The practice of going out looking at things and places.

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Exploring Steam Paddler wrecks in the Missisippi river?

I was reading a book when I was a kid about steam paddlers on the Mississippi, and a race between two boats from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. The story happened sometime between 1850 and 1900 as far as ...
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Purchasing tickets to Statue of Liberty

Quoting: The National Park Service recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. statuecruises.com, "the official ferry service provider" (per the above URL), says that they ...
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Must see places while going through Germany (middle section)

I have asked the very same question about Belgium. I really liked the answers I got from Must see places while going through Belgium Edit: I will be traveling by car from Baltics to Netherlands or ...
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How to dress suitably for Jungfrau mountain sightseeing trip?

I have planned to travel sightseeing at Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland. Since I have checked with many weather forecast website on my trip date, they said the weather probably be cloudy, partly ...
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London Tour Buses

I'm heading to London next month for some sight-seeing, and plan to take a traditional tour bus journey. Do I need to book these in advance, or are they quite commonly available? I know with the ...
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How can I go to the top of Aiguille du Midi in France?

I want to visit the new Step into the Void glass cube on the top of Aiguille du Midi. Are there any transport such as cable car? How much would it cost?
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Prehistoric sites in England / British Isles

I happen to live in London now and I am interested in visiting some of the prehistoric sites of the British Isles like the Stonehenge, the Uffington White Horse or the Maiden Castle. What am I ...
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Tour or circuit to see different Melbourne neighborhoods?

We plan to spend a week in Melbourne near the end of May. Besides the usual recommended places for typical tourism, we are interested in visiting different neighborhoods in order to understand their ...
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How can I get great views of the Bugaboos (Canada) in April?

After a long stay, I am going to be traveling back to the United States from British Columbia, CA in a few weeks. I would love to climb in the famous Bugaboos, but obviously that isn't practical in ...
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4 days in Paris

I am leaving on friday for a city trip to Paris, arriving at noon. I am already leaving Paris again at monday evening at 5 o'clock. I really want to see the Louvre, Versailles and the Eiffel Tower ...
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Waiting time in queues for Empire State Building

How long do you have to queue for going up the Empire State Building in general? As I've seen, they offer a special ticket where you are allowed to skip the elevator queue, but you have to queue for ...
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Where in Europe can I find monuments and museums about Napoléon Bonaparte?

I'm interested in history and I want to visit some Napoléon historic places. The most known are the Arc de Triomphe and The battlefield of Waterloo, where he was defeated. But are there some other ...
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What is a good way to get list of sights for a road trip (e.g. for a roadtrip from Chicago to Niagara falls?)

I would like to get a list of sights along the route from Chicago to Niagara falls via Cleveland. How can one proceed when trying to obtain a list of sights in unknown area for further selection?
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Trip in the south of Germany [closed]

I am planning an approximately 6-day trip in Germany with some friends(20-30 years old). From what I have read, there are plenty to see, so we will focus only on the southern part, namely the Bayern(...
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Sightseeing in the Dakotas without a car

I'm currently a resident of Phoenix, AZ ; I don't have a car and don't plan on buying one either in the near future. I've always wanted to go sightseeing in the Dakotas. Is it possible to go on ...
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Is a 7 hour layover in Paris long enough to leave the airport and sightsee?

I have a flight from St. Petersburg, Russia to Atlanta, GA with a 7 hour layover in Paris. I am travelling with two children. All of us are US citizens. We would like to get out of the airport and do ...
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Do I need to book in advance to see attractions in Italy in October?

I'm planning to go to Italy in around October. I've been told that since Italy is so touristy, it's a good idea to book entry to famous attractions beforehand. Otherwise I may have to wait hours or ...
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Lighthouse open to public in or near Sydney?

There's a whole lot of lighthouses in and around Sydney Harbour, but are any of them open to the public, meaning that you can go inside and (ideally) watch the light in operation? Guided tours would ...
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Things to do in the Peak District

I will be going to the Peak District (England) in mid-July - what are the Must Do things, preferably the cheap ones! Some walking would be good but we have a 2 year old son so nothing too strenuous. ...
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What are the most interesting historical sites to visit in Salt Lake City, Utah?

My wife and I are visiting Salt Lake City in the near future and want to see the most interesting historical sites the city has to offer. Our budget is low, so things that are free/cheap would be ...
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Sights in London applicable to British Empire in Southeast Asia

Are there any historical sights in London concerning the British Empire's interests in Southeast Asia? Examples: Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles Locations in London significant to the British ...
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Long (14-hour) layover in Beijing on a Sunday, will I be able to do some shopping/tourism?

I just booked a ticket with a stop in Beijing. On my way back I will arrive in Beijing at 11:30 (Sunday), but my flight to UK is scheduled at 1:30 (Monday), more or less 14 hours. So I was thinking ...
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Photogenic Places Between Williamsburg, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia along I64

I'm planning on making this trip in a few weeks and I'm looking for nice places to stop that is slightly off of I64 to snap a few pictures. Using OnTheWay, I'm planning on stopping at Lake Monticello; ...
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Are there any submarine group trips originating from The UK?

I would like to try travelling on a submarine, is there such trips for a reasonable price? Google results showed only this ridiculously expensive offer Sailing the seas in a luxury submarine By ...
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Attractions & stopping points for young kids when driving between Dubbo and Canberra

In a few weeks I'll be driving from Dubbo, NSW to Canberra, ACT with the family, most likely via the straightest route down the A32 (Barrier Highway) and B81 (Lachlan Valley Way). It's a 400-km, five-...
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Where in London should you bring a fan of the band Madness?

