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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 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

how to be a tourist in london

how to be a tourist in london

So you’ve admired the Big Ben, rode the London Eye, witnessed the opening/closing of the Tower Bridge, but there is much more to London than just those obvious spots. Here are 16 more things to do in this city:      

what it’s like to almost ride your tandem bike into the chicago river

what it’s like to almost ride your tandem bike into the chicago river

It’s pretty scary. It’s sheer panic. That moment when your life flashes before your eyes. It’s the same moment you lose control of your tandem bike and you think you’re about to ride it into the unsightly green, murky waters of the Chicago river. A thousand thoughts are running through your mind but you just … Continue reading what it’s like to almost ride your tandem bike into the chicago river

how to be a tourist in chicago

how to be a tourist in chicago

Visit the Bean Take lots of pictures of, with, around, under, etc. of said Bean Or more accurately, Cloud Gate, which is what it’s actually called. This sculpture lives in Millennium Park and gives you an interesting reflection of Chicago. It’s 33 feet high, 66 feet long, 42 feet wide, and weighs 100 tons. There’s … Continue reading how to be a tourist in chicago

last day in dublin

last day in dublin

Our last day in Ireland was supposed to be spent admiring Waterford crystals and touring their factory down in Waterford (about a three hour train ride from Dublin). But thanks to a certain crazy snowstorm up in Northern Ireland, this plan was derailed. So instead, we decided to just spend our time checking out places … Continue reading last day in dublin