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If you’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 that’s perfect for those with inquiring minds. Read below for the best geek travel tips…

London, United Kingdom

Geek tip: The Wellcome Collection

Located in north London, the Wellcome Collection displays eccentric 19th-century world traveller Sir Henry Wellcome’s permanent collection of medical oddities.

Stephen Fry, Qi Quizmaster (BBC 2), broadcaster and writer says:

“I’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.”

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:

“Without a doubt, you have to stop by Midtown Comics. They have three shops in Manhattan, each with its own vibe befitting its location, and they’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.”

Washington, USA

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, writer says:

“I 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!”

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