Sights Worth Paying For

As a hardcore budget traveler, I typically seek out free or cheap attractions. Big, famous sights often come at a cost and half the time when I do shell out …

5 Iconic Movie Trains You Can Actually Ride

Train journeys feature in some of the most iconic and popular movies. Whether romantic, inspirational, mood-setting, dramatic, magical, or the scene of epic struggles and crimes, these trains have become …

5 Best Views in the USA

The United States is a big, beautiful country. There are so many amazingly scenic natural wonders. I’ve traveled all over the country (checked off my 48th state this week!) and …

The Classic DIY Walking Tour

  When traveling to a new destination, taking a walking tour (especially in cities) is a classic sightseeing activity. If you want an expert guide to tell you all the …

City Cards: Pros & Cons

What is a City Card?   Most major cities in Europe and North America, as well as many other cities around the world, offer tourists what I will blanketly call …