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North America Favorites

  • City Tours - CityPass

    New York City Favorites

    New York has so much to see and a lot of it is very expensive and accompanied by long queues. One of the best things you can invest in is a pass that will let you see the sights you want for a discount, while letting you skip past some of the ticket queues. You need to shop around to find out which pass suits you best, as there are a lot of...

  • Gambling Advice

    Las Vegas Favorites

    I always find it difficult to tip dealers after I lose (which is most of the time). The last time I was in a casino playing Blackjack, I decided to "pre-tip" the dealer a dollar. The first 6 deck shoe was profitable (up about $25). So I decided to "pre-tip" as the dealer shuffled the next shoe. During the game, there was a time when the dealer had...

  • Mardi Gras

    New Orleans Favorites

    Even "off season", Mardi Gras is a big part of New Orleans. This picture - taken December 12th 2004 - shows the stands being built on the steps of the Gallier Hall to get ready for the Mardi Gras parade The next Mardi Gras was to be February 24th 2005. Of course the official Mardi Gras.celebration always begins January 6th. Next to Gallier Hall...

  • Architecture

    San Francisco Favorites

    After I'd seen the best of what Nob Hill had to offer I wandered the nearby streets of Huntington Park and came across these little jewels. I love strolling and checking out architecture; not because I am an architect but it makes cities such a more pleasureable place if you take in the gems that you see here. Instead of being fixated on the next...

  • City Pass

    Chicago Favorites

    The Chicago City Pass was quite a disappointing experience for my family. We picked up our passes from the John Hancock building since it was one block from our hotel. Since we were there we thought we might as well go up and check out the view. When we came down it was explained to us that the coupon we used to go up was an either or coupon and...

  • Downtown

    Los Angeles Favorites 7th and Fig is an attractive L.A. hang-out especially enjoyed by locals despite it being a few blocks away from major landmarks like Staples Center, other L.A. Live venues and the convention center. If you are a serious foodie with some upscale taste, you'll be in gastronomic heaven at 7th and Fig. Oh, and by the way, there...

  • Mallory &/or Sunset

    Key West Favorites

    All the time we lived in Key West, we never went to Mallory Square of the sunset. But now it is a big thing and something that is unique to Key West. We have now been three times. The first time there was a spectacular sunset - the golden sun reflected on the clouds. There was a tattooed lady who swallowed fire, and a man hanging upside down in a...

  • architecture

    Vancouver Favorites

    We walked down to West Pember Street near Coal Harbour for a good view of the harbour and marina. In the little park overlooking the seawalk there is a large piece of metal artwork "The Upside Down House". Well worth a look and a challenge to your photographic skills to obtain the perfect photo. This area is a nice part of town with views...

  • Freedom Trail

    Boston Favorites

    For Americans probably the most patriotic thing to do while in Boston is to tour the Freedom Trail. These are a collection of sites on a 2.5 mile trail that leads through historic Boston. Although many of the attractions on this trail have played a prominent role in the American Revolution some, like the U.S.S. Constitution do not. What you do have...

  • Overview / tips in one

    Toronto Favorites

    Toronto's cityscape is full of interesting architecture, both historic and modern. Walking around might perhaps be the best way to see all this at a leisurely pace if you have a map, a list of what to see, a good sense of direction, and time to spare, but I was lacking in the last element. I didn't have a bicycle with me (the only bicycles I saw...

  • Ste-Catherine street

    Montreal Favorites

    I found these 3 performers while walking on Ste-Catherine street. Picture 1 is the first musician I noticed. He was playing something looking like Spanish "castañuelas" (but not quite) and hitting them with the thingie that looks like a bike saddle, making a sound like horse shoes when a horse is walking. Picture 2 shows a guy dressed like...

  • Hotel Zone

    Cancún Favorites

    The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun – is about 25 km of pristine white beaches shaped like a number "7". There are two possible translations of Cancún, based on the Mayan pronunciation kaan kun. The first translation is "nest of snakes." The second version and less accepted is "place of...

  • Walt Disney World

    Orlando Favorites

    When we go to Disney it is normally with very little cash. We stay on property and use our agic Band to charge purchases back to the room (it's a good way to have a record of where they money is going). We use the Disney dining plan so no money is needed for meals and snacks. There are several ATMS throughout the parks and resorts mostly at guest...

  • Beaches

    Puerto Vallarta Favorites

    As I already mentioned, THE BEACH was my biggest disappointment. The shore was very rocky and the water quite murky and muddy, not at all blue as I had expected. On the last day that we were there (Thursday) the lifeguard actually put up the red flag, as there was a large algae blob in the water, that made it unsafe to swim. Note, in my picture...

  • Pike Place Market

    Seattle Favorites

    Make sure you check out Pike Place Chowder. They have the best chowder and if you download a Yelp app you get 3 chowders for $8. Also there is a pasta, vinegar and oil shop in the market. Try the Cabernet and garlic olive oil. Of course, the fish mongers are a must see, Discounted hotel rates in Downtown Seattle booking...

