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AGEIST travels take you out in the world to seek, see, participate, and experience with curiosity and a genuine sense of adventure. We aim for first dibs exclusives–experiences we get to before anyone else and stories that take you deeper into a place or get under its skin in a new way. We are about experiences more than hotels or shops, but that said, our contributors have exquisite taste. We promise to steer you well.

Jiufen, Taipei

Old street, Jiufen Cascading down the hills east of Taipei, the former gold mining town is now world renowned for its street food. Sure, the town photographs well from the outside, but its along its winding, cobblestoned Old Street where you’ll want to be spending your time. For those of...
The Anti-Florence Staying with the theme of challenging one’s self, we bring you the city of Naples, Italy. This city is not for the faint of heart, for the package tourist, or people who enjoy their reality mediated.  Naples is the anti-Florence. It is the wild, woolly west as compared...
Mark Twain called it "The sublimest spectacle I have ever seen."Most people who go to Maui are there for the Polynesian beach-ocean experience, which is pretty great, especially if you are over near Paia. Some people prefer the cooler cowboy culture of up-country Maui near Makawao. Then there are about...
We all have our travel heroes — the people who seem to be able to navigate the world with ease, thrive in any culture they visit, and find the most beautiful, interesting, and special things/experiences along the way. Heidi Kelso is this for us: an intrepid traveler, top-of-her-game entertainment...
The iPhone is a tremendous image-recording device, but perhaps you would like to have a better camera on your trip. What camera should you bring?The best idea is to take the least amount of stuff you can. The worst thing is to be massively jet lagged and puzzling over...
Dreaming up your next trip is almost as fun as traveling itself.It is where you cast your desires forward, follow a thread of curiosity, and sometimes project outwardly an inward version of yourself that may otherwise go ignored — how you want to feel, whose footsteps you want to...
I remember the feeling coming up to the holidays. We wanted to go somewhere where we could really feel Christmas. Not the shopping and decorations, but the warmth. We were craving a heart-felt counterpoint to nearly everything in the media, a softness in people’s eyes, and a gentleness of...
None of my usual hotels were available on my last trip to NY, so I opted for a last minute surprising budget option- The Arlo. Welcome to the future. There is so much to like about this hotel. The location on East 31st Street in NoMad is great: my...
When we last visited Iceland it was a sparse, frigid moonscape with a strangely vibrant cultural scene.  There were next to no tourists, despite Icelandic Air’s best attempts at getting people to spend a day or so there on the cheap NYC-Europe flights. Thanks to one of the most...
I have been looking at and reading about Hôtel Les Roches Rouges for a couple of years, but it has never worked out to stay there. Last year the credit card points were all lined up, the train tickets from Paris all set, and then something came up which made...