu to explore in order to get away from the city. Here is a guide to some need-to-know tips, plus my favorite stops on Oahu’s North Shore that you need to experience.

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Winter In the Mountains: How to Spend 1 Day in Big Bear

For me, winter usually just means a 10-degree drop in temperature and occasional rain, and snow is just a far-off fairytale that I only get to see on social media and in movies, and I know I’m not alone! But that’s where Big Bear comes in. With only one day to spare in late January, we decided to take a day trip and see for ourselves just what makes Big Bear so magical.

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Ditch the Restaurant: 5 Unique Date Ideas In Los Angeles

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to round up some of my date ideas. Read on for 5 unique, crazy fun date ideas (for Valentine’s Day and beyond!) in and around Los Angeles, and why I love each of these creative ideas so much.

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Where to Stay in Waikiki: The Laylow, Autograph Collection

Throughout my entire life growing up in Hawaii, if there's one thing I assumed about Waikiki, it's that the hotels in Waikiki were all the same: muted, boring colors; stereotypical music; tourist-laden souvenir shops. My impression of Waikiki had never been that it was 'hip' or 'cool.' That is, until The Laylow popped up and completely changed my mind.

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