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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.

Out of the Ashes: Valparaíso

Though just 70 miles south of Chile’s capital, Santiago, Valparaíso is a destination in its own right. The port city’s economy may not be what it was, but the vibrant culture you’ll find there remains, despite a flagging maritime trade and earthquakes that have shaken it to its core. As the city and its people rebuild and heal after a catastrophic fire claimed homes and lives, there has never been a better time to visit. Here’s why.

#NGTRadar: 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 @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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 with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

Painting the Painted Desert

While the chance to experience the sacred elegance of Northern Arizona’s Painted Desert is well worth a detour from the nearby Grand Canyon, there’s another incentive to visit: street art.

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 for our roundups. Photograph by Michael Sass, My Shot.

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Coney Island will open this summer with four new attractions including The Soarin’ Eagle, the first new coaster to built in New York City since the historic Cyclone in 1927. The new rides are part of the Coney Island Revitilization Plan.  [Brooklyn Nomad] The U.S. State Department lifted its travel warning to Egypt last week,…

NYC Hearts Bike Parking

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Returning from a great weekend in the Big Apple, I heart NYC even more for the fabulous new bike racks located throughout the city designed by David Byrne – former front-man of the Talking Heads, musician and designer extraordinare, and avid cyclist. Byrne was serving as a juror on the CityRacks Design Competition put on…

New York City: Air Bears

As I’ve noted before, I’m a D.C. newbie, and while I’m loving my new home, I have to admit I always come up short when people ask me what I miss the most about New York. So, though I’ve been a bit quiet while editing all of our other great content about the city (don’t…