Posts Tagged ‘tours’

30 Tours Under $30

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Tourist looking at City map outdoors

We won’t spend too much time introducing this post, but we will say this: there are plenty of ways to see some of your favorite cities for reasonable prices. The list below includes cruise, walking, and bus tour and other activity options, so if you’re looking for a more frugal way to see some of the best sights in some of the best destinations, look no further. Here are our top 30 tours under $30.*

(All international tour prices are listed in USD) (more…)

The Coolest Things to do in Dallas, Texas

Friday, June 6th, 2014

dallas sightseeingIf you’re traveling to Dallas, Texas, for the first time or for the tenth time, you might not be thinking about seeing the sights. Even though Dallas may not have as well-known a reputations as other large cities in the United States, it still deserves to be explored – thoroughly! Dallas is a big city that is full of charm and excitement, and the sights are definitely worth seeing. Here’s our short list of fun activities in the area.

1. The Executive Segway Tour [x]

We detailed a few reasons why you should try a segway tour awhile back, and Dallas, Texas is the perfect city for it. This particular tour is the most popular one in the city, and it will take you to several famous locales in Dallas, including the JFK Memorial, and Dealey Plaza, which earned its infamy after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome, so grab those teens looking for some adventure and join the fun.

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Around Atlanta on an Electric Car Tour

Monday, March 24th, 2014

atlanta skyline

After a snowy and icy winter, the chilly weather has started to break around Atlanta, and we’re finally experiencing warmer temperatures. Spring is here!

In celebration, a couple of our team members took an afternoon to ride around Atlanta on an Electric Car Tour and got re-acquainted with some of our favorite neighborhoods. Click through for (many) more photos of all the sights.

 

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New Goodies!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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Spring is on it’s way and will (hopefully) bring some warmer weather to our side of the world, soon. We’ve been busy preparing new tours and activities to add to our catalog, and some of them are now available for reservations. Check out some of our new options below.

Chicago Favorites Food Tasting & Walking Tour

This one goes out to all the food lovers out there. If you’re interested in exploring the city of Chicago while satisfying your palate, here is the perfect 3-hour stroll through the city. his tour operates outside as much as possible, but will make use of Chicago’s unique underground Pedway system in extremely cold weather. During the warmer days, you’ll enjoy the large promenades of the Loop.Along the way, you’ll try some of the foods Chicago is best known for doing right, including pizza, brownies, hot dogs, and a couple of local brews (more…)

3 Reasons To Try Segway Tours

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The Segway PT might just be the most underrated form of transportation in existence today. It runs on a battery, so there’s no need to worry about filling up a gas tank or keeping your carbon footprint in check. It balances itself using computers and motors, so you won’t fall off while riding around, and it keeps you moving at the perfect pace (roughly 12 miles per hour).

Still, when people visit a new city, most opt for a bus tour. Those who enjoy the open air might try a bike or walking tour, but the Segway tours are often overlooked. Well, we’d like to change that. Here are three simple reasons to try a Segway tour. (more…)

Secrets of the Best Travel Photography

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Beautiful sailor girlCapturing those special travel moments perfectly can be an elusive enterprise.

Cameras and the art of photography have certainly come a long way since the days of black and white photos and the cliché tourist vacation albums.

The most advanced cameras can be overwhelming with all of their setting options, lenses, and lighting tools.

But what about travelers with simply a point-and-shoot digital camera, or a smart phone?

Here are just a few photography tips to shed light on frame-worthy photos:

1. Tell a story. Make an effort to feature the place, people, and things in your photo to lead the viewer’s eye around. For example, the photo on the left not only captures the ocean and coastline in the radiant amber sunset, but also includes the sailboat and many interesting features aboard the vessel, as well as the silhouette of a beautiful sailor adjusting the mast lines and holding a sun hat. Great photos have great composition.

2. Get closer. Avoid digital zooming whenever possible. Physically get closer to the subject, because backgrounds can be too distracting if the subject is too far away. But don’t get too close, as that may lead to distortion.

