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A Day at The Museum, Not Exactly Like The Night

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 11, 2016

In 2006, a movie entitled Night At The Museum made all of us fall in love with history. For some it was love at first sight, while for others it rekindled a love we had not explored since World History classes in high school. We fell in love with the historical characters depicted in the movie as they came to life each […]

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10 Toronto Museums Worth a Visit

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 10, 2013

museums in Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and as diverse as any I’ve seen. With it’s ethnic neighborhoods, impressive architecture, charming shops and markets, and interesting history – combined with its easily accessible international airport  and plenty of flights to Canada– make it a perfect weekend getaway for couples looking for an urban experience. My weekend getaways […]

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Diamonds may be Marilyn Monroe’s best friend, but shoes are most girls’ BFF. It certainly was true of the footwear fanatic Mrs. Sonja Bata who founded the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada. Her passion is well-founded as she fell in love and married Thomas J. Bata who made the The Bata Shoe Organization, founded […]

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St Louis: Imaginations Run Wild at City Museum

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 22, 2012

When friends heard that I would be spending a weekend in St. Louis, Missouri they nearly shouted “You have to go to the City Museum!”  Being a fan of the arts and sciences I love museums, so adding this downtown attraction to our itinerary was easy. Filled with artwork and phenomenal collections of abstract items, my […]

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Bourbon street at night, New Orleans

Everybody loves a good ghost story. Or, a vampire tale or a witches scare.  Have any idea where the number one city in the United States is that you can find this all in one place? New Orleans of course! From local ghost and vampire tours to tea leaf readings and a look inside a real […]

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The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 12, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution is the collective name for the world’s largest research and museum complex. Of the 19 museums, galleries and zoological park that comprise the Institution, most are found in Washington, D.C. with the majority located on the National Mall. The National Mall is the area of D.C. between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building with the Washington Monument right in between the two. […]

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Exploring History and Politics in Washington, D.C.

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 26, 2017

Washington D.C. offers an array of memorials, museums, and attractions to explore for those wanting to learn more about the history and workings of the United States. Many government offices are open to the public and available for tours, free of charge. Prior to visiting, I strongly recommended that you contact your local congressman or senator to secure tour tickets […]

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10 Free Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

by Anthony Manzanares on March 1, 2017

The Greater Palm Springs area is popular with rich and famous celebrities, but it has increasingly become popular with retirees looking for warm weather and uncomplicated living. It’s also a top vacation destination for travelers looking for not only warm weather, but golfing, tennis, hiking, and other outdoors and cultural activities. Here are 10 things […]

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Trail of Ale in St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

by Anthony Manzanares on February 1, 2017

You may be familiar with the white-sand beaches, world-renowned museums, and 361 days of sunshine that the Florida gulf coast has to offer. But did you know that the craft beer scene in St. Pete/Clearwater rivals those of the country’s most established beer towns? With more than 27 (and growing) independent breweries making up the […]

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San Francisco Celebates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 30, 2017

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, a yearlong celebration of San Francisco’s counter-culture with a 1960’s throwback including exhibitions, performances, literary events, tribute concerts and recognition of significant moments in time. The city of San Francisco served as a magnet for musicians, artists and social rebels in the mid-to-late Sixties. They […]

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