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5 Must-Hike Trails in the Coachella Valley

Southern California’s Coachella Valley is arguably one of America’s best, most unique places to hike. Its proximity to the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) means it’s convenient for trekkers to reach some of California’s tallest peaks.

You’ll also find diverse trails winding through Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge (home to California’s largest fan palm grove) and the stark desert landscapes in Joshua Tree National Park. See more here.

3 Neighborhoods You Must Visit When in Tampa 

Tampa, Florida, isn’t just Busch Gardens and the Buccaneers. The city has plenty to offer the discerning traveler — like cigar bars, local eats and historical houses—all you have to know is where to look. And these hidden neighborhoods of Tampa are the perfect place to start. Read more here.

The Gate’s Steven Butcher on Mixing It Up in One of the World’s Busiest Airports 

Steven Butcher has been bartending his entire adult life — which, at 43, makes him somewhat of an elixir expert. For nearly two decades he’s honed his skills mixing cocktails at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel’s Gate bar. Read more about him and his intricate drinks here.


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