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Travel means experiencing the world withnew eyes, whether exploring a newneighbourhood in your own city, or theother side of the planet.

Travel means experiencing theworld with new eyes, whetherexploring a new neighbourhood in your own city, or the other side ofthe planet.

Do somewhere different

Do cocktails different

J. Boroski
@lemi

Boasting an extensive collection of high quality liquor and spirits, J. Boroski’s cocktails are crafted based on your preferences; hence the bar’s lack of a menu. Just let them know you’re favorite liquor and your preferred ingredients, and they’ll gladly whip something up just for you. Access to the bar is strictly by invitation only, to cater a more intimate and curated crowd.

@lemi

Boasting an extensive collection of high quality liquor and spirits, J. Boroski’s cocktails are crafted based on your preferences; hence the bar’s lack of a menu. Just let them know you’re favorite liquor and your preferred ingredients, and they’ll gladly whip something up just for you. Access to the bar is strictly by invitation only, to cater a more intimate and curated crowd.

Solomon & Kuff
@tabithatravels

This high-end rum bar has stellar cocktails and next level food—a favorite for celebrating a birthday or anniversary. It turns into a party a few hours after opening. My favorite drink is the Telenovella!

@tabithatravels

This high-end rum bar has stellar cocktails and next level food—a favorite for celebrating a birthday or anniversary. It turns into a party a few hours after opening. My favorite drink is the Telenovella!

OTO
@pam

A super cosy listening room with A+ vinyl collection and crafted cocktails!

@pam

A super cosy listening room with A+ vinyl collection and crafted cocktails!

Do co-working different

NAPLAB
@wabisavi

You've heard it before: power down your gadgets, reading before bed promotes good sleep. How about napping in between chapters? All is possible in this co-working space, which comes equipped with napping corners (pillows provided), showers, fitness centre and of course a café for all your nibbling and coffee needs.

@wabisavi

You've heard it before: power down your gadgets, reading before bed promotes good sleep. How about napping in between chapters? All is possible in this co-working space, which comes equipped with napping corners (pillows provided), showers, fitness centre and of course a café for all your nibbling and coffee needs.

Ministry of New
@jica

Looks more like a stylish cafe than it is a co-working space, but I'll take it! Designers combined functional European style (a.k.a. vintage chandeliers) with native elements like Jaipur rugs and local artwork.

@jica

Looks more like a stylish cafe than it is a co-working space, but I'll take it! Designers combined functional European style (a.k.a. vintage chandeliers) with native elements like Jaipur rugs and local artwork.

Yotel San Francisco
@lemi

It’s spot in the mid-Market neighborhood in San Francsico, plus it’s in-house co-working spaces and meeting rooms, make it an ideal base for business trips!

@lemi

It’s spot in the mid-Market neighborhood in San Francsico, plus it’s in-house co-working spaces and meeting rooms, make it an ideal base for business trips!

Do reading different

Florence National Central Library
@matt

The Florence National Central Library holds a copy of the revolutionary book Liber Abaci, in which Italian mathematician Fibonacci in 1202 introduced the Western world into the Indian-Arabic numeral system. In a later chapter, he also shows what we now now as the Fibonacci sequence via a story about breeding rabbits.

@matt

The Florence National Central Library holds a copy of the revolutionary book Liber Abaci, in which Italian mathematician Fibonacci in 1202 introduced the Western world into the Indian-Arabic numeral system. In a later chapter, he also shows what we now now as the Fibonacci sequence via a story about breeding rabbits.

Jeongdok Public Library
@supershinae

Over half a million books are housed in Jeongdok Public Library. It’s easy to get lost in this bibliophile heaven—and that’s exactly why I love it. Many locals come here to escape from their day-to-day into the pages of a tome.

@supershinae

Over half a million books are housed in Jeongdok Public Library. It’s easy to get lost in this bibliophile heaven—and that’s exactly why I love it. Many locals come here to escape from their day-to-day into the pages of a tome.

Connemara Public Library
@michfrancesca

First of all, a stunner! Established in 1986, Connemara brags of a hefty selection of prints from novels, journals, newspapers, braille manuscripts, even centuries-old books, including a bible from 1608 that their team painstakingly sustains.

@michfrancesca

First of all, a stunner! Established in 1986, Connemara brags of a hefty selection of prints from novels, journals, newspapers, braille manuscripts, even centuries-old books, including a bible from 1608 that their team painstakingly sustains.

Do fairytales different

Eilean Donan Castle
@theoneandonlytrish

Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most recognized castles in Scotland. Strategically located on its own little island, overlooking the Isle of Skye, it's surrounded by the forested mountains of Kintail. The famous castle inspired the castle for the Disney movie, Brave.

@theoneandonlytrish

Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most recognized castles in Scotland. Strategically located on its own little island, overlooking the Isle of Skye, it's surrounded by the forested mountains of Kintail. The famous castle inspired the castle for the Disney movie, Brave.

Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle)
@lemi

The Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany is the most popular castle in all of Europe. It inspired the creation of the Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty castles, as well as Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda series. The beautiful castle plus the ostentatious view makes it one of the most photographed sites in all of Germany!

@lemi

The Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany is the most popular castle in all of Europe. It inspired the creation of the Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty castles, as well as Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda series. The beautiful castle plus the ostentatious view makes it one of the most photographed sites in all of Germany!

St. Olaf's Church
@theoneandonlytrish

St. Olaf's Church is an Anglican church in the village of Balestrand in Norway. The church was built in 1897 and has 95 seats. St. Olaf's Church is notable as the inspiration for the chapel in Elsa's coronation scene in the Disney movie, Frozen.

@theoneandonlytrish

St. Olaf's Church is an Anglican church in the village of Balestrand in Norway. The church was built in 1897 and has 95 seats. St. Olaf's Church is notable as the inspiration for the chapel in Elsa's coronation scene in the Disney movie, Frozen.

Do fast food different

KFC
@matt

Which state was the first KFC located? Kentucky, right? Wrong! While Colonel Sanders started selling his chicken in Corbin, Kentucky (where you will find the Harland Sanders Café and Museum), the first franchise of KFC opened in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1952. You'll find a life-size bronze Colonel statue with Pete Harman, the first franchisee.

@matt

Which state was the first KFC located? Kentucky, right? Wrong! While Colonel Sanders started selling his chicken in Corbin, Kentucky (where you will find the Harland Sanders Café and Museum), the first franchise of KFC opened in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1952. You'll find a life-size bronze Colonel statue with Pete Harman, the first franchisee.

Mos Burger
@matt

The company's founder, Satoshi Sakurada opened the first MOS burger in 1972 in Narimasu, Tokyo. Although the chain's most famous creation, the rice burger where rice patties replace the burger bun, did not debut until 1987. You can still visit the original Narimasu location, or any of the 1800 other locations across Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

@matt

The company's founder, Satoshi Sakurada opened the first MOS burger in 1972 in Narimasu, Tokyo. Although the chain's most famous creation, the rice burger where rice patties replace the burger bun, did not debut until 1987. You can still visit the original Narimasu location, or any of the 1800 other locations across Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

Tim Hortons
@matt

Canada's favorite coffee chain opened in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, the brainchild of Tim Horton who played in the NHL from 1949 until he died in a car crash in 1974. Today, there's a small museum upstairs from the original location and a regular Tim Horton's downstairs. The 2014 merger with Burger King was something of a national scandal in Canada.

@matt

Canada's favorite coffee chain opened in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, the brainchild of Tim Horton who played in the NHL from 1949 until he died in a car crash in 1974. Today, there's a small museum upstairs from the original location and a regular Tim Horton's downstairs. The 2014 merger with Burger King was something of a national scandal in Canada.

Do cookies different

Mood Bake Pop-Up Store
@marlalacat

Talk about extra ~thicc~ chocolate chip cookies! For PHP99 a piece, you'd think it's way too pricey for a cookie. For me it's worth the tiny splurge... especially for days when you feel you like treating yo'self! It's pretty filling and they don't skimp on the chocolate here. Texture's a little on the cakey side, but the cookie itself stays moist and chewy even after you refrigerate it. YUM! 🍪🤤

@marlalacat

Talk about extra ~thicc~ chocolate chip cookies! For PHP99 a piece, you'd think it's way too pricey for a cookie. For me it's worth the tiny splurge... especially for days when you feel you like treating yo'self! It's pretty filling and they don't skimp on the chocolate here. Texture's a little on the cakey side, but the cookie itself stays moist and chewy even after you refrigerate it. YUM! 🍪🤤

Insomnia Cookies - Kenmore
@celine

Let me paint a picture for you: it's late at night, you've been in the library studying for the past 5 hours, you're spiritually, mentally, and emotionally drained. Warm, melt-in-your-mouth cookies come to the rescue. Delivered to your doorstep. Or you can take a study break and go find the cookies because Insomnia Cookies closes at 3am.

