museums

Cincinnati: A Hot Year-Round Travel Destination

by Greg Seiter on October 28, 2013

Even after the season’s final pitch has been thrown and the Great American Ballpark’s last hot dog and bag of peanuts have been sold, there’s much to do, see, and experience during a weekend getaway to Cincinnati. A Major League Baseball-crazed southwestern Ohio city that’s inviting, no matter the time of year, Cincinnati is also […]

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Photo Friday: National Museum of Art in Catalonia

by El-El on September 27, 2013

National Museum of Art in Catalonia

Housed within the Palau Nacional, a huge complex dating back to the 1920s, the National Museum of Art in Catalonia is known for its impressive collection of Romanesque church paintings along with Catalan art and design dating back to the late 19th century. Organized by collections, you can wander the entire museum or pick a […]

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H.O.G. Heaven at Harley-Davidson Museum

by Jenni Ingersoll on September 16, 2013

Not being a motorcycle enthusiast, visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was not an attraction high on my list of things to do while visiting the city.  Still, taking the advice of others, I kept an open mind and visited the 20 acre riverfront facility that also includes a cafe, gift shop and green space. […]

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Friday Photo: Vintage Luggage in Amsterdam

by El-El on September 13, 2013

Vintage luggage at the handbag museum in Amsterdam

If you are looking for a fascinating history about bags, purses, and luggage, put Amsterdam’s Museum of Bags and Purses on your to-visit list. In the heart of this Dutch Capital, one can find a unique house dedicated to showcasing bags and purses that spam generations – some of the purses date back to the […]

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10 Toronto Museums Worth a Visit

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 10, 2013

museums in Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and as diverse as any I’ve seen. With it’s ethnic neighborhoods, impressive architecture, charming shops and markets, and interesting history – combined with its easily accessible international airport  and plenty of flights to Canada– make it a perfect weekend getaway for couples looking for an urban experience. My weekend getaways […]

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RV Museum: Quirky in Texas

by Susan McKee on February 6, 2013

It’s easy to understand the lure of the open road in west Texas, where the horizon is a long, straight drive in any direction. Drivers need gasoline, so, in the early ’70s, Jack Sisemore decided to open a gas station in Amarillo — the Panhandle town right on storied Route 66, which connected Chicago with […]

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Delve into History and Culture with London Museums

by Guest Contributor on January 24, 2013

Diplodocus replica at Natural History Museum, London.

One of the primary reasons for people visiting the city of London is the sheer volume of history, culture, and heritage that oozes from its very walls. Jam-packed with museums and galleries, the city is a culture vulture’s dream, offering the ability to while away days upon days exploring the exhibitions and displays that the […]

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6 Fun Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 22, 2012

Griffith Observatory Los Angeles

Los Angeles can be an expensive city to visit, but don’t overlook the free things to do in LA that can be just as much fun while stretching the travel budget.  There are plenty of parks, beaches, and places to walk, but here are six FREE ideas that are often overlooked: Griffith Park Observatory The […]

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Have a Norman Rockwell Moment

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 11, 2012

Normal Rockwell museum in Stockridge Massachusetts

He created picture perfect art representing picture perfect American lives, but Norman Rockwell’s own life was anything but perfect.  He went through three marriages, suffered from depression, was under fairly regularly psychiatric care, and was told that he wasn’t a “serious” artist.  Yet, at his death at the age of 84, he had amassed a […]

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Information about the museums of Uruguay won’t fill up the pages of your guidebook, but anyone with an affinity for the whimsical and the unusual will have a field day in this quirky South American country. This two-day museum excursion explores the wackiest wonders of two Uruguayan cities:  Atlantida and Montevideo. And when you’ve had […]

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