If youâ€™re all about exploring new places on holiday rather than doing the same old bar crawls and beach-baking, this is the travel guide for you! HostelBookers asked their favourite professional geeks to give us their top travel tips, creating a destination guide thatâ€™s perfect for those with inquiring minds. Read below for the best geek travel tipsâ€¦
London, United Kingdom
Geek tip: The Wellcome Collection
Located in north London, the Wellcome Collection displays eccentric 19th-century world traveller Sir Henry Wellcomeâ€™s permanent collection of medical oddities.
Stephen Fry, Qi Quizmaster (BBC 2), broadcaster and writer says:
â€œI’d recommend the Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road London. The best collection of medical art and paraphernalia in the world, and usually very fascinating and specific temporary exhibitions too. Always worth a visit and often overlooked.â€
New York City, USA
Geek tip: Midtown Comics
Midtown is the largest comic book retailer in the USA. They have three stores in New York: at Times Square, Grand Central Terminal and Fulton Street.
Ryan Penagos, Marvel Comics Editorial Director says:
â€œWithout a doubt, you have to stop by Midtown Comics. They have three shops in Manhattan, each with its own vibe befitting its location, and theyâ€™re all packed to the gills with essentials for geeks of every ilk. I even brave the horrors of Times Square to get my comics from them.â€
Geek tip: The Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center
A part of the National Air and Space Center, aircraft on display include the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet in the world, and Enola Gay.
Alan Henry, Lifehacker.com writer says:
â€œI recommend the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center, operated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. It features great special exhibits, is inside a massive airplane hangar, and is the home of Space Shuttle Enterprise, and soon, Discovery! You can sit inside, see the SR-71 Blackbird, and walk through the history of aviation and spaceflight all in one day!â€
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