@celine

Let me paint a picture for you: it's late at night, you've been in the library studying for the past 5 hours, you're spiritually, mentally, and emotionally drained. Warm, melt-in-your-mouth cookies come to the rescue. Delivered to your doorstep. Or you can take a study break and go find the cookies because Insomnia Cookies closes at 3am.

Strictly Cookies (Yan'an Xi Lu)
@matt

The best cookies in Shanghai! We switched from ordering birthday cakes to birthday cookies when we realized how good they were!

@matt

The best cookies in Shanghai! We switched from ordering birthday cakes to birthday cookies when we realized how good they were!




Do markets different

Tung Choi Street (Ladies' Market)
@jica

A great place for a bargain, just know how to haggle—the ladies at the other side of the deal are experts at their craft!

@jica

A great place for a bargain, just know how to haggle—the ladies at the other side of the deal are experts at their craft!

Goldfish Market
@lemi

Get a glimpse of daily life in the city at Goldfish Market as you take photos of would-be owners and eager locals browsing through bags of goldfish. The fishes on display come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, so your photos will definitely turn out more vibrant!

@lemi

Get a glimpse of daily life in the city at Goldfish Market as you take photos of would-be owners and eager locals browsing through bags of goldfish. The fishes on display come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, so your photos will definitely turn out more vibrant!

Mong Kok Flower Market
@cheryl

For flowers upon flowers 💐 🌷 🌹 Great for people who love to arrange their own bouquets at home!

@cheryl

For flowers upon flowers 💐 🌷 🌹 Great for people who love to arrange their own bouquets at home!

Do dessert different

Leaf Dessert (Yuk Yip Dessert)
@lemi

Leaf Dessert is a simple stall that stands proud with their hundred-year-old tradition of serving beautifully prepared traditional Cantonese desserts throughout four generations of service. Popular for menu standouts such as Rice Ball with Sugar Coconut Sesame and Green Bean Soup!

@lemi

Leaf Dessert is a simple stall that stands proud with their hundred-year-old tradition of serving beautifully prepared traditional Cantonese desserts throughout four generations of service. Popular for menu standouts such as Rice Ball with Sugar Coconut Sesame and Green Bean Soup!

Cong Sao Star Dessert
@dustflyfly

Cool down from the sweltering heat with their most famous, the Longan Sorbet with Nata de Coco—a bowl of white shaved ice and jelly that almost looks like snow. I love the Strawberry Sorbet with Nata de Coco and Sago!

@dustflyfly

Cool down from the sweltering heat with their most famous, the Longan Sorbet with Nata de Coco—a bowl of white shaved ice and jelly that almost looks like snow. I love the Strawberry Sorbet with Nata de Coco and Sago!

Sweet Heart Dessert
@lonerleung

A local dessert house, popular with locals and residents in the area. Open 'til late! 🍧🍦

@lonerleung

A local dessert house, popular with locals and residents in the area. Open 'til late! 🍧🍦

Do hiking different

Pui O
@lemi

Hike towards Pui O and pitch your tents just in time to watch the sunset! The warm orange hues are marvelously complemented by the splendid mountains that frame the sides of the picturesque beach. Dine in the nearby eateries so your stomach is just as contented as your relaxed mind and body.

@lemi

Hike towards Pui O and pitch your tents just in time to watch the sunset! The warm orange hues are marvelously complemented by the splendid mountains that frame the sides of the picturesque beach. Dine in the nearby eateries so your stomach is just as contented as your relaxed mind and body.

Sharp Peak
@lonerleung

Hands down the most difficult hike in Hong Kong, but definitely one of my most memorable hiking experiences. (I almost got stranded on the beach, hiked for 9 hours in total, with 2 hours in the dark!)

@lonerleung

Hands down the most difficult hike in Hong Kong, but definitely one of my most memorable hiking experiences. (I almost got stranded on the beach, hiked for 9 hours in total, with 2 hours in the dark!)

Victoria Peak Garden
@ethanlauhk

No better to place be during a nice summer or autumn day. The hike that leads to the garden filled with great views of the city and nature. The Victoria Peak Garden is essentially an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city.

@ethanlauhk

No better to place be during a nice summer or autumn day. The hike that leads to the garden filled with great views of the city and nature. The Victoria Peak Garden is essentially an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city.

Do dim sum different

Yum Cha (Tsim Sha Tsui)
@cheryl

Cute dim sum! Decently sized, relatively yummy. Long queues. Instagrammable!

@cheryl

Cute dim sum! Decently sized, relatively yummy. Long queues. Instagrammable!

Dim Dim Sum (Wan Chai)
@lemi

This eatery is often packed with locals hankering for baskets of Black Truffle and Crab Dumplings and Pineapple Buns. Not to mention, piggy-shaped Salted Yolk Custard Buns that look too cute to eat!

@lemi

This eatery is often packed with locals hankering for baskets of Black Truffle and Crab Dumplings and Pineapple Buns. Not to mention, piggy-shaped Salted Yolk Custard Buns that look too cute to eat!

Man Mo Dim Sum
@elzouille

Dim sum lunch and dinner, the western way. He does dim sum with peking duck, kebab, and sea bass pesto flavors. I like it, I think it deserves to be alive! One of his dim sum, Truffle Brie Dumpling, is very good. Out of this world!

@elzouille

Dim sum lunch and dinner, the western way. He does dim sum with peking duck, kebab, and sea bass pesto flavors. I like it, I think it deserves to be alive! One of his dim sum, Truffle Brie Dumpling, is very good. Out of this world!

Do street food different

Lan Fong Yuen
@lemi

Starting out as a dai pai dong (open-air food stall) in 1952, Lan Fong Yuen claims to have captured Hong Kong by inventing Pantyhose Milk Tea, a rich blend of different tea leaves mixed with creamy evaporated milk—named after the long stocking-like cloth they use to make the tea.

@lemi

Starting out as a dai pai dong (open-air food stall) in 1952, Lan Fong Yuen claims to have captured Hong Kong by inventing Pantyhose Milk Tea, a rich blend of different tea leaves mixed with creamy evaporated milk—named after the long stocking-like cloth they use to make the tea.

Yat Lok Restaurant
@elzouille

This roast goose is so nice. The funny joke is that everyone wants the drumstick, but you only get two drumsticks when you buy a goose. If you know the lady well, you can order the extra drumstick!

@elzouille

This roast goose is so nice. The funny joke is that everyone wants the drumstick, but you only get two drumsticks when you buy a goose. If you know the lady well, you can order the extra drumstick!

Keung Kee
@lemi

It may look like your regular food stall, but don’t sleep on Keung Kee just yet! A must-visit when in Wan Chai, it has lovingly captured the attention of the Michelin Guide inspectors with their sticky glutinous rice topped with Chinese sausages. For something a little lighter, their rice rolls and sweet soups are must-tries.

@lemi

It may look like your regular food stall, but don’t sleep on Keung Kee just yet! A must-visit when in Wan Chai, it has lovingly captured the attention of the Michelin Guide inspectors with their sticky glutinous rice topped with Chinese sausages. For something a little lighter, their rice rolls and sweet soups are must-tries.

Do nights out different

Club 71
@dustyflyfly

Tucked away in a back alley of Central, join activists, journalists, and artists in a round of Tsingtao beer at Club 71. The bar was built on the back of protest and politics, but it has remained a safe haven for happy times. It's a charming little spot I like best for its good beer and interesting conversations.

@dustyflyfly

Tucked away in a back alley of Central, join activists, journalists, and artists in a round of Tsingtao beer at Club 71. The bar was built on the back of protest and politics, but it has remained a safe haven for happy times. It's a charming little spot I like best for its good beer and interesting conversations.

Cafe Gray Deluxe
@kate_paras

Some of my best nights over drinks, I had at Cafe Gray Deluxe at Hong Kong's Upperhouse. Make sure to get the Hong Kong Highball cocktail while enjoying the iconic skyline. Come early to make the most of the city lights.

@kate_paras

Some of my best nights over drinks, I had at Cafe Gray Deluxe at Hong Kong's Upperhouse. Make sure to get the Hong Kong Highball cocktail while enjoying the iconic skyline. Come early to make the most of the city lights.

Foxglove
@jica

Jazz music and a cocktail—sounds like my kind of night cap! 🎷🍹

@jica

Jazz music and a cocktail—sounds like my kind of night cap! 🎷🍹




Do filming locations different

Times Square
@elaine

From: Skins UK (Series 2, 2008), Sid travels all the way from Great Britain to America in search of the love of his life who flew to New York to escape their toxic lives. MGMT’s “Time To Pretend” plays in the background as he walks around the unfamiliar city.

