City Guides

Budget Gourmet: Washington, DC

Budget Gourmet: Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a great place for foodies. The cultural diversity in this town is equal to cities like New York and Chicago. Your culinary options range from local food trucks that line the sidewalks around L’Enfant Plaza to the top celebrity chefs’ restaurants in Georgetown that are invading the city in hoards. It all sounds pretty great but eating out can be expensive especially in DC, where an average lunch + beverage will cost you $15-$20. Fortunately, there are still some eateries in the Washington metro where you can stretch your $20 bucks and leave feeling satisfied. …

Travel with the Locals: A Guide to London’s Off the Beaten Path

Travel with the Locals: A Guide to London’s Off the Beaten Path

Do you ever wonder where Londoners go when they decide to become tourists in their own city? Most, if not all, will likely avoid the tourist traps like Piccadilly or Buckingham Palace and will seek typical London experiences but without the crowds. In a city that receives over 15 million visitors annually, that can be a tough task to achieve, but there are pockets of London still unspoiled by the group tour itineraries. Instead of visitors from another country, the people you’ll meet will live within the confines of London itself. This article highlights some of those locations. …

The Art Lover’s Guide to Tulsa

The Art Lover’s Guide to Tulsa

Anyone who categorizes Tulsa as just another city in Oklahoma has obviously not been there, because it happens to be one of the most artistically centered cities in the United States. Downtown is full of art deco-styled buildings built in the early 20th century by oil barons who made their fortune through oil rich fields. The neighboring Blue Dome District is made up of eight buildings, including one that was a gas station in the 1920s, and boasts a vibrant street art scene. Midtown Tulsa, near the world-class Philbrook Museum of Art, is full of streets lined with custom-designed houses. …

A Traveler’s Guide to a Weekend in Tulsa

A Traveler’s Guide to a Weekend in Tulsa

Looking for a place to get away for a weekend? Look no further than Tulsa, Oklahoma. Located in the northeast corner of the state and at the foot of the Ozarks region, Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma and the state’s cultural capital. Tourists often overlook Tulsa for…

4 Tips for First Time Visitors to Boston

4 Tips for First Time Visitors to Boston

Are you planning your first visit to Boston? If so, it can be rather overwhelming. After all, Boston is the largest city in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. It had plenty of time to grow and develop into the cultured city it is today. The city undoubtedly has its place in American history and has many attractions connected to that aspect alone. It is also a cultural destination particularly in literature and symphonic music. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your first visit to Boston. …

Traveling to Boston: Tips on How to Save Money During Your Stay

Traveling to Boston: Tips on How to Save Money During Your Stay

Boston is one of the United States’ most historic and culturally diverse cities. Follow the Freedom Trail and you will discover the path revolutionaries took to free the country from imperial British rule and every year, thousands come in and out of Boston to take part in scholastic rituals called orientation and graduation. With over 60 colleges and universities in the greater Boston area, the city is quite possibly the learning capital of the United States. …

Peru 2014: Day 10

Peru 2014: Day 10

After a cold night accompanied by monstrous rain, it was morning once more. I woke up earlier than normal because of the hail but was glad to see some clearer skies on the horizon. I also caught the sunrise over the lake which was one of the most beautiful ones I have seen in a long time. …

Peru 2014: Day 9

Peru 2014: Day 9

I was able to sleep in a bit today since my pickup schedule wasn’t until 7:40 AM. I was due to visit the islands of Uros and Amantani and spend the night with a family at the latter island. Ever since I’ve read about Uros, I was intrigued by it and it was actually one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Titicaca. I must say that it was every bit as interesting but I was also surprised at how touristic it has become. The people seem genuine to share their culture to visitors but I found them just as eager, perhaps even more so, on selling their products to tourists. …

Peru 2014: Day 8

Peru 2014: Day 8

Today was a travel day of sorts. I left Cusco for Puno via the Inka Express bus service. It was part expedition guide and transport to Puno. The bus was comfortable which was a big plus considering I was there for ten hours. The stops included a couple of colonial Spanish churches of significance in Southern Peru as well as an early Incan site. I didn’t quite get everything the guide mentioned about the site but I thought it rather strange since it was the first Incan site I’ve seen where it was a mixture of Adobe and stone architecture. Lunch was included and it was just okay. The best part was the flan. …

Peru 2014: Day 7

Peru 2014: Day 7

Today was my second day at Machu Picchu. I had a ticket to climb Wayna Picchu, the mountain towering over the main site and the one you can see on practically every picture taken. I had some concerns about making the trek since my stomach was acting up. Thankfully it settled a bit so I was able to go, albeit a little later than I planned. …