Hello, City Explorer

When someone says, “Go big or go home,” you just laugh and take another sip of your cosmopolitan. Going big is the only option. Your guidebook doubles as a bucket list and you’re busy chasing down sky-high experiences and exploring cities from the underground up. Hop on the historic subway in Budapest, stand tall in the Empire State Building in New York City, and visit opulent palaces in Abu Dhabi. So what if world-famous tourist attractions are crowded? As a City Explorer, you love the rush of energy and excitement found only in a bustling metropolis. Read more

While your friends spent another quiet New Year’s Eve at home with a bottle of Champagne, you didn’t drink a drop of liquid all day so that you could spend the evening in Times Square barricaded away from proper restrooms. It was totally worth it, though. So was the time you got caught in a downpour at the top of the Eiffel Tower, without an umbrella. C’est la vie, amirite? If your next trip involves getting lost in an ancient Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur, then so be it. In fact, an afternoon wandering through gorgeous landmarks is your cup of tea. You run on the grit and gumption of elbow-to-elbow avenues. City tours aren’t all glitz and glamour, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Food tastes better from a street vendor after a trip to Hong Kong night markets, and exploring Amish history and culture in Philadelphia is just as important as visiting spectacular monuments. You do your best daydreaming in sprawling midtown parks and—dare you admit it?—you would trade a 5-star restaurant for a to-die-for bagel in Brooklyn. So, take another look at your must-see list and book your next trip to the big city. Read less