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Guide to Shopping Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market for Take Home Souvenirs

Pike’s Place is one of the United State’s oldest markets– and one of the best. Pike Place opened in 1907 and overlooks the bay, so you’ll have water views from the back of the market. According to Wikipedia, more than 10 million people visit Pike Place Market annually, making it the 33rd most popular tourist […]

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Best Unique Shopping in the Mission District, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Mission District (called just “the Mission”) is one of my new favorite neighborhoods to explore and shop. Whenever I travel I love to scope out those on-the-cusp neighborhoods like the Mission.  These just-gentrifying neighborhoods offer the best of both worlds– a sense of history and traditional culture given new life by an influx […]

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Economy Candy: Photo Tour of a Real Old School New York City Shop

New York’s Lower East Side used to be the spot for shopping, with vendors in business for generations. Most of those shops are now shuttered, replaced by condos, real estate offices and fancy children’s boutiques. I’d hoped to write about a famous New York pickle shop in the neighborhood, but alas learned I was too […]

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Best Shopping in Nantucket for Souvenirs

There is simply no place like Nantucket, with its cobbled streets, grey shingled cottages and spectacular sunsets. A speck of an island off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket is all about restraint. Strict building codes preserve Nantucket’s historic identity. Long stretches of pristine beaches are nearly free of tacky bars and souvenir shops. Bicycles far […]

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