@elaine

From: Skins UK (Series 2, 2008), Sid travels all the way from Great Britain to America in search of the love of his life who flew to New York to escape their toxic lives. MGMT’s “Time To Pretend” plays in the background as he walks around the unfamiliar city.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
@marlalacat

Blair Waldorf, together with her minions, love to eat their lunch while sitting on the steps of the Met. IMO, it's one of the most memorable Gossip Girl spots in New York!

@marlalacat

Blair Waldorf, together with her minions, love to eat their lunch while sitting on the steps of the Met. IMO, it's one of the most memorable Gossip Girl spots in New York!

Scarr’s Pizza
@jica

Ranked Best New York Slice by Alex Delaney of Bon Appétit (Alex Eats It All). Great crust (crispy on the bottom but chewy up top), good cheese to sauce ratio, right amount of cheese and seasoning. Already drooling! 🤤

@jica

Ranked Best New York Slice by Alex Delaney of Bon Appétit (Alex Eats It All). Great crust (crispy on the bottom but chewy up top), good cheese to sauce ratio, right amount of cheese and seasoning. Already drooling! 🤤

Do ice cream different

Milk Bar - East Village
@johncampita

One of the rare moments I wish I knew more about food and the dining scene was after binging on that intensely addictive chocolate pretzel soft serve ice cream!

@johncampita

One of the rare moments I wish I knew more about food and the dining scene was after binging on that intensely addictive chocolate pretzel soft serve ice cream!

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
@therachyupangco

When it comes to ice cream in Brooklyn, this is one of my go-to places! Whenever someone visits, I’d recommend this treat after walking the Brooklyn Bridge. By the harbor, you can enjoy this sweet treat with the view of the Manhattan skyline.

@therachyupangco

When it comes to ice cream in Brooklyn, this is one of my go-to places! Whenever someone visits, I’d recommend this treat after walking the Brooklyn Bridge. By the harbor, you can enjoy this sweet treat with the view of the Manhattan skyline.

Sedutto
@edgardo

Situated on New York City's 1st Avenue, Sedutto is a shop kenned for its distinct take on frosty desserts like their Chocolate Chip Sandwich, Hard Ice Cream and Hard Ice Cream Milkshake. Visit Sedutto's for a candied towering ice cream cone or have it delivered!

@edgardo

Situated on New York City's 1st Avenue, Sedutto is a shop kenned for its distinct take on frosty desserts like their Chocolate Chip Sandwich, Hard Ice Cream and Hard Ice Cream Milkshake. Visit Sedutto's for a candied towering ice cream cone or have it delivered!

Do pizza different

Pizza Beach - Lower East Side
@jackmordell

This beach themed pizza-haven just WORKS, even though you'd be skeptical at first. The food is incredible, the crowd is beautiful, and you think you’re at a holiday house.

@jackmordell

This beach themed pizza-haven just WORKS, even though you'd be skeptical at first. The food is incredible, the crowd is beautiful, and you think you’re at a holiday house.

Roberta's
@vchan23

Hands down, my favourite restaurant for pizza in New York City. Crunchy crust and chewy dough made with fresh ingredients. Must-order? Honey-bee!

@vchan23

Hands down, my favourite restaurant for pizza in New York City. Crunchy crust and chewy dough made with fresh ingredients. Must-order? Honey-bee!

Artichoke Basille's Pizza
@mela

Eating pizza is a MUST in this city. It’s literally a pizza mecca. Although there’s a ton of places to choose from, my vote definitely goes to Artichoke. They have your usual flavors, but just go for Artichoke.

@mela

Eating pizza is a MUST in this city. It’s literally a pizza mecca. Although there’s a ton of places to choose from, my vote definitely goes to Artichoke. They have your usual flavors, but just go for Artichoke.

Do brunch different

Five Leaves
@mela

One of my favorite brunch places in Brooklyn! The pancakes with strawberries and honeycomb were to die for. Super laid back atmosphere, too!

@mela

One of my favorite brunch places in Brooklyn! The pancakes with strawberries and honeycomb were to die for. Super laid back atmosphere, too!

Citizens of Chelsea
@therachyupangco

If you’re looking for healthy yet generous servings for brunch, this is a must try in Chelsea! Look how colorful and pretty these all are! Definitely an Instagram-worthy spot for those of you who love pretty spaces with beautiful food to share.

@therachyupangco

If you’re looking for healthy yet generous servings for brunch, this is a must try in Chelsea! Look how colorful and pretty these all are! Definitely an Instagram-worthy spot for those of you who love pretty spaces with beautiful food to share.

The Osprey
@elaine

Everyone has to have brunch at a Michelin Guide-recognized hip Brooklyn restaurant, right?

@elaine

Everyone has to have brunch at a Michelin Guide-recognized hip Brooklyn restaurant, right?

Do bars different

The Crown
@jackmordell

One of the best new rooftops in New York City. It’s located in the middle of Chinatown which is a little unusual, but the rooftop is super high and boasts some unparalleled unique views of the entire skyline.

@jackmordell

One of the best new rooftops in New York City. It’s located in the middle of Chinatown which is a little unusual, but the rooftop is super high and boasts some unparalleled unique views of the entire skyline.

ROKC
@tabithatravels

ROKC (Ramen, Oysters, Kitchen, Cocktails) has phenomenal food, charming decor, and out-of-this-world cocktails. They open at 5, don’t take reservations, and always have a wait if you can’t show up early; but, honestly, it’s the only place I find a wait worth it!

@tabithatravels

ROKC (Ramen, Oysters, Kitchen, Cocktails) has phenomenal food, charming decor, and out-of-this-world cocktails. They open at 5, don’t take reservations, and always have a wait if you can’t show up early; but, honestly, it’s the only place I find a wait worth it!

The Bowery Bar
@jackmordell

My favorite ‘going out’ bar in New York. Between the music, layout, and crowd, it’s a nearly perfect bar.

@jackmordell

My favorite ‘going out’ bar in New York. Between the music, layout, and crowd, it’s a nearly perfect bar.

Do art different

Whitney Museum of American Art
@mela

If you’re into contemporary art, this is the place to be! Love the minimalist vibe, and there were definitely lots of interesting collections when I came to visit. Also, the top floors have great views of lower Manhattan.

@mela

If you’re into contemporary art, this is the place to be! Love the minimalist vibe, and there were definitely lots of interesting collections when I came to visit. Also, the top floors have great views of lower Manhattan.

Gagosian Gallery
@lemi

The capital of the Chelsea art scene, Gagosian Gallery—of Larry Gagosian, one of the first mega dealers of the international contemporary art market—is a sprawling 20,000-square-foot, cathedral-like warehouse floor that rivals the city’s great visual museums.

@lemi

The capital of the Chelsea art scene, Gagosian Gallery—of Larry Gagosian, one of the first mega dealers of the international contemporary art market—is a sprawling 20,000-square-foot, cathedral-like warehouse floor that rivals the city’s great visual museums.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
@johncampita

Heaven is here if you ask me—that’s if you want to see works from Van Gogh, Warhol, and Kandinsky.

@johncampita

Heaven is here if you ask me—that’s if you want to see works from Van Gogh, Warhol, and Kandinsky.




Do makati different

El Chupacabra
@druthmanuel

This is the perfect spot for those late night taco cravings! Grab a cold, cheap bottle of beer while you’re at it.

@druthmanuel

This is the perfect spot for those late night taco cravings! Grab a cold, cheap bottle of beer while you’re at it.

The Curator Coffee and Cocktails
@mgdizon

A hidden gem located in Makati City, the Curator is known for their delicious coffee and unique cocktail creations. In fact, to prove this, they’ve recently been included in Asia’s 50 Best Bars in the Philippines!

@mgdizon

A hidden gem located in Makati City, the Curator is known for their delicious coffee and unique cocktail creations. In fact, to prove this, they’ve recently been included in Asia’s 50 Best Bars in the Philippines!

Ukkokei Ramen Ron
@elaine

For no-fail ramen, I always go to Ukkokei. I order the Karamiso Ramen, which you can get with different levels of spiciness. (I ask for Level 2 for a comfortable kick of spice!)

@elaine

For no-fail ramen, I always go to Ukkokei. I order the Karamiso Ramen, which you can get with different levels of spiciness. (I ask for Level 2 for a comfortable kick of spice!)

Do ube different

Peach Boy Restaurant
@coco_miranda

How about Ube Lava Pancakes to complete your day?

