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The Secession Building’s dome consists of 3,000 gold-plated iron leaves that have been freshly regilded. (Photo credit: WienTourismus-Christian Stemper)

Art in Vienna: Celebrating 100 Years of Viennese Modernism

In 2018, Vienna celebrates 100 years of Viennese Modernism. Four major artists -- Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser -- died in 1918, but their work changed the artistic world forever. Beauty & The Abyss is a yearlong celebration of their work.
The Bronze statue of The Fonz is a popular art piece in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Arts: Expect the Unexpected

Milwaukee is a delight for arts lovers. From the Milwaukee Art Museum to the Florentine Opera Company and Haggerty Museum of Art, travel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is sure to please travelers who enjoy the arts.

Somewhere in Time: MacKinac Island

Hire a horse-drawn carriage and step back into the 19th century on Michigan's Mackinac Island.
Solo travel at a dude ranch in Colorado

Heels Down, Eyes Up in Colorado: Solo Travel in the American...

An English woman learns the ways of the west at a Colorado dude ranch.
Hampton Court Palace. Photo by Janna Graber

A Yank in the Queen’s Court: Overnight in Hampton Court Palace

An overnight stay in this storied palace brings spine-tingling adventure.
Old Exchange and Provost

Family Travel in Boston and Charleston: A Tale of Two Cities

Secret night meetings, underground railroads and painful battles that tore a young nation apart. For my kids, these stories were once relegated to the...
What to Do in Vienna. St. Stephen's Cathedral stands above the city. ©WienTourismus / W. Hofmann

Return to Vienna: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

After years away, our writer returns to find that Vienna has changed, but the city of old is not hard to find.
The home where The Christmas Story is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Holiday Classic: A Christmas Story House

"A Christmas Story" has become a favorite holiday movie. In Ohio, you can visit the house where it was filmed.
New Orleans State Museum at night. Photo by Flickr/Axel Magard

These Must-See Museums Offer a Different Look at New Orleans

From the Voodoo Museum to the Backstreet Cultural Museum, these must-see museums offer a different look at New Orleans.
Best unusual museums - "Thing Blue," an exhibit at Museo Subacuatico de Arte near Cancun, Mexico. Photo by Jason de Caires Taylor

World’s Strangest Museums: From Bananas to Bones to Magic

The world is full of crazy things. Take these museums, for instance. From a collection of toilets to an underwater museum, here are some of the quirkiest museums on the planet.
The Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada can have tides up to 30 feet high. Photo by Carri Wilbanks

St. Andrews By-the-Sea: A Canadian Maritime Holiday

St. Andrews By-The-Sea is a timeless seaside town. From whale-watching along the shore to a stay at the classic Algonquin Resort, here's what to see and do in St. Andrews By-The-Sea.
Iowa Hogback Bridge in Madison County. Photo by Diana Lambdin Meyer

Iconic Iowa: John Wayne Birthplace Museum and Covered Bridges of Madison...

Film buffs can find plenty of movie history in Iowa, from the John Wayne Birthplace Museum to the Covered Bridges of Madison County.
Ghost towns: A statue at the open air museum. Photo by Chris Moran/TravelNevada

Nevada’s Ghost Towns

Whether you're looking for a fright or taking a peek into the past, here are best ghost towns in Nevada to visit.
Two sentries guard the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by Flickr/joolsgriff

Vietnam: Say It Ain’t So, Uncle Ho

A traveler reflects on her visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, ranked the sixth ugliest building in the world by CNN.

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