Monthly Archives:: March 2014

Running in Central Park

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Running tours of Central Park with Free Tours By Foot

Whether you are a casual Sunday jogger or a serious road warrior with many marathons behind you, Central Park is a runner’s paradise, although it’s also a great place for a walking tour.  If you feel the urge to stretch your legs and get a run in during your trip to NYC, head up to […]

Getting Around Charleston by Car

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Driving a car in Charleston

Getting around Charleston can seem a little daunting at first, but really it is a piece of cake! Just be aware of the following things and you’ll be cruising the city like a local. BASICS: Don’t Look Up – Always Look Down or to the Side!! Turn Only signs are rarely above you – they […]

10 Fun Places for Kids in San Francisco

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If you have visited San Francisco as an adult, you know how much this city has to offer for people. From delicious restaurants to world class museums to exciting bars, this city has a plethora of activities. But visiting any big city can be a challenge when you’re bringing kids into the picture! But fear […]

Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Charleston

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Charleston USS Yorktown

Charleston is typically sunny and warm, but if it does rain while you’re here we’ve put together a few things and activities you can do on a rainy day. 1.  Take a walking tour with Free Tours By Foot! We have several tours to choose from and we go out rain or shine and will […]

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tours

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New York St. Patricks Cathedral - SeanPavonePhoto - fotolia

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a Neo Gothic-style cathedral that is at the corner of 5th Avenue and 50th St, across from Rockefeller Center.  St. Patrick’s, completed in 1878, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. On March 17, 2012, Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced that St. Patrick’s was to undergo a massive, three […]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes’ London

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There’s no detective more famous the world over than Sherlock Holmes. First appearing in publications in 1887, Holmes was the creation of Scottish physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels centred around his imagined detective. Holmes has gone on to star in countless television adaptations, films and stories that […]

Tube Etiquette | Riding the London Underground

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London tube station

What is normal in one country can often be considered rude – or downright offensive – in another. Slang words, humour, hand gestures, and social interaction vary the world over. And so does behaviour on public transportation! To avoid a faux pas and keep from being marked out as a typical tourist, here are a […]

Getting around Charleston without car

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Charleston Tours

Welcome to Chucktown! You’ve made it! You are ready to put a check on that bucket list: You’ve arrived in the top city in the U.S. to visit, according to Condé Nast Traveler, and you are ready to tour and hit the town, but how the heck do you get around? Here are your options: Walk […]

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdad – It’s the season in New Orleans

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Seafood boiling in pot

Yes, you heard us! It is crayfish time in New Orleans and around. Early March through mid-June is peak season, though you can get crawfish from mid-November through mid-August. And don’t get confused by the different terms:  Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdad. The terms “crawdad” and “crawfish” come from the French word, “escrevisse,” which relates to the […]