We love museums, and on every trip, we make sure to visit one or two to add some historical dimensions to our travels. Whether it’s a tiny one-room repository of local history or the dramatic sweep of a Guggenheim or Louvre, we encourage all of our readers to visit museums whenever they travel.
The addition of Georgia to the US Civil Rights Trail has added eleven important sites that help tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement in the US.
Avery Island, Louisiana has been the home to McIlhenny family’s Tabasco empire since 1868. Today there is a new on-site restaurant called 1868, and a full museum to go with the factory tour.
Spain’s Extremadura region is famous for Iberico pork and its peppers. These peppers are slowly smoked to create another delightful Spanish spice: paprika. There’s even a museum devoted to the spice. The author, Jackie Sheckler Finch, shares a recipe for the Spanish dish migas.
The Guinness Factory at St James Gate is the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland, not only because the beer is so famous, but the interactive displays and history is very interesting and the tour includes beer samples.
Gulliver’s Gate is a spectacular new exhibit in New York City’s Times Square. It’s an entire world of miniatures, with realistic buildings, people, cars, and natural wonders.