Tag: How To Be A Tourist

how to be a tourist in portland, me

how to be a tourist in portland, me

I’ve only visited Maine once (Bar Harbor, to be specific) and it was back in college during summer vacation with one of those cheap buy two get one free Chinese tour bus companies. Not exactly a relaxing experience.  Now fast forward to 2020. Ah, the year of no travels. The last time I had gone … Continue reading how to be a tourist in portland, me

how to be a tourist in seattle

how to be a tourist in seattle

Shop around at the Pike Place Market. Opened in 1907, it’s one of the world’s oldest farmer’s markets. They sell everything from crafts to fresh seafood. I enjoyed checking out all of the huge crab legs and salmon. It was then that I wished we had an AirBnB instead of a hotel room so that … Continue reading how to be a tourist in seattle

how to be a tourist in las vegas

how to be a tourist in las vegas

Win some money! I’m not really a gambler. I think I’m too cheap to gamble. But maybe it’s because I feel like I always end up losing and I’d rather spend that lost money on something else. But there’s something about those slot machines. The bright lights, the music - in fact, they say that’s … Continue reading how to be a tourist in las vegas

how to be a tourist in miami (just not right now)

how to be a tourist in miami (just not right now)

Don’t be like one of those selfish Spring Breakers. Stay home. This post is for when things go back to normal (hopefully soon). Ben and I visited Miami back in March of 2019. He was supposed to have a work conference, which ended up being cancelled, so I decided to book a flight for the … Continue reading how to be a tourist in miami (just not right now)

how to be a tourist in shaoxing

how to be a tourist in shaoxing

Shaoxing is located 1.5 to 2 hours (by train ride) south of Shanghai. We visited the town since we were visiting Ben’s Grandpa. It’s not a major city in China so most tourists traveling to China probably would not be adding this town to their itineraries. But should you find yourself in Shaoxing, these are … Continue reading how to be a tourist in shaoxing

how to be a tourist in kyoto

how to be a tourist in kyoto

Let me just preface this post by saying that two days in Kyoto is definitely not enough. We had only about a week in Japan but didn’t want to stay in Tokyo the whole time, so we chose Kyoto for the last two days - mainly because I wanted to visit the deer park and … Continue reading how to be a tourist in kyoto

how to be a tourist in tokyo

how to be a tourist in tokyo

Of course, this isn’t en exhaustive list but these are some of the things we got to do in the five days we spent in Tokyo. Admire the cherry blossoms. Of course, this depends on the time of year you go, and it’s not limited to only Tokyo. They typically bloom around late March in … Continue reading how to be a tourist in tokyo

how to be a tourist in barcelona

how to be a tourist in barcelona

Walk around the Mercat la Boqueria. Get some €1 fruit juice, and maybe some jamón in a cone. Other than that, don’t waste your stomach space on the little snacks they sell like the fried stuff or the empanadas. They’re very sub-par. Instead, try El Quim de la Boqueria, one of the restaurants Phil Rosenthal … Continue reading how to be a tourist in barcelona