City Guides

London 2016: Day 1

London 2016: Day 1

It was a tense day. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make the flight to London from New York. Fortunately, I was able to snag the last seat on the plane (literally) and even more so, it was in business class. The long day at the airport was at…

Discovering the Big Apple on a Budget

Discovering the Big Apple on a Budget

It’s no secret to anyone that New York City is an expensive place to visit. Budget conscious travelers can easily make the most out of their Big Apple trip without spending a fortune, however, simply by following some of these money-saving tips. Discover NYC on Foot Image via Flickr by…

My Favorite Brussels Hangouts

My Favorite Brussels Hangouts

I spent much of 2013 gallivanting around Europe, stopping in London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Prague, and Budapest, but Brussels was my home base. In the months I’ve stayed in the Belgian capital, I did my best to make the city feel a bit more like home and thanks to these locations…

Madrid, Day Three

Madrid, Day Three

I joined a tapas tour the previous night that had a dozen other hungry and energetic tourists ready to sample the best of Spain. We visited four different locations on our tour and sampled amazing foods like Iberico ham, blood sausage, and grilled shrimp in garlic sauce. At our final…

Surprised but Eager in Berlin, Germany

Surprised but Eager in Berlin, Germany

Berlin City Guide Why I went here? I’ve always been intrigued by Berlin. Not only is it one of the great capitals of Europe, but also because of its involvement in modern history: World War II and the Cold War to be specific. Berlin is also cheaper than most European…

Road Trip to Charlottesville, VA 2015: Day 1

Road Trip to Charlottesville, VA 2015: Day 1

Road Trip to Charlottesville, VA 2015: Day 1 I woke up just as the sun was rising from the horizons on a Saturday. That’s how dedicated I am when it comes to traveling. Anyway, an early morning was necessary if I were to make my goal of leaving around 8…

Hipmunk City Love: Free or Almost Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Hipmunk City Love: Free or Almost Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

It’s no secret that everything in Las Vegas is ridiculously expensive. An average three-course dinner at a standard decent restaurant on The Strip will cost you around $75 per person. The prices cocktails at a club like Bond at The Cosmopolitan will run you somewhere between $15-$20 each and the cheapest show tickets for shows will likely start at $45. However, if you’ve done your homework, you’ll know that not everyone in Sin City lives or can afford such excesses. They take advantage of the free and almost free events, shows, and attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. …

Tulsa Travel Guide for Outdoor Lovers

Tulsa Travel Guide for Outdoor Lovers

The New York Times recently published its annual go-to travel list, and Tulsa landed one of its coveted spots. Surprised? Don’t be because in addition to its striking art deco architecture and excellent cultural scene, the city is also an urban oasis, thanks to the many parks and recreational areas within the city. Its location at the foothills of the Ozarks makes Tulsa Oklahoma’s greenest city and a preferred travel destination by many outdoor enthusiasts. Here are a few of the city’s best outdoor attractions. …

Pittsburgh’s Best Neighborhood Hangouts

Pittsburgh’s Best Neighborhood Hangouts

Pittsburgh is made up of dozens of neighborhoods, each having a unique quality worth discovering. But if you’re a tourist merely visiting for a few days, where do you start? Fortunately, Pittsburgh has neighborhoods that suit all different types of personalities. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a foodie, the city has a place that caters to your tastes. With that said, here is a rundown of “The Burgh’s” best neighborhood hangouts. …

Planning a Trip to Pittsburgh

Planning a Trip to Pittsburgh

No longer just a stopover for major sporting events, Pittsburgh is now becoming one of the United States’ preferred tourist destinations. Cheap drinks, a number of outdoor-related activities, and the city’s scenic settings are just a few of its main draws. Pittsburgh is also becoming a center for culture and innovation. It houses The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania, and hosts a number of well-known festivals like the Three Rivers Arts Festival and Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Neighborhoods like East Liberty, Garfield, and Friendship are where you’ll find the city’s latest urban development trends. …