Stephen Pickhardt

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24 agosto 2022
How to Take a Gondola Ride in Venice

This post will provide helpful information about how to enjoy a gondola ride in Venice.  We include tips on costs, how to get tickets, as well as discounts. Overview Public Gondola Rides Private Gondola Rides Gondola Discounts Venice Walking Tours Overview One of the most common sights in Venice are the gondolas floating down the […]

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19 agosto 2022
Things to See and Do in Sintra Portugal

This post is a visitor's guide to Sintra, Portugal, coverning things to see and do as well as other planning tips. And keep in mind that you can take a free guided tour of Sintra. How to Get Here Plan Your Visit Fast Track Tickets It may be helpful to buy tickets ahead of time […]

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18 agosto 2022
9 Things to do in Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens, known as Le Jardin du Luxembourg to the French, sits on Paris’ left bank, steps from the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement.  It was commissioned in 1612, along with the construction of a palace, by Queen Marie de’ Medici, the second wife of King Henry IV.  Inspiration was taken from the Boboli […]

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10 agosto 2022
Things to Do in Muir Woods

This post provides details about some of the best things to see and do in Muir Woods, including details about hiking trails, camping, and other activities. It includes directions on how to get there and information about various different forms of transportation you might want to consider. 9 Best Hiking Trails There are 6 miles […]

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5 agosto 2022
How Safe Is The Lower East Side

This post answers a question that many visitors to New York City want to know, “Is the Lower East Side safe for tourists?” Below we explain what parts of the Lower East Side are safest and how this can differ from day to night. How Safe Is The Lower East Side The Lower East Side […]

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5 agosto 2022
12 Must-See Objects in the Louvre

As one of the world’s most famous museums, The Louvre is a bucket list destination for visitors to Paris. Part art gallery and part archaeology museum, the Louvre is an awe-inspiring place. But spread across 400 rooms and three massive wings, it can be overwhelming! It can also be tiring, so make sure you wear […]

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3 agosto 2022
New York City Souvenirs + Gifts

This post covers some of the best places to find souvenirs in New York that you could bring home from your trip. We include a few locations under each type of souvenir shop, a description of what they focus on, their location, and links to examples of the items they carry. WHAT ARE THE BEST […]

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28 julio 2022
Central Park Pedicab Tours

There are several different ways to explore the 843 acres of Central Park, and pedicab tours are one of the best opportunities in the area.  This post covers the best tour companies in the park, including information about prices, availability, and other important details. How Much Does a Central Park Pedicab Cost? Scheduled Tours Walk-up […]

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22 julio 2022
How to Get Between London and Canterbury by Train

This post provides information about how to get to and from Canterbury by train, as well as other forms of transportation.  You may also want to consider an organized day trip as an alternative. WHERE IS CANTERBURY? Canterbury is located in Kent, a county in the southwest of England famed for its rich foliage and […]

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19 julio 2022
Paris Catacombs Tickets and Tours

This post provides details about how to find the catacombs of Paris, guided tours you can take, and tips on safely enjoying a self-guided tour. We’ll also cover some of the best ways to save money on this activity. Tickets to the Paris Catacombs If you’re feeling confident enough to explore the catacombs on your […]

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19 julio 2022
Sights along the Chicago Riverwalk

This tour will explore the Chicago Riverwalk including the incredible architecture and tourist hot spots in the area.   Be sure to also check our selection of self-guided tours of Chicago. The Chicago River which is connected to Lake Michigan is a huge source of pride for Chicago.  Along the banks, there is a riverwalk path […]

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18 julio 2022
Best Time to Go to Berlin

This is a guide to choosing the best time to visit Berlin, based on flights, hotel prices, weather, and events and activities. We provide a month-to-month comparison, with suggestions of the best events to attend on the month you plan to be here. Let’s get started!  THE QUICK ANSWER The best time to visit Berlin […]

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13 julio 2022
Free Walking Tour Palma de Mallorca

This post provides details about the best free walking tours in Palma de Mallorca, including information about when these services are available and how long each tour will last. Overview If you’re planning to visit Palma de Mallorca on vacation, you might want to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour covering some of the most […]

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20 junio 2022
Self-Guided Walking Tour Athens

This post is a free, self-guided walking tour of Athens's historic centre. You can complete this tour in about 90 minutes, but you may want to take more time to explore the area. Introduction Athens is an ancient city and the modern capital of Greece. This city has a history dating back thousands of years, […]

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4 junio 2022
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Madrid

This post is a free, self-guided walking tour of Madrid’s old city center. You can complete this tour in 60-90 minutes, but you may want to take more time to explore various stops. INTRODUCTION The construction of a fortress, Mayrit, was ordered by Emir Muhammed I in 852, providing the first record of settlements from […]

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3 junio 2022
Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Berlin Centre

This post covers your options for ground transportation from Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) to Berlin, Germany. We include regional trains, the S-Bahn, buses, taxis, and rideshares. Let's get started! Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER), is the city’s new, overdue, and over-budget, airport.  It replaces both Tegel Airport and Schönefeld Airport, though the latter is now Terminal 5 for […]

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