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Traveling with MJ December Travel Link Up: Art

Last month the monthly themed travel round up focused on Inspiration. There weren’t a lot of participants, in large part due to an error on my part cutting off the submission date. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading what inspires people to travel. My favorite of the linked up travel inspiration posts was from Suzanne Fluhr at […]

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NYC’s Metropolitan Museum Now Open 7 Days a Week

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

For the first time in 42 years, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is now open to the public 7 days a week, thus ending its policy of being closed on Mondays. This new schedule will go into effect at both the Museum’s main building located at the edge of Central Park along Fifth […]

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My Favorite Paris Museum

In a city as full of museums as Paris, you might think think it tough to choose a favorite.  After a whirlwind week soaking up as much as I possible could, and visiting more than a few museums, there were only a few Paris museums that made a lasting impression. The Louvre was vast and […]

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Photo Friday: Art of St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice

St Marks Basilica, Venice, Italy

No matter where you are in Venice, it seems like there’s an arrow pointing you to San Marco Piazza.  And why not?  Along with the gondolas on the Grand Canal, the piazza is one of the most popular spots in a city that’s full of popular spots.  The Piazza fronts Saint Mark’s Basilica, a Catholic […]

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Throwing Three Coins in Rome’s Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain in Rome Italy

Fontana di Trevi, better known to most of us as Trevi Fountain, is  Rome’s most spectacular and popular fountain.  In a city with so many impressive fountains, that’s a pretty big claim. The Baroque-style  fountain, designed by architect Nicola Salvi and completed in 1762, is located in a busy section of the city, not far […]

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King Tut Coming to Seattle

tut_shabti

In just a little over 6 months, the Pacific Science Center will host the boy king with the opening of Tutankhamun:  The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.  Seattle is the final stop for this touring exhibit, a partnership between National Geographic and the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, before its return home to Egypt. […]

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MoMA VIP Art Package from The Setai Fifth Avenue

exterior MoMA Manhattan NYC

I’m always on the lookout for cool, special packages that combine places to stay and things to do in remarkable ways.  What always catches my eye are value luxury travel opportunities – those locations, experiences, and travel opportunities that deliver over and above the price tag, regardless of what the price may be.  Sometimes it’s […]

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Artfully Displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art

Matisse_The_Dance, MoMA New York

In a city filled with wonderful museums, New York’s MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) stands out as a real gem – and my personal favorite.  From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, the collection has grown to include over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects, […]

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Royal Beasts Return to Tower Of London

The Royal Wedding isn’t the only royal excitement in London the spring, although it probably overshadows most.  But there’s another magical story that comes to life this spring, and that’s the story of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. The Royal Menagerie was first established at the Tower of London in the early […]

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Rocky Balboa, Art & Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art at Night

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is as important to the City of Brotherly Love as it was to boxer Rocky Balboa, the unlikely here of the movie Rocky and its sequels.  Rocky, played by Sylvester Stallone, trained for his first big fight by running up the steps of the museum.  While a visit to the […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, romance gets short shrift. One way […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]