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Find your secret lair at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co.

When you live in Gotham City, you’ve gotta look the part and at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co you can dress to impress. If you were a super hero, what would be your secret power? For Bernie, it’d be the ability to spill coffee out of a sealed cup and for Jess it would be sensing a bodega cat from 20 yards away. We may not save anyone, but luckily we’re not called...

A coastal getaway at Mantra on Salt, Kingscliff NSW

New South Wales’ Tweed Coast is an ideal beach getaway, especially when you stay at Mantra on Salt Beach. From Queensland to Kingscliff Cross the border from tropical Queensland and you’ll find yourself driving alongside the Tweed River. The sun beats down as day trippers and hobbyists bob along in houseboats and tin fishing boats (Aussies call them...

The bright young star of the Cincinnati food scene – Sartre

From badlands to burgeoning foodie hot spot, get a taste for Cincinnati at Sartre. Located in the same building as Rheingeist, Sartre is the new kid on the block of the Cincy food scene. With a hint of sophistication and a twist of French flare, we were anticipating being taken on a culinary journey in a town that is now in the midst of a foodie resurgence. When...

From lobster to lighthouses, discover the best of Maine

Maine has always held a certain mystique with its glorious English coastal towns, lighthouses, lobster shacks and ritzy vacation homes. From Stephen King to Jessica Fletcher (The fictional detective from Murder She Wrote) balanced the region’s coastal idyll with darker thematics. It’s a strange tension point that is so far from the truth it worked. In reality, expect...

Happy Days in Milwaukee (even in snow and rain)

Milwaukee is not on a lot of travelers radars but we’re happy to say it’s worth the visit. To the outsider there’s not much on offer. Mmm beer and Happy Days, possibly the only cultural touchpoints they’re familiar with – or possibly Weezer due to their timeless Buddy Holly music video which also happened to reference Happy Days. So why visit...

A study in New Haven’s past and present

Yale University, famous pizza, early US history and it’s only an hour from New York are just a few enticing reasons to take a trip to New Haven, Connecticut. Situated on the northern shore of Long Island sound and accessible via the Metro North New Haven line, you can get from Grand Central to this Ivy League college town in about an hour. From the local Union...

The best fall foliage close to New York City

As Summer becomes a faded memory, so do the leaves on the deciduous trees of the Hudson Valley. Fall foliage day trips, also known as ‘leaf peeping’, is a popular mid-fall activity for residents of the northeast. The best displays actually occur earlier and further north, in Vermont and New Hampshire. That’s where the covered wooden bridges and maple farms are and at...

Byron Bay, Australia’s Worst Kept Best Secret

For many years, Byron Bay was Australia’s best kept secret. Now it’s out, are you in? During the 1970s through to the 90s, the Bay was a haven for hippies. What’s not to like? It’s a beautiful beach side community where dolphins frolic and surf the early morning waves alongside local surfers. It has a peaceful vibe that can still be felt despite the crowds and it has...

The search for Monty Python’s Holy Grail locations

Ok, I am first to admit I have an addiction – to Monty Python. It’s not as strong as it was in my teens, nor is it the type that elicits constant quotations, references to lumberjacks, dead parrots or the Spanish Inquisition. No this is a deep seated habit that involves collecting rarities, meeting members and traveling across the seas to see their legendary...