@coco_miranda

How about Ube Lava Pancakes to complete your day?

BENCH Cafe
@nekstory

I tried their Ube Halo-Halo last Christmas and it's the best! A must-try!

@nekstory

I tried their Ube Halo-Halo last Christmas and it's the best! A must-try!

Cara Mia Cakes and Gelato
@elaine

Their Classic Ube Cake is made of ube chiffon with ube halaya icing—a Filipino classic translated perfectly into a cake!

@elaine

Their Classic Ube Cake is made of ube chiffon with ube halaya icing—a Filipino classic translated perfectly into a cake!

Do art different

National Museum of Fine Arts
@sabrinadr

Though the building was actually meant for the different legislative bodies of the government in the early 1900s, it’s now where legendary Filipino artworks reside. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or need a quiet space to sit and ponder, the National Museum is a comforting place to be.

@sabrinadr

Though the building was actually meant for the different legislative bodies of the government in the early 1900s, it’s now where legendary Filipino artworks reside. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or need a quiet space to sit and ponder, the National Museum is a comforting place to be.

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
@praiseviterbo

If you're a Benildean, a free pass is one of your perks to this really cool museum because it's just in the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts building.

@praiseviterbo

If you're a Benildean, a free pass is one of your perks to this really cool museum because it's just in the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts building.

Pale Rose Tattoo
@nicolldatu

A hidden gem of a tattoo shop in Makati City—home of the most passionate tattoo artists I’ve met. You can expect top class tattooing and a great overall experience.

@nicolldatu

A hidden gem of a tattoo shop in Makati City—home of the most passionate tattoo artists I’ve met. You can expect top class tattooing and a great overall experience.

Do sisig different

Aysee
@lemi

Hear the tantalizing crunch of pork as you gorge on Aysee’s traditional Sizzling Pork Sisig. The joint deep-fries their meat twice to reach crackling perfection; but remember to have your sisig topped with egg for a balance of texture. We’re positive you’ll join Aysee’s cult following as soon as you take that last bite!

@lemi

Hear the tantalizing crunch of pork as you gorge on Aysee’s traditional Sizzling Pork Sisig. The joint deep-fries their meat twice to reach crackling perfection; but remember to have your sisig topped with egg for a balance of texture. We’re positive you’ll join Aysee’s cult following as soon as you take that last bite!

Locavore
@elaine

Their Lechon and Oyster Sisig is a winner. A classic dish that Locavore has managed to own by putting a modern twist to it. Get it with a serving of Garlic Brown Rice. Be warned, though, these recipes are so rich—as most Filipino cooking is!

@elaine

Their Lechon and Oyster Sisig is a winner. A classic dish that Locavore has managed to own by putting a modern twist to it. Get it with a serving of Garlic Brown Rice. Be warned, though, these recipes are so rich—as most Filipino cooking is!

Perpy's Liempo Sisig
@rald.agstn

Underrated Liempo Sisig place in my area!

@rald.agstn

Underrated Liempo Sisig place in my area!

Do cardio different

Ride Revolution
@elaine

There’s happy hour, then there’s my kind of happy hour. My choice of HIIT, the only cardio workout I’ve ever managed to stick to. I get really competitive with myself, always trying to do better than my last class.

@elaine

There’s happy hour, then there’s my kind of happy hour. My choice of HIIT, the only cardio workout I’ve ever managed to stick to. I get really competitive with myself, always trying to do better than my last class.

Saddle Row
@theoneandonlytrish

Dancing to upbeat music while cycling is indeed a challenge that I'm willing to commit to this year. Workout has never been this fun!

@theoneandonlytrish

Dancing to upbeat music while cycling is indeed a challenge that I'm willing to commit to this year. Workout has never been this fun!

University of the Philippines Diliman Academic Oval
@lemi

The Diliman Academic Oval is a runner’s haven, and a good sweat is sometimes the perfect cool down. Within the University of the Philippines, foot traffic is high. The loop has seen many things: rallies, break-ups, and meet-cutes, even.

@lemi

The Diliman Academic Oval is a runner’s haven, and a good sweat is sometimes the perfect cool down. Within the University of the Philippines, foot traffic is high. The loop has seen many things: rallies, break-ups, and meet-cutes, even.

Do street food different

Fried Liempo sa Palanca
@elaine

At ₱100, about US$2, you already get a generous serving of Liempo (deep-fried pork belly) good for two. You can get Liempo anywhere, actually; though I personally think this recipe is the only one worth lining up for! Enjoy it like any Filipino would: with a heaping plate of rice and liver sauce!

@elaine

At ₱100, about US$2, you already get a generous serving of Liempo (deep-fried pork belly) good for two. You can get Liempo anywhere, actually; though I personally think this recipe is the only one worth lining up for! Enjoy it like any Filipino would: with a heaping plate of rice and liver sauce!

Aling Sosing's Carinderia
@mela

Legit Filipino homemade style cooking. Definitely a hidden gem in my books 💛 FYI, this place is always packed during lunchtime, so make sure to be there around 10:30-11:00-ish.

@mela

Legit Filipino homemade style cooking. Definitely a hidden gem in my books 💛 FYI, this place is always packed during lunchtime, so make sure to be there around 10:30-11:00-ish.

Sisig sa Rada
@lemi

Head to the jolly jeep (food truck) on Rada Street in Makati City for the best cheap sisig in the metro! For only USD 1, you get a helping of tasty, chewy, crunchy traditional sisig mixed with scrambled eggs and topped with mayonnaise, along with a cup steamed rice.

@lemi

Head to the jolly jeep (food truck) on Rada Street in Makati City for the best cheap sisig in the metro! For only USD 1, you get a helping of tasty, chewy, crunchy traditional sisig mixed with scrambled eggs and topped with mayonnaise, along with a cup steamed rice.




Do pubs different

The Last Drop
@tabithatravels

The location of historical public hangings, but also a delightful little pub with great smelling food.

@tabithatravels

The location of historical public hangings, but also a delightful little pub with great smelling food.

Old Ferry Boat Pub
@mela

A pub that claims to be the “oldest” in England, this one dates back to 1050 A.D. but legend has it that it's 500 years older. Also, if anyone's interested, they have a ghost! The pub was built upon the grave of young girl called Juliet.

@mela

A pub that claims to be the “oldest” in England, this one dates back to 1050 A.D. but legend has it that it's 500 years older. Also, if anyone's interested, they have a ghost! The pub was built upon the grave of young girl called Juliet.

Lamb & Flag
@gelpique

This pub may be small, but it's still iconic. Frequent visitors include Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy who was said to have written one of his well known works here. During the 1960s, fantasy writers J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the rest of the Inklings had their meetings here.

@gelpique

This pub may be small, but it's still iconic. Frequent visitors include Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy who was said to have written one of his well known works here. During the 1960s, fantasy writers J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the rest of the Inklings had their meetings here.

Do shopping different

Stanfords London
@matt

I love maps and Stanford’s is perhaps one of the best map shops in the world, from antique maps to gloves to travel guides...

@matt

I love maps and Stanford’s is perhaps one of the best map shops in the world, from antique maps to gloves to travel guides...

Portobello Market
@lemi

Notting Hill starts at Portobello Market, a vibrant street bazaar, where vendors and locals cross paths as they shop for fresh produce during weekdays. On weekends, the area transforms into a vast heirloom haven selling, as Will warns, “millions of antiques—some genuine and some… not so genuine.”

@lemi

Notting Hill starts at Portobello Market, a vibrant street bazaar, where vendors and locals cross paths as they shop for fresh produce during weekdays. On weekends, the area transforms into a vast heirloom haven selling, as Will warns, “millions of antiques—some genuine and some… not so genuine.”

Jo Downs Handmade Glass
@louisemayer

A lovely little shop showing Jo Downs beautiful blue glassware.

@louisemayer

A lovely little shop showing Jo Downs beautiful blue glassware.

Do fish & chips different

Golden Union Fish Bar
@pam

Pretty decent cod (chunky whites) and chips. I also recommend the battered king prawns and chips with a side of sweet chilli!

@pam

Pretty decent cod (chunky whites) and chips. I also recommend the battered king prawns and chips with a side of sweet chilli!

Papa's Fish and Chips
@louisemayer

This shop won the Best Fish and Chip shop award in Britain. Excellent quality, large large portions, and extraordinarily reasonable cost. Fish and chips is a must do in England; but, sadly, not all fish and chip shops are as good as this one!

@louisemayer

This shop won the Best Fish and Chip shop award in Britain. Excellent quality, large large portions, and extraordinarily reasonable cost. Fish and chips is a must do in England; but, sadly, not all fish and chip shops are as good as this one!