I'm going to London with a huge fan of the band Madness. Is there anywhere special I could go with him as a nice surprise? I know that the members of the band grew up there. I guess their videos ...
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What are the various types of tickets for Empire State Building?

I will be in New York City this summer and of course I want to go on top of the Empire State Building. But as I discovered, there are several ticket categories (VIP, VIP Express, Standard) with each ...
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Can I reach Liberty Island earlier than reserved time?

I have booked my tickets for Statue of Liberty with Pedestal access scheduled at 1:00 PM on 04-Oct-15. Just want to know few things about the same:- Can I reach Liberty Island before 1:00 PM i.e. ...
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Are there examples of Googie architecture outside the U.S.?

Falling in perhaps both the genres of "futurist" and "kitsch", Googie architecture is a classification for buildings which take on certain exaggerated, stylized characteristics, such as: ...
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Is possible to visit all Iceland sights in April/May?

I have a couple of holiday weeks between the end of April and the first week of May and I'm wondering if Iceland is a good destination for that period. I've read that 2-3 weeks is enough to visit all ...
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Are there signs for Route des Grandes Alpes in Menton, Sospel or anywhere near the end of the route?

I want to take a souvenir photo of a Route des Grandes Alpes road sign. I'll be travelling the route north from Menton. Where is the nearest sign to Menton showing "Route des Grandes Alpes"?
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Does the Havnebus 991/992 ferry in Copenhagen give a similar experience to the more expensive Canal Tours

Most of the guidebooks and recommendations for Copenhagen seem to suggest taking a canal boat trip, using one of the commercial canal tour companies. However, these tours look a little pricey, and ...
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Park City, Utah for vacation

My company is going on a trip to Park City, Utah in the beginning of July, Fourth of July and afterwards. What are the tourist type things like museums or photography ops to check out within a 30 to ...
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Europe vacation - best places to see based on certain preferences? [closed]

I am planning for a Mainland European vacation from starting from London (excluding UK) in October. I have one full week + two weekends from start to finish. My main types of places of interests are ...
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Must see places while going through Belgium?

I'm going to travel by car from Netherlands to Luxemburg. Whole round-trip starts from the Baltics - Germany - Netherlands - Belgum - Luxemburg - towards Baltics. I'm not in a hurry and I would like ...
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Is there a monument I can visit in Ecuador that marks the center of the earth?

Today I've read that the center of the earth is in Ecuador. Is this true? Obviously the equator goes through Ecuador, but how can the surface of a sphere have a center? Besides this mathematical ...
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Interesting places to see around (not in) Valencia? [closed]

What are some interesting places to see that are accessible from Valencia for a reasonable price? I'm not looking for things in Valencia proper (suggestions are still very welcome, but it's a lot ...
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10-hour layover in Paris: Can I (Indian citizen with US visa), visit Eiffel Tower?

I am traveling from India to US via Paris where I have layover of 9 hours. My US visa is H-1B. What visa requirement do I have in order to visit Eiffel tower. Currently I am in US.
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What museums and art galleries in Los Angeles are open after 5pm?

I will be arriving at LAX in the afternoon, and will have eight hours until my next flight. I have noticed that most museums and art galleries shut at 5pm. Are there any prominent ones that are ...
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Uncrowded budget ski resort in the Alps with children which is also good to spend time for non-skiers

We are looking for a skiing resort in Alps to visit in first half of March 2014. Which of them is at the same time uncrowded for mid- and advanced-level skiers, while has enough facilities for non-...
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Where is the ferris wheel in Sinuiju, North Korea?

The North Korean city of Sinuiju has a mildly famous ferris wheel (visible from Dandong): What is its exact latitude/longitude? I could not find it despite Google Maps being rather detailed in ...
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What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized? [closed]

I will be in Paris, France for about three weeks, and after rushing to the largest marketplaces and cultural centers, I will be looking for something more "low-key" and largely untouched by tourism. ...
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How should I spend my time in Calgary in August? [closed]

Three questions could explain better my situation: How far Banff is from Calgary and if it's worth the detour, how to get there, are there any activities to do, and how much is it? I will be staying ...
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Recommendations for exploring Brussels and nearby cities [closed]

What points of interest in Brussels and what nearby cities would be recommended when the intend is to solely rely on bus and public transportation rather than rental car. Baggage is not an issue. ...
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Can I See Three Chicago Museums in One Day?

I will be in Chicago for a week for Microsoft Ignite. I will stay near Roosevelt & Mich. I have never been to the U.S., let alone Chicago, before. May 2nd is my only spare day, and I intend to go ...
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A Sunday in Galway, Ireland. Are many tourist type things closed?

Basically I am going to be in Galway by myself for 4 days in a couple weeks and one day will be a Sunday. I am curious what I should expect to be closed? I picture some things will be probably be ...
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Trip to Grand Canyon / Havasu Falls

I am currently trying to plan a trip to the Grand Canyon (never been!), and while there I would like to make the hike to Havasu falls. Unfortunately, it is really hard - for me, at least - to find ...
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Where can I find a heat map of travel spots?

For example, if I were to plan a trip between Munich and Berlin by car, it'd be great to have a quick glance at a map that would give me a quick idea on where the interesting spots are. That way there'...
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Which sights are open late in Paris?

I am on a conference in Paris and I have free time after 7 pm. What can I see at this time? Last time I went up the Eiffel tower, this was great at night and still open. What else can I do? Which ...
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Are all attractions in Brussels/Bruges closed on May 1st holiday?

I'm going to Belgium on April/May, and wanna know if most attractions opens on May 1st Holiday. I'm planning to be in Bruges or Brussels on this day.