When it comes to famous American authors, you are unlikely to find one more famous or notorious than Edgar Allen Poe. Nearly 80 short stories and countless poems can be traced back to the author, many steeped in themes of Gothic horror.
Poe lived much of his life in Baltimore, Maryland. The result is a city rich in tourism opportunities to learn about the author’s life.
The first stop for any diehard Poe-ite needs to be the Edgar Allen Poe House. Located at 203 North Amity St., the house was originally built in the 1830s for Poe’s aunt. The house features self-guided tours and includes exhibits about Poe’s foster parents, his life and death in Baltimore and short stories and poems he wrote while in Baltimore. When you’re all finished with the museum, there is a gift shop for you to stock up on Poe-related goodies.
Poe was actually born in Boston, but according to the Poe in Baltimore authority, he claimed Baltimore as his hometown. Much of his life was spent working in Richmond, but Poe returned to Baltimore shortly before he died at 40.
Other Baltimore Poe locations include the Mount Claire B&O Railroad Station, which Poe used on several occasions and several other now-demolished sites. Use this page to help plan your stay in Baltimore to best soak up the Poe history.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.