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Punk Palace

Seattle is known as the birthplace of Grunge music, and this is the first theater in the US with a convertible audience space to make the floor turn into a punk palace.

History Lesson

Message in a Barrel

Since 2004, Ivor Fireman has read fortunes on England's most visited attraction outside of London.

Quality Quirks

We’ve Got Mail!

Whether from Melbourne, Australia or Chicago, Illinois, you’ve all added delightful moments that make each of your cards special.

Snail Mail

Western Road Trip

Jamie had never visited a national park before, and was feeling a touch of cabin fever, so she and Eric  decided to embark on a bucket-list adventure: a western road trip. The two made their way through highways, byways, along with a few detours to see not one, not two, but fifteen national parks on their month-long excursion.

On the Road

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Boards to Brews

It all began in a basement. With a background in wooden shipbuilding and woodworking, Mike LaVechia was moved by the tides of York, Maine, and began designing surfboards in his home.

Off-Centered Adventures

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Initiate Cruise Control

For a taste of luxurious libation inspired by one of history’s most celebrated ships, you’ll need to travel far, far away from the ocean…

Adventure Curiously

Candy Colored Community

Vibrant district home to Peranakan shophouses -- a taste of history & culture on the edge of Singapore's futuristic city-center.

Architectural Wonders

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Hemingway’s Haunts

Mesmerized by the area’s natural beauty, it was in Sun Valley that the author felt like he could finally live the life of his many idealistic characters—hiking, hunting, and enjoying time with locals that knew the rugged landscape.

Impactful Patrons

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Bows Versus Bogeys

The Old Course is enshrined in golf lore not only for being the oldest golf course in the world, but a site that also had a major impact on the modern game.

Adventure Curiously

AWA Exhibition Explorers

Smiles were shared, tears were shed, and we could hardly contain our excitement when we finally stepped foot into the South Korean Exhibition in Seoul.

Community Creators

A Case of the Nosy Neighbor

This beloved gateway to the South Korean palace, has endured several rounds of damage and restorations over its first 600 years of existence.

Architectural Wonders

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Wacky Quacky Traditions

This college is virtually unchanged since its opening in 1438, whispering centuries of stories to its visitors. The most famous tale of all? A Duck on Parade.

Quality Quirks

King of the Con Men

A story of Old Western claims, nefarious activity, railroads, and lots of deception. Bring your pickax.

History Lesson

A Museum for the Mundane

Offering the unique experience of diving into the history of the industrialized northern counties of England, this museum is anything but standard.

Off the beaten path

Accidental Excellence

Sometimes things don't go according to plan... in the most wonderful of ways.

Let's Discover

New Perspectives For A Piazza

The imperfect history of how the Leaning Tower of Pisa--and the attempts (failures) to fix its tilt.

Architectural Wonders

Community Creators

The number of amazing artists that exist in this Community continues to astonish us!

Skilled Artisans

AWA Wins Webby Award (x2)

Adventurers, WE did it. AWA brought home not one, but TWO prestigious awards from this year’s annual Webby Awards! 

AWA IRL

Antwerp’s Alternative Walkway

Upon entry to the subterranean tunnel, commuters travel through a 572 meter tiled passage under the river Scheldt and emerge via the world's first wooden escalator.

Architectural Wonders

Cryptic Coastal Communication

The KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station still stands, saved by its historic legacy, a few highly dedicated volunteers… and a whole lotta luck.

History Lesson

A Wandering Wayfarer

A person who travels on foot is known as a wayfarer, and architectural photographer Wäyfarer taken to the streets to discover architectural wonders all around us.

Community Creators

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Pitstops to Playbills

The small, rugged town of Grand Junction was once no more than a pit stop along the train route between Denver and Salt Lake City. Then came the Avalon.

In The Details

Par For The Course

Over the years, The Masters rules and traditions have developed alongside a tailored piece of clothing.

History Lesson

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