The Ancient Chinese Sword That Is Still Razor Sharp After 2,500 Years
The Sword of Goujian is a state treasure in China today with some scholars even calling it as the legendary King Arthur's Excalibur of the east.
Visiting La Casa Azul: Frida Kahlo’s House in Mexico City
It was a beautiful sunny November day, and I was thrilled. Having been a fan and loving her artwork for many years, I was going to visit La Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo's house in Mexico City.
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Visit the Shrine of the Book Museum in Jerusalem
The Dead Sea Scrolls have to go down as one of the most incredible and exciting discoveries in the last 2000 years! Israel is home to an amazing museum in which you can experience history first-hand.
The Breakers Mansion: A Glimpse at Newport’s Gilded Age
The Breakers Mansion is a stunning example of the Gilded Age summer cottages that were built by some of America's wealthiest families and is a must see on any visit to Newport, Rhode Island.
Visiting Eyam, Derbyshire: The Plague Village Which Self-Quarantined to Stop the Spread of Disease
Explore the village of Eyam in Derbyshire. Witness the legacy of the 17th-Century Plague. Hear how the villagers self-isolated, as Eyam suffered a high death toll but stopped the spread of disease to other areas. The weight of history hangs heavily in this thought-provoking and inspiring village.
View the Amazing Cullen Sculpture Garden in Houston in Photos
The amazing Cullen Sculpture Garden is on an acre of land between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas. Admission is free!
History of the Muscle Car Ranch Open Air Museum in Chickasha, OK
Oklahoma's Muscle Car Ranch provides a nostalgic trip down memory lane with old cars, motorcycles, signs, and structures. This is truly one of Oklahoma's most fascinating open-air museums.
Visiting the Orange Show Foundation: Fantastic Folk Art in Houston
The Orange Show Foundation is an homage to the imagination and creativity of Jeff McKissack. Built on Houston's east side, you must see this to believe it!
Udon Thani Thai-Chinese Cultural Center
Any trip to Udon Thani is incomplete without seeing the Thai-Chinese Cultural Center. Located near the center of Udon City's nightlife, the Cultural Center has displays about the history of the Thai-Chinese community in Udon. It also has a small Chinese-style garden with a pond of colorful fish.
10 of the Best Museums in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has an impressive number and range of museums, as well as its own Museum Quarter. The challenge is choosing which ones to explore. Read on to find out about 10 of the best and start making your list. One trip will not be enough. You will be left wanting to plan a return visit to see more.
John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois: Ag Business Past and Present
If you are ever in Moline, Illinois, and would like to learn about the farming history and view modern-day equipment plus antique items, visit the John Deer Pavilion. What John Deere started is fantastic, and now is used worldwide. Admission is free!
The West Pasco Historical Society and Museum, New Port Richey, Florida
The West Pasco Historical Society Museum, located in New Port Richey, contains a vast collection of artifacts and antiques on display documenting over 100 years of life here on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Historic and Elegant Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon
The elegant and richly furnished Pittock Mansion, now a historic house museum, sits up high on a hill overlooking Portland, Mount Hood, and the Cascade mountains. See photos and videos.
Foltz Fine Art: Houston Gallery Features Texas Modernists
This Houston gallery features modernist artists from the 1900s to the present day.
Visit an Eye-Popping Collection of Hearses in Houston
See a fantastic array of beautifully handcrafted hearses at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, from the 1800s to ones carrying Presidents, etc.
Pictures of Katy Heritage Museum and Vintage Contents
A fantastic and informative museum shows vintage farming equipment and artifacts dating back to Katy, Texas, from pioneer times up to modern times. Admission is free!
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston: Fabulous and Fun!
The exterior of this stainless-steel parallelogram building is impressive. What is inside our Contemporary Arts Museum Houston can be even more so!
Rothko Chapel on the Menil Campus in Houston, Texas
The Rothko Chapel on the Menil campus in Houston, Texas, is a place of quiet reflection. It is also solely dedicated to showcasing the art of Mark Rothko.
West Houston Airport: World War II Museum Exhibits and Commemorative Air Force Events
A surprising discovery of WWII memorabilia is in the West Houston Airport Museum. Commemorative Air Force events are also held at the airport on occasion. See photos here.
