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Empire State of Mind in NYC

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Double Decker Bus Tour

Double Decker Bus Tour

“In New York, concrete jungle
where dreams are made of
There’s nothin’ you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you
feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let’s hear it for New York,
New York, New York”

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I think that Alicia Keys and Jay-Z summed it up pretty well. New York really is like being on another planet; a great melting pot of culture, design, architecture, and attitude.

My brother and I visited NYC a few years ago, and had a great time sightseeing in the city and visiting the Empire State Building. For my first visit to New York, I decided to go with a classic – the New York Classic Double Decker Tour, to be precise – to gain a nice overview of New York City and Manhattan.

New York Classic Double Decker Tour

New York Classic Double Decker Tour

It’s easy to get lost in the endless sights and sounds and lights everywhere, and this tour covers the major sightseeing spots and landmarks of the city.

You will enjoy the best sights in Manhattan during the day and at night, with unlimited hop-on, hop-off service at over 40 stops on our double decker bus. There is an Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop, and The Night Loop, and your pass is good for 48 hours to use as you wish.

Plus, this fun-filled tour includes a ticket for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island AND admission ticket to either the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. What more could you ask for? Well, stopping for pizza along the way of course, if you’re like me. 8)

Scenic views at the top of the Empire State Building

Scenic views at the top of the Empire State Building in New York City

New York Skyscrapers, Central Park, and the Atlantic Ocean

New York Skyscrapers, Central Park, and the Atlantic Ocean

Sunset views of New York City and Liberty Island in the distance

Sunset views of New York City and Liberty Island in the distance

Chicago Pizza or New York Pizza?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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Chicago Pizza – Photo by unbirthdayparty

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NY Pizza – Photo by Pineapple Parasol

Where you’re from affects a number of things about you. You can’t completely escape your hometown because it becomes a part of you. For example, I don’t have a thick Southern accent, but I do like my tea that dark honey color and almost as sweet, my collard greens to be soaked in vinegar, and your fried chicken better have the right number of seasonings.

There is this feud between Chicago pizza and New York pizza. If you don’t know about it, what’s wrong with you? that’s ok, I’ll tell you about it.

A long time ago, a Chicago couple was cooking dinner and the husband was making his classic apple pie and the wife was going to make her famous chunky spaghetti. They were in the middle of making their meal when the husband placed his pie crust near the stove. The wife wasn’t paying attention and… ok I’m totally pulling your leg. This is not the story and if you believed me, I know a bank account you can wire 1,000,000 dollars to, and I can get you 2,000,000 dollars next week. Email me for the details. :)

Chicago pizzas are simply deep dished with much heartier toppings or filling, really. New York pizza is nice and thin to a foldable quality.

Please tell me what kind of pizza do you prefer – Chicago or New York. You can always tweet me your answer at @Reserve123.

Twitter news: We are having a contest tomorrow on our Twitter – @Reserve123 for two free tour tickets to this Chicago tour. You can try the pizza and tell me what you think. Keep your eyes out for on our twitter tomorrow to WIN BIG! Well…win a Chicago tour and it’s a pretty darn cool one at that, so it is like WINNING BIG!

My Patronus is a Wookiee

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

A few minutes ago, in an office not too far from you………………………..

Darth Lauren: You are no match for me, Kris. I am a Sith Lord!

Jedi Kris: Your overconfidence is your weakness.

Darth Lauren: *scowls extra hard* Your faith in your friends and the “power” of LOVE is yours! Leave your pathetic Rebel Alliance. Join me, and I will show you more power than a Jedi could ever dream of.

Jedi Kris: Your faith in your power is mistaken. Soon I shall be a Jedi Master, and you will be lost and forgotten with the Sith when balance is returned to The Force. I know there is still some good left in you. It is not too late, Lauren.

Darth Lauren: For a pumpkin spice latte? I don’t know, Starbucks closes soon. And no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is YOU who are mistaken… about a great… many… things.


[epic battle ensues]

Jedis & Siths wear Aviators these days, in case you didn’t know.

*Both fight valiantly, using The Force and Lightsabers. Jedi Kris proves to be more powerful than Darth Lauren had expected… Before the duel has a fateful end, Darth Lauren makes a narrow escape on a nearby Geonosian speeder in a huff for a lunch break.*

After enjoying a bit of Kamino Sushi with her nifty new Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks…

Darth Lauren mused to herself, “This turn of events is… unfortunate. I must accelerate my plans!”

