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Artist and graphic design activist Shepard Fairey gets his best inspiration from Hong Kong’s mix of Chinese and Western signage, iconography, and architecture. We asked him to point out other cities that go the extra mile to support their urban arts communities. Here are three.

Everyone’s heard tales of parents who blend pureed veggies into their kids’ cookies. I leave the cauliflower alone, but I love the vacation equivalent: sneaking a culture fix into an otherwise child-focused trip. While not every museum is suited for families, here are a few favorites, old and new, that add an easy educational upgrade to some of this winter’s most popular destinations.

The Miami of today may not look like any place my grandparents would recognize–at least from the outside. But Magic City’s big heart and carousing spirit are here to stay.

“Have a seat by the window; it’s better to watch the wildlife that way,” the host at Osteria del Teatro said with a wink as he led me to a table with a view. Before long, I was enjoying the show–a parade of people streaming toward Washington Avenue, one of the most happening thoroughfares in Miami’s…

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December.

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Miami has a certain rep: the party vibe, the heat, the pricey booze. But the city Hannah Sampson of the Miami Herald likes to show off—the one that makes this tourist mecca a hometown—charms with quiet parks, cultural gems, Latin flair, and, of course, gorgeous water views. Here’s Hannah’s guide to the chill side of Miami.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in February.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our round ups.

I Heart My City: Sonia’s Miami

Sonia Gil is host and co-creator of Sonia’s Travels, the weekly web show that cracks the code behind peoples and cultures around world. Winner of the 2012 People’s Voice Webby Award for “best web personality,” Sonia has been hailed as the “next Bourdain.” A biologist by training and beach lover by choice, she speaks five languages and has lived abroad in China, France, and Venezuela. Here are her favorite things about living in Miami.

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Looking to add a dash of culture to your life? We’ve rounded up a great list of 10 free arts and culture events across the U.S. Get a sneak peek of the list below, then find all 10 online. Plus, we want to hear from you. Tell us about another free arts and culture event in the comments section below.

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Free to See: U.S. Architecture

Architecture and design buffs are in luck: We found 10 free tours, open houses, and guides across the U.S. Get a sneak peek of the list below, then find all 10 online. Plus, we want to hear from you. Tell us about a free architecture tour in the comments section below. San Francisco City Guides San…

Photos: Where You Went

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Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

I Heart My City: JD’s Miami

Video producer and longtime travel blogger JD Andrews has visited over 70 countries across 6 continents always with a camera in hand. Although he’s frequently on the road out documenting the world, he calls Miami, Florida home. Here are JD’s insider tips to the seaside city. Miami is My City The first place I take a visitor…

Andy Tweets Miami: Success!

Opting to spend this past weekend in Miami as a Thanksgiving-day orphan, our writer Andrew Nelson thrust himself upon the city’s Twitter-savvy classes to help him get around. The result? A resounding success, as witnessed by this camera-phone pic of this impromptu Tweet-up at Scotty’s Landing in Coconut Grove. Andrew was very lucky to find…

While the bulk of us will be lounging around in pj’s, basting in post-turkey tryptophan-induced lethargy, our intrepid travel writer Andrew Nelson will be hitting the streets of Miami armed only with his BlackBerry. Andrew’s plan is to rely on the Twitterverse to help him navigate the city this weekend, so it’s up to you…

IT’s Restaurant Weakness

IT likes to eat. When we can, we like to eat well. But if gourmet’s not an option we have no qualms admitting that we’ll eat our fill of pretty much whatever you put in front of us. The week before last, though, we were delighted to have the opportunity to eat gourmet food in…