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5 Reasons Why Sports Matter in American Cities

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 10:42 AM

With football season nearly here and Major League Baseball approaching the dog days of summer, it's the perfect time to consider the overall importance of sports and what they mean to a city. What makes a city primed for sports relevancy? It is obvious that size and economic strength alone...

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Four Reasons Your Next Vacation Should Be a Solo One

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 11:31 AM

Are those frequent-flyer miles burning a hole in your pocket? It's time for a trip. And whether you've got just enough vacation days left to squeeze in a 48-hour getaway or you're giving that nine-to-five a big middle finger before heading off to another country for the indefinite future,...

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Six Easy Tips for Traveling Like a Local

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 11:22 AM

So, you did it! You saved up enough money and purchased those tickets to the city you've heard so much about and always wanted to visit. You have Localeur on your iPhone. You've been reading city guides, YouTubing, and catching up on Anthony Bourdain's picks in the area for weeks....

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How to Inject a Little Wellness Into Your Summer Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 3:55 PM

To the wanderlusty young professionals among us: is there any greater letdown than the vacation withdrawal? You know what we're talking about. You planned a trip for weeks or months, saved for it, took time off from work, maybe even challenged yourself to a preparatory juice cleanse --...

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3 Steps to Planning the Perfect Road Trip

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM

We know staycations are awesome, but sometimes you truly need to get a breath of fresh air away from your city, right? As much as a quick flight to the opposite coast sounds lovely, the summer season's destination weddings, music festivals, and all-out parties can have a negative...

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What Factors Make a City Great?

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 3:11 PM

We previously asked what makes for a great neighborhood and now we're thinking bigger. What makes a city great? On the surface, it's the people, the food, the outdoor environments and transit systems, incredible art, and architecture. Digging down a little deeper, we discover...

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Five Signs Your City Is the Next Boomtown, USA

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Depending on how in the know you are, you've either heard that our hometown, Austin, Texas, is the coolest up-and-coming city in America for the past year or the past decade. And we like that about our hometown: It just keeps getting better. (This month alone, Uber, Lyft and the...

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Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 5:06 PM

It's just about summertime (officially), which means we're right in the middle of music-festival season. South by Southwest, Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest have come and gone, but mega festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands are still on the horizon.

Our hometown of Austin, Texas -- perhaps the...

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What Is the New Great American Neighborhood?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 12:16 PM

In the past, an ideal neighborhood was a cozy, mostly homogenous Thomas Kinkade painting come to life, complete with the helpful postman and pie-making grandmother from across the street. You went out to the brand-name grocer in your brand-name car. The other prevailing lifestyle was the polar opposite: hardened and...

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Five Reasons Why a Staycation Might Be a Good Idea

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 1:35 PM

At last count, there were 86,491 reasons why you deserve a break. You don't have to convince us that you're overworked, underpaid and basically fed up with the yawning chasm that is your nine-to-five life. At Localeur, we're used to dishing out tips on the best ways to use your...

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