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Been There, Do This: Dog Eared Books in San Francisco

Been There, Do This: Dog Eared Books in San Francisco

In a city chock-full of bookstores, Dog Eared Books still manages to stand out. The San Francisco shop has used books on almost every topic you can imagine — from architecture to dance to travel — in addition to a great selection of new releases still available at affordable prices.

Been There, Do This: Lukla Airport in Nepal

Been There, Do This: Lukla Airport in Nepal

I was preparing for my trip to the Khumbu region of Nepal and wanted to double-check something I had heard about Lukla Airport, the gateway to Khumbu and where most people start their Everest treks. I had only gone so far as typing in “l-u-k-l-a a-” before Google worked its dark magic: “Lukla Airport” was first to appear, followed by “Lukla Airport Crash.”

Been There, Do This: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Been There, Do This: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

With a single step into Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG), I felt like I had departed Earth and arrived on another planet. While Mars has its rust-colored dust and Jupiter holds a cloudy, vaporous composition, PMG is covered with tiles, glass bottles, china, folk-art statues, bicycle parts, shards of mirrors and other recycled items. Scarcely an inch of surface is left untouched.

Been There, Do This: Cheap Eats in Rosarito, Mexico

Been There, Do This: Cheap Eats in Rosarito, Mexico

If you aren’t looking carefully, you could easily pass Charly’s Place, a tiny eatery off the side of the Transpeninsular Highway in Rosarito, Mexico. Just a few miles from downtown, Charly’s is a simple, brightly decorated taqueria that offers delicious and inexpensive Baja-style Mexican food

Been There, Do This: La Barbecue in Austin, Texas

Been There, Do This: La Barbecue in Austin, Texas

Now, I’m no barbecue expert by any means. But I do know that my heartbeat accelerates when I spot the words “pulled pork” on a menu. Plus, when I was a college student, my mom would unabashedly bribe me to visit by promising a plate piled high with ribs upon my arrival. (It worked.) Though Austin City Limits may have been the initial reason for my trip to Austin, Tex., satisfying my deep craving for authentic Texas barbecue was, in truth, my top priority.

Been There, Do This: Hainich National Park in Germany

Been There, Do This: Hainich National Park in Germany

When I was a kid, I used to have this dream where I was flying over my neighborhood, high enough to safely clear the roofs of houses, but just low enough to brush the treetops. The canopy walk at Hainich National Park, located just outside Eisenach, Germany, brought me pretty close to reliving that dream.