Abu Dhabi’s new Louvre Museum melds together a world of cultures By Jackie Cohen Everybody knows the beauty of the Louvre in Paris, France, a landmark of the city since all the way back to 1793. There is also a second Louvre in northern France, called the Louvre-Lens. But in 2017 the new Louvre opened […]
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.
Spain’s Extremadura region reveals the true taste of smoky paprika, not like the red dust I have at home By Jackie Sheckler Finch When Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from his second voyage to the Americas, he brought a very special chili pepper that was served to his patrons, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Even though […]
Guinness Through the Looking Glass – St. James’s Gate Dublin By Robert Archibald Like Alice through the looking glass, I passed through the entrance at St. James’s Gate, Market Street, Dublin. This is the Guinness Storehouse, Mecca to beer drinkers the world over and the number one visitor attraction in Ireland. This seven-story warehouse is […]
Gulliver’s Gate is Unforgettable By Max Hartshorne GoNOMAD Editor Gulliver’s Gate is an astounding miniature world that you can walk through, located in a former New York Times newsroom in Times Square, New York City. It’s the world’s largest interactive museum of miniatures in the world, created by master model-makers from all over the globe. […]
These Two New Museums In Vevey Are Almost Too Interesting To Be Called Museums By Cathie Arquilla Let Me Introduce You to Mr. Chaplin You may think you don’t like Charlie Chaplin, but you do. To visit Chaplin’s World in Vevey, Switzerland is to jump into Chaplin’s life, a life rich with humor, talent, audacious […]
Arkansas: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Stunning Art in a Dramatic Setting By Donald Blodger If you were to name the locations of America’s finest art museums, what cities would you list? Would you include New York City, Chicago, San Francisco or perhaps Los Angeles or even Boston? But what about Bentonville? […]
Visitors of all ages transport themselves back more than a thousand years in time and learn how to live as in a Viking Village in Gudvangen Norway.
Five Fab Things to Do in Dublin By Faye S. Wolfe Three hundred years ago Boston-born Benjamin Franklin dubbed Dublin a “magnificent city.” That’s still true. Historic, lively, and stylish, Dublin’s got plenty to do and see, yet it’s manageable, a city on a human scale. (Its tallest building, part of Google’s European headquarters, is […]
The Old Stone House of Edgar Allen Poe in Richmond By MaKayla Allen Edgar Allan Poe never lived in the building that is now occupied by the Poe Museum; however, he had the greatest successes of his life while living in Richmond. Located in Shockoe Bottom, the “Old Stone House” stands both as the oldest […]
National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota By Anna Levine The University of South Dakota is considered home to more than just the 10,000 students who attend the university in Vermillion, South Dakota. It is also home to the National Music Museum and a collection of over 15,000 musical instruments. Founded in 1973 and […]