Monthly Archives:: March 2018

East River Ferry

Posted by & filed under A Blog on Visiting New York City.

New York East River Ferry banner

This post is about the East River Ferry service including information about tickets, schedules, routes and what there is to see along each route.  At just $2.75 per ticket, this is the cheapest boat ride in NYC – except for the free Staten Island Ferry, which is a New York City must-do! Overview East River […]

Best Washington DC Tourist Attraction Passes

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This post compares the different tourist attraction discount passes and ticket combos that are available in Washington, DC, with tips on choosing the right one for you. Before You Buy Tourist Passes Bus Company Passes Build Your Own Pass DIY Pass Free Tours by Foot  

New Orleans Swamp Tour Reviews

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New Orleans Swamp tour

This post is a review of the best New Orleans swamp tours available to you, including swamp and airboat tours, canoe and kayak trips as well as nighttime and free options.  Overview Swamp Boat Tours Airboat Tours Kayak + Canoe Tours Hikes Swamp/Plantation/City Tour Combos Things to do in New Orleans     OVERVIEW Aside […]

Things to do in Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Posted by & filed under Los Angeles.

A visit to Los Angeles is hardly complete without a stop at two of the country’s most famous beaches! Located next to each other on the southwest side of LA, they offer activities and sights the whole family can enjoy. Getting There Santa Monica Venice Beach

Which NYC Observation Deck is Best?

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New York Empire State building 30 Rock

This post compares the observation decks at the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and One World Trade Center (the Freedom Tower) to help you choose which one is best for you. We also demonstrate how you can get discounts to all 3, so you don’t have to pay full price.   Which Deck […]

Buckingham Palace Tours

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London Buckingham Palace

This post covers how to take a tour of Buckingham Palace, what you will see, and how to make the most of your visit. Be sure to also read our post on things to do in London. Plan Your Visit Queen’s Gallery Royal Mews State Rooms Discounts on Tours Free Tours by Foot  

Top Art Hotels in UAE

Posted by & filed under Dubai.

The UAE has a growing reputation as an artistic destination. We ourselves have launched our Art Tours of Dubai, to help you explore the creative side of the city.  While you may expect to see art in museums and galleries, you might be unaware that certain hotels are incorporating art into the guest experience, allowing […]

Which New York Bus Tours Are Best?

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New York Bus Tours Reviewed

This post reviews and compares the various different bus tour options available to you in NYC, including hop-on-hop-off, fully guided, themed and night tours.   TIP: Many of the bus tours mentioned below are included in one form or another with the New York tourist passes. Double Decker Bus Hop-on-Hop-Off Fully Guided Bus Tours Movie + […]

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tours

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Bureau of Engraving DC Tours

This post will show you how to get tickets to tour the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., often confused with the U.S. Mint.  It is open for guided tours where you can see the process of how American currency is printed, secured from counterfeiting and destroyed.  Tickets are free, but you may need […]

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guide

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How to Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

This post will provide information about how to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, including the best time to go, how to skip the line, guided tours and a preview of the highlights.  Be sure to also check out our guide to visiting St. Peter’s Basilica. Plan Your Visit Tickets Guided Tours Early-Bird […]