Loretto Chapel and the Mystery Within

The Loretto Chapel is one of the most intriguing tourist attractions in Santa Fe, primarily because of its “miraculous staircase,” a 33-step helix shaped construction that stands without any visible support. Architects are at a loss to explain the phenomenon, though the people of Santa Fe have their own speculations. The Sisters of Loretto first came to Santa Fe in …

Brooklyn Walking Tour: Impressive Brooklyn Transformations   

Brooklyn paves the the way for all things hip, trendy, and edgy (while staying PC of course). Oftentimes, these new trends involve acts of repurposing, recycling, and reinventing. Think exposed brick and mason jars. After this Brooklyn walking tour, I learned that the borough’s act of repurposing extends further than originally thought. Here are a few times when Brooklyn really …

Top of the Rock or The Empire State Building?

View from the Top of the Rock.

When visiting New York City, there’s one essential question: Top of the Rock or The Empire State Building? If you can only choose one, my answer is Top of the Rock. But before you quit reading and purchase a skip-the-line Top of the Rock ticket, hear me out. This was a tough decision, but my rationale essentially boiled down to …

Seattle Outdoor Dancing: Where and When to Go

What better way to celebrate the summer in Seattle than to kick off your Sunday shoes and join in the outdoor dancing? Thursday nights from mid-July to August, Freeway Park offers free dance parties on a floor rolled out across the tree-lined plaza. Whether you prefer blues, swing, waltz, Latin, country western, or line dancing, there’s an evening of Seattle …

Five Must-See MoMA Exhibits You Can’t Miss

The Museum of Modern Art, also known as MoMA, features some of the world’s most famous artwork. Here are a few pieces from the incomparable museum that you can’t miss on your next visit: 1. Campbell’s Soup Cans You’ve seen it on shirts, on Instagram, and on coffee mugs. You’ve seen various iterations of the work on the Internet and …

Visit Hungary: History’s Architectural Legacy

When you visit Hungary, you will definitely take note of it’s architecture. For a country at the intersection of three civilizations—Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East—it’s remarkable that Hungary has managed to retain a distinct identity. At the same time, the marks of the region’s former empires have left their traces on Budapest’s physical and cultural landscape. The …

Guggenheim New York: A Must-See in NYC

  When navigating the New York art scene, the sheer quantity of options can suffocate the traveler. However, after visiting a few myself, I compiled a three-pointed argument as to why you should visit the Guggenheim Museum while you’re in NYC. Don’t forget to book your ticket and skip-the-line pass on PlacePass so that your experience is completely stress free! …

The Ideal European Trip Itinerary: 15 cities in 6 weeks

Having trouble planning your European trip? Don’t worry, we know there are too many incredible cities to visit, so we’ve put this bucket-list European itinerary together to help you navigate your options. Brace yourself. This is one serious trip, but it’s absolutely worth it. We recommend you tackle it with us, so you don’t miss out on any of these …

Empire State Building Tickets: When Is the Best Time to Visit

  Be warned: this piece does not present a definitive answer as to when you should book your Empire State building tickets. Rather, as your adviser, I want to give you the pros and cons of visiting one of New York’s most famous sights at any point of the day. Taking photos, waiting in line, reading posters — the whole …

Harry Potter’s London: 8 movie spots you might recognize

Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or re-reading all seven books are both great ways to re-live the Harry Potter series. If you find yourself in London, however, we we’ve got the perfect Harry Potter’s London tour for you! On this Harry Potter Bus Tour, you will come face-to-face with the places that inspired some of your favorite scenes! What could be better …