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Miami's Epic Hotel Takes Pooch Pampering to a Whole New Level

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Miami, Florida is one of the most desired destinations in the world. Although synonymous with the glitz, the glamour, partying until dawn and sun-drenched days on the beach, the Magic City has also become a Mecca for art and culture.

7 Super Shots

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 11, 2012 /
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My 7 favorite photos:

A photo that...takes my breath away

sunset, Lake Michigan

Stockholm's Archipelago: Utö

by Talia Klundt / Mar 08, 2012 /
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Today I am writing up on my favorite island in Stockholm's archipelago as of yet, the island of Utö. Last year, I felt that I wanted to go a bit further out on the archipelago and not only an hour away, so my friends and I decided to take a three and a half hour ferry ride to the island of Utö! I was smitten the second I stepped off of the boat, I had an instantaneous feeling of happiness and excitement for the day ahead of me.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Muskö and Torö

by Talia Klundt / Mar 08, 2012 /
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So last year Sweden's National Day (June 6) fell on a Monday making it a long holiday weekend the first weekend in June. This combined with perfect sunny weather pretty much sealed the deal to be out in the archipelago once again. I was invited out to my friend's boyfriend's summer house out on the island of Muskö. Muskö is located on the southern part of the archipelago and is home to about 900 permanent residents year round.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Sandhamn

by Talia Klundt / Mar 07, 2012 /
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Today I am writing about one of the most popular islands of the Stockholm archipelago, Sandhamn. Sandhamn has about 100 permanent residents that live all year on the island and the island gets about 100,000 visitors annually. During the summer, the number of residents increases to about 3,000, making it very crowded! I have had the opportunity to go both in the winter and the summer months. Naturally summer is more exciting and fun as there is more going on and you can enjoy time by the sea soaking up some sun and then meet up with friends for a drink and dinner.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Finnhamn

by Talia Klundt / Mar 06, 2012 /
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Last summer I had the wonderful opportunity to go sailing with a friend and her dad and another friend. Our journey started out in Stockholm and we slowly sailed away towards the island of Finnhamn, which we reached later the same evening. Finnhamn is located in the northern archipelago and is a very popular island, which is served year round via ferry.

Stockholm's Archipelago: Nåttarö

by Talia Klundt / Mar 05, 2012 /
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So the next stop on our archipelago journey is Nåttarö! Nåttarö is
one of the southern most islands in the Stockholm archipelago. It is

Stockholm's Archipelago: Vaxholm

by Talia Klundt / Mar 04, 2012 /
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Well I must say that my mom was smitten after her first taste in the archipelago, even if it was a short day trip out to Fjäderholmarna!  I must admit I also really enjoyed myself and since my friend Anna-Maria was still here, she suggested for us to take another day trip out to Vaxholm.

Stockholm's Archipelago

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So that the weather has begun to get a bit more sunny, I have naturally started thinking about being out in the Skärgård (archipelago), reminiscing of lazy days spent by the sea and long summer nights.  I decided to write an "Archipelago Series," where I could introduce some of the different islands in the Stockholm archipelago that I have had

Visiting Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Security screening at Madrid’s airport resulted in a two-hour layover and a missed connecting flight to Vigo.  When I finally arrived amid a spring deluge, my host was nowhere to be found.  A stone’s throw from the Atlantic, the airport was half empty.  The silence felt like a heavy cloak as I hurried to the baggage claim area.     

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