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From the incredible surfing at Bondi Beach to late afternoon antipasti at Pasta Emilia, here are 33 fantastic reasons to visit Sydney.

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For her F&W Photo Tour of Rome, Photographer Nicolee Drake of Cucina Digitale presents the Eternal City through its sexy cafés, pizza al taglio (by the cut) and unbeatable biscotti.

 

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Broadway Market in London

UK-based photographer Leila Peterson presents a visual tour of London and shares her favorite local haunts.

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A Local's Guide to Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis photographer Josh Haroldson credits his mother for planting the seeds of his adventurous instinct. "Growing up, she really tried to teach me to appreciate interesting places, moments and experiences," he says. "So when we'd visit somewhere like the North Shore of Lake Superior, we'd always be looking to see what was 'just up the trail' or we'd end up on a cliff and just sit and try to take in what it felt like to be there." When Haroldson brought his first camera on a European backpacking trip in college, he realized he had a knack for capturing those moments (and taking photos became "a great excuse to seek out unexpected adventures"). Haroldson's beautiful, contemplative shots can be seen on his fantastic Tumblr and Instagram feeds, as well as here in F&W's Minneapolis Photo Tour. Click through and then read on for Haroldson's favorite Minneapolis deli, his go-to bakery and the best way for a visitor to explore the city.

Favorite Minneapolis deli. Kramarczuk's. Their handmade sausages have been a staple in our family since just about when they opened in 1954. You can put together an awesome haul of fresh baked rye bread and smoked Ukrainian sausage that makes for a great picnic by the riverfront or at one of the breweries nearby.

Go-to Minneapolis bakery. Salty Tart in the Midtown Global Market.

Favorite Minneapolis bar. Marvel bar. They have a cocktail with aquavit and pickle juice that kind of tastes like a distillation of fishing in the north woods to me.

Best Minneapolis boutique hotel. Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis.
 
Best activity for a visitor. Pick an area or two of Minneapolis you want to explore and then rent a bike from one of the many Nice Ride bike kiosks located all over the city. There are so many dedicated trails and bike lanes, especially around the Chain of Lakes, that you can cover a lot ground without having to deal with a lot of traffic.

Favorite Minneapolis shop. Askov Finlayson for menswear. Along with their own line of goods, I love that you can find so many things that are made in Minnesota like Red Wing Heritage boots and Frost River canvas bags.

Ultimate Minneapolis souvenir. A picture with Prince and if you know how to get one, let me know!

How to frame a shot. Always think about why you're taking the picture you're taking. So often people will just mindlessly point the camera at something or take 10 different pictures of the same thing hoping to get one good shot. Instead, always be aware of the reasons why you're enjoying a moment or a meal and try to add that into your composition.

F&W Photo Tour: Minneapolis

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A Local's Guide to Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia

Photographer Neal Santos is the perfect guide for F&W's Philadelphia Photo Tour. A founder of the project Farm 51, which grows produce and raises chickens in urban West Philly, Santos fills his popular Instagram feed (@nealsantos) with scenes from life as a local food obsessive. When he’s not taking mobile pics, he loves using his dad’s Canon A-1 film camera: “It’s a sensory experience: the smell of my childhood house in Jersey City, the sound of the shutter, the feel of the spring and the mechanisms. There’s absolutely nothing like it.” Click through his photo set and then check out his top Philadelphia picks for where to pop cannoli, drink old-fashioneds and stay in a boutique hotel, below.

Best Philadelphia restaurant. Too many to choose, but the folks over at Vernick Food & Drink have the tastiest uni dish. Barbuzzo’s salted caramel budino is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Paesano’s panelle sandwich is my go-to lunch. The list goes on.

Favorite Philadelphia bakery. Termini Brothers for any of the cannoli. The Metropolitan Bakery is a close second for its bread.

Top Philadelphia bar. Vernick Food & Drink for an old-fashioned.

Philadelphia boutique hotel. Hotel Palomar.

Best affordable activity for a visitor. Try a walking tour of the Italian Market, kayak the Schuylkill River for one-of-a-kind views of the city, or hit up as many Philadelphia murals as possible.

Favorite shop. DiBruno Brothers in the Italian Market for some of the best cheeses sourced locally and beyond. The cheesemongers are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and don’t be afraid to ask for samples.

Ultimate Philadelphia souvenir. A basket of whoopie pies, a few bottles of spirits from Art in the Age, and a mixed six-pack of locally brewed beers. Try the whoopie pies from Flying Monkey or any Amish baker in the Reading Terminal Market. I like Art in the Age’s Sage and Root spirits. And make your own six-pack at the Foodery.

Tips for shooting (especially food). Always try to tell a story, especially when it comes to food. Don’t be afraid to introduce human elements: the hands of the chef who prepared it, the face of the farmer who grew it. Put dishes on chairs, on floors, shoot through windows and capture reflections.

