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10 Extraordinary Gardens in California

As the breadbasket of the country, California is known for its bountiful harvests of everything from avocados to grapes. But the Golden State is also home to a wealth of Eden-like gardens that thrive thanks to California’s mild weather and variety of microclimates. Here are 10 standouts, in no particular order, all with public access. […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Summer Mob Museum & Hotel Package

This summer, head to downtown Las Vegas and see why locals AND visitors have declared the city’s NEW downtown the bee’s knees! The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has partnered with Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, Triple George, MOB BAR and the legendary Oscar B. Goodman to offer visitors […]

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Traveling with MJ October Travel Link Up: Museums

Mae West at Dali Museum Figueres Spain

Last month the monthly themed travel round up focused on History. Evidently, history related travel isn’t as compelling for you as it is for me, and we only had a few contributors. My favorite of the linked up stores was from Jennifer at JDombs Travels. Her story, A Picture of Russian Peasant Life, gave me […]

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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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FREE Things to do in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock Arkansas skyline

If you’re watching the budget, it’s no problem in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The largest, and capital city of Arkansas, got its name from a small rock formation – la Petite Roche – that was once used as a landmark for traffic on the river.  Today Little Rock offers a vast number of FREE activities that […]

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Bruce Springsteen Exhibit Hits Philadelphia

Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen

How did I miss this? I keep up on the latest in museums and exhibitions around the country, and somehow managed to miss that a Bruce Springsteen exhibition opens tomorrow, February 17th – but this somehow passed me by until just now. Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, a preeminent history museum, is hosting (and is the […]

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Kew Bridge Steam Museum: London’s Industrial History on Display

Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London

Fans of the offbeat, quirky museums, and industrial history, may enjoy London’s Kew Bridge Steam Museum, home to a collection of water pumping steam engines.  While it may sound a bit dull at first thought, Victorian era London produced some of the finest waterworks around, and it’s on display here.  Located on the River Thames […]

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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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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 […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]