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A Chef’s Guide to Zürich

Pulled pork belly, contemporary art in a 12th century monastery, and picturesque ski slopes.
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An Interior Designer’s Guide to Kansas City

A modern sculpture park, curry-maple waffles, and cirque cabaret.
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An Architect’s Guide to Québec City

A castle-inspired hotel, cross-country skiing with the experts, and rustic Roman cuisine.
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    A Bartender’s Guide to BostonNatural wine bars, a rock-and-roll themed hotel, and super-fresh oysters.
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    A Fashion Designer’s Guide to Los AngelesBYOB gourmet pizza, a semi-secret beach, and where to find ultrarare vintage clothes.
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    The Urbanist’s Guide to DublinBreakfast Baps, cliff walks, and zine shops.
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    A Photographer’s Guide to MarrakechEmerging fashion boutiques, lamb burgers on a rooftop, and where to see contemporary African art.
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    A Chef’s Guide to BangkokA secret cocktail bar, a sacred temple, and pork ribs smothered in bird’s-eye chiles.
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    An Architect’s Guide to ChicagoA backroom beer bar, historic hotels, and the boat tour worth taking.
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    An Artist’s Guide to San Miguel de AllendeVegan tacos, indigenious textiles, and historic haciendas.
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    A Brewer’s Guide to MunichBuffalo schnitzel, craft-beer halls, and the best Christmas market.
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    A Curator’s Guide to PhoenixAmazing Mexican food served in a hair salon, an R&B-funk dive bar, and contemporary Native American art.
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    A Director’s Guide to AtlantaSoul food pizza, a Sunday warehouse party, and an ultra-rare sneaker shop.
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    The Urbanist’s Guide to TorontoUmeboshi–beurre blanc veggies, vinyl nights, canoe excursions.
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    A Model’s Guide to BogotáA techno-reggaeton disco, places where modern design meets traditional crafts, and the best arepas in town.
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    A Musician’s Guide to PerthLazy Susans full of seafood, locally designed swimwear, and rare marsupials.
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    A Gallery Owners’ Guide to Mexico CityYouthful art spaces, the best chilaquiles, and a goth-punk flea market.
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    The Urbanist’s Guide to Coney IslandThe scariest car on the Cyclone, the best time to hit the Sideshow and where to get a incognito Paloma.
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    A Brewer’s Guide to AshevilleHistoric estates, waterfall hikes, and Dave Grohl-approved barbecue.
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    A Playwright’s Guide to EdinburghCutting-edge theater, a pub with a serious rum selection, and a Noah’s Ark of taxidermy.
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    A Fashion Designer’s Guide to RomeSecret-recipe meatballs, the nuns’ favorite flower market, and a roving doily saleswoman.
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    A Winemaker’s Guide to MendozaLife-changing steak, intimate hikes in the Andes, and where Bono stays in Uco Valley.
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    A Beauty Editor’s Guide to SeoulThe “Korean Sephora,” an art-filled wine bar, and a mountainside wellness resort.
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    An Architect’s Guide to DakarInternational cuisine, contemporary art, and migratory-bird-watching.
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    A Pastry Chef’s Guide to LisbonExperimental cocktails, secret-recipe pastéis de nata, and a tile museum.
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    A Fashion Designer’s Guide to LagosMiles of markets, haute couture cuisine, and a booming arts scene.
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    The Urbanist’s Guide to New York City BeachesThe less-crowded Rockaways, the best swimming in Staten Island, and a party on the sand in the Bronx.
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    A Sculptor’s Guide to AthensFresh-from-the-boat fish, dancing till sunrise, and contemporary art in a slaughterhouse.
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    A Chef’s Guide to Las VegasOff-Strip dining, a secret downtown speakeasy, and a neon-sign museum.
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    A Musician’s Guide to BerlinBeautiful biergartens, nude swimming, and vintage punk records.
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    A Surf Instructor’s Guide to HonoluluChinatown art parties, surfer hangouts, and the best fish tacos.
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    A Book Editor’s Guide to LondonUnpretentious afternoon tea, 18th-century hotels, and shopping like a royal.
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    An Interior Designer’s Guide to Stockholm“I think Stockholm has the same kind of values as Scandinavian design: clean, functional, democratic, and aesthetically pleasing.”
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    The Urbanist’s Guide to PalermoOff-menu timballi, silver-factory B&Bs, open-air churches.
  32. the urbanist: bogotá
    Week 6: Give It Half a Chance and Bogotá Will Blow Your MindAncestral drinks now appear on tasting menus and old bull rings host concerts, but Bogotá is still its wild self — if you know where to look.
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    Insider Travel Itineraries for 9 Far-Flung CitiesThe typical days and ​play-it-by-ear nights of locals from Lagos, Stockholm, Beijing, Honolulu, Dubai, San Francisco, Bogotá, Bangkok, and Oslo.
  34. 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.
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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.
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    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.
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    Piña Coladas and Carbonated Negronis: A San Juan Drinking PrimerThis used to be a rum town—and only a rum town. Things have changed.
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    Where San Juan’s Top Chefs Eat Every MealOn the menu: suckling pig, piragua, medianoche sandwiches, alcapurrias, and damn good coffee.
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    Muévete!: How to Break a Sweat in San JuanKite surfing, paddleboarding, cycling, yoga on the beach, and other ways to get your blood pumping.
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    A High-Low Art Lover’s Guide to San JuanFrom the streets to the galleries, there is beauty everywhere you turn.
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    Where the Locals Would Stay in San Juan If They Weren’t LocalAvailability is high and prices are much gentler than before the storms.
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    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.
  43. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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