All posts tagged: tourist

San Francisco: Top things to do and see

travelux San Francisco is one of those cities in which it will never get boring and this not just because it is big. San Francisco simply has a lot to offer when it comes to things to do and see. Whether it is the Golden Gate Bridge or China Town, Pier 39 or Lombard Street: There’s always something to discover. So, here are our probably most popular top things to do and see in San Francisco! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge Apart from being considered as “the” symbol for the United States of America next to the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco is the landmark of the whole Bay Area San Francisco. So, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is a real must-do! Moreover, the Golden Gate Bridge has been declared one of the Wonders of a Modern World. Ride a Cable Car The Cable… View original post 353 more words

Cape Town: Top things to do and see

travelux Cape Town is big, Cape Town is colorful, Cape Town is buzzing and the question is rather what to do not in Cape Town than what to do there at all. The second biggest city of South Africa after Johannesburg has a rich history which has influenced Cape Town ever since. As there are so many lovely things to do and see, what to do and see best in Cape Town? Get up early for Table Mountain Table Mountain is one of the most popular and outstanding landmarks of Cape Town. Not any surprisingly, everyone visiting Cape Town wants to get up that mountain. The thing is just that there is often fog so that you cannot enjoy great views. Plus, it appears to happen that you have to wait incredibly long for a ride, even two hours + in low season! So, if you really want to get up… View original post 606 more words

D.C. Days: The Capital in Under 48 Hours

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
A big problem about catching the travel bug is being 22 and broke. A quick-fix solution for this is to keep your trips short and sweet. This sparked the two-day trip to Washington D.C. my boyfriend Nick and I took this fall. Luckily, we live within driving distance (about two and a half hours), which of course saves tons on travel costs! We got there on a Saturday morning and left by Sunday night, but had a awesome, activity packed two days in the nation’s capital. After sitting in traffic most of the morning I finally got into D.C. and met Nick (who was coming from school in Virginia) at The MadHatter. The restaurant was unsurprisingly decked out in all things Alice in Wonderland, but in an almost subtle way that wasn’t completely overwhelming. I didn’t feel like I was in Disneyland; instead there was an assortment of portraits and memorabilia of Alice and the gang along the wood-paneled walls, which I absolutely loved! After a waffle-filled and lovely brunch, we headed over to…

It’s OKAY to be a Tourist

Originally posted on Little Brantley Abroad:
My post today is all about being a tourist. I don’t know why but a lot of us see that word with negative connotations. We often picture dorky people with giant maps taking up the entire sidewalk, covered head to toe in I LOVE (insert popular city here) clothing and butchering the local language. Well, I am here to make you see the term tourist in not only a positive light, but as something we would aspire to be! Tourist: noun // A person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure. I’m not sure about you, but being a tourist sounds pretty damn nice to me. It means you are in a new place; you are out of your comfort zone and taking a daring adventure for the first time. There have been countless occasions, whilst on vacation, that I didn’t take a picture or feel comfortable filming just because I didn’t want to look like a tourist. There are so many amazing photos that would have been worth the…

How to Plan Out NYC in 10 Days

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
I am still on such a high from the big apple! I love it so much! There is so much to see and do and to just look around at! Since this was the boyfriend’s first time I knew we had to hit all the sights. We took a red eye flight and got to the city at 10 am. And then the adventuring began! Because we had so many things we wanted to do we decided to write down by days what we wanted to see and do. Day 1: Arrived at the apartment, went to brunch, came back for a nap, took our first subway ride to Times Square to soak in all the bright lights. Then we wandered down a street to get dinner in our first Irish Pub for the week! Day 2: Started out with some coffee, then it was off to the Brooklyn Bridge we went. Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and then went to the park below. Followed…

Roma! La Città Eterna!

HilaryStyle Rome is a city packed so full of amazing history and sights that even with 9 full days to visit we came nowhere near seeing everything on my list. We would just have to pick our “must-see” places and everything else would be a bonus. The Colosseum We loved this! Although you can arrange private tours and you probably should for a high season visit we took a chance and bought our tickets and booked our tour upon arrival. The tour guides do an amazing job. I can’t explain it, but there is something so moving about being in this place you’ve heard so much about and where so much history took place. It was a very sophisticated structure for its time and it is incredibly well-preserved. You can really imagine what it once was! The Forum The Forum was a disappointment to me. Maybe it had something to do with being there alone with… View original post 1,250 more words

The Real Traveller.

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
??Recently I feel a new concept has arisen; “the real traveller”. People seeing themselves as better travellers, doing it the “right” way, and laughing at those who, to their standards, do it wrong. But what is a “real traveller”? Who decides which way to travel is best? I think the answer is no one; there is no right way to travel. Recently I read an article that comically compared a tourist with a traveller. Tourists take selfies, travellers take amazing photographs of local markets. Tourists stay in hotels, traveller’s stay in budget accommodation and quirky guesthouses. Tourists travel in groups, travellers do it all on their own. Tourists roll suitcases, travellers wear backpacks. You get the picture. I am never a fan of people deeming themselves to be better at something than others, just because they do it a different way. The same goes for travel. Just because your travels don’t involve organised tours and four-star hotels, that doesn’t mean you are better at it. It just means…

New York! Visiting Lady Liberty!

HilaryStyle I’ve been to New York many times in the past 26 years and yet, until this past July I had never taken the time to visit the Statue of Liberty. I guess it was just something I always thought I’d do “next time”. Recently when thinking about places to take the boys within the United States Lady Liberty came to mind. She is after all one of America’s most well known symbols! Our trip to New York to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary seemed like the perfect opportunity because as it turned out only one of us had ever been to Liberty Island before! While I am glad to say I finally “saw” the Statue of Liberty, I think once was enough for this group.  Neither of my boys loved the experience and Elliot gave it a 2 out of 10. There just wasn’t enough to hold his interest. My first impression… View original post 619 more words