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 …

What You Need to See at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

While the Big Room of the Carlsbad Caverns is more than 750 ft. underground, it is well paved and well lit. If you want to see parts of the caves that most visitors can’t access and have the physical ability to do so, try your luck in Spider Cave. Only one tour is offered a week, and they fill up …

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 …

Portuguese Fado: The Music of Lisbon

As emotional as it is beautiful, fado music strummed its way onto the scene in the 1800s and has since then solidified its status as the music of Lisbon. Portuguese fado is characterized by slow, emotional, melancholy lyrics often sung by a revered singer and accompanied by typical Portuguese string instruments. In traditional fado houses where guests can listen to …

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 …

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 …

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Kafka and Prague: 9 Must-See Sights for Any Kafka Fan

Though Prague is only mentioned by name a few times in any of Kafka’s works, Kafka and Prague have a long and important relationship. It’s clear through his writing that the city left an indelible mark on his psyche. A German-Jew, Kafka was doubly marginalized during a time when anti-foreign and anti-Semitic feelings were strong in Prague. Though he tried to …

Balboa Park San Diego: The City’s Crown Jewel

By: Caroline Tsai, a Let’s Go! researcher-writer If Los Angeles’s crown jewel of outdoor activity is Griffith Park, San Diego’s equivalent is Balboa Park. The park is a 1,200-acre space slightly north of downtown that features most of the city’s main museums. It includes the Art Museum, the Natural History Museum, and perhaps most notably, the San Diego Zoo, whose …

Iceland Glacier Trekking: An Adventure Through Falljökull

By: Eric Chin, a Let’s Go! researcher-writer I’ve always thought it would be awesome to be a mountaineer. Who hasn’t, at some point in their life, dreamed about strapping on a harness and spikes and scaling a sheer mountain face, or standing on the summit of Mt. Everest? That’s why this PlacePass tour caught my eye. We all know what …