Monthly Archives:: August 2014

September weather in San Francisco

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San Francisco Panorama Seven Sisters

September may be the best month to visit San Francisco as this is normally the warmest and one of the driest months of the year and a perfect time to take one of our walking tours of Mission District, Chinatown or Haight-Ashbury. Daytime high temperatures are pleasant, mostly averaging around 69-73f (21-23C) with morning lows […]

Visit the Central Park Zoo

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New York central park zoo entrance

The Central Park Zoo was the first public Zoo in the United States, and is one of the smallest with only 5 ½ acres of land. When Central Park was originally designed there was no intention of having a zoo. Once the park opened in 1857, people began giving gifts of live animals to the […]

Charlottenburg Palace

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Berlin Charlottenburg Palace

In the Western district of Charlottenburg, close to the river Spree, you find one of the most beautiful palaces in Berlin. It’s the largest royal residence in Berlin dating back to the Hohenzollern family and a great destination for a half day trip. The whole complex is about 500 meters/1,500 feet long, dominated by a green […]

Buckingham Palace Tours

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London Buckingham Palace

Home, sweet home! At least that’s what the British Royal Family has been able to say about Buckingham Palace for almost 200 years. The Palace is one of the most famous buildings in the entire world and is a must-see attraction for every visitor to London. It is also the location where one can see […]

Facts About the Art Institute in Chicago

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Chicago Art Institute

If you are headed to Chicago – don’t miss the Art Institute.  Located off of Michigan Avenue on the edge of Millennium Park, the Classical Renaissance structure is easy to find with its signature green bronze lion statues that guard the entrance. Fun Fact: These lions (which are not identical) have names!  The artist, Edward […]

Betsy Ross House | Plan Your Visit

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Philadelphia Tours

Although she is the most well known seamstress in American history, it is not an agreed upon fact that Betsy Ross designed the American flag. That part of history up for debate.  A visit the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia is the only place in America to view a historic interpretation of an 18th century […]

Interview with New York Street Artist ColWallnuts

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ColWallnuts Graffiti

Interviewer: Izzy Church Col is an established graffiti artist born and raised in New York, representing Brooklyn, tried & true. He has a degree in advertising and is self-taught in aerosol. He paints with a crew of about twenty worldwide named Wall Nuts.  Their name is pretty self-explanatory. They believe they are nuts for tagging the […]

Great Fire of London Monument – Best Views of London

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View from inside the Monument in London

If you want one of the best views of London, you have a number of options – if you’re willing to pay; The London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, etc. But if you’re travelling on a budget, there’s a little known venue in the City of London that not only affords a spectacular view […]

Love Park Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Love Park

If you like to experience real Philadelphia, you’ll have to venture outside the Independence Mall area, and you will be rewarded with great sights and LOVE. The famous LOVE Park next to City Hall is a must-see! The park was formerly known as the JFK Plaza, which is the grand entrance to the Benjamin Franklin […]