F&W Photo Tour: Philadelphia

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A Local’s Guide to Copenhagen

Cinnamon Buns at Meyers Bakery

For an insider view of the world’s most beautiful and exciting travel destinations, F&W asked our favorite photographers on Tumblr to show us their cities.

F&W follows Pernille Zierau Larsen on Instagram and Tumblr for her black-and-white (or barely-colored) Copenhagen imagery. And for the pug shots. Larsen snaps her dog Woody in various situations, like riding in a bicycle basket staring at the road ahead, and slips those moments into a feed of graphic lifestyle pics. The result feels highly-curated and naturally Scandinavian. “To me, less is more,” she says. For aspiring photographers, she recommends focusing on one interesting element in the frame. “Things don’t necessarily have to be in the center—try shooting the same subject from different angles,” she adds. Click through Pernille’s F&W Photo Tour: Copenhagen. And, below, find her insider picks for the best cinnamon buns and Scandi shops in her city.

Favorite Copenhagen restaurants. Two things come to mind. The indie restaurant Manfreds & Vin for beef tartare with watercress and toasted rye bread. And the beautiful restaurant Mother, which serves the most delicious stone-oven-fired pizza: "Burning Love" with mozzarella, potatoes, fried onions and smoked pancetta.

Best Copenhagen bakeries. Meyers bakery has the best cinnamon buns. Brød bakery makes the most wonderful buns and chocolate croissants.

Essential Copenhagen coffee shops. Original Coffee is low-key, with a great interior and I always stop by for a flat white when I’m in the neighborhood. Riccos is right around the corner from my house, and the place I go for a latte to-go.

Go-to Copenhagen bars. Mexibar is a fun and quirky bar for old-school, colorful drinks. Malbeck Winebar is a beautiful, rustic wine bar with a nice selection of wines, especially reds, which are powerful and intense. Paté Paté is also great for wine—I like the Riesling Kung Fu Girl from Columbia Valley. Dyrehaven is a hip, young bar—ideal for a beer.

Beautiful Copenhagen shop. COS is a Scandinavian clothing line with simple, sleek and clean-cut lines. It’s classic, feels very high-end and the quality is great. I almost never leave the COS store empty handed.

Ultimate Copenhagen souvenir. I would invest in some Danish design, whether it be a graphic print to hang on your wall, a design object for decoration or some ceramics for the kitchen. Illums Bolighus and Stilleben are both great places to get items like this.

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Memphis: Big Hats, Bar-B-Que and Beautiful Album Covers

A Memphis resident.

For an insiders’ view of the world’s most beautiful and exciting travel destinations, F&W asked some of our favorite photographers to show us their cities.

After a decade of traveling, photographer Andres Gonzalez turned his passage through countries as varied as Norway and Tajikistan into a photo book called some (w) here—published with help from more than $20,000 in Kickstarter funds. Gonzalez’s career started in Namibia at an “Outward Bound-style school,” where he taught after leaving behind plans to become a fiction writer. “My father gave me a Minolta X-700 and a handful of black-and-white film before I left the States. Over those two years I realized that photography drove me toward a more honest and poetic way of telling stories.” Gonzalez is currently stationed down South, with a new gig as an adjunct professor of photography at the University of Mississippi. He traveled to Memphis to give F&W a tour of the soulful food-and-Elvis-loving city. Browse the photo set and check out his top picks for barbecue and record shopping, below.

Best Memphis restaurant. Tops Bar-B-Q. I love their BBQ sandwich. It’s basic and sloppy, but so good I want to lick my plate clean afterward.

Favorite Memphis coffee shop. Otherlands Coffee Bar. It’s a bit trendy, but there are so many little nooks, and lots of plants and desks and great ambient light. If I lived in Memphis full time, it would be my day office. I usually order a medium Red Eye.

Go-to Memphis bar. A friend turned me onto the Lamplighter Lounge. It has a great jukebox, and walking in feels like Christmas, with sparkly lights everywhere, and purples and pinks and warm tones all mixed together. Each table has a funky ashtray, there are cheap ornaments hanging from the walls, and life-size cutouts of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. It’s a wonderful balance of Southern kitsch and dive.

Classic Memphis shop. Shangri-La Records. I don’t collect records, but I enjoy going in just to browse through all the gorgeous album covers.

Best place to stay in Memphis. Man, I’d say Airbnb. I haven’t hit up a hotel in so long, and there are so many great Airbnbs in Memphis.

Ultimate Memphis souvenir. Go to Sun Records and first do the tour. It’s unforgettable. Then on the way out get yourself a milk shake and buy a double CD mix of all the Sun Records artists. It’s incredible how many talented musicians came out of there.

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