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VIDEO: THE PIONEERING ATHLETE WHO LED THE WAY FOR TODAY’S GAY ATHLETES TO LIVE THEIR AUTHENTIC TRUTH | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND BOB PARIS

In 1989 Bob Paris, one of the world’s greatest athletes in the sport of bodybuilding, came out as an openly gay man. At the time of his public acknowledgement of his sexuality, 70% of Americans believed that homosexuality was a sin, as reported by The Los Angeles Times. Bob faced a tremendous fall-out in his sport and ignited controversy in…

A WHITEWASHED MOMENT ON THE STREETS OF CHORA | AN IDYLLIC AFTERNOON ON MYKONOS

The whitewashed streets of Mykonos are iconic. The world has been inundated with images of its white buildings, blue doors and cobblestone streets, since Greece first marketed itself as a perfect summertime vacation destination. Not too much has…

VIDEO: THE WOMAN CHALLENGING COLOMBIA’S POVERTY AND FIGHTING AGAINST TEENAGE PREGNANCY | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND CATALINA ESCOBAR

Never in my life have I met a woman with such determination. Catalina Escobar, one of CNN’s Heroes of 2012, is a Colombia native who founded the Juan Felipe Escobar Foundation in 2000 after the tragic death of her 16-month-old son, Juan Felipe. As a volunteer in Cartagena’s largest and most ill-equipped hospital, Catalina also witnessed the deaths of…

A RELAXING MORNING ON THE TERRACE AT THE RITZ CARLTON HERZLIYA | STAYING FASHION-FORWARD WITH THE MUSLIN BROTHERS

Tel Aviv is a city where things are rapidly changing, especially in the fashion scene. One brand moving the dial is the forward-thinking label, the Muslin Brothers. The designers use incredible silhouettes that accentuate certain parts of the body, while letting their pieces remain oversized and modern in…

VIDEO: THE ARCHITECT OF NEW YORK’S MODERN MENSWEAR MOVEMENT | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND SIKI IM

Siki Im fell into fashion design, but it was a happy accident. The designer known in New York for his stunning and thought-provoking menswear conceptualized and constructed in the United States, is someone with barrels of talent and passion for his work. His collections are never what they appear, often referencing…

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08.26.15

Destination: Austin, Texas

Austin is Texas’ capital of cool. Perched on the beautiful Colorado River, this city is hotter than ever – offering visitors incredible hotel, shopping and cultural attractions. And, don’t even get us started on the food scene. There are more food trucks and out-of-the-box culinary adventures happening here than anywhere else in the country. This weekend we will take you on a journey of our Austin favorites. Stay tuned as we explore Texas’ capital and a place you should put at the top of your travel wish list.

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Austin’s Japanese Farmhouse Of Culinary Innovation | Uchiko

Since 2010 Tyson Cole’s Uchiko restaurant, the sister restaurant to his ever popular “Uchi”, has been at the pinnacle of Austin’s food scene with its Japanese roots and international influence. Uchiko is not a sushi restaurant. It’s a multi-layered dining experience which fuses Japanese traditions with deep-rooted knowledge of what makes a customer happy. Attention to the environment is paramount here as the chefs do their best to work with only…

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What To Experience In Estonia | A Visit To Kihnu Island

An island in Southern Estonia, perched inside the Bay of Riga, near Latvia, Kihnu is a UNESCO site and a culturally important chunk of land for the Estonian people. The women of the island have been heralded for their strength and community as the men, their husbands, brothers and sons, are traditionally fisherman and seal hunters. They are gone for the majority of the year. In the meantime, the women carry-on with daily life, preserve island tradition and…

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What To Experience In Estonia | A Cruise On The Baltic Sea

Whether departing from Tallinn or from Southern Estonia to explore the Estonian coastline and its famous islands, a Baltic Sea cruise is an absolute “must” while visiting the country. The deep blue and cold waters of the Baltic warm-up a bit during the summer and offer the perfect…

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What To Do In Tallinn, Estonia | Balloon Tallinn

Balloon Tallinn is a suspended hot air balloon just outside of Tallinn, near the port, that takes 30 visitors up in the air over 400 feet to enjoy magical views of the city and the Gulf of Finland. The smooth and easy ride is caged, so riders feel safe and secure. The three minute journey allows you to ascend to the heights and take-in a moment of…

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Where To Eat In Estonia | Noa

NOA is a beautifully modern and architecturally interesting seaside restaurant on the Baltic, just a stone’s throw from old town Tallinn. Built on three levels so that each of its 80 guests can look-out over the bay and city skyline, NOA has thought long and hard about the details for each person who dines…

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What To Buy In Estonia | The Beautiful Handicrafts

Estonia is known for its handmade items, which have been a part of the local culture for centuries. Being that the people of Estonia are incredibly connected with nature and their surroundings, you will find things like sewn textiles, wool garments, wooden tools and instruments made from Juniper trees, locally made jams and more, lining the store windows and…

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