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  1. the urbanist: san juan
    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Follow Before Visiting San JuanOur essentials include Boricua cookbooks, a Frontline documentary, and graphic novels starring Puerto Rico’s first female superhero.
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    Rainforests and Rum Castles: The Best Day Trips From San JuanWhen locals need to get away, they go to El Yunque, Tanama River, Fajardo, Ponce, and Piñones.
  3. the urbanist: san juan
    From Tito to Trap: Inside San Juan’s Music and Dance ScenePuerto Rico’s biggest export is its music. Here’s where the locals go for live shows and euphoric rug-cutting.
  4. the urbanist: san juan
    Fun Things to Do When It Rains In San JuanA wet day needn’t spoil your vacation. When the clouds burst, in-the-know locals explore cultural centers, art-house cinemas, and sketch comedy shows.
  5. the urbanist: san juan
    Piña Coladas and Carbonated Negronis: A San Juan Drinking PrimerThis used to be a rum town—and only a rum town. Things have changed.
  6. the urbanist
    Where San Juan’s Top Chefs Eat Every MealOn the menu: suckling pig, piragua, medianoche sandwiches, alcapurrias, and damn good coffee.
  7. the urbanist: san juan
    Muévete!: How to Break a Sweat in San JuanKite surfing, paddleboarding, cycling, yoga on the beach, and other ways to get your blood pumping.
  8. the urbanist: san juan
    Eco Goods and Guayaberas: Shopping Like a Local in San JuanPop-ups, concept shops, and the best boutique strip in the city.
  9. the urbanist: san juan
    A High-Low Art Lover’s Guide to San JuanFrom the streets to the galleries, there is beauty everywhere you turn.
  10. the urbanist: san juan
    Life After Maria: How Travelers Can Help Puerto Rico Recover“How can I help?” has replaced “Why isn’t Puerto Rico a state?” as the number one question asked by visitors.
  11. the urbanist: san juan
    Where the Locals Would Stay in San Juan If They Weren’t LocalAvailability is high and prices are much gentler than before the storms.
  12. the urbanist: san juan
    Week 10: San Juan Is a City on the RiseDespite its struggles, the capital of Puerto Rico continues to provide a fascinating, fun, and passport-free getaway for Statesiders.
  13. the urbanist: london
    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting LondonOur list of essentials includes a detective series starring Idris Elba and a zombie apocalypse flick.
  14. the urbanist: london
    11 Souvenirs You Should Buy in London, According to LocalsPay no mind to those telephone box keychains and Queen Elizabeth bobbleheads. Our insiders have much better suggestions for gifts to go.
  15. the urbanist: london
    Kew Gardens, Margate, and Other Escapes From LondonFive brilliant day trips, each less than two hours from the heart of the capital.
  16. the urbanist: london
    All the Galleries, Theaters, and Art Hubs You Should Know in South LondonHand-picked by Zoe Whitley, curator of contemporary international art at Tate Modern.
  17. the urbanist: london
    Don’t Leave London Without Trying These 8 Essential DishesBeyond fish and chips: A quartet of food experts wax lyrical about four British classics and other dishes unique to contemporary, cosmopolitan London.
  18. the urbanist: london
    London’s Best Watering Holes, According to Star Bartender Tony ConigliaroThe ‘Heston Blumenthal of drinks’ picks his favorite bars for top-shelf Martinis, natural wine, and no-frills cocktails.
  19. the urbanist: london
    Where the Founders of The Gourmand Eat and Drink in LondonDavid Lane and Marina Tweed’s go-to breakfast nooks, old-school oyster bars, and proper English pubs.
  20. the urbanist: london
    Now and Then: Two Ways to Experience the Architecture of LondonThis is an old city, and over the millennia has been built on top of itself by generations, each bringing with it its own design ideals.
  21. the urbanist: london
    My Favorite End: A Comedian’s Guide to South LondonNish Kumar, a stand-up comedian and presenter of BBC satirical news show The Mash Report, digs into the stomping ground of his youth.
  22. the urbanist: london
    My Favorite End: An Art Curator’s Guide to West LondonSeeking inspiration with Ben Moore, founder of Art Below, a public-works project that brings art to billboard spaces in underground train stations.
  23. the urbanist: london
    My Favorite End: A Rapper’s Guide to East LondonJammz, a grime emcee and producer, makes the case for the area where he was born and raised.
  24. the urbanist: london
    My Favorite End: A Novelist’s Guide to North LondonErin Kelly, best-selling author of crime thrillers The Poison Tree and He Said/She Said, goes to bat for her beloved quadrant of the city.
  25. the urbanist: london
    The Fashion Insider’s Cheat Sheet to Shopping in LondonWhere to begin in the city that produced names as renowned as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, while home to Savile Row.
