Archive: travel tips

1-Day Downtown Los Angeles Walking Itinerary

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Itineraries & Tours  •  4 Comments

If you only have one day in downtown Los Angeles and want to take a walking tour of DTLA’s best things to do, this is the step-by-step touring plan for you. This is full-day Los Angeles itinerary covers the city’s relatively compact downtown area, and does not require the use of a car or public transportation […]

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Grindelwald & Lauterbrunnen: Majestic Swiss Villages

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  5 Comments

Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen–and really, all of the villages scattered around the alpine valleys of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland in the Interlaken district–are some of the most picturesque places I’ve ever visited. From the Swiss alps towering above the villages, to the rolling green hills, to the cascading waterfalls, and even the chalet architecture, everywhere you look […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Paris

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  12 Comments

In this post, we cover the top 10 things to do in Paris, France. The City of Light is like the “Most Interesting Man in the World” of places to visit. Sophisticated yet fun, approachable yet outrageous–you’ll never run out of things to do in Paris, and narrowing down a list about its “best” points […]

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Guide to Grand Cayman

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  6 Comments

The Cayman Islands are one of the most picturesque locations in the Caribbean, popular with vacationers and cruise-goers alike. In this guide, we’ll offer tips for visiting Grand Cayman, including the best (and worst) things to do, where to eat, where to stay, and more. I’ll also share a bunch of photos I’ve taken in […]

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Tips for Visiting Hollywood, California

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  21 Comments

Hollywood. Tinseltown. Showbiz City. This post offers planning tips for visiting the neighborhood in Los Angeles that has a reputation as being the epicenter of the film business, a glamorous spot to rub elbows with celebrities. With the Oscars showcasing the glitz and splendor of Hollywood tonight, I thought this would be a perfect post […]

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Paris Museum Pass: Is It Worth It?

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  5 Comments

The Paris Museum Pass provides unlimited admission to over 50 museums and monuments in and around Paris, France for “free” without waiting in line. In this review, we’ll take a look at whether the Paris Museum Pass is worth purchasing (in other words, it’s not actually free admission to those museums–it’s an all-inclusive paid pass) […]

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Should You Buy the Japan Rail Pass?

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  11 Comments

This post offers details about the Japan Rail Pass, including whether it’ll be worth buying for your trip, and answers to frequently asked questions about its use. For starters, the JR Pass for foreigner visitors is a cost-effective “all inclusive” pass on the JR rail lines available for purchase outside of Japan. It allows visitors […]

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Robot Restaurant Redux

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  7 Comments

A lot has changed in the 3 years since we first visited the Robot Restaurant. The same week we originally reviewed the Robot Restaurant, Anthony Bourdain profiled it on Parts Unknown. It thereafter received a flurry of media coverage (what can we say–people love dancing robots!) and has even since been featured in commercials for Expedia and a […]

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Walking the Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, Japan

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  7 Comments

This post offers tips for one of our absolute favorite (and free!) experiences in Kyoto: the Philosopher’s Walk. Unlike other points of interest in Japan, this one doesn’t feature a centuries-old cultural or spiritual icon. It is not a UNESCO World Site and it isn’t even marked with a clear entrance. It’s literally a path, but […]

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