Monthly Archives:: January 2015

Gundula’s 5 Favorite Museums in Berlin

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Whenever tour guide Gundula is not leading a tour, researching for her next endeavor or exploring the streets of Berlin, she might be inside a museum. Here are her five favorite Berlin museums: “The Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, Greek and Roman statues or famous paintings – that’s what you find on Museum Island or at the […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Queen

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London Queen Elizabeth II

Perhaps the most famous monarch in the world, Queen Elizabeth II rules over the United Kingdom as well as a 53-member Commonwealth. Heading into her 63rd year of rule and about to face her 89th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II is a beloved head of the Royal Family. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Queen […]

Self-Guided Tour of Roman London Ruins

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London roman wall

Some visitors to London might be surprised to hear that there is a Roman Wall and Roman ruins in London, but they do exist. Around the year 50, the Roman settlement of Londinium was established near where the City of London stands today. A major hub in the Roman Empire, Londinium stood on the River Thames until […]

The Memorial for the Uprising of June 17, 1953

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At the intersection of Wilhelm- and Leipziger Straße there is the  “Platz des Volksaufstandes von 1953” (Square of the Uprising of 1953) at the forecourt of the huge building that used to be Hermann Goring’s Ministry on Aviation during the Third Reich and is now the German Department of Finance. What was that uprising about […]

About DC By Foot

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One of the most frequently asked questions on our tours is how this all got started. In the Summer of 2007, Ben Hindeman and Brody Davis started a small company leading walking tours of the National Mall – filled with humor, history and sometimes magic, these tours were name your own price and allowed guests […]

Lincoln Assassination: 150th Commemoration

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Washington DC Lincoln Assassination

The night of the Lincoln Assassination – It was 10:15pm on the night of April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theatre. Watching the comedy Our American Cousin was a sold out crowd. This included President Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, and their two guests, Clara Harris and Major Henry Rathbone. At this moment, during the loudest […]

London’s Best Riverside Pubs

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Craft Beer

Here are London’s Best Riverside Pubs: When it comes to having a drink in London, be it a traditional pint, glass of wine, or something more exotic, visitors are spoiled for choice – there is barely a street in London that does not host at least one pub! But for those who’d like a better […]

What is the weather like in New Orleans during July?

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New Orleans in July offers warming temperatures and ample daylight hours to explore this great city. If you are coming at the start or end of the month, you may want to read our posts on London weather in June and August. Average Temperatures What to Wear Things to Do in July Free Tours by […]

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

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Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions If you are curious about aquatic life, you’ll love Shedd Aquarium, one of Chicago’s top five attractions! Home to over 32,000 animals, including: river turtles, tropical fish, beluga whales, dolphins, penguins, iguanas, tiny frogs, sea otters, and tiny […]

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

When it comes to London pubs, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is often considered the cream of the crop! With a rich history, authentic interiors and affordable food and drink, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a great example of truly historical London pubs.  Tucked away on a side street, hidden away from the bustling pavements of […]