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A Lighthouse Near Portland, Maine

Maine is famous for its lighthouses and one of the most photographed lighthouses is just a few miles (and a world away) from Portland, Maine. Since 1791, Portland Head Light has watched the craggy shores of Casco Bay roughly five … Continue reading

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The Artistry of Quilts in La Grange, Texas

Big surprises can be found in small towns. For visitors traveling on Texas Highway 71 between Houston and Austin, a side trip to visit the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange is a must. Housed in two buildings which date … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Automobiles in Turin, Italy

In the Lingotto area of Turin is a car museum that combines Turin’s history of manufacturing Fiats with the humans’ love of the automobile. In a sleek, grey, ultra-modern structure, the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile offers something for everyone. With three … Continue reading

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Art and Sweets in Santa Fe, New Mexico

In the cold and quiet of early January, local Santa Fe residents have reclaimed their town from the masses of tourists found during the spring through the fall. Bargains are available, popular restaurants won’t require reservations or long waits, Christmas … Continue reading

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A Taste of Autumn in Boston’s Public Garden and Gibson House Museum

  It was my first New England fall, something I have wanted to experience for years, to see the vibrant, rich colors of a New England autumn. Living in Houston, we have a few cold days but the trees are … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops in Independence, Missouri

The town of Independence, Missouri immediately conjures images of former President Harry S. Truman. On a quiet, residential street, visitors can experience the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site including a visit to the Truman home. Harry Truman was an … Continue reading

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Healing Hearts in Zagreb, Croatia

In the shadow of the Lotrscak Tower in Zagreb’s Upper Town lies a museum dedicated to failed relationships. Beginning as a traveling exhibition, Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, is a tribute to the notion that not all relationships work. Located … Continue reading

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19th Century Living (and Coffee) in New York City’s NoHo

Merchant’s House Museum For visitors to Manhattan, a quiet museum well worth a visit is the Merchant’s House Museum. Located on East Fourth Street on a street filled with a garden center, lounges and cafes, this museum gives visitors an … Continue reading

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Experiencing Life in the German Democratic Republic at Berlin’s DDR Museum

To get an idea of what everyday life was like in East Germany, a visit to Berlin’s DDR Museum is a must. With hands-on exhibitions where visitors can touch objects, open drawers and closets, view films and experience a Stasi secret … Continue reading

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A Step Back in History at Austin’s LBJ Presidential Library

The last time I visited Austin’s LBJ Presidential Library I was a teenager and the exhibits are as good as I remember. Located on the campus of the University of Texas, the library lets visitors step back into a turbulent … Continue reading

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