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EXCLUSIVE! Inside Maya Del Sol, Chicago’s Savory Latin Fusion

BY LENA KAZER When it comes to high-end Latin cuisine, attention to the basics – an exquisite and authentic chili verde, fresh and thoughtfully prepared seafood – is essential. A phenomenal restaurant, however, requires a few more ingredients. Enter Maya del Sol, a Latin-fusion restaurant located in the Hemingway District of Oak Park, a historical […]

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We’re Not Done Celebrating: CNY Comes To Rodeo Drive!

BY TEAM JST The Chinese New Year has just begun! Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) is celebrating the year of the horse with an impressive art installation and staged entertainment on Rodeo Drive, February 8th 2014.  In commemoration of the Year of the Horse, Two Rodeo will display a life-size horse sculpture by celebrated […]

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Attention Gym Rats: 6 Hotel Room Workout Moves!

BY TAYLOR DODSON  Hitting the road and hitting the gym rarely intersect while traveling. While laying on white sand, sipping a piña colada in Saint Lucia, the last thing on my mind is finding a gym to work off the sugar-filled drink. However, when my workout conscious returns and I begin to crave a workout […]

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How Smartphones Get You Trip Discounts

BY TEAM JST  Egencia, the business travel brand of Expedia, Inc. this week announced new ‘mobile only’ hotel deals to address business travelers’ demand and necessity for last-minute hotel stays. For us travel-mongrels, this means intense discounts from thousands of hotel partners worldwide, all just for booking on our smartphones. We say that’s a win, win. Here […]

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Jetset Nightmare! 6 Countries With Internet Censorship

BY WENDY HUNG There is no celebrating for me as Facebook turns 10, because there is no social media access in Iran! No status updates. No photo uploads. You want to know the most irritating fact about traveling? Today, the website author and social media lover in me says: internet censorship.  Adding to the frustration, […]

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A Pretty Serious Guide To Long Distance Relationships

BY LENA KAZER Let’s be honest: where the footnotes should be in this article there are animal gifs.  Any sane person would recognize that I’m no expert, but I can still say with confidence that 75% of the time, long distance relationships are a bitch, every time. That said; they are 100% worth it when […]

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