Monthly Archives:: February 2017

Reviews of the Best Sonoma Wine Tours

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This post compares and reviews wine tours around Sonoma. There are many companies leading both group and private wine tours of the area. The cost of each tour, the pick-up/drop-off locations, and the featured vineyards all vary immensely depending on which tour you select. We hope that this post encourages you to visit and helps you […]

St. James’s Palace | Changing of the Guard

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St. James Palace London

This post shows you how to get to St. James’s Palace in London and explains where to witness the Changing of the Guard.  Tucked away on a side street in the district of Mayfair and St. James, the Palace is a fine example of surviving Tudor architecture. St. James’s Palace is a stop on our […]

Which Lower Manhattan Tour is Best for You?

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Lower Manhattan tour

This post compares and reviews the various different tours of Lower Manhattan available to you, including our pay-what-you-like tours. You could chose from general Lower Manhattan history tours or focus on Wall Street and the Financial District. One company focuses on Revolutionary War history, including a tour focused on Alexander Hamilton.  Many tours include or […]

Reviews of the Best Napa Valley Wine Tours

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This post compares and reviews  wine tours to and of Napa Valley. The area is a beautiful part of California that boasts some of the most impressive wineries in the country. There are many companies leading both group and private wine tours of the area. The cost of each tour, the pick-up/drop-off locations, and the featured vineyards […]

The Flatiron Building in New York City

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Flatiron Feature

When Daniel Burnham’s design for the George A. Fuller company’s office building was completed in 1902, it was named after Fuller himself, the Fuller building. But much like 56 Leonard today has come to be known as the Jenga building, New Yorkers gave this building a name of their own, the Flatiron building, because of […]

San Francisco Bay Cruises: Blue & Gold or Red & White Fleet?

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The following post compares Blue & Gold Fleet and Red & White Fleet, the 2 leading San Francisco Bay cruise and sightseeing companies. Both offer high quality tours of the Bay area and share many similarities. However, there are a few notable differences between the companies that might make one more suitable than the other, […]

Visiting London’s First Cat Cafe

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Tucked away off of Brick Lane in Shoreditch is a new cafe that everyone agrees is truly the cat’s meow. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is London’s first and only cat cafe. It is home to 13 rescue cats, each of whom was either adopted from a shelter or abandoned by their owners under varying circumstances. Visitors to […]

Things to Do in New York City in March

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March Weather NYC

This post lists the top ten March events as well as family-friendly activities, things to do at night, and lots of free activities. It’s the low tourist season, which means you won’t encounter too many lines to get into the popular attractions.  If you are coming early or late in the month, check out our guides to […]

San Francisco to Muir Woods Tours Reviewed

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This post compares and reviews tours to and from Muir Woods, including organized tours from San Francisco as well as how to visit on your own.  Be sure to read our post on all things to do in San Francisco. Why Visit Getting There Tours from San Francisco Combo Passes/Discounts Free Tours by Foot Wine Tours […]

Tenement Museum in New York City

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Tenement Feature Image

The Tenement Museum, located at 97 Orchard Street, is a must see for anyone visiting the Lower East Side.  Built in 1863, this tenement style apartment building served as a residence for approximately 7,000 immigrants from the time it was built all the way into the 1930’s. In an effort to preserve the history of […]