Latest Scoops in Outdoors

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Too few people get to experience a very special view of Santa Monica and its coast. It’s seen from a platform perched 23 feet up in the air...

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One if by Land, Two if by Sea on Barrow Street

The West Village was the first place I visited when I came to New York 20 years ago. Week after week, I find myself drawn back there for one reason or another, and so when a guest recently asked me for “a charming time downtown,” I knew exactly where to send her...

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A lethal cassowary, relative of the velociraptor.

Miami is known to have one of America's best zoos, called the Zoo Miami, located southwest of the city. But you don't need to leave the downtown area to get up close and personal with nature — there's Jungle Island...

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If there’s one Upper East Side cliché that I can’t get enough of, it’s the standard poodle. I love those dogs! So deep is my love, in fact, that I’ve been known to affectionately refer to my friends as poodles (“Hey, poodles!”). Since the hotel is a dog-friendly place (even our general manager brings his pup around), my guests often ask me for the perfect...

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Any gourmet on the go will tell you street food is now huge in San Francisco. We're not talking about stodgy burgers and fries here. We're talking about truffle boeuf bourguignon and Korean BBQ tacos cooked up by some of the city's most inventive roving vendors...

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One of the best ways to get to know Santa Monica is on two wheels — whether you want to pedal or you just want to cruise. Earlier this year Pedal or Not opened shop with a fleet of California-made Pedego electric bikes that they use to give small group tours of the area. The bikes have options for all riders: full electric motor power that you can switch on with a...