3. Get in the action yourself. Capturing engaging photos starts with including yourself, not setting yourself apart from what is going on. Viewers don’t want to see photos reminiscent of lab results – they want to feel like they are right there with the subject and a part of the scene themselves. A lot of times candid photos while engaging with people doing something turn out better than the stereotypical posed shots.

4. Lighting. You can get better quality outdoor photos by utilizing natural lighting at sunrise and sunset for lower contrast and pastel color vibrancy when the sun is near the horizon. There also tends to be fewer crowds at major attractions to obstruct your frame line. You can turn a mundane scene into something magical if you time it just right.

5. Expect the unexpected. Part of traveling is knowing that you may not have control over everything that happens. Transportation delays, bad weather, closed attractions, etc. Learn to improvise and make the most of circumstances. Are there interesting indoor locations and things to do? Have you talked to the locals to find out their favorite hot spots? Going off the beaten path of your plans can lead to more interesting opportunities. Being flexible and creative will make your trip and photography much more enjoyable.

Want to learn more secrets of the art? Join one of our amazing Photography Tours around the world and capture your travel tales!

The Minimalist’s Guide to Good Travel

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

minimalist travelDo you like to keep it simple during your travels? Are you someone who saves every last dime to take multiple trips each year? Do you prefer to spend more time exploring a city than hanging out at the resort? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be a minimalist when it comes to travel. This can often be a wonderful way to visit all the places on your bucket list, because you realize that all we really need to enjoy ourselves are the essentials. Read on for three quick ways to stick to the basics whilst traveling, and keep your minimalist ways going strong. (more…)

The Best Time In Our Nation's Capital

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Are you taking the family to see our nation’s capital this summer? Do you have a list a mile long of what you MUST see? You should, it is a wonderful place to visit. But, the worst feeling is when you think you have ordering viagra online so many things to see and know this means you might miss something. This really is where booking a tour is so helpful. There are many different way to take a tour in D.C.

The Amazing Scavenger Quest  - Do you love “The Amazing Race?” This tour is like that but without the heart pounding pace. The tour is an interactive tour over your smart phone. It is three hours of sightseeing and a game combined. You can even split up and compete with your friends and family! What a memory. These tours are available for other cities too.

Arlington Cemetery and A Taste of D.C. – Is your trip to Washington more poignant than most? Do you have a family connection at Arlington Cemetery or just have always wanted to visit and pay your respects to those resting in peace who paid the ultimate price for freedom? Whatever the reason, this tour will give you a look at some of the D.C. sites and then end up at the stunning Arlington Cemetery. It will be a day to remember.

Audio Washington Tours – Do you LOVE an audio tour? Once you take one, you might never go anywhere without one. These tours have different subjects and focuses and you can pick! They are very detailed and you will have learned so much about each of the sites.

 

 

 

 

 

Floating Markets

Monday, May 13th, 2013

I’ve got a confession to make: I may have a “thing” for floating markets.

Here in the United States, rivers and streams are reserved for fishing, rafting, swimming and a plethora of other exciting activities. Grocery shopping, however, is not on that list. This is why the idea of experiencing commerce on-board a canoe is just plain intriguing. How does everyone navigate around each other? Is it anything like rush-hour traffic? Do they offer up samples like in American markets?

If you follow us on Tumblr, you may have already noticed we show some serious love to the floating market. You might have some similar questions,which is why we’re happy to announce our new tour, dedicated to these mercantile gems! (more…)

Earth Day

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

When Earth Day comes around each year, we perhaps the day helps us feel a more acute sense gratitude  for this planet and our home. We know the purpose of the day is to promote conservation and concern for our Earth and her wonderfully diverse ecosystems. But, I like to use the day considering which new part of this earth I can explore next! What is the point of being blessed with worldwide beauty if we limit our view of the earth to our back yard (no matter how amazing that is)? There are thousands of breathtaking sites to see and experience. Sites that have not had a single man made modification! (more…)


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