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5 Interesting Places to Visit in the Month of October

When you think about the month of October I’m sure it doesn’t strike you as “vacation season.” Summer is over so that means vacation time is too, right? Not necessarily. Turns out October is a great time to get away and explore some great places. With the weather cooling down, the trees changing colors, and pumpkin spice everywhere, a well- scheduled get away could be exactly what you need at this time of year. If the seaside is your happy place or you’d rather party in the city, this list has a destination on it for everyone.

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Three Artist Colonies to Inspire You

You’re an artist. You live for art. You love to find inspiration and often times find it while in the company of other people. Collaboration entices you and you find yourself carousing the cafes at night in search of other artists. What should you do? Well, that’s easy! You should move to an artist colony.

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10 Unusual Museums Full of Things You'd Never Expect

I don't know about you, but for me museums are very interesting and fascinating places. To some they can be repetitive or even boring. I have always found them to be anything but. Usually seen as houses of higher knowledge containing artifacts of culture dating back to antiquity, what if I told you there are museums out there that cover everything from ice cream to superheroes? Yes, it's true and there are places all across the world like these that you can visit. Below is a list of 10 museums full of cool and unusual things that you should consider adding to your bucket list.



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An Introvert's Guide to Traveling Solo for the First Time

Life as an introvert means having an unnecessarily difficult time doing things that involve strangers in public. Even something like ordering at a restaurant can be a hassle. Don’t believe me? It goes a little like this: You’re sitting there, menu in hand, analyzing the dishes in search of the perfect meal. Minutes later, a certain dish catches your eye, and you’re sold. As you wait, you rehearse your order in your head nonstop. You’re confident you’ve got this, like you could be the next Oscar-winning actor for what you’re about to recite. The waiter makes their way to you, and with each step they take, your heart pounds louder and harder, almost in beat with their stride. Finally, they take your order, and you stumble and stutter your way through it. Awkward. Now you’ll be thinking about this for the rest of the day (or week). If this is what it’s like in a restaurant, imagine what it’s like traveling solo for the first time. While this may seem a bit exaggerated, or hit a little too close to home depending on much of an introvert you are, traveling alone for the first time is a big deal. It might be the last thing you want to do, but it doesn’t have to be the worst thing you have to go through. 

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A Cinephile’s Dream: 10 Days at the Locarno Film Festival

I finished an emotional week at the Locarno Film Festival with a John Waters’ press conference. It’s hard to describe what it’s like to attend a film festival. You are surrounded by a certain energy that has infected the whole town and even the whole region. You go from theater to theater in a frenzy, excited to see what’s next on the big screen. You go early to secure your seat as the smaller venues sell out fast. You read the descriptions, but you can never know what to expect until you are finished and everyone is clapping (or walking out, depending on the film!).

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CJ Takes on Hawaii: 3 Places You Absolutely Cannot Miss

This summer my grandparents gave me the opportunity of a lifetime: to visit Kauai, Hawaii with my family. I say ‘once in a lifetime’ because if it wasn’t for this opportunity, I probably would have never gone to Hawaii. I was able to spend a full week there and experience so many different things that I don’t have back home in Texas.

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Top 5 Must-See Art Museums in Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US. It was founded in 1630 so they’re rich in history, culture and arts. Whether you’re visiting Boston for the first time or want to do something interesting with your friends, one of the best things to do is check out one of Boston’s museums. Boston has a ton of museums for you to choose from, many of them art museums. These are the top 5 must-see art museums Boston has to offer. 


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