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Museum Hopping in Paris, the Art Capital of France

Museum Hopping in Paris, the Art Capital of France

Paris, the city of love, but did you also know it's hailed as the capital city of art in France? This city alone is home to about 200 or so museums. With that being said any art lover would never be able to resist Paris' charm. But with that many museums and not enough time to spend in this lovely city, we give you three absolutely unmissable museums. So what are you waiting for? Get that itinerary ready and don't forget to download the Paris Museums Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.     The Louvre

Probably the most iconic museum in Paris and for good reason. It's the world's largest museum and considered a city within the city. Not only is it filled to the brim with artistic glories the museum itself is a masterpiece in its own right. It houses over 35,000 works of art and artifacts from the Egyptians, Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans. The main draw of the museum is its painting and sculpture collection. It is in fact, home to the famous Mona Lisa.

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2.      Musée d’Orsay

Imagine a museum set in an old train station dating back the 1900's. Well, imagine no more because Musée d’Orsay’s is exactly just that. This quaint museum houses an enormous collection of works by Delacroix, Monet, Courbet, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and many others. In 2011, the museum reopened its most important rooms that are dedicated to the artworks of Courbet and Van Gogh. If you ever need a break from walking around stop by its submarine themed cafe tucked behind a clock designed by the Campana brothers.

3.     Musée du Quai Branly

If you've already gotten your fill of European art then head over to the Musée du Quai Branly. This museum is uniquely surrounded by lush greenery and nestled on the banks of the Seine. It's dedicated to the ethnic art of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas. Artifacts on display include a tenth-century anthropomorphic Dogon statue from Mali, Vietnamese costumes, Gabonese masks, Aztec statues, Peruvian feather tunics, and rare frescoes from Ethiopia.

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Exploring the Great Outdoors at Glacier National Park

Exploring the Great Outdoors at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is the epitome of the great outdoors. A 1,583-square mile wilderness area in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It has more than 700 miles of hiking trails where you will see a diverse wildlife ranging from mountain goats to grizzly bears. The park also offers a variety of activities like hiking, cycling, and camping. Explore the great outdoors with the Glacier National Park Travel Guide and Offline Map.

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1.     Going-to-the-Sun Road

As one of the park's highlights driving through Going-to-the-Sun Road should definitely not be missed. The spectacular 50-mile road was completed in 1932 and spans with the width of the entire Glacier National Park and crossing the Continental Divide at 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass. It passes through almost every type of terrain in the park where there are scenic viewpoints and pullouts so motorists can stop for extended views and photo opportunities.

2.      Goat Haunt

One of the more tranquil locations in the park, Goat Haunt provides you with an escape from the stresses of life. Cut trees may mark the International Boundary between the United States and Canada, but it is a place where the plants and animals here do not; they cross freely, as this is one large ecosystem and peaceful political boundaries do not affect the native flora and fauna.

3.     Lake McDonald Valley

On the west end of Glacier National Park is Lake McDonald Valley. The valley presents a wide variety of activities for you to experience. Once occupied by massive glaciers that carved this area thousands of years ago, the valley is now filled with spectacular sights, hiking trails, diverse species of plants and animals, historic chalets, and the grand Lake McDonald Lodge. Ten miles long and nearly 500 feet deep, Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park.

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3 Top Notch Reasons to Visit Sydney, Australia’s Most Populous City

3 Top Notch Reasons to Visit Sydney, Australia’s Most Populous City

Sydney is Australia’s most populous city. Locals love it and tourists adore it. If you ever plan on visiting the Land Down Under, Sidney is a city you should not miss. Here are a few reasons why. And remember to download the Sydney Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro to make your vacation easier and more pleasant.

1. The Beaches

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Sydney is a city of beaches. With several beaches to choose from, finding one suited to your tastes will be quite easy. The Palm Beach is a popular choice as the mesmerizing scenery during the one-hour long trip to get there from the city center is truly unforgettable. The Clovelly Beach is ideal for families who just want to have a quiet and wholesome picnic by the beach. Shark Beach is known for having its own shark net and a majestic view of theSydney Harbor Bridge.

2. Authentic Sydney side Cuisine

There are several eateries in the city that can provide you with a taste of genuine Australian cuisine. Harry’s Cafe De Wheels is the most popular and most iconic among them all. It is a simple hot dog and pie stand. For a few dollars, you can enjoy a quick meal while enjoying a great view of the Woolloomooloo Harbor. The Doyles is well-known for its take on Australian Fish and Chips that uses squeezed lemon and mayonnaise in place vinegar. And the Kawa Café is the top choice for Australian coffee.

