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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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

In the spirit of the hyper-local, Daisann McLane gives you a personal guided day tour of her super-walkable neighborhood. All the following sights, eats and activities are within a 15 minute walk of her nearest subway station, the Q/B stop at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn.

I split my year between Hong Kong and New York, and just got back to my Brooklyn apartment a couple of weeks ago. Of course I’m feeling discombobulated–brutal jet lag and all–but I think that’s a good thing. One of the advantages of never completely settling into a place is that you never get a…

Experience South Africa beyond the safari. Hike to the top of Table Mountain to take in glorious ocean views or explore Cape Town’s thriving wine country. [Cheapo Air] Accommodation in New York City for a mere $20 a night sounds like a steal—that is, if you don’t mind sleeping on the ground. The National Park…

The Christmas Lights of Dyker Heights

A year ago, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s back stateside and sharing his tips on traveling with kids. If you ask the average New Yorker what their plans are for the holidays, my guess is most will…

It seems the coin toss will be the deciding factor concerning who has the advantage as Nigeria takes on Greece in day seven of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. (ESPN will begin live coverage at 9:30 a.m. EST.) Both teams lost in their first games of group matches — to Argentina and the Korea Republic…

For many tourists, especially first-timers, it’s the theaters, boutiques, restaurants, and museums of New York that are the city’s main draw. But if you also want to cover a bit more ground outdoors, John Rambow offers a few unusual, nature-oriented tours that will do the trick. Best of all, they’re all free. For the Birds:…

Brooklyn Eats

This past weekend I made a trip up to New York City to visit family and was once again amazed at just how much the city has to offer, especially food-wise. Although I usually go directly into Manhattan and stay, my cousin recently bought an apartment in Brooklyn, so we decided to try out new…

With money tight but gas cheap and time off in excess, my husband and I plotted our post-Christmas road trip. We lounged for two days with the folks in Fogelsville, PA, then darted east to Brooklyn. After a night out at Redd’s Tavern in Williamsburg with a schoolmate, we journeyed to Chavella’s in Prospect Heights…

Dine-In Brooklyn for $23

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz gets a taste of Brooklyn. I’m a big fan of D.C.’s Restaurant Week, where foodies can eat a multi-course meal at some of the city’s greatest restaurants for a set price (this year it was $20.08 for lunch, $30.08 for dinner). Brooklyn has a similar deal, the fifth-annual Dine-In Brooklyn,…

Photographer: Jenene Chesbrough, Brooklyn, New York Getting the shot: This shot was taken on opening day of Astroland/Coney Island 2006. Every year my friends and I bike down to hang out, put our feet in the sand, ride the Cyclone, and eat some Nathan’s Famous cheese fries. There were organ grinders and lots of Coney…

Endangered Places: How You Can Help

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of the Most Endangered Places of 2007, is a surprising amalgam of old and new, from historic motels along Route 66 to a racecourse in Florida. Here are just a few of the threatened sites and some ideas on what travelers and concerned citizens can do to offset…

All IT needed to hear to inspire an outing to Brooklyn’s Habana Outpost can be summed up with these incredible words: bicycle-powered blender. So on a recent long weekend in Brooklyn, this IT staffer hightailed to the Latin café, touted as New York’s first solar-powered restaurant and home of the world’s first sunlit chandelier. A…