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Mid-Atlantic

Go Mad for Judith Leiber Bags At MAD Museum in New York

So many bad MAD jokes that I don’t even where to start. MAD Museum  (also known as the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York City is a small and quirky museum located on the west side of Manhattan. After a morning spent wandering around the area, my children and I stopped by MAD

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Family-Friendly NoMad Neighborhood and Flatiron District NYC
Mid-Atlantic

Family-Friendly NoMad Neighborhood and Flatiron District NYC

Although the Flatiron Building has always been a famous landmark in New York City, the area now known as NoMad has really only been a trendy area in the last few years. With the clean up of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron district going residential, the area has become very family-friendly. Although all these

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The Liberation Route Europe of the Allies in WW2
1001 Travel Tales

Podcast Show Notes: The Liberation Route Europe of the Allies in WW2

Welcome to the podcast show notes and transcript for Episode 10: The Liberation Route Europe of the Allies in WW2. In this episode Rachel Heller and I speak with Jeroen van Wieringen, who is with Liberation Route Europe. This foundation promotes greater knowledge of the route the Allied troops took to take back Europe from

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The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose
California

Kooky But Not Very Spooky: The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose

Would you live with construction workers in your house for 24 hours/7 days a week for 38 years?  It would be enough to drive anyone mad.  Supposedly that is what Sarah Winchester did when she built the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California at the turn of the 20th century.  No one knows why

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A British Museum sleepover
London

A Night to Remember: A British Museum Sleepover

I crept past the looming head of Amenhotep III.  His smirk gave away his thoughts on my midnight excursion through the gallery of priceless artefacts. Don’t judge me buddy, I thought, you’re made of stone.  You don’t have mortal needs. The low rumble of the ventilation echoed through the open halls and high ceilings.  As

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The Archignassio
Italy

The Archignassio: A Paean to Human Curiousity in Bologna

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton (1676) This expression is even older than Newton himself even though he was the first to popularise it in the English language. This phrase came to mind when I visited the Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio in Bologna Italy.  The Archignassio was

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African Style in Hackney
London

Marketing Lessons: African Style in Hackney

I have to admit I stumbled onto Hackney Museum because we were early for a Christmas pantomime at the Hackney Empire theatre.  In fact, I didn’t even know there was a Hackney Museum. But we were cold and the museum was heated (and free!). The Hackney Museum is having a special exhibition, African Threads:  Hackney

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Glaumber a traditional Icelandic farmhouse
Iceland

Glaumbaer, A Traditional Icelandic Farmhouse

In the early years of the new millennium, Iceland got carried away with some good financial times revelling in its prosperity and flashing its cash.  Of course, the party was broken up in 2008.  Why did Iceland party like a high school kid in a Katy Perry song (“Last Friday night, Yeah, we danced on table tops, And

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