Monthly Archives:: November 2014

Visiting the National Constitution Center

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Visiting the National Constitution Center   Though the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia does not hold the original Constitution, this interactive museum teaches visitors about the history and meaning of the United States Constitution. We, the people, did not actually see the original, signed Constitution at first. It was written and signed in secret across […]

Berlin Pass vs Welcome Card vs City Tour Card?

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Berlin Walking Tours

This post compares the various tourist discount attraction passes available to you in Berlin.  Berlin visitors have a choice of several city passes to help them navigate the city by public transport and offer discounts for museums, sights, attractions and bars, restaurants or clubs.  With several choices, visitors are faced with comparing the Berlin Pass […]

Kennedy Memorials at Arlington National Cemetery

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Kennedys Arlington

Visiting the Memorial The tomb and memorial to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is located in lot 45, Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  It is a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Center (map) and a 15 minute walk from the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station.  You will not be able to drive to gravesite.  Walking […]

How to Get Cheap London Theatre Tickets

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Theatre

London’s West End is a world-renowned theatre hot spot. With ground breaking productions, new arrivals, and old classics, there is always something for everybody on stage here in London! One of the most exciting experiences in town, visiting the theatre in London can also be one of the most expensive. So here are a few […]

Marine Corps War Memorial || Iwo Jima Memorial

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Dedicated in 1954, the Marine Corps War Memorial (or the Iwo Jima Memorial, as it’s often unofficially referred to) honors every Marine who has served since the founding of the Marines in 1775. The design of the memorial was inspired by Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi […]

How to Get to Woodbury Commons by Bus, Train and Car

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New York Shopping outlet

This post has all the details on how to get to  Woodbury Commons Outlet by bus, train and by car, including special deals and discounts on transportation. Experienced and budget conscious shoppers know though that the best deals are often found outside the city, particularly at internationally-known Woodbury Commons, where you can find discounts of 50% […]

Christmas Markets in Berlin

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berlin christmas

 From Nostalgic to Organic: Christmas Markets in Berlin Looking for Christmas markets in Berlin? Glühwein (mulled wine – yes drinking in public is legal in Germany!), Bratwurst and roasted almonds – that’s the typical smell of a German Christmas market. The more Northern in Germany you are, the earlier dusk comes and a German Christmas […]

Portobello Road Market

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London Portobello Road Market

Held on Portobello Road – which runs straight through the Notting Hill area – is home to one of the best loved street markets in London. Portobello Road Market is primarily known for its second-hand clothes and antiques, but is also a browsers paradise with shop after shop, corridors and hallways absolutely choc-full of goods […]

Manhattan to JFK Airport

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John F. Kennedy Airport is the largest and busiest of all NYC-area airports.  Located in Queens, about 15 miles from Manhattan, this airport has over seventy airlines operating out of it.  It handles most international flights into the NYC area, so if you are traveling  overseas, this will likely be where you’ll depart!  You have […]

Spreepark Berlin

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Berlin Spreepark banner

Every now and then, a bizarre and wonderful attraction lies just off the beaten track, seemingly existing only to beckon to the traveler who has seen it all. Berlin’s Spreepark is just that attraction – a massive, surreal amusement park opened in 1969 and abandoned in 2002. Famous amongst urban exploration aficionados and purveyors of […]