Houston Gets Arty

Founded in 1900, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's collection numbers more than 56,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present.

Houston is easy to overlook; it doesn’t have the flashiness of Dallas or the indie subculture of Austin. But Texas’ most populous city, and surprisingly the country’s most diverse, has a quiet modesty which makes it a fantastic place to visit. If you can overlook the city’s odd zoning (or lack thereof), Houston is an […]

Summerfest With a Side of Milwaukee – What to Do

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A Break from the Summerfest Crowds A great way to break out of the Summerfest crowd for a bit is to enjoy so many of the other things Milwaukee has to offer. It’s not difficult to find places to chill out and the selection is varied enough to please all tastes. Art In Milwaukee The Milwaukee […]

Things to do when staying at the Arizona Biltmore

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While You’re in Phoenix… Staying at the Arizona Biltmore is an ideal jumping point for taking in the sites and tastes of Phoenix. Here are some additional places you may want to check while you’re there: Piestewa Peak Hike (formerly Squaw Peak) This is a short 1.2 miles to the top hike, but not for […]

Elegance and entertainment at the Arizona Biltmore

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Arizona Biltmore My stay at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona was a nice surprise. I was expecting austere and pricey, and what I got was elegant, comfortable and friendly.  The picturesque setting mimics the art deco design of Frank Lloyd Wright with a stunning natural backdrop of Camelback Mountain and Squaw Peak and there’s […]

Laguna Beach: Retreat in Laguna Luxury Villas

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Laguna Beach is an idyllic piece of heaven, best known for its white sandy beaches, art-centric shops, great food, stunning views, and gorgeous people. Any trip to Southern California wouldn’t be complete without a stop at this charming slice of Paradise, less than two hours south of L.A. If you’re looking for a special way to enjoy Laguna, look no further than the Retreat at Laguna. In these eight unique, […]

New Museum Elevates Philadelphia’s Art Scene

The new Barnes Collection is expected to draw art lovers to Philadelphia.

The art world was abuzz recently in anticipation of today’s grand opening of the new Barnes Foundation building in downtown Philadelphia.

Cultural Highlights of Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin pronounced “Meda-jean” in Colombia, South America is a vibrant city located in a valley about 626 miles northeast of Bogotá and about an hour and a half from the Amazon.  There has been an enormous educational, cultural, social, and urban transformation in Medellin. Today about 2 million tourists visit this city each year, a […]

Jerome Shaw: Part III of Aranui 3: Cargo Cruise Ship

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By Jerome Shaw: Last week the Aranui 3 made its first landfall in the Marquesas Islands. Jerome traveled to four islands; Ua Poa, Nuka Hiva, Hiva Oa and Fatu Hiva. He completes his journey through Marquesas Island and begins the return voyage back to the Tuamotu Islands and eventually to Tahiti in the Society Islands. […]