City Guide: Washington D.C.

By The Escape Artists on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 in City Guide

Fall is the perfect time to escape to Washington D.C.- the weather is fantastic, the foliage is beautiful, and there are endless things to do. Recently I spent some time in D.C. visiting a girlfriend, hitting up museums, monuments, and soaking in the night life. Play: I stayed near Capitol Hill, which was close to…

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City Guide: Santa Barbara, California

By The Escape Artists on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 in City Guide

A funky urban wine trail, yummy restaurants, bike rides, the ocean, cupcakes and champagne tasting- what more could you want from a girlfriend getaway? Recently we spent some time in Santa Barbara, California sipping and tasting our way through this quaint beach-side town. Play: We stayed at an awesome Airbnb home that had 4 bikes…

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City Guide: Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico

By The Escape Artists on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 in City Guide

Valle de Guadalupe is the wine region in Baja California that is being dubbed the “Tuscany of Mexico.” Just a 2 hour drive from San Diego, and bursting at the seems with wineries and restaurants. Famed chefs are flocking to the region to open restaurants embodying the “farm-to-table” spirit and offering patrons dining experiences that…

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City Guide: 24 Hours in Dubai

By The Escape Artists on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 in City Guide

It’s been a dream of mine to go to Dubai since I was in high school. For more than 10 years I’ve been fascinated by this dichotomous oasis in the Middle East. A place where the religion and the government follow strict Muslim rules, and yet business, luxury, and excess thrive. This place where things…

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Charleston Charm

By The Escape Artists on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 in City Guide

If you’re wishing for a bit of Southern hospitality, look no further than the city of Charleston, South Carolina. A bustling coastal town, the city’s center is easily walkable and full of many shops, sights, and yummy eats. But don’t lace up your old walking shoes just yet; you’ll want to make sure you keep…

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City Guide: Paris, France (Left Bank Edition)

By The Escape Artists on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 in City Guide

I want to move back to Paris. Seriously I scheme on a daily basis how I can make a living over there, and once I figure it out, I’m packing my bags and I’m outta here. It’s so romantic, dreamy, breathtaking, chaotic, and gorgeous all at once. I love the Left Bank (La Rive Gauche),…

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City Guide: Palm Springs

By The Escape Artists on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 in City Guide

Dreaming about Palm Springs evokes thoughts of days spent sipping cocktails by the pool, followed by warm summer nights dining al fresco. Of course there’s always time for a little Mad Men-esque mischief in the desert too. Stay: At The Parker. The lobby is trendy and funky. The rooms are clean and minimalist. The grounds…

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Wine Tasting: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

By The Escape Artists on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 in City Guide

Wine tasting is totally a sport, right? It requires good health and fitness to climb up the stairs or walk up the hill to each winery, then you have to curl your arm every time you take a sip. You get a lot of reps when they do those heavy college pours! Ok so maybe…

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City Guide: Miami

By The Escape Artists on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 in City Guide

I freakin love Miami. Give me the 90% humidity- I don’t care! Your skin constantly feels soft, dewy, and like you just had a facial. Relaxing in the ocean feels like your taking a dip in a warm bath. And don’t even get me started on the delicious Cuban food available everywhere! You know what’s…

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City Guide: San Francisco (Outdoor Edition)

By The Escape Artists on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 in City Guide

Erica is our special escapist with a knack for finding the best things to do outdoors. Besides America, she’s lived in India and Africa, traveled extensively in South East Asia as a solo-female traveler, and has explored dozens of other destinations. She is currently attending graduate school in nursing in San Francisco, and spends her…

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