Choosing the right tour guide can be hard. You never know who is looking to help you explore the city versus who is just looking to make a quick buck. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Look for reviews. Previous tourists will be able to help you find the best guides. Seek out reviews that laud the guide as knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Personality and experience can go a long way in making a tour more fun.
Find a licensed guide. Local governments have a vested interest in making sure tourists enjoy their city. Many of them are licensed professional tour guides who have a wealth of knowledge in the area and can get the best insights. Find a tour guide who is locally licensed so you know they know what they’re doing.
Pick their brains. A reliable tour guide will be happy to answer questions before you arrive. Make sure they know the area well by throwing a few at them that might be tricky to answer. If they seem knowledgeable and happy to talk about their city, you can bet they’ll be a great asset during the tour.
Opt for something quirky. Sometimes the best tours boast the oddest themes. While it’s fine to walk around all of the popular spots in town, guides offering unique experiences tend to have a better idea of what makes the city great. Night walking tours, historical ghost tours and beer tours are all great alternatives to the norms.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Snooker is a cue sport similar to pool first developed in the latter half of the 19th century by British Army soldiers. Players use a cue and white ball to pocket a set of red and green balls into separate corners in a specific order. Its popularity has grown immensely, leading to an annual World Snooker Championship each year.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …
Each year, April 8 is Zoo Lovers Day! Zoos have existed for more than 1,000 years in one form or another. They’re often the only way for people to experience our world’s incredible wildlife firsthand. So, where and how should you celebrate it?