Seattle has a wealth of history hidden beneath its streets. The Subterranean Seattle Walking Tour is a great opportunity for history buffs and curious travelers to discover the city’s first established neighborhood, Pioneer Square, from a unique perspective.
The underground pathways beneath Pioneer Square were developed in the 1890s and existed from when the space above was an Indian dwelling through the Gold Rush and into today’s modern, bustling city. The tour itself is not strenuous, but does travel across uneven terrain and six flights of stairs. It’s important to dress appropriately for the occasion in warm clothing and shoes designed for long walks.
The guide will teach you about the neighborhood’s history during the Klondike Gold Rush and over a century’s worth of settlements and growth. While the majority of the tour takes place underground, portions of it do see the light of day. Travelers with an interest in history will appreciate the enthusiastic and informed guides. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind tour that provides incredible knowledge of one of America’s most historic cities.
At a price of only $19 per person, it’s quite a deal and will make for a wonderful story to tell your friends. Check out the website for more information on the tour and other offerings by Beneath the Streets Walking Tours.
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.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
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.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.