• They are bookstores, cafes, libraries, and bars. Settle into one of Edinburgh’s literary hot spots that have inspired the pen of several famous authors. [The Guardian]
  • Often the best views of a seaside city are experienced by boat. Take to the water on some of the world’s top city cruises. [Velvet Escape]
  • Last week nine U.S. cities were cleared to launch charter flights to Cuba by the country’s travel agency Havanatur Celimar. This announcement closely follows a move by the Obama administration to slowly ease travel restrictions to Cuba for certain groups. [Gadling]

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