Karen I. Chen

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Latest from Karen I. Chen
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This Mayor, Bartender, and Librarian Is Her Town's Only Resident
French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Best Times to Visit New Orleans for Great Weather, Fewer Crowds, and Travel Deals
Chios Island Medieval Village Olympi Greece taverna restaurant
Basic Greek Words, Phrases, and Slang to Learn Before You Go to Greece
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The Best Cleansers, Moisturizers, and Masks for Dry Skin
Pond LA Essential Hoodie
Why This Hoodie With a Hidden Feature Has Become My Go-to Outfit for Flying
Asian woman looking for car on phone app
Everything You Need to Know About Using Turo, the Airbnb of Cars
El Nido, Philippines
The 15 Best Beach Destinations to Visit in January
beach umbrellas at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York
How to Have the Perfect Day at NYC's Rockaway Beach
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This Gorgeous Leather Sling Bag Is the Perfect Travel Companion — and It's 35% Off Right Now
Rachel Zoe and Tanqueray Sevilla Orange
Rachel Zoe's Tips for Summer Entertaining, Travel Style, and How to Ease Into Wearing Real Clothes Again
Lana Condor with the Lana Utility Backpack
Lana Condor Wants to Go 'Literally Anywhere' in Italy — and She Just Designed the Perfect Bag to Take There
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Basic Portuguese Phrases and Words for Your Next Trip to Brazil or Portugal
Yangshuo: A lot of peoples crowded in yangshuo xijie to shopping.
Helpful Mandarin Chinese Words and Phrases to Learn Before Traveling to China
Americano 2.0 canned cocktail
The World’s Best Bar Just Released Cocktails in a Can so You Can Enjoy Its Drinks From Anywhere
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Keep Wine Fresh With This Genius Device That Lets You Drink Without Ever Opening the Bottle (Video)
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11 Cocktails That Will Take You Around the World While You're Stuck at Home
Caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 Signature Cocktails From Around the World and the History Behind Them
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The Best International Phone and Data Plans: Everything You Need to Know to Use Your Cell Phone Abroad
TOPTOTE Hat Clip
This Handy Hat Clip Finally Lets You Travel Hassle-free With Your Favorite Hat
Arpoador Hotel rooftop, Rio de Janeiro
Where to Stay in Rio de Janeiro: From the Beaches of Ipanema to the Hills of Santa Teresa
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
How to Spend the Perfect 24 Hours on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
American students start pasta fire
American Exchange Students Started a Fire in Italy by Cooking Pasta Without Water
Mii Amo Spa
The 15 Most Romantic Places to Go in January
People practice tai chi in the Bund area, Shanghai
The 19 Cheapest Places to Travel in January