We’re always on the lookout for great new blogs – especially when they come with a personal recommendation for cultural pursuits. One of our favourite recent discoveries are the Travels of Adam’s City Guides and coolest cultural things to do around the world.
In 2010, Adam quit his job as a graphic designer in Boston and went on a trip around the world. Since 2011 he’s been living in Berlin—Europe’s most hipster city, and somewhere he describes as “probably the best place in the world”.
Something that’s sure to be of interest to theatregoers, is Adam’s excellent guide to NYC on a budget. As Adam says:
“Whether it’s in Williamsburg—the birthplace of hipster culture or good old Manhattan art, there’s just so much cool alternative free things to do and see. While its’ incredible size, population and diversity make it—quite frankly—an overwhelming place to visit, there are a handful of ways to make a visit to NYC much easier—and cheaper!”
Adam’s top tips include how to get cheap or free admission to museums (unlike London, most charge entry), how to eat on the cheap, where to walk, which parks to visit for great farmer’s markets (and maybe even see Madonna for free!) plus, most crucially, how to find somewhere affordable to stay.
Hopping across the Atlantic, Adam’s also written a terrific guide for visitors to his favourite city of Berlin that’s equally useful whether it’s your first visit or you’ve already fallen in love with one of Europe’s most bohemian and creative cities.
Packed full of tips on where to get great beer, enjoy “Street Food Thursday” or do fun Touristy stuff, I wish I’d had this to hand the first time I arrived in this amazing city – once home to Christopher Isherwood whose work inspired the musical Cabaret.
So if the thought of getting away from it all has ignited your wanderlust, check out some of the quirky, unique and downright hip hotels Adam’s found to stay around the globe. Remember, you’ve got the world at your feet and these boots are made for walking!
You can follow Adam here via the Travels of Adam blog.
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