Today’s guest post by Hostelbookers.com
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! We asked our 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 from HostelBookers.
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:
“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!”
Geek tip: Ghibli Museum
A beautiful museum celebrating the output of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation house
responsible for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.
Ryan Estrada, Comic Book Artist (including DC comics online) says:
“The artwork in the Ghibli Museum doesn’t hang on the wall in frames. Loose drawings sit in
piles on top of desks, next to binders of storyboards for every film they’ve made. Film prints
sit in hand-cranked projectors ready for you to explore them frame by frame. Watch original
animation, or even see it created right before your eyes. The art is there to be explored, not
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Geek tip: Rancho Obi-Wan
The not-for-profit Rancho Obi-Wan holds the world’s largest collection of Star Wars
paraphernalia, including every book ever published about Star Wars.
Amy Ratcliffe, Geek blogger at geekfemme.blogspot.com says:
“Rancho Obi-Wan houses the largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia and is also
the happiest place on Earth. Besides seeing over 200,000 collectibles from the saga, you get
to hang out with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Steve Sansweet. Take a tour! It will be a
day you will never forget.”