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  • Infinite Jest, the late David Foster Wallace’s enigmatic and epic novel, has nothing short of a cult following in the literary world. Here’s a look at Boston, where the book is set, as the author may have seen it. [Infinite Boston]
  • If you’re heading to Bavaria for the world’s biggest beer festival, it’s worth checking out Nomadic Matt’s advice for how to make the most of your trip. Tip No 1: you probably don’t want to devote 5 days to this hardcore event. [Nomadic Matt]
  • Hostels get a bad rap sometimes — perhaps in part due to the eponymous horror-film franchise (and scattered reports of bed bugs). Here’s a laundry list of reasons hostels are often the best way to go when you travel for all the skeptics out there. [Twenty-Something Travel]