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Exploring Savannah on a Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour

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When the city of Savannah was first established in 1733, the entire area was free of lawyers, liquor, slaves and Catholics. I pondered this bit of historical trivia while strolling the cobbled streets, sipping on a Chatham Artillery Punch made with seven types of booze. Savannah’s original liquor law, it turns out, only lasted for nine short years. Today, the entire Savannah historical district is completely open-container — meaning anyone with a single, plastic cup can legally carry up to 16 ounces of liquor out on the street.

While the potent punch was originally poured in the confines of Tondee’s Tavern, I find myself swilling the drink en route to Scottish-themed Molly Macpherson’s. The pubs, respectively, are stops two and three on a culinary, cultural walking tour of Savannah’s historic district — which, aside from stopping at seven eateries from bakeries to beehives and bars, also offers tasty morsels of Savannah’s early history.

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June 19, 2015 by | Comments Off

Tallinn, Estonia by Foot and Bus on a City Sightseeing Tour

Like most tourists who visit Estonia, I arrived via the two-hour boat from Helsinki, located just 85kms across the Bay of Finland. I only had a day and a half in the capital city, so a combination bus and walking tour or Tallinn seemed like the perfect way to make the most of my time checking out the city’s major sights.

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April 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Street Art in Buenos Aires

The front of a restaurant. Photo by Sherry Ott.

“A commissioned piece of graffiti on your home can actually raise the value of your home in Buenos Aires,” she says in a factual manner. As my brain catches up with my ears, I interrupt our guide and say, “What, can you repeat that last part about increasing the value of your home?”

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March 27, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Aoyama and Roppongi Hills Walking Tour

Wedding ceremony at Nogi Shrine

While I don’t think you can go wrong exploring any of the Tokyo neighborhoods, I opted for a tour because it would give me a chance to take a look at the modern side of the city. The tour lasts about three and a half hours and covers a couple miles on foot. It’s not a strenuous walk, but be prepared with comfy shoes and a bottle of water.

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December 6, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Skip the Line Vatican Museums Walking Tour

Before I saw the Vatican for myself, I’d imagined it as merely a cavernous maze of churches festooned with angels and weeping saints. But now that I’ve taken the Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica, I see the Vatican as home to one of the most amazing, impressive and extensive collections of artistic endeavor on the face of the Earth.

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July 16, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

The tour meets up close to the Colosseum, a building that continues to be so emblematic of everything Roman. Our spirited young guide first makes sure that our radios are working and then takes us past long queues of waiting tourists, so the skip the line really is true. You cannot but be overwhelmed by the ancient enormity of the place and while your eye takes in various details the guide is full of anecdotes about the various rooms, arches, carvings etc. Outlining how the seating was arranged, why there was a need for a Vomitarium and just how cozy and social the lavatories were.

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June 21, 2012 by | 0 Comments

The NYC Rock and Roll Tour: East Village

In New York City in the 1960s and 1970s, East Village was the place to hang if you wanted to hear rock ‘n’ roll and on this cool two-hour New York City Rock ‘n’ Roll walking tour you’ll learn all about the wild side of the East Village. Author, historian, and former music executive Bobby Pin leads you past the sites of famous musicians, legendary clubs, and iconic rock and roll landmarks, and tells the stories of how this area shaped rock, glam, and punk, and the debauchery that ensued along the way.

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May 29, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Berlin

After a fun time in Amsterdam, Ryan and Asha hopped on a train to Berlin. Read on to find out what they did on their first stop in Germany!

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May 16, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Save 50% on Paris Activities and Versailles Day Trip

Amazing Sale on Paris Tours - 3 days only!

HURRY! Book by March 29, 2012 to save 50% on the recommended retail prices for Paris City Segway Tour, Pompidou Center Private Viewing & Walking Tour, and Versailles Day Trip from Paris. This exclusive offer applies to all scheduled departure times and dates through end of 2012. This offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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March 27, 2012 by | 0 Comments

[VIDEO] East London Walking Tour with Lunch

Take the guided walk through the heartland of the City of London and savour the splendour of the monuments to Britain’s imperial past. Wander through cobbled streets and alleyways and be transported back in time from Saxon and Roman London to the present where towering skyscrapers stand as symbols to London’s financial strength. Finish in Brick Lane, home to the Bengali community and sample some of their world famous dishes.

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March 20, 2012 by | 1 Comment

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