  • Monuments

    Mexico City Favorites

    The many layers of history accumulated plus the capital-city status have provided a large amount of statues and monuments to be found everywhere in the city. Paseo de la Reforma Avenue offers an historical stroll from the Centro Historico to Chapultepec park as the traffic circles commemorate historical events: The discovery of America in the...

  • Beaches

    San Diego Favorites

    take a dip in southern california's pride! Beaches of San Diego Also Include Coronado Area, La Jolla and even Ocean Beach way up north. San Diego has long but scattered beach front areas with some having jagged cliffs. Examples are Mission Beach, Imperial Beach, Cornonado Beach, La Jolla Cove, Moonlight Beach, Whiteansea Beach and a lot more....

  • Walking around Quebec City

    Quebec Favorites

    Get up EARLY and walk around the city for some peaceful views, especially in summer when there are more tourists. I arrived in Quebec in the late afternoon and found the city overrun by school children. It was annoying to say the least so I went to bed early and rose early. I was out on the town by 7am and enjoyed my time so much! No shops are...

  • Avenida Revolucion

    Tijuana Favorites

    On Revolucion between Calle 3 & 4, there is a Visitor's Information Center kiosk located front and center below this terrace. Bilingual representitives of the Tourist Bureau will answer questions and give useful advise. A selection of maps for such cities as Tijuana, Rosarito Beach and Ensenada are available and there is no charge. The...

  • Philly Facts

    Philadelphia Favorites

    I'm drawn to cultural treasures in every city I visit, and want to share the same when friends visit me! In Philadelphia, that means a trip the Ben Franklin Parkway is required. The Parkway itself (and nearby) is marketed as the "Parkway Museums District," so look for those signs. A great site for info before you arrive:

  • Boating

    Cabo San Lucas Favorites

    take a glass bottom boat ride out to Lover's Beach. A fun ride with a view of the Arch, beautiful fish, and we even chased after some whales in the ocean. Eating and drinking on the beach with our feet in the sand.

  • Suggested Activities Lists

    Honolulu Favorites

    There's a free tourist publication called This Week Oahu that you can pick up from stands all over Waikiki. Check out the activities listings for the week, and also take a look at the coupons in the booklet. I was surprised that I was actually able to use a couple of the coupons: one for a free appetizer at a Waikiki restaurant, and one for a...

  • Sights to See

    Atlanta Favorites

    This home located at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta was the birthplace and home of Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the American civil rights movement. This home is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and tours are given daily to visitors. Well worth it to learn about this great historical figure and the neighborhood he grew up...

  • Town of Sedona

    Sedona Favorites

    The picturesque town of SEDONA lies at the mouth of beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm. Sedona is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral, Bell and even Snoopy, because their massive shapes resemble these distinctive objects. Rising high above Sedona and its hallmark canyon is the Mogollon Rim, a 2,000-foot...

  • Information / Sources

    Houston Favorites

    Before Europeans came to what is now the Houston area (the first explorator of the region being the spaniard Cabeza de la Vaca in 1528), indians called Karankawas roamed the Gulf Coast area. The last Karankawas were killed in 1858. Karankawas were nomadic hunter-gatherers, living mainly on fish. More on Karankawas can be found in the Handbook of...

  • Statues

    Ottawa Favorites

    'Territorial Prerogative' created by Bruce Garner in 1980. The sculpture stands at the entrance to the Sparks Street Mall. On the same street you will find another Bruce Garner's sculpture 'Joy' (1970) - the family group made of welded copper.

  • Architecture / Historic Buildings

    Dallas Favorites

    If you are anywhere near the West End or the JFK sites, you'll notice the old Dallas Courthouse sitting proudly on 100 S. Houston Street. The former courthouse, affectionately called OLD RED is a Romanesque Revival style building, which was erected in 1892 and is comprised of old granite and sandstone. Architects Orlopp & Kusener designed this...

  • Beaches/South Beach/Art Deco District

    Miami Favorites

    South Beach is generally referred as "America's Riviera" because of its long and wide white sandy beaches, its historic art deco buildings, its multicultural atmosphere and restaurants. You don’t feel like you are visiting, there… you really feel like you’re on holiday. South Beach is just over the bridge from downtown Miami, but it is a world...

  • Unique Neighbourhoods

    Richmond Favorites

    The Fan, centred on Monument Avenue, is named for the fanning street pattern in which the neighborhood was built upon. The neighbourhood has several small parks and playgrounds that have been placed in odd shaped triangle lots created by the street grid. One of the neighbourhood's most famed attractions is Monument Avenue which showcases past and...

  • Downtown Halifax

    Halifax Favorites

    VYTAIEMO is an Ukrainian greeting after which a statue is named placed in the Coastal Park opposite the Westin Hotel. It is dedicated to the centenary celebration of the Ukrainian immigrants that came to Canada in 1891-1892. The statue displays the 1891 and 1991 Canadian flags as a display of past, present and future.

