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West Coast Sandwiches in San Francisco Never Looked So Good

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San Francisco is a city of culture, lively neighborhoods, shopping malls, and beautiful year round weather. There is an estimated population of nearly 1 million people, making San Francisco the 12th most populated city in the country. The San Francisco Bay area actually has over 7 million residents. That’s more than the state of New Mexico has in the entire state! This city is more than people though, because there are tons of delicious eateries – one being Ike’s Place, a creative sandwich shop.

Ike’s Place was opened in 2007, so it is still a fairly new establishment. The owner wanted to create a fabulous sandwich shop made with fine ingredients and a friendly atmosphere. The shop opened on Halloween that year, and has been packed every day since opening. Word of mouth quickly spread, and the shop now has several awards and well over 1,000 reviews on the online review center, YELP!


Your Little Lima Travel Guide

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There is nowhere quite like South America. A combination of ancient and modern, no matter where you go you will always have plenty to do and see, and may end up experiencing more then you ever thought possible. But even with so many great travel locations, there is one that sticks out, and that will always have you coming back for more: Lima.

Lima skyline at night

Lima skyline at night

The largest (and capital) city of Peru has long since been a place of wonder and entertainment, with plenty of culture and history rich areas, as well as modern playgrounds that give the best of both worlds. It is also a place of mixed heritage, showing the origins of the indigenous people, as well as the influences of the Spanish conquistadors who settled the area in the 1500′s, adding some extra flavor to the region.


The Off The Beaten Track Travel Dilemma

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This article was brought to us by Augustin Marck, who founded the ExploGuide off the beaten track travel database.

Imagine yourself discovering hidden places, exploring unknown spots while the mass of tourists are simply stuck on the beach… Today, while tourism is becoming more democratic and while we are getting bored in our modern sanitized societies, we want to experience the “authentic”, to feel adventure: travelling is cheaper and guides offer more and more off the beaten track destinations. So, tired of daily routine? Take a flight and go for adventure! More and more travelers look for this type of travel. It is a general trend. And actually, that’s pretty cool! Because instead of doing nothing and remaining locked in the hotel, it is more rewarding to go behind the hill and discover this small lost temple, this magnificent beach or this nice village!


Khaju Bridge, The Wonder Of Ispahan

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Khaju Bridge in Ispahan is simply spectacular, simply breathtaking. The Khaju Bridge is build in a sophisticated Islamic architecture, but really has something charming of his own.
Khaju Bridge has been build in Ispahan not only by simple coincidence. In the XVIIth and XVIIIth century Ispahan, situated on the Silky Way, was probably the biggest city on Earth. During this fantastic period of flourishment Ispahan was the center of a big empire, ruled by the Safavids dynasty. One of the most important representants of this dynasty, and namely Shah Abbas II, build in 1650 The Khaju Bridge, on the Zayandeh River.

The breathtaking Khaju Bridge from Ispahan, on the Zayandeh River

The breathtaking Khaju Bridge from Ispahan, on the Zayandeh River


Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame

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For baseball fans all around the world, the Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, is the perfect vacation destination. At the Hall you can learn all about the greatest baseball players of all time, and see priceless and rare items that are not available anywhere else. The Hall is more than just a display of the greatest players of the sport – it’s also the largest baseball museum in the world.

Baseball Hall of FameFounded in June, 1939 by Lee Ferrick Andrews, the Hall of Fame has been honoring excellent players and managers for more than 70 years. The hall of fame has become so well-known that the term “Cooperstown”, which is actually a town in the state of New York, has become a metonym for the Hall. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, and because of this, tourism in Cooperstown is booming.


Hiring a Private Tour Guide: The Wise Traveler’s Code

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If you’ve been used to traveling alone, being escorted by a guide would sound very unappealing to you. When you see packs of tourists follow a canned itinerary, it’s easy to understand why. However, you’re also missing out on the “insider’s point of view” when you go to a strange place and try to explore it on your own. There’s a solution to this. Just hire a private guide.

Finding them

Most travel brochures also provide a list of private guides who can be trusted. You can contact them through email and get to know them better. Private guides are a mixed bag—you can sign up for a tour led by a university graduate, if you’re interested in the more academic take on your destination; or a former cab driver who knows his way around town and who has had tons of casual conversations with his passengers.


Photo of the day:a hocus pocus building in Berlin

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Is this building real or is a fake?

But watch it carefully, please, and don’t give a quick answer. On the plate writes: “Opening today”


Top 7 Gadgets you must have when traveling with your pets

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During the Global Pet Expo which was held in Orlando, Florida, ingenious entrepreneurs launched a line of products that can actually make traveling more enjoyable for you and your pets. Whether you’re driving the furkids to your hometown or taking the plane for a much-needed summer vacation off a distant pet-friendly island, these pet goodies will surely make the trip easier.

Below is a list of pet travel gadgets you would want to get your hands on.

SnoOzzy Orthoair

If you’re worried about your pet’s joints, the perfect solution is the SnOzzy Orthoair. This therapeutic airbed is inflatable, and you can use it for both outdoor and indoor activities. Some pet owners even use this bed as a lilo for the pool for their small dogs. You don’t have to worry about water accidents. Aside from the fact that dogs can swim, this bed is also made from marine-grade PVC. It’s scratch-resistant.