Devils Bridge: How to hike one of Sedona’s Most Popular Trails

The iconic photo taken at Devils Bridge in Sedona, Arizona

Devils Bridge is one of Sedona’s most popular sights and hikes. You have probably seen photographs of people standing precariously on top of Devils Bridge, a large natural sandstone arch with sweeping panoramic views of red rocks and green forests in the distance. It’s no surprise that most visitors to Devils Bridge consider it to be one of the must see sights in Sedona. While this popular 3.6 mile trail is heavily trafficked year round, it shouldn’t be missed especially …

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One Day In Kraków: 17 Things To Do With 24 Hours In Kraków

One day in Kraków

If you only have one day in Kraków, one of the best ways to enjoy the city is by taking a tour of Kraków’s Old Town and Royal Road. When Kraków was the royal capital of Poland from the 14th to 16th centuries, this historic street was used for many important events including coronation processions, royal funerals, weddings, and for foreign envoys. The route runs from the old Medieval walls near St. Florian’s Gate in the north, through the Old …

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17 things to do in Kazimierz, Kraków’s Historic Jewish district

Just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Old Town will bring you to Kazimierz, once the thriving historic Jewish district of Kraków. For centuries, Jewish and Polish cultures coexisted peacefully as many Jews relocated to the area and opened businesses, restaurants, and synagogues. During World War II, much of Kazimierz was destroyed by the Nazis as Jews were sent to concentration camps, never to return. After the war, Kazimierz fell into disrepair. At the end of the …

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Milkbar Tomasza: Modern Polish Milk Bar in Kraków, Poland

If you are hungry, go for the Irish Breakfast

Located in the heart of Kraków’s Old Town is Milkbar Tomasza, a modern interpretation of a Soviet-style milk bar or self-serve cafeteria serving traditional Polish dishes at affordable prices. A milk bar or bar mleczny is a Polish form of a cafeteria ubiquitous across all of Poland. After World War I, these self-service milk bars started to pop up all across the country. The main purpose of these milk bars was to serve cheap meals to poor citizens, especially after …

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Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

The iconic Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

For over 25 years, the Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) has been serving the best kielbasa in Kraków, Poland. This street food institution of Kraków, operated by two gentlemen dressed in white coats, has been serving wood-fired Polish sausages (kielbasa) out of their iconic PRL-era blue Nysa van parked in front of Unitarg Market Hall (Unitarg Hala Targowa). In recent years, food trucks have become popular in Kraków. These food trucks, which serve a wide variety of delicious …

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48 hours in Wrocław: What to do with 2 days in Wrocław, Poland

How to spend 48 hours in Wrocław, Poland

Wrocław is one of Poland’s great cities. While Warsaw and Kraków are better known with tourists, Wrocław, the historical capital and largest city of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, is well worth a stop whether you have a couple hours or a couple days. The history of Wrocław dates back over 1,000 years when a tribe settled on Ostrów Tumski, an island located on the Oder river. Over many turbulent centuries, Wrocław has been built up, invaded, destroyed, and ruled over …

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What to eat at Chulia Street Night Market in Penang, Malaysia

Busy evening at Chulia Street Night Market

Chulia Street Night Market, located in the heart of Penang, George Town, Malaysia, is a night market popular with locals, tourists, and foodies. While the market is not as large as other night markets in Malaysia, such as the Jalan Alor Night Market, you will still find all your favorite Malyasian dishes here including char kway teow, curry mee, wantan mee, satay, laksa, hokkien mee, and more. The center of Chulia Street Night Market is located at the intersection of …

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Tek Sen Restaurant: Best Chinese food in Penang, Malaysia

An order of the Stir-Fried Kang Kung with Sambal Sauce and Prawns

Since opening in 1965, Tek Sen Restaurant has evolved into one of the best Chinese restaurants in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. For over 50 years, the restaurant has been serving a wide variety of authentic Chinese dishes including Cantonese, Teochew, Hakka, and Peranakan. When Tek Sen Restaurant first opened back in 1965, it operated out of a small stall known as Teik Seng Rice Stall. Even though they have moved their business into a renovated heritage building located in the …

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How to get from BWI Airport to downtown Baltimore by Light RailLink train

Arriving at Raillink train station in downtown Baltimore

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to reach downtown Baltimore from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is by Light RailLink train. The Baltimore Light RailLink or Light Rail, formerly known as the Baltimore Light Rail, provides service between BWI Airport and destinations in Baltimore, Timonium, and Hunt Valley. The fare is only $1.80 (increasing to $1.90 beginning June 23, 2019). The journey frmo BWI Airport to downtown takes about 30 minutes with trains running every 20 to 30 minutes. Orientation …

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Narita or Haneda? Which of Tokyo’s airports should you fly into

Views of planes on the tarmac from the restaurant

First time Japan visitors often ask me, “Which airport in Tokyo should I fly into, Narita or Haneda?” This is a tough question as there is no easy answer. Which airport you fly into depends on my factors including price, connections, where your hotel is located, or where you are heading after you land. Both airports are world class. They offer great services and some of the best on-time performances of any airport in the world. Narita International Airport is …

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