Undoubtedly one of the finest museums in the world, the Uffizi is a must see on any visit to Florence. Learn some valuable tips to avoid the long lines and make the most of your visit.
Explore the sweetness of world-famous desserts in this unusual museum located in Conrad Manila, Philippines.
Descendants of the Tuskegee Airmen preserve the history of their brave ancestor pilots as well as a historic fort in the heart of Detroit. America may have forgotten these places, but Detroit honors them.
Including history of the C.H. Moore estate in Clinton, Illinois, the development of the annual Apple 'n Pork Festival, and tips for visiting!
Get all the information you need to plan a visit to the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, Massachusetts. This beautiful Victorian-era home was once the residence of William Skinner and his family.
See photos and videos of the spectacular VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, including the exotic monkey puzzle tree, a Korean Pavilion, vast expanses of manicured lawns with beautiful plants, lilypads floating serenely on lakes, and magnificent sculptures.
How artists portray the people who pay them to create portraits can tell us much about the times and lifestyles of their subjects. View 12 different portraits by famous artists in this article.
The wild and wacky Art Car Museum in Houston, Texas is a must-see for its collection of crazy cars and modern art. Admission is free! In this article, you will also learn about the largest art-car parade in America, which takes place right here in Houston.
Photos and videos show the plantation home and tell some history of the 7th President of the U.S. He was a controversial figure to be sure!
Small town museums are always a crap-shoot; but when you find a gem, like the Wyoming State Penitentiary Museum in Rawlins, you'll be happy you took the time to stop.
When in Dublin, you'll probably want to visit some museums, especially on a rainy day. Here are three of the best museums to visit in Dublin.
The Burnaby Village Museum depicts life in British Columbia in the 1920s. It's an entertaining and educational place that is located in the lovely Deer Lake Park.
A brief write-up of my visit to Guangzhou’s Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. The Mausoleum is considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Southern China.
Of the many attractions in Northern Arizona, native American culture is featured extraordinarily here. This museum ranks as one of the best in the nation. Don't miss it!
Run the Rocky steps, see knights in shining armor, and view iconic Van Gogh paintings. Where? The Philadelphia Art Museum. The best thing? No crowds!
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.
Thanks to my aunt, we got to spend time in this beautiful, interactive and historical place. One can learn much about how early settlers to this region lived, worked and played.
If your travels are taking you to Seattle, do not pass up the opportunity to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. This amazing exhibit highlights the work of renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
Arizona's history is replete with stories of Indian attacks, mining accidents, saloon shootouts, old west cowboys, and heavy imbibing of alcoholic spirits. For a taste of the Old West, don't miss Miami, Arizona's wonderful Bullion Plaza Museum.
The Mark Twain House and Museum offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of one of America’s most beloved authors.
Today, the 195,000 square-foot Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is one of the largest university-based natural history museums in the world, housing more than six million artifacts and specimens.
Northern Arizona is full of museums with fascinating insights into local history. One of my favorites is the Arizona Historical Society's Pioneer Museum. It's a must-see if you're ever in Flagstaff!
Imagination, science and history come alive for all ages in South Dakota when you visit an active paleontological dig site for wooly mammoth bones. An hour from Mount Rushmore, this is a must see!
The Intrepid aircraft carrier is the home to military aircraft, a submarine, a space shuttle, and the Concorde! It's a great place for a family to spend a day in New York City.
Learn about Laugharne's two famous sheds: Dylan Thomas's Writing Shed and the Tin Shed Experience, a museum that brings the 'small moments' of WW2 to life.
In Hartshorne, Oklahoma, the Twin Cities Heritage Museum paints a vivid picture of the life of an early coal-mining town. Fantastic artifacts from the early 1900s allow visitors to take a step back in time to when coal was king.
Nicknamed "Vacationland," Maine offers a variety of activities to satisfy many interests. Artists and art lovers, in particular, will find some very interesting and impressive art locations to visit.
A tour of Gettysburg National Military Park in southern Pennsylvania reveals a massive memorial devoted to the bloodiest battle of the U.S. Civil War. Visitors can spend anywhere from one hour to a full day exploring the park.
Seeing these life-sized statues of passengers and overhearing their conversations as they would have taken place years ago is like stepping back in time. This and more can be enjoyed at the Galveston Railroad Museum.
One Day is never enough when visiting New York City. We are fortunate to live close enough to experience many one days in the Big Apple. Join us for a long yet very rewarding day tooling around NYC.
The John Adams and John Quincy Adams birthplaces were two of my favorite places to visit in the Boston area.
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.
The Printing Museum in Houston is filled with interesting artifacts but also offers some hands-on learning experiences via workshops and classes. The resident artist, Charles Criner, produces lithographs in the museum. Tour groups are encouraged.
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 history.
These pictures of some of our favorite masterpieces were all taken in the European art section on the second floor of the Audrey Jones Beck Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The Ringling Brothers Art Museum & Circus Collection is definitely worth viewing if you travel to Sarasota, Florida. The Ringling's winter home is on the same grounds. Plan to spend some time!
Not many visitors to Delray Beach, Florida, are probably expecting to find a beautiful Japanese Garden just eight miles from the shore. But that's exactly what you'll find here at the Morikami Gardens.
Tips for enjoying Miniatur Wunderland, the most popular tourist attraction in Germany and the biggest model railroad in the world.
Spyscape is an interactive museum located in midtown Manhattan that emphasizes activities over informative displays. It's a great place for a family outing, but be prepared to spend a lot of money.
Traveling between Tokyo and Nagoya? Don’t forget to pop by the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, one of the most fascinating museums and attraction in Japan.
Looking for a weird experience in Singapore? Head on down to Haw Par Villa, hands-down Singapore’s most bizarre statue theme park.
Over the years, Woolaroc Ranch has been transformed into one of the most unique lodge structures in the United States, and one of the most exotic museums in the world. Read on to learn about its history and how to visit.
The largest Indian pueblo ruins in Arizona date back over 800 years. See photos and videos of this remarkable site not far from the Grand Canyon.
Take a trip back in time to the 1800s and learn about the history of Salt Fork State Park in Southeast Ohio.
This is my report of the Charleston Museum and the two historic houses that decorate Charleston, South Carolina.
Built by one man in the early 20th century, these underground passageways represent an engineering feat. Located in California's Central Valley, the tunnels were dug by hand by Baldasare Forestiere from 1906 through 1946.
Civilian aviation history is showcased in the Houston, Texas's 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport. It is an amazing glimpse back in time with numerous interesting displays.
Castel Sant'Angelo is one of the most impressive buildings in all of Rome. Once the Mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, today the towering castle is the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo.
Here is my review of the Shipwreck Treasures Museum in Key West, Florida. Is the experience worth the pricetag?
In spring, the cacti in the southwestern deserts sprout a variety of beautiful flowers. Some of the most beautiful are produced by Torch Cactus.
Here are three enchanting and exciting Singapore museums you can visit in one day. All three are located at the heart of Singaporean downtown.
The past is vividly alive at this museum, which is located in a recreation of an 1800s pioneer village. Prairie Song is a must-see for those interested in Oklahoma pioneer history.
Read my touring experience and find out what to expect on a visit to the Jim Thompson House and Museum in Bangkok, Thailand
The site of the John F. Kennedy assassination has been preserved in the Book Depository as a museum. The assassin's firing site is set aside as an exhibit as are many other artifacts.