*Darth Lauren calls the Emperor via iPhone with an Imperial Death March ringtone.
The Emperor answers*

Darth Lauren: My Emperor…

The Emperor: How many times do I have to tell you, Lauren? It’s just Ryan.

Darth Lauren: Yes… Master.

The Emperor: *sigh* No need to inform me of recent events. I’m very busy. Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design.

Darth Lauren: I understand, my Lord. I am sending my apprentice Count Darkhart into the Coruscant System (Ticketing Department) to seek out the Jedi Temple to end this… amusing… rebellion. I shall continue operational developments for a more powerful Death Star for you. Everything will go according to plan, Master.

The Emperor: Why don’t you leave my employees alone and get back to work? Oh, and great job to both you and Kris with the blogs. Keep up the good work! *click*

Darth Lauren: Um… okay. Hello? Hello? Sigh…

*Darth Lauren storms off and meets up with her Apprentice, the powerful young Count Darkhart.*

Darth Lauren: You have been well trained, my young apprentice. Do not fail me. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am. You know what to do. The pitiful little band of Rebels will be no match for you.

Count Darkhart: At last I will reveal my true talents to the Jedi. I will find them quickly, Master. Count on revenge.

*Count Darkhart bows solemnly, and departs*

…And now, our story falls into your hands, noble reader. YOU now have the power to control where the epic story takes us next!

You choose to:

a) Follow Count Darkhart into Coruscant
b) Venture into the Death Star with Darth Lauren
c) Join Jedi Kris and meet the Rebel Alliance
d) Learn the secret identity of Jedi Kris’ Apprentice
e) Discover what the perfect toppings are for a Galactic Empire Pizza.
f) Meet a dashing Freight Pilot from the Spaceport Cantina
g) bunnies!!!
h) My Patronus is a Wookie

Take a Trip to Lo Stivale

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

 Go International Vacations

Italy, or Lo Stivale (The Boot), is a beautiful country which is great for the simple tourist or the extremely educated one as well.You could spend weeks there and never find yourself bored.It is known for pizza, pasta, wine, the mafia, ruins and renaissance palaces but there is certainly more depth into this fantastic country.

Tours in Italy can help provide you with a vacation of a lifetime where you can see both the typical tourist spots that are must sees, as well as places you never knew existed.While visiting the country, you can see the cities of Florence, Rome, Venice and Pisa.You can view dinner shows, world renowned museums, learn the history of the country, and simply hop around the country seeing all the wonderful amenities it has to offer.You will take something away from this country that cannot compare to anything else.

On the Guided Tour of Accademia & Uffizi Galleries you will see two of the most famous picture galleries in the world.You will learn the secrets, tales and legends of the Renaissance artists whose work is seen throughout the museums.In the Accademia Gallery, you will be immersed in the masterpieces of Michelangelo and see ‘David,’ ‘I Prigioni’ and ‘San Matteo.’At the Uffizi Gallery, you will find the stunning artwork of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and even more Michelangelo.

There is nothing better than fine Italian wine and you will have the chance to taste some of the most delectable wines in the world.Included in the Wine Tasting Guided Tour is a brief history of wines and Chianti, winemaking techniques, vineyards, and proper glass usage as well as the tasting of four esteemed wines.This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a true part Italian culture and something that will always be remembered.

A great way to see one of the fashion capitals in the world is on a City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Tour.Aboard the fun open-top, double-decker bus in Milan, Italy, you will see and explore some of the most famous sites in the country and the world.A great part about this tour is that you can see everything at your leisure so you can take time to see your favorite parts of the city.

The Rome Excursion Bus Tour shows you the most important parts of Italy’s history.You will stop and see the Trevi Fountain – the most famous and arguably most beautiful fountain in Rome, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon which was built as a temple to the Roman Gods and has since been used as a Catholic Church, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Colosseum – once used for gladiatorial contests and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.A scrumptious lunch is also included during this amazing tour of the beautiful city of Rome.

With so much to do in Italy, you could stay for a lifetime.Tours in Italy provides you with the perfect activities for your vacation and you are sure to be thrilled.Reserve your vacation packages with Tours in Italy on the website, www.toursinitaly.net.


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