Rock & Sole Plaice
@lemi

London’s oldest chippy has still got it! The restaurant-slash-takeaway has been churning out a trusty Fish and Chips recipe for more than a century, loved by loyal Londoners to this day.

@lemi

London’s oldest chippy has still got it! The restaurant-slash-takeaway has been churning out a trusty Fish and Chips recipe for more than a century, loved by loyal Londoners to this day.

Do edinburgh different

The Witchery by the Castle
@tabithatravels

High-end dining in a spooky, elegant environment. Delicious food, grade A service, and a bust of Satan himself!

@tabithatravels

High-end dining in a spooky, elegant environment. Delicious food, grade A service, and a bust of Satan himself!

The Elephant House
@lidyamb

This is a cafe where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. I tried their pulled pork burger, pretty good. If you're a fan of Harry Potter, you should definitely come here!

@lidyamb

This is a cafe where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. I tried their pulled pork burger, pretty good. If you're a fan of Harry Potter, you should definitely come here!

St. Giles' Cathedral
@lemi

Saint Giles’ Cathedral, about third of the way down Edinburgh's The Royal Mile, makes a cameo in the Avengers: Infinity War film as super-people crash into the roof of Scotland’s divine place of worship.

@lemi

Saint Giles’ Cathedral, about third of the way down Edinburgh's The Royal Mile, makes a cameo in the Avengers: Infinity War film as super-people crash into the roof of Scotland’s divine place of worship.

Do afternoon tea different

Conservatory at Barbican Center
@lemi

At Conservatory at Barbican Centre, Afternoon Tea is savored amidst a background of tropical flora. Take that perfect shot, and have your friends guess whether you’re in London or an island paradise!

@lemi

At Conservatory at Barbican Centre, Afternoon Tea is savored amidst a background of tropical flora. Take that perfect shot, and have your friends guess whether you’re in London or an island paradise!

108 Brasserie
@lemi

Choose to have melt-in-your-mouth gluten-free scones (that taste just as yummy as the regular ones!) to go with your Afternoon Tea. The restaurant also cooks up guilt-free sandwiches and pastries for a British feast!

@lemi

Choose to have melt-in-your-mouth gluten-free scones (that taste just as yummy as the regular ones!) to go with your Afternoon Tea. The restaurant also cooks up guilt-free sandwiches and pastries for a British feast!

The Gallery at Sketch
@jica

Afternoon tea covered in pink 💞

@jica

Afternoon tea covered in pink 💞

Do harry potter different

Alnwick Castle
@carolines

Quidditch anyone? Broomstick training? Featuring in the Harry Potter movies, Alnwick Castle is the second-largest privately inhabited castle after Windsor. It’s great to see family photos in the same room as Old Masters.

@carolines

Quidditch anyone? Broomstick training? Featuring in the Harry Potter movies, Alnwick Castle is the second-largest privately inhabited castle after Windsor. It’s great to see family photos in the same room as Old Masters.

The John Rylands Library
@michfrancesca

Still waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter? Jump the gun and go there yourself via The John Ryland Library. Maintained and part of the University of Manchester, the tourists can easily feel like they stepped into the magical world created by JK Rowling, sans the second floor that's a working research library.

@michfrancesca

Still waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter? Jump the gun and go there yourself via The John Ryland Library. Maintained and part of the University of Manchester, the tourists can easily feel like they stepped into the magical world created by JK Rowling, sans the second floor that's a working research library.

Lambeth Bridge
@lemi

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” features one of the most memorable scenes in the entire film series. In the movie, Harry rides The Knight Bus en route to the Leaky Cauldron. It dashes through London’s busy streets, then proceeds to squeeze itself between two regular double-decker buses on Lambeth Bridge.

@lemi

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” features one of the most memorable scenes in the entire film series. In the movie, Harry rides The Knight Bus en route to the Leaky Cauldron. It dashes through London’s busy streets, then proceeds to squeeze itself between two regular double-decker buses on Lambeth Bridge.




Do history different

Union Oyster House
@lemi

The oldest restaurant in operation in the United States, a testament of reliable Bostonian fare. Booth 18 is named the “Kennedy Booth” beacuse it was the late president’s favorite spot for Clam Chowder.

@lemi

The oldest restaurant in operation in the United States, a testament of reliable Bostonian fare. Booth 18 is named the “Kennedy Booth” beacuse it was the late president’s favorite spot for Clam Chowder.

Boston Public Garden
@lemi

In Boston Public Garden, you’ll find a bronze statue by Nancy Schön of a mother duck being followed by baby ducklings. The Public Garden is the setting for “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey, a story about two mallards that raise their family on an island within the park.

@lemi

In Boston Public Garden, you’ll find a bronze statue by Nancy Schön of a mother duck being followed by baby ducklings. The Public Garden is the setting for “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey, a story about two mallards that raise their family on an island within the park.

Boston Common
@lemi

Begin your tour into American History at the Boston Common, the first stop on The Freedom Trail. It is the oldest public park in the country, morphing from a community space for grazing livestock (and public hangings) to a political platform.

@lemi

Begin your tour into American History at the Boston Common, the first stop on The Freedom Trail. It is the oldest public park in the country, morphing from a community space for grazing livestock (and public hangings) to a political platform.

Do lobster different

Saltie Girl
@cheryl

This wins my award for the BEST Lobster Roll in Boston because of the entire combination. It’s not just about the amount of lobster for me, but the way the roll is put together. They do it with brioche here and I love it.

@cheryl

This wins my award for the BEST Lobster Roll in Boston because of the entire combination. It’s not just about the amount of lobster for me, but the way the roll is put together. They do it with brioche here and I love it.

Summer Shack
@celine

Super convenient with a cute vibe. Food is always fresh! Tip when ordering lobsters: always go for 1.5 pounds and up.

@celine

Super convenient with a cute vibe. Food is always fresh! Tip when ordering lobsters: always go for 1.5 pounds and up.

Lobstah On A Roll
@bentglas

Delicious, sweet lobster roll. No fillers and amazingly tender meat. The bun was the best. You could eat it by itself. Moist and like eating cake. A must-visit for a casual and filling bite in Southend Boston. 5-stars!

@bentglas

Delicious, sweet lobster roll. No fillers and amazingly tender meat. The bun was the best. You could eat it by itself. Moist and like eating cake. A must-visit for a casual and filling bite in Southend Boston. 5-stars!

Do coffee different

Pavement Coffeehouse (Berklee)
@celine

Find your average hipster here! Jokes aside, it's a great place to meet, hang out, have food and coffee (or another reflective moment) on the Berklee beach. Really nice in the summer when you can enjoy your coffee in the sun.

@celine

Find your average hipster here! Jokes aside, it's a great place to meet, hang out, have food and coffee (or another reflective moment) on the Berklee beach. Really nice in the summer when you can enjoy your coffee in the sun.

Wired Puppy Boston
@cheryl

The barista here was pretty passionate. Can sit outside on a nice day.

@cheryl

The barista here was pretty passionate. Can sit outside on a nice day.

Thinking Cup (Back Bay)
@celine

Love the coffee here! Nice vibe.

@celine

Love the coffee here! Nice vibe.

Do dining different

Ostra
@lemi

For an upscale seafood dining experience, book a table at Ostra in downtown Boston. The sophisticated joint serves Mediterranean cuisine-inspired dishes that aim to highlight the distinct flavors of their pristine medley of fresh aquatic fare. Delight in Ostra’s stand-outs, such as Paella “Valenciana Style,” Broiled Maine Lobster, and Grilled Sea Bream in Trevisano Leaf, as you are serenaded by a piano player tickling the ivories. Spend the big bucks and indulge in Ostra’s Osetra (Spanish for “oyster”) Caviar Selection, particularly the nutty and creamy Israeli roe.

@lemi

For an upscale seafood dining experience, book a table at Ostra in downtown Boston. The sophisticated joint serves Mediterranean cuisine-inspired dishes that aim to highlight the distinct flavors of their pristine medley of fresh aquatic fare. Delight in Ostra’s stand-outs, such as Paella “Valenciana Style,” Broiled Maine Lobster, and Grilled Sea Bream in Trevisano Leaf, as you are serenaded by a piano player tickling the ivories. Spend the big bucks and indulge in Ostra’s Osetra (Spanish for “oyster”) Caviar Selection, particularly the nutty and creamy Israeli roe.