  • General Falls Tips

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    We just returned from Niagara Falls Canada, had a wonderful time and learned a few things. It isn’t necessary to exchange your USA dollars for Canadian dollars as we didn’t find a single business that wouldn’t take USA dollars for par (1$ to 1$), but be warned you only receive your change in Canadian currency. This is not a problem except on the...

  • Parks/Nature/Gardens

    Victoria Favorites

    It gets busy in Beacon Hill Park so be prepared for long delays while the ducks cross the road. In the early evening the ducks seemed to take over the entire park as most of the daytime visitors left.

  • The Intercoastal

    Fort Lauderdale Favorites

    For a sailboat, the ICW in Fort Lauderdale is a nightmare of low bridges with insane schedules and killer currents sweeping you inexorably into the bridge which will not open for another 10 minutes to an hour, and crazed power boaters skittering around making irresponsible wakes. You can see everything from a topless young girl making love with her...

  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    Tucson Favorites

    Driving along Arizona highways I occasionally saw these birds running across the desert. It's impossible to photograph them in open wild because they are so hyper so fast. In Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum I got the opportunity to see them in captivity. Even in the cage they are still hyper and hardly stay still.

  • Old City

    Saint Augustine Favorites

    It really is impossible to see all St. Aug has to offer in a day or two. If that is all the time you are able to visit then plan a return visit... the city will definately call you back! The months of November thru January are especially beautiful because the city is decorated with lights. My best memory of St. Aug is living here and knowing all...

  • Beach

    Tampa Favorites

    From downtown Tampa, the big beach towns of Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Bellaire Beach, Reddington Shores, Fort Desoto Park, and others. Fort DeSoto Park beach was named America's best beach in Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman's annual rankings. Another nearby favorite is Caladesi Island State Park, in the Gulf just off...

  • Inner Harbor / Downtown

    Baltimore Favorites

    Baltimore has lots of monuments. They built the first monument in the US to George Washington back in 1829 (photo 5) The first photo is of a statue of John Mifflin Hood, early president of the Western Maryland Railway. Mr. Hood played an important role in shaping the Western Maryland Railroad (it became a "Railway" after 1911) into a strategic...

  • Giant Sequoia

    Yosemite National Park Favorites

    This tree was in the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park. Most people think this tree is in Sequoia National Park. So the people there in Sequoia get lots of questions about it. So in their FAQ, they say The tunnel through Yosemite's famous Wawona Tree was cut in 1881 as a tourist attraction. It was the second standing sequoia to be...

  • Graceland.

    Memphis Favorites

    Cheesey? Of course, but you have to go to Graceland if you're going to be in Memphis. Follow the visit with a stop at Beale Street for lunch or dinner. I'm sure you've heard this before, but Graceland is TINY! They give you headphones that explain the rooms and you walk through at your own pace. I was dropped off by a shuttle at noon who was...

  • Flora / Fauna

    Death Valley National Park Favorites

    This a Cuscuta, a parasit plant that sucks another plant. It has no leaves, no roots, no chlorophylle, only long stems with sucking devices at the end. It hugs the plant it has chosen, introduce its sucking devices in its stems and sucks the sap of its host. BTW, Cuscuta grow everywhere in the world and you might find one close to home.

  • Near Albuquerque

    Albuquerque Favorites

    Arranged by: - In Albuquerque itself - Half days out of Albuquerque - Day trips out of Albuquerque - Overnight trips - Long trips Note! Original image was high resolution and very readable. I believe that it is still readable in the new VT picture format.

  • Flowers, Trees and Wetland Plants

    Jacksonville Favorites

    If you're visiting in late April and May it could be the jasmine vines with their tiny fragrant flowers in full bloom. Then again, it could also be the ligustrum hedges that also bloom at this time, or perhaps the magnolia blossoms that emerge a couple weeks later. At any rate, by late spring the scents of the season are everywhere.

  • Siteseeing

    Mazatlán Favorites

    checking around no one certain hostel is open. Go to for a 'high' end hotel on Stone Island. There are a few hotels on Stone Island.. the place , Mazatlan, is empty. Everything is a deal. If you come here, stay at the LaSiesta in old town for a night. Inside room $30 us, speak with Cynthia011526699812640. From there you can ferry to...

  • Country Club Plaza

    Kansas City Favorites

    KC has many positives but the Plaza is unique to Kansas City. The Plaza is a vast mix of restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques, fine retailers, architecture...all in an open setting. Minutes away from Westport, Union Station, and Downtown Kansas City, the Plaza is a great place to start or end your evening, or spend an entire weekend enjoying the...

  • General city Information

    Edmonton Favorites

    If you are visiting from the U.S. you will find the large pubs are quite different than most American bars. They generally only offer highballs, beer and usually a house wine. You won't find any fancy mixed drinks unless you go to a lounge. Pubs are fun though and many have live music and dancing. I always liked that Edmonton is a blue-collar city...


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