The Empire State Building was conceived during boom times but had to be constructed against the backdrop of global economic collapse. It had to compete against two other rivals for title of Tallest Building in the World. This is the true story of how the Empire State Building was constructed during the cutthroat New York Skyscraper Races of the Great Depression.
Learn the true history of the Panama–California Exposition. A dangerous gamble hatched at the start of the 20th century to transform a small town into a great city. This audacious act of rebellion presented in San Diego’s Balboa Park in 1915, was an Outlaw World’s Fair held without international sanction and in opposition to the official event in Northern California.
The Seattle Space Needle is a towering landmark of classic midcentury architecture and monument to the Space Race and 1950’s American optimism. Visit the site of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and take amazing panoramic photographs from the flying saucer observation deck of this iconic Seattle destination.
Admit it, you’ve never been to Roosevelt Island. No worries, the DIY Travelers are here to show you everything you’ve missed on Manhattan’s second island.
All great cities have a unique character. For Vancouver it is a commitment to green open spaces, to being a city of water and wilderness. Are you planning on visiting Vancouver? Let me share with you Stanley Park, one of my favorite locations in the Saltwater City (鹹水埠).
Needless to say, the Grand Canyon is a really big place. This means you have options when choosing your final destination. All tours end in one of three locations; the South Rim, the North Rim, or the West Rim. While all three spots are great to visit, there are big differences between each Grand Canyon rim you need to be aware of before paying money for a tour.
Monday blues got you down? Trapped behind a desk, feeling as far away from your next trip as possible. Don’t worry, DIY Travelers has you covered. Escape from your cubicle with our choice selection of travel videos. Specially formulated to help you deal with Mondays. In this edition of Travel Video Monday, we share videos from Ireland, Arizona, and Taiwan.
Our first stop to beat the cold was Grand Central Terminal. Almost a million people travel through the station every day. It connects subway lines with the Metro-North Railroad to upstate New York and Connecticut. By number of platforms, it is the largest station in the world. Grand Central is much more than just a transit terminal though, it also features shopping, dining, a transit museum, and more indoor activities.