Posts By: Stephen Pickhardt

Free New York Boat Tours

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This post is a summary of the various free, and almost free, options for you to get out on the waters of NYC. If you are considering taking New York boat tours, but are hesitant about the cost of a harbor cruise, then this post is for you. Though none of these options are “official” […]

Best Lobster Places in Boston

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Looking for the best lobster, lobster roll, or seafood places in Boston? It’s actually one of the most common questions we get from guest visiting our great city is: Who has the best lobster/lobster roll?  Whoa!  Tough question as there are many great places to get lobster and lobster roll in Boston, but few that are […]

Which Hop-On Hop-Off Rome Bus Tour is Best?

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Rome Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

This post will provide information about all of the major bus tours offered in Rome.  While we think you should first consider walking tours, we understand that finding your way around this ancient city can be very difficult, but there are several hop-on, hop-off bus tour companies that can help. This is a great way […]

10 Top Rome City Tours

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In this post, we review and compare the many city tours offered in Rome, including free and self-guided audio tours.  These are tours that generally cover Rennaissance Rome and the modern city’s center.  We also offer reviews of tours that cover the Vatican as well as the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill.   General Overview Guided Walking […]

Things to Do in Charleston

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Charleston top 10 Things to do

This post is our guide to things to do in Charleston, with tips on free things to do, suggested nighttime activities, things to do with kids, top attractions and other points of interest. We also include links to our posts on things to do by month or season. Also be sure to check out our pay-what-you-wish […]

Self Guided Garden District Tour | Things to See

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This post covers things to do in the New Orleans’ Garden District including how to get here, what sights to see, restaurants, bars, and shopping.  Its peaceful ambiance, greenery, and mansions provide a strong contrast with the French Quarter.  Why go on your own when you could join us on our guided tour of the […]

Tours of the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill

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Tours of the Colosseum Forum and Palatine Hill

This post covers tours of Ancient Rome, namely tours of the Colosseum, the Forum and Palatine Hill.  Of course, there are many more ancient Roman sights in the city, but most tour companies organize their tours around these 3 prime locations. Below, we list the various ways you can enter and explore these 3 main […]

How To Visit The Houses of Parliament And The Palace of Westminster

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This post is about how to take a tour of the Houses of Parliament (the British Parliament) as well as attending public debates.  It covers security, dress codes, and other important tips. History, politics, and associations with royalty all come together in a single place, making the Palace of Westminster one of the most interesting stops on […]