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Traveler: Your Guide to Olympia, WashingtonThe great out-of-doors is the name of the game in Olympia, Washington. The natural beauty of the state’s park-filled capital offers views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Capitol Lake, all from downtown. With a population of around 42,000 and a total count of 40 city parks on 963…
The LocalizerMar 2, 2017

A six-hour drive to one stop light in the middle of West Texas has never seemed more appealing until the quaint, artsy town of Marfa, Texas, began to blossom. Drink a Lonestar with a cowboy, see the Marfa lights, and get your artistry on with teeming inspiration in the middle of this changing desert town with…

The LocalizerFeb 2, 2017

If you’re not swearing off our nation’s capital until 2020, we’re here to help you avoid the tourist traps in Washington, D.C. Full of free museums, bustling nightlife, ethnic eats, and a diverse population, Washington D.C. offers reaffirmation of the fabric of our nation in a time of division.Getting ThereThe airport situation might be the…

The LocalizerJan 30, 2017

Welcome to "A Minute In ..." -- a BGS feature that turns our favorite artists into hometown reporters. In our latest column, Atlanta, Georgia's Shawn Mullins takes us on a tour of his favorite places for Thai food, street musicians, and bike trails in the city's Little Five Points neighborhood.I grew up a few miles east of downtown…

The LocalizerJan 5, 2017

“Hi, bonjour, hello,” is the greeting when you walk into any spot in the faux-Euro artsy port city of Montréal. This vibrant, French-speaking city is full of open-air markets, intricate architecture, vintage shops, and every kind of art. With just a quick hop over the U.S. border, English speakers may get cold feet upon arrival,…

The LocalizerDec 6, 2016

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the winter holiday is a holiday like no other. The oldest U.S. capital -- and the third largest art market in the country -- Santa Fe sits at 7,000 feet above sea level at the most northern point of the Camino Real trading route. Settled as a Spanish Colony in…