Avery Island, LA, has been the home to the McIlhenny family’s Tabasco empire since 1868. Today it has a new on-site restaurant called 1868, and a museum.
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.
Singing the blues at B.B. King hometown museum By Jackie Sheckler Finch A tractor mishap helped put the career of a renowned bluesman in high gear. If not for the 1946 accident, the world might never have heard of Riley King. Of course, we got to know him as B.B. King. “Because of that accident, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]