3. So Much Free Stuff to Do

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You can have fun in Sidney without spending a dime. In the center of the city, you can find the Botanic Gardens. This place is full of all kinds of harmless wildlife such as lorikeets, cockatoos, and water dragons. From the Botanic Garden, you can take a straight path to Paddington. In this route which is a few miles long, you can see flying foxes and other sorts of fruit bats flying around. If you are looking for panoramic views of the city, you can go to the Opera House or the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

These are only a portion of the things you can do in Sydney. To get more information, come and check out eTips – your reliable traveling companion.

Best Reasons to Visit Vienna, the World’s Number One City to Live in

Best Reasons to Visit Vienna, the World’s Number One City to Live in

Vienna has topped Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings seven times and is expected to top the list again this 2017. If this hasn’t gotten your attention, the city also has a plethora of attractions that will definitely make you want to visit Viena. Before you read on more below have this app handy when touring Vienna, Vienna Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro.

Jazz

Vienna is known the world over as a city of classical music with a remarkably stellar jazz scene. You will hear music playing in every square, park, and café. You can just spend the entire day strolling and listening to the music but if you want to indulge your ears with the best jazz music in the world, go visit one of the jazz clubs such as:

  • Porgy & Bess, one of the best jazz clubs in Europe.
  • Jazzland, the oldest jazz club in Austria.

Schönbrunn Palace

The fact that the Schönbrunn Palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site already makes it a must-visit when in Vienna. The marvelous structure was designed by architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach as an imperial hunting lodge for his son and crown prince Joseph. It was eventually transformed into an imperial summer residence. If you opt for the imperial tour package, you will be able to go inside the palace’s grand state rooms and royal apartments.

Impressive Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
Impressive Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Art at the Belvedere Palaces

There is also ample reason for art enthusiast to go and visit Vienna. The two Belvedere Palaces that were the masterpieces of Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt. The structures were built to serve as royal summer residence. Housed in the Belvedere Palaces is the largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings consisting of 24 artworks. Paintings for Egon Schiele are also on display. Taking photos is not allowed which makes viewing these invaluable pieces of art really special.

Awesome rainbow in Belvedere palace
Awesome rainbow in Belvedere palace

On a separate section of the Palaces you can find the biggest collection of Austrian art with some pieces dating as far back as the Middle Ages. Famous artists responsible for these priceless works of genius include:

  • Claude Monet
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Max Beckmann
  • Ai Wei Wei

There are countless more reasons to visit Vienna. To know the rest, check out eTips.

Eat Your Way Around NYC: Best Hot-dogs in New York City

Eat Your Way Around NYC: Best Hot-dogs in New York City

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The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is real and it knows everything about hot dogs.According to the Council’s most recent data, Americans consume roughly 9 billion hot dogs a year – and that’s just what they’re buying from retail stores. They estimate that if you add other places where hot dogs are served like a baseball game, local fairs, and carnivals, the number is actually closer to 20 billion.

And the city with the largest appetite for hot dogs? The city that never sleeps, or in this case, never stops eating hot dogs, New York City.

If you want to see the city in its most authentic, download the New York Travel Guide and Offline City Map app and take a bite of gastronomic history with this list of the best hot-dogs in NYC from eTips.

Nathan’s Famous

As iconic as its original location in Coney Island is its annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. The current record is held by competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who ate 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

New York Travel Guide and offline maps
New York Travel Guide and offline maps

Gray’s Papaya

If you want a no non-sense New York hot dog, Gray’s Papaya on the Upper West Side at the corner of Broadway and 72nd Street is open to satisfy your taste buds, 365 days a year, 24/7. A must-try is their much beloved Recession Specials - $4.50 for two hot dogs and a 14 ounce drink.

New York Best Hot Dogs
New York Best Hot Dogs

Crif Hot Dogs

An open mind and a recklessly adventurous palate is what’s required if you’re eating at Crif Hot Dogs. Long way from traditional, toppings for its bacon-wrapped hot dogs consist of pineapples, cream cheese, eggs, avocado among others. And, of course, slathered in copious amounts of melted cheese.

Katz’s Delicatessen

A sign where Meg Ryan sat in the movie When Harry Met Sally reads: "Where Harry Met Sally... Hope You Had What She Had! Enjoy!" And what she had was their classic pastrami sandwich, meant to be eaten with mustard – and only mustard. It’s been on top of every Best Pastrami Sandwich in New York City list. Put simply, it’s delicious – and there’s no faking that.

Papaya King

At first glance, the odd combination of tropical fruit drinks and a beef frankfurter doesn’t make any sense – but it does. When you’ve got a drink made by New York’s first juice bar and a hot dog topped with a delicious red onion sauce, everything makes absolute sense. Curious? Drop-by their flagship store at the corner of 86th Street and 3rd Ave in Manhattan.