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Kim Magaraci, Managing Editor

Kim Magaraci is the Managing Editor of ViaTravelers, and she's based in southern New Jersey. She's a minimalist traveler, hiker, and landscape photographer who spends tons of time exploring the wonders of the American West. She's been to 32 states, tracked down BBQ in 27 of them, and has skied in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Quebec. Her favorite cities are Philadelphia, Montreal, and Portland, Maine - but really, she spends most of her travels in small towns, national parks, and national forests. When she's not in the mountains, you'll find her at the barn with her horse Lyla, or running agility with her dog Wilco.

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In the world of photography, protecting one’s gear is paramount. One name often springs to mind when buying equipment cases – Pelican, the industry leader. However, a new option has emerged on the market: The Seahorse Camera Case. Despite years of carrying camera gear, I’ve never found the right bag or case to protect my …

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If you’re visiting the Iowa city of Des Moines for a brief business trip, an extended stay, or thinking about moving to the “Hartford of the West,” it’s crucial to know if the city is safe and what areas and neighborhoods are the best for tourists and travelers. Des Moines is a relatively safe place. …

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Wyoming‘s wilderness hides a wonderland that enchants adventurers and nature lovers alike: Yellowstone National Park. This legendary park is famous for its mesmerizing geysers, sprawling mountains, diverse wildlife, and staggering beauty. I first visited Yellowstone in 2017 and immediately fell in love with this place, which is one of the wildest on Earth. I grew …

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The first state you might think of when it comes to wine tasting, wine tours, and excellent wine probably isn’t the Midwest state of Iowa, but did you know that nearly 100 wineries exist in The Hawkeye State? Iowa is not blessed with the easy-peasy lemon-squeezy winemaking climate of the California coast, the Loire Valley …

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If you’re looking for the best travel accessories for photographers, you’d better ask a travel photographer, right? Well, I’ve been seeing the world from behind a camera for as long as I can remember. I got my first camera and a basic photography book when I was eight years old. A few years later, I …

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Newport Beach in California is a curious mix of luxury homes, laidback surfer dudes, and refined boating culture. The weather is spectacular and rarely gets above 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and below 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. The sun shines almost every single day, and there are enough outdoor activities available around …

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Recently, we polled our readers and staff to hear about their favorite travel tips. Readers chimed in with travel hacks that help save money, plus advice on ways to have a good time on your next trip. Advice recommending travel insurance came pouring in, as did tips on how to save a few bucks while …

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When planning a vacation or needing to travel, everyone focuses on crafting the perfect itinerary or finding the best places to stay. Though not all travelers think about getting travel insurance, the minimal costs paid for coverage are a significant benefit, especially when faced with losing hundreds or thousands of dollars due to an unexpected …

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Thanks to a massive social media influence, BÉIS has been a fast-growing brand, but is it worth the hype and price? After testing the products in this full BÉIS luggage review, let’s find out. Choosing the right luggage is a big decision if you’re anything like us. While some minimalist travelers get by with a …

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Skiers from around the world know where to go to get their fix: Jackson Hole. The area’s three ski resorts – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain, and Grand Targhee – offer some of the best terrain in the country. Beyond the slopes, Jackson Hole’s nightlife is legendary, and many say this small town …

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Ready to hit the road or take to the skies to explore the best places to visit around the globe? Come on a round-the-world journey to discover vibrant cities, natural wonders, pristine beaches, historic buildings, and more. ViaTravelers staff writers and editors have come up with our top picks for travel destinations, and we’re excited …

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The Grand Canyon is the stuff of legend. Even if you’ve never been, it’s likely that lore and legend of the canyon have infiltrated the media you’ve been consuming for your whole life. Visitors quickly realize that this stunning National Park is all they’ve imagined it to be.

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Known for its classical Old West feel and cowboy culture, Cheyenne is Wyoming’s largest city and capital. The city welcomes thousands of tourists annually to explore its unique beauty and culture. I’ve gathered a list of my favorite things to do in Cheyenne. Take a look and mark down anything you want to try!

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Wanna show that lady traveler in your life some appreciation? Surprising her with a unique travel gift is always a good idea. Here is a list of the best luxury travel gifts for women to help you choose a good option for that special lady. Giving someone a gift should always be a thoughtful process. …

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If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, there’s no better place to go than Yellowstone National Park. It was preserved as the country’s first-ever national park and inspired other countries worldwide to establish their national parks. These are the best things to do in Yellowstone National Park. About Yellowstone National Park The first explorer who …

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