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Around the Web: Quirky Cafes in Seoul, Snowboarding Through Montreal and Tips for Sticking to 2013 Travel Resolutions

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

Plus a round-up of how the world rang in the New Year and offbeat travel ideas.

Seoul has some seriously quirky coffee shops (Hello Kitties, cats and more). – NY Times

Big fireworks from the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai—the highest in the world and home to the Armani Hotel. – YouTube

Those weren’t the only pyrotechnic displays: here’s a round-up of New Year’s celebrations around the world. – Telegraph

Looking for out-of-ordinary this year? “12 Offbeat Travel Ideas for 2013″. – Gadling

Snowboarding through Montreal counts as offbeat. But that might be best left to Seb Toots and other professionals. – Vimeo

To help you keep those travel resolutions, some pro tips. – CN Traveler

Photo: Jean Chung, The New York Times

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