Ich bin ein Fahrradtourgeliebter. I’m a big fan of bike tours — especially if you’re a long haul traveller, because it blows all the jet-lag away — and Berlin has all of the things you need for really, really cool bike tours: It’s flat There’s tons of recent and extremely interesting history There’s lots of [...]
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On the Grand Canyon Skywalk, everyone wears bootees (at least they did on opening day), and for the $25 you’ll pay to enjoy this horseshoe walkway that’s been clipped onto the side of the Grand Canyon, that’s a good deal, because the Skywalk experience is priceless…
It’s sort of counter-intuitive that the new must-see attraction in the Grand Canyon is man-made. After all this is one of the great natural wonders of the world, so does it really need $30 million worth of metal and glass to make it more attractive?
Forget the negative stereotypes about rap music. There’s a whole lot of history and a whole lot of amazing music and personalities involved in the 30-odd years since Hip-Hop first arrived on the scene, and I dove right into it all last month in New York. What a blast!
Hip-Hop culture combines four discrete elements: DJ-ing, MC-ing, break-dancing and grafitti. You’ll see the latter two if you take the subway in New York — the B-Boys who do their thing at the 42nd Street / Times Square station are an institution — and you can visit any club, or just turn on VH1 to see great DJs and MCs. But to understand where it all came from, and why, you might want to consider the amazing Hip-Hop Look at New York City
There are so many dimensions to the Gordon River experience it’s hard to know where to start. For a Tasmanian — and I am a native of that place — there are the still fresh memories of the battle that pitted the State Government against an embryonic environmental movement that was determined to let the [...]
Everything you need is in this box What do visitors do in Las Vegas? Simple: they gamble, they go to shows, they visit nearby attractions like Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon… and they party! And what a great town for partying. There’s more great clubs in Vegas than you can poke a stick at, [...]
Cirque du Soleil owns Vegas. Who knows knows what percentage of visitors to Sin City take in one of their shows — (a lot) — but one thing is certain: there’s a good reason why. In one word: amazing-ness. You could argue that’s two words but it doesn’t change anything… the Cirque shows rock, big [...]
Spending a day at the Grand Canyon with Wilfred Whatanome, perhaps the most recognised member of the Hualapai Indian Nation, may have some troubling effects on your outlook on life. Wilfred is connected to the Earth around here. The Hualapai have lived on the West Rim of the Canyon for almost a thousand years, and [...]
Two AM: casino, club, show, slot machines, crowds, neon… Nine AM: desert, sagebrush, blue sky, emptiness, cowboys, horses. You’ve escaped from the Strip. This is going to do you good. Tex and friend, waiting for riders. Stream of consciousness: Wow, the air is clear out here. Which horse are they going to give me? That [...]
Like everyone else who takes a guided tour, I had an idea that our guide would be a boring chap who prattled on endlessly about how high a particular mountain was, how deep a lake, how old a building etc. Guides seem to adore numbers. But on a recent tour to the Great Wall at [...]
For all the effort we put into sourcing great tours for our customers, there are some things you just need to research and manage on your own. Here’s what I mean: I was in Tokyo a little while ago, my first time, and was blown away — as most people are — by this incredibly [...]