Parker's Restaurant
@lemi

The elegant halls of Parker’s Restaurant tell tales of the literary masters’ Saturday Club, John F. Kennedy’s proposal to Jackie, the beginnings of Chef Anézin (the first French chef in the US), and the work shifts of renowned human rights activist Malcolm X and revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh who served as a busboy and baker, respectively. Bask in the nostalgic charm carried by intricate hand-carved woodwork and glamorous Waterford crystal chandeliers as you indulge on Parker House rolls, followed by a plate of Boston Scrod, and finished with a delightful slice of Boston Cream Pie—delicacies that all originated in the Omni Parker House joint.

@lemi

The elegant halls of Parker’s Restaurant tell tales of the literary masters’ Saturday Club, John F. Kennedy’s proposal to Jackie, the beginnings of Chef Anézin (the first French chef in the US), and the work shifts of renowned human rights activist Malcolm X and revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh who served as a busboy and baker, respectively. Bask in the nostalgic charm carried by intricate hand-carved woodwork and glamorous Waterford crystal chandeliers as you indulge on Parker House rolls, followed by a plate of Boston Scrod, and finished with a delightful slice of Boston Cream Pie—delicacies that all originated in the Omni Parker House joint.

L'Espalier
@lemi

Since opening in 1978, L’Espalier has stayed true to its fine dining roots, dishing out its well-loved French dishes made with New England ingredients. The original haute cuisine joint in Boston, the Back Bay icon features top-dollar tasting menus—particularly the Chef’s Tasting Menu—that are out of this world, seamlessly uniting flavorful food with an excellent dining experience. For a lighter culinary journey, head to the Salon for one of New England’s best cheese and wine programs. On the weekends, take a seat at the romantic restaurant for a pleasant selection of sandwiches and pastries, accompanied by a pot of L’Espalier’s signature brews during Afternoon Tea.

@lemi

Since opening in 1978, L’Espalier has stayed true to its fine dining roots, dishing out its well-loved French dishes made with New England ingredients. The original haute cuisine joint in Boston, the Back Bay icon features top-dollar tasting menus—particularly the Chef’s Tasting Menu—that are out of this world, seamlessly uniting flavorful food with an excellent dining experience. For a lighter culinary journey, head to the Salon for one of New England’s best cheese and wine programs. On the weekends, take a seat at the romantic restaurant for a pleasant selection of sandwiches and pastries, accompanied by a pot of L’Espalier’s signature brews during Afternoon Tea.

Do walking tours different

Massachusetts State House
@lemi

Perched up on Beacon Hill, across the street from the Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House has been the seat of government to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1798. Ascend the stairs, follow the red brick trail, and a pillared building topped by a golden dome rises to greet you. Continue inside, to where the Office of the Governor and the General Court (comprised of the Senate and House of Representatives) have been running the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for centuries. Important statues, historic frescoes, and stained glass fill the marbled halls—every detail tells the city’s story. To this day, the Office of the Governor, the Massachusetts Senate, and House of Representatives still hold office in the State House. Call ahead to reserve a tour (free of charge) as they welcome tourists on weekdays, any time between 10:00AM and 3:30PM.

@lemi

Perched up on Beacon Hill, across the street from the Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House has been the seat of government to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1798. Ascend the stairs, follow the red brick trail, and a pillared building topped by a golden dome rises to greet you. Continue inside, to where the Office of the Governor and the General Court (comprised of the Senate and House of Representatives) have been running the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for centuries. Important statues, historic frescoes, and stained glass fill the marbled halls—every detail tells the city’s story. To this day, the Office of the Governor, the Massachusetts Senate, and House of Representatives still hold office in the State House. Call ahead to reserve a tour (free of charge) as they welcome tourists on weekdays, any time between 10:00AM and 3:30PM.

Bunker Hill Monument
@lemi

With the Revolutionary War underway, Boston saw its first battle. The Battle of Bunker Hill was one that set the tone for the entire war. The patriots were severely out of an advantage, running out of ammo, but still put up a worthy fight against the British troops. Far less Americans died that day, but their valiant service is still immortalized in a piercing granite monument. The Bunker Hill Monument lies in the middle of a lush, green park. For a little more realism, head to the Bunker Hill Museum right across the street to see artifacts from the war up close. Then, take your time here and contemplate that fateful day.

@lemi

With the Revolutionary War underway, Boston saw its first battle. The Battle of Bunker Hill was one that set the tone for the entire war. The patriots were severely out of an advantage, running out of ammo, but still put up a worthy fight against the British troops. Far less Americans died that day, but their valiant service is still immortalized in a piercing granite monument. The Bunker Hill Monument lies in the middle of a lush, green park. For a little more realism, head to the Bunker Hill Museum right across the street to see artifacts from the war up close. Then, take your time here and contemplate that fateful day.

Old State House
@lemi

Coming up after the Old South Meeting House, the original State House parks stubbornly in the midst of towering office buildings. At over 300 years of age, the Old State House was the original venue for the Massachusetts General Court before they moved to the Massachusetts State House in 1798. An independent spirit sparked here when local lawyer, James Otis, campaigned against British policies. He is famously quoted for the words, “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” It is only fitting that the Declaration of Independence was first read to the people of Boston here on July 18, 1776, as it signalled a new era for the emerging nation. Browse through a miscellany of items that have survived through the tides of time: arms from the Battle of Lexington and Bunker Hill, the suit of the first governor of Massachusetts, and tea saved from the Boston Tea Party’s lost crates. Just outside, a cobblestone ring remembers the civilian casualties of the Boston Massacre.

@lemi

Coming up after the Old South Meeting House, the original State House parks stubbornly in the midst of towering office buildings. At over 300 years of age, the Old State House was the original venue for the Massachusetts General Court before they moved to the Massachusetts State House in 1798. An independent spirit sparked here when local lawyer, James Otis, campaigned against British policies. He is famously quoted for the words, “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” It is only fitting that the Declaration of Independence was first read to the people of Boston here on July 18, 1776, as it signalled a new era for the emerging nation. Browse through a miscellany of items that have survived through the tides of time: arms from the Battle of Lexington and Bunker Hill, the suit of the first governor of Massachusetts, and tea saved from the Boston Tea Party’s lost crates. Just outside, a cobblestone ring remembers the civilian casualties of the Boston Massacre.

Do sweets different

Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream
@edgardo

Emack and Bolio's Ice Cream was founded in 1975 and from here on out, the ice cream chain became a favorite delight of many Americans and other ice cream lovers across the globe. The Boston-based ice cream giant is notable for its wide variety of ice cream zest like the vegan Chocolate Pudding, Beantown Buz and Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Yogurt. Needless to say, Emack and Bolio's Ice Cream has all the flavors that cater to one's taste.

@edgardo

Emack and Bolio's Ice Cream was founded in 1975 and from here on out, the ice cream chain became a favorite delight of many Americans and other ice cream lovers across the globe. The Boston-based ice cream giant is notable for its wide variety of ice cream zest like the vegan Chocolate Pudding, Beantown Buz and Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Yogurt. Needless to say, Emack and Bolio's Ice Cream has all the flavors that cater to one's taste.

Milk Bar Mini: Harvard Square
@aui

Christina Tosi’s famous Birthday Cake and Birthday Truffles right at the heart of Harvard! 🎂

@aui

Christina Tosi’s famous Birthday Cake and Birthday Truffles right at the heart of Harvard! 🎂

Georgetown Cupcake
@aui

Another flagship store of the Kallinis sisters at Newbury Street in Boston. I’d seriously would work here and get clock out smelling like fresh cupcakes everyday.

@aui

Another flagship store of the Kallinis sisters at Newbury Street in Boston. I’d seriously would work here and get clock out smelling like fresh cupcakes everyday.




Do games different

Super Potato
@lemi

Let the 8-bit keyboard music lure you into Super Potato—a retro gamer’s heaven! Move through floors of rare consoles, hard-to-find merchandise, and giant Mario’s, to find yourself in the treasure trove of late 90’s video games.

@lemi

Let the 8-bit keyboard music lure you into Super Potato—a retro gamer’s heaven! Move through floors of rare consoles, hard-to-find merchandise, and giant Mario’s, to find yourself in the treasure trove of late 90’s video games.

Akihabara
@ongteco

Electronics, anime, games. Geek capital of the world.

@ongteco

Electronics, anime, games. Geek capital of the world.

Club SEGA (Akihabara)
@jica

Let's say a prayer to the 5000 yen I mindlessly spent in the 15mins I was here.

@jica

Let's say a prayer to the 5000 yen I mindlessly spent in the 15mins I was here.

Do sleep different

First Cabin Kyōbashi
@aui

First Cabin is an aircraft-themed capsule hotel located in Tokyo. It has premium private baths, desks, and duvets. Very posh for a short stay.

@aui

First Cabin is an aircraft-themed capsule hotel located in Tokyo. It has premium private baths, desks, and duvets. Very posh for a short stay.

