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Experiencing the Andaman Sea on a Tall Ship Under Full Sail

  Mark Orwoll   4 minute read
Editor’s NoteThe world is a big, wondrous place. One of the reasons we want to make sure you get there is so that the lesser known parts of the world can peek through in its unassuming glory. Our friend, and former Travel + Leisure editor, Mark Orwoll, sends us this postcard, reminding us that the world is to be explored, in its fullest sense.

Don’t bring “meatpig” onto Ko Panyi, a floating fisherman’s village, or you’ll be fined $63. The penalty for bringing alcohol onto this strictly Muslim island is even more severe: $158—plus one goat.

How To Have the Perfect Staycation

  Sponsored Post   3 minute read

The Kimberly Hotel and Dream Midtown provided the writer complimentary accommodation for the purposes of this article. There are a lots of great takeaways here! We should always strive to be more present.

New York City rewards hustlers who eat lunch at their desks and are the last to leave the office. There is not a lot of time to smell the roses (or the garbage, as the case may be).

The Other Side: When Tourists Invade My Hometown Every Summer

  Alisha Steindecker   2 minute read
Map Happy has always been about perspectives, and in anticipation of Fourth of July weekend, we’re showcasing a piece from staffer Alisha Steindecker, who is a Hamptons native. After all, the escapes are always a reality for someone else.

A few days ago, a man riding the Hampton Jitney from Manhattan asked me, “People actually live here?” Then he added, smirking, “Wow, what’s that like?”