The Radar: The Real Zimbabwe, Point Reyes Paradise, Amsterdam’s Best

  • Zimbabwe hasn’t gotten good press in awhile, but it’s still an exciting place to visit. Check out Matador co-founder Ross Borden’s surprising observations on this African nation. [Matador Network]
  • A lot of the California coast falls into the tourist-trap category. If you want to escape the crowds, but still get the classic Cali vibe, use this guide to explore Point Reyes in western Marin County. [Been Seen]
  • Coffee shops and canals make Amsterdam a must-do on the European circuit, but there’s a lot more to this Dutch city. Local blogger Keith Jenkins lists his top 10 hometown hotspots. [Velvet Escape]

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