Book and Bed
@lemi

Book and Bed named itself a “bookshelf accommodation” where the main attraction is their massive collection of books—the sleeping pods are just a bonus! Expect small spaces and barely-there beds here, but you’ll have no trouble sleeping once your eyes start to get droopy from saying “just one last chapter” countless times!

@lemi

Book and Bed named itself a “bookshelf accommodation” where the main attraction is their massive collection of books—the sleeping pods are just a bonus! Expect small spaces and barely-there beds here, but you’ll have no trouble sleeping once your eyes start to get droopy from saying “just one last chapter” countless times!

Nine Hours Akasaka
@mela

My friend and I stayed here for three nights and it was such a cool experience! Our cabins were so cozy at night and were actually quite spacious. The rest of the facilities were great as wel!

@mela

My friend and I stayed here for three nights and it was such a cool experience! Our cabins were so cozy at night and were actually quite spacious. The rest of the facilities were great as wel!

Do matcha different

Nanaya Matcha
@fye_maithai

This little ice cream shop will immediately send you to matcha heaven. With the intensity of matcha ranging from 1-7 you’ll definitely find something for you! I highly recommend the #7 matcha: intense, but such good quality and not unpleasantly bitter.

@fye_maithai

This little ice cream shop will immediately send you to matcha heaven. With the intensity of matcha ranging from 1-7 you’ll definitely find something for you! I highly recommend the #7 matcha: intense, but such good quality and not unpleasantly bitter.

Morinoterasu
@mela

Located just right by the Meiji Shrine entrance, this cafe was the perfect rest stop. Their matcha latte was delightful! It has such beautiful wooden interiors as well.

@mela

Located just right by the Meiji Shrine entrance, this cafe was the perfect rest stop. Their matcha latte was delightful! It has such beautiful wooden interiors as well.

Saryo Tsujiri
@lemi

Indulge in a tall parfait layered with matcha cake chunks, mochi (もち, glutinous rice balls), and sweet jellies at Saryo Tsujiri. The café is tucked away in a quiet corner of Daimaru Tokyo, a massive department store, making it a perfect spot to cap off any shopping spree or errand run.

@lemi

Indulge in a tall parfait layered with matcha cake chunks, mochi (もち, glutinous rice balls), and sweet jellies at Saryo Tsujiri. The café is tucked away in a quiet corner of Daimaru Tokyo, a massive department store, making it a perfect spot to cap off any shopping spree or errand run.

Do sushi different

XEX
@fye_maithai

BEST.CHUTORO. Honestly, when I suggested this Morimoto restaurant to my siblings who study in NYC, I did get a few eyebrow raises because of their scepticism on if it was actually good or just for the hype 🤷🏻‍♀️ BUT our experience in Tokyo was well beyond our expectations. I’d suggest ordering the a la carte menu because you can order more fun special dishes (such as the fresh vegetables and umami-filled bagna cauda dip) and your preferred nigiris!

@fye_maithai

BEST.CHUTORO. Honestly, when I suggested this Morimoto restaurant to my siblings who study in NYC, I did get a few eyebrow raises because of their scepticism on if it was actually good or just for the hype 🤷🏻‍♀️ BUT our experience in Tokyo was well beyond our expectations. I’d suggest ordering the a la carte menu because you can order more fun special dishes (such as the fresh vegetables and umami-filled bagna cauda dip) and your preferred nigiris!

鮨寛
@dave

Very good food and a great bargain relative to the average Tokyo sushi spot. Father and sons team. Popular with the Japanese rugby team apparently.

@dave

Very good food and a great bargain relative to the average Tokyo sushi spot. Father and sons team. Popular with the Japanese rugby team apparently.

Sukiyabashi Jiro
@lemi

According to the well-decorated gourmand, you have yet to try real sushi until you dine at three Michelin-starred Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. Chef Jiro Ono, who is famous as the subject of the 2011 documentary film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” helms the ten-seater joint. The venerated sushi master expertly crafts rice and raw fish creations at an impressive rate. Here, chef Robuchon developed a great respect for the Japanese culinary tradition. He also learned the significance of freshness, temperature, and precise slicing to guarantee high-quality sushi, applying these techniques at his own restaurants. Booking is extremely difficult. You’ll have to liaise your reservation through your hotel concierge; and even then, they might have to ask you for a local contact to up your chances for a seat. It’s all worth it though; do it for chef Robuchon!

@lemi

According to the well-decorated gourmand, you have yet to try real sushi until you dine at three Michelin-starred Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. Chef Jiro Ono, who is famous as the subject of the 2011 documentary film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” helms the ten-seater joint. The venerated sushi master expertly crafts rice and raw fish creations at an impressive rate. Here, chef Robuchon developed a great respect for the Japanese culinary tradition. He also learned the significance of freshness, temperature, and precise slicing to guarantee high-quality sushi, applying these techniques at his own restaurants. Booking is extremely difficult. You’ll have to liaise your reservation through your hotel concierge; and even then, they might have to ask you for a local contact to up your chances for a seat. It’s all worth it though; do it for chef Robuchon!

Do outors different

Asakusa Pier - Tokyo Cruise
@jica

The Tokyo Cruise is a great mode of transportation to get to Odaiba. It traverses Sumida River, giving you a different perspective of Tokyo. The boat itself is pretty comfy, with different indoor and outdoor areas to settle in. Travel time is about an hour; and you'll get off right at Odaiba Seaside Park! ⛴

@jica

The Tokyo Cruise is a great mode of transportation to get to Odaiba. It traverses Sumida River, giving you a different perspective of Tokyo. The boat itself is pretty comfy, with different indoor and outdoor areas to settle in. Travel time is about an hour; and you'll get off right at Odaiba Seaside Park! ⛴

Ueno
@lemi

Soak up Japanese history and tradition in Ueno, the cultural capital of Tokyo! Start at Ueno Park, a sprawling green space believed to possess spiritual powers as it stands on former temple grounds. Take trips to religious institutions such as the Kaneiji Temple and Tonogu Shrine, as well as multiple museums like the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and the National Science Museum. Make sure to drop by Ueno Zoo, Japan’s oldest enclosed habitat, to see over 3,000 animals and some rare species! Before leaving Ueno, score a few bargains at Ameyoko—one of the cheapest shopping destinations in Tokyo! There are more than 500 stores lining the streets, selling everything from everyday living items to one-of-a-kind knick knacks at super-low prices.

@lemi

Soak up Japanese history and tradition in Ueno, the cultural capital of Tokyo! Start at Ueno Park, a sprawling green space believed to possess spiritual powers as it stands on former temple grounds. Take trips to religious institutions such as the Kaneiji Temple and Tonogu Shrine, as well as multiple museums like the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and the National Science Museum. Make sure to drop by Ueno Zoo, Japan’s oldest enclosed habitat, to see over 3,000 animals and some rare species! Before leaving Ueno, score a few bargains at Ameyoko—one of the cheapest shopping destinations in Tokyo! There are more than 500 stores lining the streets, selling everything from everyday living items to one-of-a-kind knick knacks at super-low prices.

MariCAR Akihabara #1
@lemi

We’ve all wanted to drive our own Mario Kart. Luckily, MariCAR Akihabara #1 is here to make our dreams come true! Gather your friends to course through the streets of Tokyo while driving custom-made go-karts—that’s right, you’ll be on the actual roads so make sure you have a valid driver’s permit on-hand. Slip into your favorite character costume, blast your background music of choice, and tour the metropolis as if you’re in the Mushroom Cup (race trophy not included)!

@lemi

We’ve all wanted to drive our own Mario Kart. Luckily, MariCAR Akihabara #1 is here to make our dreams come true! Gather your friends to course through the streets of Tokyo while driving custom-made go-karts—that’s right, you’ll be on the actual roads so make sure you have a valid driver’s permit on-hand. Slip into your favorite character costume, blast your background music of choice, and tour the metropolis as if you’re in the Mushroom Cup (race trophy not included)!

Do anime different

JUMP SHOP Tokyo Skytree Town Soramachi
@alfaji

Wow! The thrill of meeting a life-sized statue of one of your favorite animes is beyond amazing. I’m dying to fly to Tokyo right now and grab everything related to Shonen jump animes. This is absolutely an anime shop that will supercharge your love for anime.

@alfaji

Wow! The thrill of meeting a life-sized statue of one of your favorite animes is beyond amazing. I’m dying to fly to Tokyo right now and grab everything related to Shonen jump animes. This is absolutely an anime shop that will supercharge your love for anime.

