St Louis: Imaginations Run Wild at City Museum

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 22, 2012

When friends heard that I would be spending a weekend in St. Louis, Missouri they nearly shouted “You have to go to the City Museum!”  Being a fan of the arts and sciences I love museums, so adding this downtown attraction to our itinerary was easy. Filled with artwork and phenomenal collections of abstract items, my […]


The coastal town of Pensacola, Florida, is home to the National Naval Aviation Museum located on the Naval Air Station Pensacola.  The facility is dedicated to showcasing naval, marine, and coast guard aviation exhibits.  The museum facility includes the two-story main museum, the recently opened expansion known as Hangar Bay One, and the outdoor Flight […]


Photo Essay: The Vatican Museum, Italy

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 18, 2012

Double helix stairs at Vatican Museum, Italy

Many of the visitors to Vatican City aren’t Catholic, or even religious at all.  They’re drawn to this small city/state out of an interest in history, politics, and art.  And if you’re keeping track of the countries you visit, this walled city/state located entirely within the city of Rome, counts. Religion does play a part […]

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Victoria and Albert courtyard

Despite several journeys to London, I kept displacing a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum with other tourist options. This fall, however, I finally got around to checking it out. I’m sure glad I did.  The museum was so fun that I plan to go back on my next London trip. Here are some […]

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Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 3, 2011

US Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville, Florida

At the US Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida, you’ll have an opportunity to experience both the technical side of space travel, as well as the very personal side of it, with exhibits that trace our race into space.  Whether you remember when John Glenn orbited the earth, when Neil Armstrong walked on the […]

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Exploring Prague Castle in the Czech Republic

by Rita Cook on August 19, 2011

Prague Castle in Czech Republic

The only way to really explore Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic is to take a deep breath and dig in.  There are more than a dozen options of things to see within the castle walls.  After all, it is an 1100-year-old landmark so there’s a lot of history inside.  Got a day? Pick your favorite […]


Berlin Off the Beaten Path

by Jessica Colley on August 2, 2011

It is easy to be fascinated by the many historic attractions in the center of Berlin. No trip to the city would be complete with laying eyes on the Brandenburg Gate, climbing to the top of the dome in the Reichstag, enjoying one of the many festivals, or witnessing the incredible Holocaust Memorial. Yet Berlin […]