museums

Must see at the Met

What to see at NYC’s Met museum if short on time

By Janice and George | December 8, 2018

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is fabulous – but huge! If short on time, don’t miss pieces you must see, like “The Love Letter” painting and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.

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Love, life and death at the Victor Hugo Museum in Villequier

By Janice and George | January 26, 2018

Bicycle along the Seine River to the village of Villequier, and you reach the Victor Hugo Museum. It celebrates the life, loves and work of the famous French author.

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Snapshot Story #22: Louvre copyists learn by painting the masterpieces

By Janice and George | January 7, 2018

The Louvre Museum has a tradition of allowing artists to learn by painting the masterpieces. Sometimes they catch your attention more than the original art.

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Is the fairytale Chateau de Chantilly better than Versailles?

By Janice and George | December 10, 2017

Near Paris, the Chateau de Chantilly is a fairytale wonder; it’s also home to one of France’s finest collections of classical paintings. Beats Versailles in some ways!

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Cadaques photos

Cadaques Photos: You’ll want to visit this beautiful Dali town

By Janice and George | October 19, 2017

No wonder Cadaques inspired surrealist painter Salvador Dali! Take a peek at these photos of Cadaques, one of the sweetest towns on Spain’s Costa Brava.

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One day in Berlin. Crazy? Or not…

By Janice and George | October 14, 2016

One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.

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Oodles of cultural activities in Mexico City, and other surprises

By Janice and George | July 12, 2016

Mexico City surprised us – pleasantly! There are oodles of museums and cultural attractions in Mexico City. It has lots of parks. And locals ride eco-bikes.

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Top eastern Canadian destinations? Visit Halifax and surroundings, says FlightHub

By Janice and George | February 5, 2016

Halifax is one of the top Eastern Canadian destinations to visit. Elsewhere in Nova Scotia, see the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides and explore Lunenburg, a pretty UNESCO site.

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Winter guide to Canada’s capital – Ottawa – by FlightHub

By Janice and George | January 11, 2016

Sporting massive Parliament buildings, uniquely designed museums and a thriving downtown core, Ottawa is a great place to visit in winter! Bonus – you can ice skate on the Rideau Canal.

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national museum of anthropology

The grand-daddy of Mexico City museums? National Museum of Anthropology

By Janice and George | December 30, 2015

The grand-daddy of Mexico City’s 150+ museums? The National Museum of Anthropology. Visit the Teotihuacan, Maya and Aztec exhibits – don’t miss the 24-ton Aztec Calendar or “Sun Stone”!

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dresden attractions

Dresden Attractions: All that glitters might be green

By Janice and George | September 3, 2015

Gilded goblets, bejeweled swords and the world’s most exquisite green diamond (a whopping 41 carats). There’s serious bling to be eyeballed in the Green Vault!

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pinang peranakan mansion

You’ll love the serious bling at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion

By Janice and George | June 28, 2015

The jade-green color popped, catching our eye. We just had to take a closer peek. It looked like a museum – an interesting one. Maybe it would be air-conditioned inside?

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Visit San Miguel de Allende: A fairytale colonial city (Part 2)

By Janice and George | November 28, 2014

A mask museum? Botanical gardens? Yummy restaurants? Visit San Miguel de Allende for more than just art galleries and colonial architecture.

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Why travel to San Miguel de Allende? It’s a fairytale colonial city! (Part 1)

By Janice and George | November 24, 2014

Why travel to San Miguel de Allende? To enjoy its colonial center, fascinating museums (even one on toys!), thriving arts scene and magical rooftop bars. 

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