  26. the urbanist: london
    Where the Locals Would Stay in London If They Weren’t LocalFrom stately townhouses to a floating hotel, these suggestions suit a range of styles and spending habits.
  27. the urbanist: london
    Week 9: London Is a Grand Old Dame With a Hip New AttitudeThe city boasts some of the world’s best design, fashion, art galleries, theaters, and restaurants, but always makes room for the up-and-coming.
  28. the urbanist: dubai
    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting DubaiOur list includes the first Emirati feature film, poetry about the Arab female experience, and the Instagram account of a billionaire crown prince.
  29. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Dubai, According to LocalsA proper haul includes Arabian incense, camel-milk chocolate, and a made-in-the-UAE sandboard.
  30. the urbanist: dubai
    Dubai After Dark: The Perfect Night Out for Every PersonalityWhatever your jam — a dive-y bowling alley, a swanky sushi bar, a beach club where bikini girls ride inflatable swans — this city delivers.
  31. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best Day Trips From Dubai: Sharjah, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and MoreWhen you need a change of scenery, visit the cultural capital of the UAE, snorkel with turtles, or ride the world’s longest zip line.
  32. the urbanist: dubai
    How to Live Like a Sheikh in Dubai (For a Day, Anyway)When it comes to the finer pleasures in life, this city is second to none.
  33. the urbanist: dubai
    The Bottoms-up, Balls-out Thrill Seeker’s Guide to DubaiSkydiving, dirt biking, and other ways to terrify your mother.
  34. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best Shopping in Dubai, According to a Fashion DirectorExpect luxury out the wazoo at the world’s biggest mall, but also bohemian ceramics and collectible sneakers.
  35. the urbanist: dubai
    The Skeptic’s Guide to Art and Culture in Dubai (Yes, It Exists)From galleries tucked inside budget hotels to compelling street art, here’s where the resident culturati get their fix.
  36. the urbanist: dubai
    Worthwhile Alternatives to Dubai’s Most Popular SightsBurj Khalifa, Jumeirah Mosque, and the Dubai Museum are fantastic — but they’re also swarming with tourists.
  37. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best of Both Worlds: Dubai’s High and Low Food SpotsThere’s more to the city’s dining scene than Gordon Ramsay and Salt Bae.
  38. the urbanist: dubai
    Where the Locals Would Stay in Dubai If They Weren’t LocalCue the art-stuffed rooms, glass-paneled pools, and dynamite rooftop lounges.
  39. the urbanist: dubai
    Week 8: Everything You Think You Know About Dubai Is WrongThe UAE’s most populous city shines in luxury and opulence. But it’s also wildly diverse and ripe with possibility.
  40. the urbanist: beijing
    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting BeijingOur list includes banned books, a pollution monitor, and a workaround for the Great Firewall of China.
  41. the urbanist: beijing
    Scuba Dive the Great Wall of China and Other Escapes From BeijingCreative getaways for history buffs, hard-core cyclists, and appreciators of outré museums.
  42. the urbanist: beijing
    To See Chinese Punks Lose Their Minds, Hit Up These Beijing LivehousesThe capital’s biggest musicheads on their favorite metal bars, grimy rock clubs, swanky jazz haunts, and more.
  43. the urbanist: beijing
    How to Explore Beijing’s Historical HutongsThe true essence of the city is found in its traditional lanes packed with single-story houses.
  44. the urbanist: beijing
    Say No to Beijing’s Superclubs and Yes to Its Underground NightlifeDJs from Lantern, Aurora, and Dada make the case for the city’s smaller, hipper venues.
  45. the urbanist: beijing
    Where to Eat Near Beijing’s Biggest Tourist AttractionsRoast duck and dan dan noodles near the Temple of Heaven, deep-fried carrot balls near the Forbidden City, and more.
  46. the urbanist: beijing
    The Fashion Insider’s Guide to Shopping in BeijingA bevy of boundary-nudging young designers have married the “Made in China” label with cutting-edge cool.
  47. the urbanist: beijing
    Craft Beer Is a Big Deal in Beijing Now — Here’s Where to Drink ItAccording to Debbie Ma, a traditional Chinese medicine doctor and member of the Beijing Homebrewing Society.
  48. the urbanist: beijing
    Where to See Art in Beijing (Beyond the 798 Art Zone)Our selects include under-the-radar hutong galleries and a mall dotted with Dalí sculptures.
  49. the urbanist: beijing
    Survival of the Delicious: Exploring Beijing’s Backstreet EateriesAfter a citywide “cleanup” campaign, many restaurants in the capital’s oldest neighborhoods were forced to shutter. These guys are still kicking.
  50. the urbanist: beijing
    Where the Locals Would Stay in Beijing If They Weren’t LocalFrom quirky options hidden down winding lanes to minimalist art-adorned hotels, the capital has superb — and superbly varied — options.
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