The Met’s rooftop art – New York

I’ve been a member of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art for years, and it’s a place I visit often when I’m back in New York. Between the permanent collection, exhibitions and guided talks, there’s always plenty to see. But since my visits generally happen in the summer, I always make a point to…

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Berlin’s spectacular Pergamon Museum

There are a lot of great museums in Germany’s capital of Berlin, but the Pergamon Museum is not to be missed on your next visit. Located centrally, in the city’s Museum Island, the museum building was designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffman and constructed between 1910-1930, and it attracts over a million visitors every…

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Bilbao’s fabulous Guggenheim, Spain

It’s been years I’ve been “meaning to” get to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. A holiday in France’s Basque region provided me with the opportunity to journey across the border into Spain’s Basque country to visit this modern art museum that celebrated its 20th birthday last year. This striking modern architecture was created by…

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Turin’s Egyptian Museum, Italy

I was recently back in Turin to visit a friend of mine who was in Italy for a short visit. I hadn’t been back to Piedmont’s capital in years, not since I lived “in the neighborhood” of  (relatively) nearby Milan. Being back was a pleasant surprise, since the city has changed quite a bit from…

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Oslo’s National Museum of Art

On a visit to Oslo, there were three museums I wanted to visit, but I only had time for one. Therefore, the centrally-located National Museum of Art made the cut, and I have two more museums I need to see on my next trip! Oslo’s National Museum of Art is definitely worth the trip on…

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NY cuisine: Eating hotdogs on the steps of the Met

I’ve been dragging my kids to museums ever since they were little. Actually, when they were really little it was easiest, since back then they really couldn’t complain. : ) When I’m back in NY, I always love to go to the museums, and since we are members at the Met (the Metropolitan Museum of…

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Emperor Tiberius’ impressive seaside villa, Sperlonga

I’ve already written about how much I love the seaside town of Sperlonga,  and wandering its beautiful, twisting streets. Despite all my visits to this gorgeous beach spot, I only recently made it to the museum and ruins of Ancient Rome’s Emperor Tiberius, who ruled from 14-37 AD. For Tiberius, aside from having a great eye…

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Oslo’s Nobel Peace Prize Museum

I was recently in Oslo, Norway for work. I’ve already written about starting my days off right with my morning jogs around Norway’s capital. Although I didn’t have much free time, I did manage to squeeze in a few tourist visits on my stay. One was the Nobel Peace Prize Museum. I was passing this…

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Save time for Orvieto’s Etruscan Museum

There’s so much to see when you’re visiting the medieval Umbrian town of Orvieto, that you may forget to stop by the Fondazione Museo Claudio Faina, but that would be  a mistake. This museum, which houses both the collection of the Faina Counts and Orvieto’s civic collection, is most impressive for its Etruscan objects –…

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