Monthly Archives:: September 2013

Visit the Betsy Ross House

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Although she is the most well known seamstress in American history, it is not an agreed upon fact that Betsy Ross designed the American flag. That part of history up for debate, a visit the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia is the only place in America to view a historic interpretation of an 18th century […]

Visit Graceland Cemetery in Chicago

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Chicago Graceland Cemetery

Known as the Cemetery of Architects, Graceland Cemetery in Chicago has been a private cemetery since the 1860s. Graceland has a park feel as you wander through the beautiful landscaped grounds and around the lake on the property. The 1888 arts and craft style chapel doesn’t seem out of place in this view. The Cemetery is open to […]

St Martin’s in the Fields Concerts | Free Music in London

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Next to Trafalgar Square and all it’s tourist glory, St. Martin’s in the Fields is a landmark in itself. Though it’s still in use as a church, as the site has been since the 1200s, it offers something a little different at lunchtime – free concerts in London. Be sure to read our complete guide […]

Visiting the Washington National Cathedral

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Visiting the Washington National Cathedral is certainly a highlight to any trip to DC. Located just north of Georgetown, the Washington National Cathedral is the 6th largest cathedral in the world. Some visitors are surprised to learn that it took 83 years to complete the Cathedral, but a closer look at the magnificent structure reveals […]

How to Visit Independence Hall

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Completed in 1753, Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both debated and adopted and one of the few original historic buildings left in Philadelphia on the Independence Mall. A highlight of a visit to Philadelphia, tickets are required for a visit. Independence Hall is open 9am-5pm (last entry at 445pm) […]

Finding a Public Restroom in New York City

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Restrooms New York

Finding a public bathroom in New York City can be a challenge, so we like to provide you with some helpful tips. You won’t find toilets in subway stations, and simply walking into a restaurant might get you some unwelcome stares.  As a general rule, the many upscale hotels, coffee houses, and department stores in New York City […]

Where to Park in Charleston

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Driving a car in Charleston

Here is where to park in Charleston – Parking in Charleston is rather easy if you know where to look. Parking in downtown Charleston & historic district Free Parking in Charleston Visitor Center Parking Parking near our tour starting points

Tour Fort Sumter in Charleston

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It took less than two days for Fort Sumter to surrender when recently seceded forces began to fire and for nearly four years the Union fought to get it back. Fort Sumter is known in elementary school basic history as the beginning of the American Civil War. While we talk about it on our Historic […]

What IS the Loop?

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Chicago Fountain panorama

Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions There are 77 neighborhoods in Chicago, but the Loop might be the most iconic of the downtown areas. But what is the Loop? It doesn’t have to most skyscrapers, it isn’t the largest and it doesn’t have the […]

Old City of London pubs – The Hoop and Grapes

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Old City of London pubs – The Hoop and Grapes The British have always had a complex relationship with alcohol, for good or ill, from importing huge amounts of wine from Gascony in the Middle Ages, to the horrors of Gin Alley in the 18th century, to the more puritanical temperance movement of the 19th […]