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@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Summer Festivals

In the mood to celebrate among the masses? There’s nothing quite like an outdoor festival to make the summer season seem official. Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite open-air festivals to inspire your next trip.

I Heart My City (in the Summer)

The first official day of summer is fast approaching (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick the season off right with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 summer must-dos recommended by “I Heart” contributors in 20 cities around the world.

City to Watch: Oakland Rising

Oakland is enjoying a moment in the sun right now, as evidenced by a recent spate of media hits and amorous outpourings on social networks. But after Nat Geo photographer Catherine Karnow and I spent time there on assignment, we both left convinced that the city’s ascent isn’t fleeting, but one that will have a long tail, bolstered by a steady stream of colorful shop and restaurant openings and an influx of equally colorful characters seeking lower rents and a less stressful lifestyle.

Nell Freudenberger’s Brooklyn

Brooklyn is known for all the writers who live there: You can find them frowning at their laptops in their neighborhood cafes, donning their noise-canceling headphones to block out the clamor of the only other comparably populous group–children under five. As luck would have it, Nell Freudenberger’s Brooklyn lies at the intersection of these two sets of scribblers.

I Heart My City (And So Should You)

It’s a new year and, with it, new trips to plan. As you mull over which places you’d like to tick off your travel bucket list in 2014, consider these brief but compelling reasons why you should visit 20 of the world’s cities from the people who know and love them best.

I Heart My City (in the Fall)

Autumn is kicking into full swing (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d celebrate the season with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 fall must-dos from I Heart contributors in 20 cities around the world.

I Heart My City: Erik’s Brooklyn

Erik Trinidad of The Global Trip has traveled to dozens of countries around the world, but he’s been proud call Brooklyn home for the past five years. Check out a few of his favorite things about New York City’s most populous borough (by far, actually).

Hyper-Local Tours in NYC

Having already done the Circle Line cruise, all the major museums, a city bus tour, and even a bike trip through Harlem, I was looking for a new take on the city I’ve spent most of my adult life working in. Cue Turnstile Tours.

Warm Up: 10 Cozy Spots in NYC

For Annie Fitzsimmons, cozy doesn’t mean wearing pajamas and Uggs. It’s a place without pretense, somewhere to escape the harshness of wind and cold noses — a place where you don’t feel rushed. Here are ten of her favorite places to wait out winter in New York City.

I Heart My City: Annemarie’s Brooklyn

Welcome back city-lovers, to another Wednesday edition of I Heart My City. This week’s insider guide to Brooklyn, New York was submitted by Annemarie Dooling, Community Editor at Huffington Post Travel and travel writer behind the Frill Seeker Diary. Browse Annemarie’s favorite spots in her hometown, then tell us what you love about Brooklyn in…

Samantha Brown’s New York

Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown relates part of her travel philosophy to me over breakfast at Perch Café near her home in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  “People cultivate the soul of a city.  Spend time with them and the place comes to life in a different way than just checking off the top things to do,” she…

Coffee Vacations

Most of us have heard of cooking vacations–trips that involve traveling to an idyllic place and taking cooking classes from a local chef or school. Last spring, Elizabeth Berg made us envious (and hungry) when she wrote about attending a cooking school along Italy’s Amalfi Coast. I piggybacked on that story and blogged about cooking…