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Outside Chicago – Baha’i House of Worship

I never heard this religion before. Not until a friend in Chicago brought me there one Sunday. Baha’i House of Worship is in Wilmette, Illinois, just outside Chicago. An hour drive, maybe. Save up to 52% Chicago’s 5 BEST ATTRACTIONS!  What struck me was the detailed architectural work of its

The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright

Directions to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway used to live in the same neighborhood. They’re the great sons of Oak Park. In fact, they’re 7 minutes walk away from each other’s house. So, if you are done visiting Hemingway’s House, walk on your left and turn

Chicago – View from Willis Tower

Imagine 283 Barack Obamas standing on top of the other—that’s how tall Willis Tower is! It’s 442 meters high and currently the tallest building in the United States. It takes 60 seconds to the 103rd floor on an elevator that sways while it goes up. On a clear day, this

Niagara Upside Down House

Guaranteed to make you feel a bit dizzy once inside, Niagara Falls‘ newest attraction is the Upside Down House sitting at the heart of  Clifton Hill. Just by looking at it, one would be curious of what’s like inside and how things are organized in such a weird facade. We

Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico

Chichen Itza was once the center of the Mayan universe. It’s an ancient city once occupied by brilliant Mayans who invented the calendar and were keen observers of the stars. They were amazing astronomers that they could predict solar and lunar eclipses by just looking / observing the movements of

Cambodia: Grand Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city—and it is a city of contrasts. While the Cambodians are proud of their glorious past as reflected on their magnificent Grand Royal Palace, what you see on the street is the extreme opposite of the lavish atmosphere inside the compound of the impressive palace

The Great Wall of China

Sunrise at the Great Wall of China is one view that would forever be etched in my memory. The serenity from where I stood to take this pic is reflected in the rugged terrains of the landscape where the ancient wall is snaking through its way up, as if reaching

Montreal: Notre Dame Basilica at Night

Notre Dame Basilica at night in Montreal is an outstanding piece of Gothic architecture. To see whats inside the church where Celine Dion got married in a lavish ceremony and with impeccable line up of entourage here. If you think the facade is beautiful at night, you should see it during

Quebec City – Chateau Frontenac

Intimidatingly sturdy right in the heart of Old Quebec, Chateau Frontenac towers above all other buildings. Its nestled right on a hill overlooking the St. Lawrence River that extends to Montreal. Its Quebec City’s most prominent landmark and, perhaps, a favorite resting/nesting place for those who can afford luxury. The

The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia

Just a stone throw away from Philadelphia’s City Hall is the Masonic Temple–in its gray boring structure–that’s how it looks outside. At least to me. The reason why I went inside was that Ive never been to one. Ive heard of freemasons and in fact, I have friends who are

The City Hall of Philadelphia

“Returning home, riding down Market Street in an open summer car, something detaind us between Fifteenth and Broad, and I got out to view better the new three-fifths built marble edifice, the City Hall, of magnificent proportions–a majestic and lovely show there in the moonlight–all flooded over, facades, myriad silver-white

Washington DC: Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a good place to begin your tour at the National Mall. . Due to its enormous size, the National Mall is best explored by bike than walking from one spot to another. It’s overwhelming to see all of them in one day–unless, of course, you are staying

Washington DC – The White House

The White House is huge when you see it on TV but in real life, it’s kinda small actually. But, yeah, it’s white! 😂 There’s a free White House tour but you’ve got to book it three months before your scheduled visit with the help of your embassy in Washington

Parliament Hill Centre Block

Parliament Hill Centre Block Ottawa, Canada The Parliament Hill in Ottawa is home to Canada’s Senate where legislations are scrutinized, debated and approved. The exterior and interior designs are architectural marvels of Gothic perfection: countless arches, buttresses, and pointed spires are ubiquitous all over the building. Unlike other government buildings around the world,

New York City Apartments

If you have seen the [easyazon_link asin=”B000E1YVZU” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]musical movie, RENT,[/easyazon_link], you already know what most New York apartments look like. The unmistakable fire escapes outside the windows are very New York. For New York Hostels, click HERE.  For New York cheap flights, click

High Line Park

The High Line Park is a brilliant idea. And believe it or not, it is my favorite part of the city to watch people and the world go by. Not to mention that this is the best place, too, to watch sunset. “New York was planning to tear down the
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