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San Antonio for Art Lovers

Most visitors to San Antonio come to see the Alamo, the Spanish Missions, and the vibrant River Walk. Many don’t know, however, that San Antonio ranks as one of the top 25 cities for art in the United States. This city loves art, and its artists love their city.

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May 15, 2013 by | Comments Off on San Antonio for Art Lovers

Best Children’s Museums Around The World

International Spy Museum

To help you plan a fun and educational family vacation, here are our top picks for the best children’s museums around the world.

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April 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Unusual Museums In New York City

Let’s face it: You’re never going to be bored when you visit New York City. With the some of the world’s best restaurants, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, your biggest question isn’t going to be “what is there to do?” but “what should we do?” And while museums like the Guggenheim, the Met and […]

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The World’s Best Neighborhoods for Spotting Street Art

Brooklyn street art

Stumbling upon vibrant street art may seem like you’re digging for a needle in a haystack but it’s actually easier than you think, especially if you know where to look. Many cities where street art culture flourishes have one or two neighborhoods where street artists tend to leave their mark. From Bogotá’s colorful La Candelaria […]

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The Bronze Horseman – St. Petersburg’s Most Symbolic Monument

Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman monument is considered to be one of the chief symbols of St. Petersburg. The monument captures the attention and imagination of famous Russian writers and artists as well as locals and people from around the world.

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December 21, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Family Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Washington is a fun, dynamic city that has something to offer for everyone, but especially families. These are just a few of my favorite family-friendly activities but I’d love to hear yours too!

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October 15, 2012 by | Comments Off on Family Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

Retracing Van Gogh in Arles, France

Hotel Dieu, Arles

Located in the south of France, Arles is the classic French town everyone has dreamed of, including Van Gogh. When Van Gogh arrived in Arles in 1888, it was at yet another low point in his life. He was drinking too much, smoking too much and wanted to get away from Paris, which had simply […]

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October 8, 2012 by | Comments Off on Retracing Van Gogh in Arles, France

America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

Blues Alley

Jazz: the quintessential American art form. Invented in the red light district of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, jazz was born of a mix of African and European music traditions. With its infusion of democracy, individuality and freedom of expression, it exemplifies the American experience.

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September 17, 2012 by | Comments Off on America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

America’s Most Bizarre Museums

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

Spend five minutes watching any American 24-hour news channel and you’ll find that the US is a pretty odd place, and that Americans themselves are an odd batch of characters. But Americans are also an insatiably curious people, with a shared fascination for all that is novel and downright bizarre. That may be why so […]

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August 13, 2012 by | Comments Off on America’s Most Bizarre Museums

A Night at the Opera in Verona, Italy

L'Arena in Verona, Italy. Photo courtesy of AroundTuscany via Flickr.

Verona is famous for its music and especially its opera, which takes place in the former Roman amphitheater, l’Arena, next to the Piazza Bra in the center of this beautiful city. A venue more renowned for gladiatorial combat and games (ludi), it has been transformed into one of the wonders of the world, with over […]

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May 22, 2012 by | 1 Comment