Free Things to do in Washington D.C.

Washington is a great place to visit as it offers many attractions, as well as great bars and world-class restaurants. It can, however, be very expensive. That’s not to say that it isn’t an enjoyable place for the budget traveller; there are plenty of national monuments and parks to visit, so those who love the outdoors and learning about history can keep costs pretty low! Let’s look at some of the main free things to do in Washington D.C.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court makes the final decisions on legal matters. You can even see it play out for free as court sessions are open to the public, with free 30-minute lectures on offer in the main hall. There is also a visitor film and various exhibitions in addition to the lectures, which can be very interesting and informative.

US Capitol Building

US Congress meets in the Capitol Building, and you can take a free tour through it if you get there early enough to score one of the tickets, which are given on a first come, first served basis. Plan to be there early as the tickets usually go very quickly. You can also score free tickets to sit in the galley to watch Congress in session.

The Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Institution offers a selection of museums and research centres which are free to enter and feature IMAX movie theatres too. The buildings to visit are so fascinating and include the Air and Space Museum, American Art Museum, Natural History Museum as well as the Smithsonian Gardens.

Vietnam War Memorial

The National Mall is a tree-lined park with many monuments that you can walk around and explore.  Some of the monuments include the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Here you will also find the Washington Monument, a marble obelisk at the centre of the park to honour George Washington and the World War II Memorial. This memorial is dedicated to the 16 million people who served during WWII, including the 400,000 who died in the war for America.

Take advantage of all the free activities and sights on offer in Washington, to soak up the city and learn about the incredibly rich history while saving your money to make it last longer during your travels.

Top Food Spots To Visit In Vietnam

Vietnam is a country with a lot of great food places to visit and a lot of tasty food to eat. If you are visiting the country soon but unsure of where to start, here are some of our top places:

Experience Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

Hoi An becomes a Kaleidoscope of colours and light during its Vietnamese New Year’s Lantern Festival. The celebration also last for seven days, with the road from Hoi An Bridge to the Hoai River Square submerged with a lot of colourful lanterns. More than 50 workshops join in the event to create the most innovative lantern.

The Old Town that is located between the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Cau An Hoi Bridge is the centre of the festivities. To appreciate the festivities even more, hire a sampan boat and watch as thousands of lanterns float on the river. You can also participate in the event by buying a lantern and set it afloat too.

Ride a boat to Mekong Delta

Experience islands, rice paddies, stilted villages and a way of life that has not changed for hundreds of years, it is as if your ride on the boat to Mekong Delta will make you just want to soak up the view.

You can ride a commercial cruise that visits parts of the river. Experience a night on the river as you take the cruise from Cai Be to Can Tho.

Taste the best pho in Hanoi

Hanoi has become popular for its traditional bowl of pho. In fact, Hanoi has gained a reputation in serving the best pho in Vietnam. Every restaurant says they have their own secret recipe. Why not try the best pho at Pho Thin on Lo Duc in the historic French Quarter.

Places To See When Travelling To Europe On a Budget

Want to travel Europe but low on budget? Here are some of the best places and easy ways you can do things for free when on the continent:

Visit the Louvre in Paris for free

The Louvre is free for you to enter if you are under 26 if you are not, and you are a teacher, it is still free of charge. Take note that the Louvre is still free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month, so make sure to plan your trip ahead of time.

Enjoy choir singing in Westminster Abbey, London

Visiting Westminster Abbey may cost visitors £16 during the day, but if you visit the place at around 5:30 pm, you don’t have to pay for anything. Once inside, you will be treated to the sound of the choir and enjoy the evening.

Visit museums in Madrid for free

The two best-known museums in Madrid are free to enter if you know when. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia provides a free entrance on Saturdays after 2:30 pm and all day Sunday while Prado provides a free entrance all day on Sundays.

Watch the Glockenspiel show in Munich

The Glockenspiel show in Munich is one of Munich’s whimsical attractions. You can catch the show twice daily at 11 am and one at noon for 15 minutes at Marienplatz. The attraction showcase 32 life-size figurines acting out the ‘Cooper’s Dance’, a local tradition. A large number of tourists and locals come to watch the show for free every day.

Beautiful Places To See in Italy

Italy is one of the most famous places for travellers. If you are going to visit the country, check the following places and see why the country is full of life, tradition and culture:

Juliet’s Balcony

The city of Verona is famous in Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Verona is home to the balcony of Juliet.

The city of Verona bought the home featuring the balcony in 1905 to attract tourists although the real-life Romeo and Juliet does not exist in real life. The balcony has now become a tourist attraction and couples come to this place to declare their love for each other.

The Coliseum

Rome is the home of the famous Coliseum and if you are in Rome, you should never miss this amphitheatre. The ruins of this magnificent place once held over 50,000 spectators during its time. The amphitheatre was famous before its gladiator matches. Now, it stands as a famous ruin for tourists to imagine the violent spectacles that once entertained the crowds.


Pompeii is famous for its open-air museum where you can find preserved houses and relics, ancient Roman forums, baths that are well-preserved because of the events that took place in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the village down below.

The eruption also signifies the preservation of Roman life where tourists can now see what it was like during that time.

Vatican City

If you are a religious person then you should visit Vatican City. The city is also home to powerhouses like the Piazza San Pietro and St Peter’s Basilica.