Studio Ghibli Corporate Office
@lemi

The eye of the storm, the Ground Zero of the animated films (a.k.a. The Studio Ghibli Corporate Office) is located in a suburban neighborhood of Tokyo called Koganei. You won’t be able to enter the office, as it might disrupt the magic at work within. Seeing the ivy-covered house is enough to stir excitement, though. Make sure to snap a few fan-approved photos! The company plaque out front, in between two trees, is nearly hidden so keep an eye out for the “スタジオジブリ Studio Ghibli” sign emerging from the shrubs. The neighborhood is quiet, with little shops sprinkled among the private homes. Tread along the paths frequented by director Miyazaki himself...

@lemi

The eye of the storm, the Ground Zero of the animated films (a.k.a. The Studio Ghibli Corporate Office) is located in a suburban neighborhood of Tokyo called Koganei. You won’t be able to enter the office, as it might disrupt the magic at work within. Seeing the ivy-covered house is enough to stir excitement, though. Make sure to snap a few fan-approved photos! The company plaque out front, in between two trees, is nearly hidden so keep an eye out for the “スタジオジブリ Studio Ghibli” sign emerging from the shrubs. The neighborhood is quiet, with little shops sprinkled among the private homes. Tread along the paths frequented by director Miyazaki himself...

Tokyo Anime Center
@alfaji

This anime center is every otaku’s paradise. Not only can we collect a lot of cute action figures here but we can also find countless anime stuff that every collectors dream about. I can’t wait to go there and go for a shopping spree.

@alfaji

This anime center is every otaku’s paradise. Not only can we collect a lot of cute action figures here but we can also find countless anime stuff that every collectors dream about. I can’t wait to go there and go for a shopping spree.




Do sydney different

iFLY Downunder
@lemi

Indoor skydiving is the name of the game at iFLY Downunder! The rules are simple: enter the glass tunnel, lean into the wind, and wait for the air to lift you up until you float!

@lemi

Indoor skydiving is the name of the game at iFLY Downunder! The rules are simple: enter the glass tunnel, lean into the wind, and wait for the air to lift you up until you float!

Jetpack Adventures Sydney
@lemi

Zoom through the air using water-powered jetpacks! Liters of water blast through top-of-the-line thrust nozzles, allowing you to soar up to 15 meters above the water.

@lemi

Zoom through the air using water-powered jetpacks! Liters of water blast through top-of-the-line thrust nozzles, allowing you to soar up to 15 meters above the water.

Treetop Adventure Park (Sydney - The Hills)
@lemi

Kick up the adrenaline as you weave through the treetops at TreeTop Adventure Park! Test your limits in over 100 elevated obstacle courses, including zip lines, rope ladders, and suspension bridges.

@lemi

Kick up the adrenaline as you weave through the treetops at TreeTop Adventure Park! Test your limits in over 100 elevated obstacle courses, including zip lines, rope ladders, and suspension bridges.

Do beaches different

Lake Hillier
@mela

I just want to get on a helicopter and witness this pink beauty from above!

@mela

I just want to get on a helicopter and witness this pink beauty from above!

Palm Beach
@matt

Palm Beach in Sydney is used to film the exterior shots for the fictional Summer Bay, the setting of a long-running Australian soap opera.

@matt

Palm Beach in Sydney is used to film the exterior shots for the fictional Summer Bay, the setting of a long-running Australian soap opera.

Back Beach Lancelin
@tayahlt

Back Beach has perfect learner waves, situated only 1 1/2 hours drive from Perth it is a great place for a mini road trip up north. You can drive your car onto the beach and set up for the day.

@tayahlt

Back Beach has perfect learner waves, situated only 1 1/2 hours drive from Perth it is a great place for a mini road trip up north. You can drive your car onto the beach and set up for the day.

Do coffee different

Market Lane Coffee
@myrrhlaoto

Melbourne coffee is GOOOOD

@myrrhlaoto

Melbourne coffee is GOOOOD

Industry Beans
@lemi

Industry Beans has quite a lot of things going on under its award-winning roof. The open warehouse in Fitzroy (which, by the way, won Best Cafe at the British Restaurant and Bar Design Awards in 2014) is not just a cafe. It’s also a roastery, a cupping lab, and a training facility! Single origin coffee takes the spotlight here, but they make it a point to switch up their selections every two weeks.

@lemi

Industry Beans has quite a lot of things going on under its award-winning roof. The open warehouse in Fitzroy (which, by the way, won Best Cafe at the British Restaurant and Bar Design Awards in 2014) is not just a cafe. It’s also a roastery, a cupping lab, and a training facility! Single origin coffee takes the spotlight here, but they make it a point to switch up their selections every two weeks.

Sensory Lab (Bourke Street)
@philipchen

Sensory Lab is a tasting space where Melbourne's coffee connoisseurs converge to appreciate a curated range of espressos and single origin drinks.

@philipchen

Sensory Lab is a tasting space where Melbourne's coffee connoisseurs converge to appreciate a curated range of espressos and single origin drinks.

Do sightseeing different

Longitude 131
@jica

Best place to watch the sun rise! 🌄 (Prince William and Duchess Kate stayed here!)

@jica

Best place to watch the sun rise! 🌄 (Prince William and Duchess Kate stayed here!)

Bruny Island
@aui

The Dancing Lights of the South are best seen as far South possible which is Tasmania in Australia. The show may not be as spectacular as the Borealis, but theirs is visible ALL YEAR ROUND especially during winter and spring equinox in September! Not bad, I say.

@aui

The Dancing Lights of the South are best seen as far South possible which is Tasmania in Australia. The show may not be as spectacular as the Borealis, but theirs is visible ALL YEAR ROUND especially during winter and spring equinox in September! Not bad, I say.

Kiama Blowhole
@elaine

My uncle is a huge nature buff, and knows a lot of really scenic spots in Sydney. Whenever we visit, we can always count on him to take us out of the city for an adventure—and the Kiama Blowhole was just one of them!

@elaine

My uncle is a huge nature buff, and knows a lot of really scenic spots in Sydney. Whenever we visit, we can always count on him to take us out of the city for an adventure—and the Kiama Blowhole was just one of them!

Do steak different

Chophouse Sydney
@lemi

Word of advice from the Chops: don’t wear white when you dine at Chophouse Sydney! Known for serving the perfectly cooked steaks and premium Shiraz, this restaurant is also passionate about reaching out to their main suppliers—the farmers who look out for their produce.

@lemi

Word of advice from the Chops: don’t wear white when you dine at Chophouse Sydney! Known for serving the perfectly cooked steaks and premium Shiraz, this restaurant is also passionate about reaching out to their main suppliers—the farmers who look out for their produce.

Bistecca
@lemi

Bistecca's menu only has one main course: the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a T-bone steak that is perfectly matched with any of their side dishes and cocktails, depending on your choice. Getting to this restaurant is an adventure on its own. Bistecca is deliberately situated under the spotlight, the very reason for the hype surrounding it. A tip: Enter through the fire exit.

@lemi

Bistecca's menu only has one main course: the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a T-bone steak that is perfectly matched with any of their side dishes and cocktails, depending on your choice. Getting to this restaurant is an adventure on its own. Bistecca is deliberately situated under the spotlight, the very reason for the hype surrounding it. A tip: Enter through the fire exit.

Vic's Meat Market
@lemi

If you happen to walk along Sydney Fish Market and smell meat instead of fish, that’s Vic’s Meat Market doing its thing. A destination for fresh and quality meats, whether for you to take home and cook or to order and eat at their restaurant Smokehouse and Grill.

@lemi

If you happen to walk along Sydney Fish Market and smell meat instead of fish, that’s Vic’s Meat Market doing its thing. A destination for fresh and quality meats, whether for you to take home and cook or to order and eat at their restaurant Smokehouse and Grill.

Do art different

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
@elaine

I spent a whole afternoon here just wandering about with my friend and my brother. At the time, a huge Tatsuo Miyajima exhibit was on and we had to pay extra to see it. It was worth it, though!

@elaine

I spent a whole afternoon here just wandering about with my friend and my brother. At the time, a huge Tatsuo Miyajima exhibit was on and we had to pay extra to see it. It was worth it, though!

Art Gallery of New South Wales
@nicoleyu

When in Sydney, you definitely shouldn't miss this! My favorite part of the museum: 100 modern art installations on the basement floor.

@nicoleyu

When in Sydney, you definitely shouldn't miss this! My favorite part of the museum: 100 modern art installations on the basement floor.

The Adnate
@tintinfinewine

A new hotel opened in October 2019 featuring contemporary art pieces by Matt Adnate!

@tintinfinewine

A new hotel opened in October 2019 featuring contemporary art pieces by Matt Adnate!




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