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 …

Gaelic Football: What Is It and Where to Catch a Game

There’s probably already enough football confusion when you’re traveling through Europe — are people talking about American football with field goals and helmets, or European football, better known in the US as soccer? Well, Ireland adds another level of complexity to the mix: Gaelic football, the most popular spectator sport in the country. Gaelic football is an ancient sport specific …

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 …

Cliff Diving In Split, Croatia

By: Gavin Moulton, a Let’s Go! researcher-writer “If you climbed these cliffs in communist times, you’d catch a bullet.” That was not the reassuring news I wanted to hear as I was about to jump off the edge of a cliff next to Yugoslav dictator Tito’s former villa, which is currently an active Croatian military compound. All manmade threats to my …