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Boyle Heights in Los Angeles: 27 Things to Do + Hidden Gems

Boyle Heights, Los Angeles is a vibrant and historic neighborhood rich in its celebration of Latinx heritage and cultural resilience. If you’re in Los Angeles and looking for an experience that will take you through meaningful historical and cultural spaces, head to this special neighborhood and check out one of the 30+ unique things and…

48 Epic Things to Do in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic + Day Trips

The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and that’s for a reason. No matter where you are, there are so many things to do in the Dominican Republic. While Punta Cana and La Romana hold it down in the southeast with their breathtaking luxury resorts, up north, you…

19 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Lake Placid for a Lovely Vacation

If you’re trying to figure out where to stay in Lake Placid on your Adirondack Mountain vacation, choosing may be more complicated than you think! There are a ton of unique lodging options in the region with exciting local and onsite amenities. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cabin, a grand Great Camp resort, or…

17 Gorgeous Beaches in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to Visit

If you’re looking for an affordable beach vacation in the Caribbean, you might immediately (we hope) consider the Dominican Republic as your next destination. From Samana to Bahia de las Aguilas to Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic does not shy away from top-tier beaches. Expand your experience of Dominican Republic beaches by looking to the…

Which is the REAL Dominican Independence Day? 5 Major Events to Consider

For Dominicans around the world, Dominican Independence Day is traditionally a time of celebration and festivities. But as immigration and technology have shifted the way people understand our local and global stories, alongside the rise of ethnic and decolonial studies, we have begun to question the conquistadorial narratives of our histories.  When is the real…

25 Top Best Museums in Upstate New York + Important Cultural Spaces to Visit

Most people don’t think of museums when they picture Upstate New York, due to New York City stealing most of the state’s spotlight. But Upstate New York is brimming with important cultural spaces, important history, and meaningful heritage sites. In addition to the natural wonders, consider adding these wonderful Upstate New York museums on your…

Summer in Arizona: Things to Do When it’s HOT

If you’re traveling to Arizona in the summertime, do not fret! There are endless things to do despite the heat. You can still enjoy Arizona’s stunning landscapes and hidden natural treasures. From adventures to luxuries, here’s how to explore this desert wonder while staying safe from the killer heat and fiery sun. That’s because even…