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Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

Good Japanese food is rare in Washington, D.C., and it’s even harder to find authentic Tokyo izakayas that won’t break your wallet. I love Japanese food. It’s one of my favorite cuisines. I can eat sushi every day if my bank account only allows it so when someone suggested trying…

A Review of Claudia’s Steakhouse

A Review of Claudia’s Steakhouse

It hasn’t even been a week and I saw myself back at Claudia’s Steakhouse, this time not just to nibble on canapés and hors d’oeuvres but to have the “full experience, “ as one would say. So here’s what happened. Claudia’s Steakhouse My colleague and I arrived exactly at 7…

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. …

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. …

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. …

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. …

New York Revisited: Solitary and Renewed in New York, New York

New York Revisited: Solitary and Renewed in New York, New York

Why I went here? I generally do not need a specific reason to go to New York. I loved the city since my first visit and the sentiment has not left me since. This time however, it served as a strategic stop on my way to Rome. It has been a couple of years since my last visit and it felt like the right time to see some family as well. Oh, and of course, it was Fleet Week! …

Intrigued and Inspired in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Intrigued and Inspired in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Why I went here? Santa Fe is someplace I have never been. I heard that it was a beautiful city. Its well preserve Adobe architecture is unrivaled anywhere in New Mexico. I also wanted to come here because I read that it was a city for foodies. …