Posts tagged Sidewalk
Literary Ghosts, Rebels of a Generation & Boozing in Havana with Hemingway

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Sherri Caldwell

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

We sat down with Sherri: author, journalist, teacher, world traveler, Mom to three, Rebel Housewife extraordinaire and the creator of our new favorite Sidewalk: City Lights, Kerouac & North Beach Beats: A Literary Adventure.

She dishes on the rise of the book nerd, literature as a travel guide, and the travel nightmare her family can’t ever forget.

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Near Death Experiences in the Pyrenees, Salvador Dali & Preserving the History of America

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Jason Sherman

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Meet Jason Sherman, filmmaker, tech entrepreneur and Wharton instructor. He dishes on the importance of the oldest bridge in America, the power of film and the wonder of theme parks.

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Revolutionaries, Cobblestones & Ivy Leaguers In Boston

Sidewalk Unlocks Boston

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

We’re excited to announce that we are unlocking Boston as a Sidewalk city today. You can now search the collection of neighborhood Sidewalks to explore the best of Boston and Cambridge.

Whether you’re an inquisitive local or an out-of-towner, discover local perspectives and insider recommendations for places Bostonians know and love. Boston marks our sixth featured city, after debuting in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle and unlocking Washington DC this summer.

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A Staring Contest in Washington DC, Chinese Explorers & Silk Worm Culinary Surprise

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Gilbert

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

In each edition of “Word on the Street,” we interview a Guide and ask about their Sidewalk and some of their craziest travel stories.

Meet Gilbert, the Guide behind “Heroes of the Past: Tributes from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.” He dishes on symbolic architecture in the Nation’s Capitol, Bhutanese monasteries, and 15th century seafarers.

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Why We Travel

Maybe It's In The Genes

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

What gives some of us the urge to visit a place searching for a necessary level of discomfort, while others seek out the shores of the familiar? What if our lust to wander isn’t just an itch we have a subconscious urge to scratch? What if we are genetically predisposed to desire to see new things? What if our genes are the triggers of curiosities that only new experiences can satisfy. Is there a scientific explanation why some of us are self-diagnosed with the travel bug, while others are happiest in places they are already accustomed?

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Spies, Cupcakes & Memorials in the Nation’s Capital

Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

We’re excited to announce that Sidewalk is officially live in Washington DC! Washington DC marks our fifth featured city, after launching last month with Sidewalks in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Since then, we’ve seen an upswell in DC locals building story-worthy experiences and we’re excited to feature the city in time for the Fourth of July.

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Permission to Play With Your Food

What's That? | Boba Tea

Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Don't be intimidated! In our world of to-go coffee cups and water bottles, Boba tea can look a little scary. The balls, the straw, and the colors may look downright strange, but it’s practically the national drink in Taiwan. And there’s a good reason for that: boba tea is delicious and fun.

In this edition of What's That? we’ll explain what Boba tea is, why you should try it, where it came from, how to know if it’s any good, and where to find it.

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The “Watcher,” Vegas Psychology Tricks, and Horse Sashimi

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Kristen

Some amazing Sidewalks are being created on the platform! To help showcase these Guides (aka Sidewalk creators) and their Sidewalks, we’re launching a new blog series called, “Word on the Street.” In each edition, we’ll interview a Guide and ask about their Sidewalk and their craziest travel stories.

Meet Kristen, the Guide behind, The ABC’s of Alphabet City. She dishes on her indy, edgy, colorfully bohemian Manhattan neighborhood, the craziest thing she's ever eaten, and the city she is almost embarrassed to love.  

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For the Love of Doughnuts

Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Sidewalk is celebrating National Doughnut Day! To honor these tasty gems, we've created Sidewalks that feature doughnuts for you to enjoy while exploring two of San Francisco's most iconic neighborhoods, but more on that later. 

I’m usually a skeptic about these types of National fill-in-the-blank Days, not that I’m above celebrating them, but because they seem like a sly marketer’s invention. However, National Doughnut Day has legitimate provenance, a story that makes for a decadent doughnut discussion. 

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