M-K-T Railroad Museum With Caboose and Depot in Katy, Texas
A charming little pocket park in the heart of Katy, TX. The historic M-K-T railroad depot and caboose are located at this small but impressive museum/visitor center.
Cypress Top Historic Park in Texas: A Step Back in Time
Cypress Top Historic Park is a small urban park consisting of a homestead, Humble Gas Station, General Merchandise Store and more, all on just 2.4 acres.
Fallen Warriors Memorial Gallery in Houston: Amazing Portraits!
Meet 85-year-old artist Ken Pridgeon, Sr. at the Fallen Warriors Memorial Gallery in Houston. He paints images of Texans who died in service to their country.
Bayou Bend Gardens in Houston: Former Home of Miss Ima Hogg
Learn about Bayou Bend Gardens, the Azalea Trail, the Hogg Family, Miss Ima Hogg, and her contribution to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, legacy and more.
Cockrell Butterfly Center: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Enjoy this year-round environment with tropical plants, waterfalls & butterflies. These beautiful insects fly freely throughout this lovely space in the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Katy Veterans Memorial Museum and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
The Katy Veterans Memorial Museum has a fantastic collection of maps, uniforms, artifacts, etc., covering all wars in which the U.S. has participated.
Rosenberg Railroad Museum (Adjacent to 3 Active Train Lines)
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is fantastic! Watch moving trains pass, picnic on the grounds, and see an 1879 rail car, 1972 caboose, Tower 17, and more.
Fantasy Coffins at the National Museum of Funeral History
The collection of Fantasy Coffins at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston shows how the Ga people from Ghana choose to honor & bury their deceased.
Houston Maritime Museum: Chronicles Sea Travel and More!
The Houston Maritime Museum contains ship models, relics, and artifacts from all around the globe. Learn the history, plus current events like oil drilling, shipping, etc.
The Houston Fire Museum Showcases History in a Unique Way
There is much to see and learn inside the Houston Fire Museum. It contains many artifacts and lots of information about the early years of firefighting. The museum even has a playroom for kids.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston: Fabulous Landscape Paintings
Read descriptions and see photos of masterful landscape paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston plus information about the famous artists who painted them.
Literary Dublin: Places, Faces and Famous Works
Did you realize that many famous writers have hailed from Ireland? Unsurprisingly, several of them were born and/or lived in Ireland's capital, Dublin, which boasts its own Writers' Museum. Learn more about some of these famous, Nobel Prize-winning scribes.
Tips for Visiting Miniatur Wunderland, the Greatest Model Railroad in the World
Tips for enjoying Miniatur Wunderland, the most popular tourist attraction in Germany and the biggest model railroad in the world.
Top 12 Things to Do and See at DakshinaChitra Museum
DakshinaChitra is a museum dedicated to South Indian culture and architecture on the East Coast Road near Chennai. It showcases several model houses used by different communities.
Visiting Kentucky’s Newport Aquarium: Shark Encounters and More!
Aquariums offer a close-up look at magnificent creatures we would never see outside of a book. Enjoy these beautiful photos as I give you an inside peek at the sites you will see at Kentucky's Newport Aquarium.
Visiting the Fort Dunree Military Museum
Only a 30-minute drive from Derry, Fort Dunree Military Museum on Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula is a fascinating site to visit. Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh as Gaeilge means “Fort of the Heather” and suggests that this site has been an important defensive site throughout Ireland's history.
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening: Queen Victoria's Palace
The Royal Collection Trust presents Queen Victoria's Palace at Buckingham Palace. Learn more about this exhibition's highlights.
7 Reasons to Visit the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
Traveling between Tokyo and Nagoya? Don’t forget to pop by the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, one of the most fascinating museums in Japan.
Visiting the John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces in Quincy, Massachusetts
The John Adams and John Quincy Adams birthplaces were two of my favorite places to visit in the Boston area.
Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Blooming Torch Cacti
In spring, the cacti in the southwestern deserts sprout a variety of beautiful flowers. Some of the most beautiful are produced by Torch Cacti.