Museums

Discover Patriots Point and ‘Walk in the Steps of Heroes’

The USS Yorktown as seen from the deck of the USS Laffey Destroyer. Standing at the waterfront looking across Charleston Harbor,…

Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of…

Holy cow! It’s a butter museum!

In planning our visit to Cork, Ireland, I knew there were certain places I simply had to visit.  Saint Finbarr’s Cathedral, St.…

Seven kid-friendly things to do in Charleston

Considering a family vacation to Charleston? There’s so much to do in Charleston, you’re likely to have a tough time…

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is a must-see in the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville

If your summer travels include a trip along I-95, be sure to say, Pull Over and Let Me Out, when you get to Fayetteville, North…

Finding the Italian Renaissance in Raleigh

July 28, 2014
The NCMA West Building houses an extensive collection of Italian Renaissance Art works Marco Polo did not bring pasta to Italy from…

“Porsche by Design:Seducing Speed” the automobile as art at the NCMA

November 19, 2013
Porsche Type 901 Prototype, 1963 Courtesy of Don and Diane Meluzio “Porsche. There is no substitute.” Up until a couple weeks…

There’s a Presidential detective story waiting at Madison’s Montpelier

September 6, 2013
Proceeding through the gates along the scenic driveway leading to Montpelier the unsuspecting traveler may not be fully prepared…

Four top destinations waiting for you in Hampton Roads Virginia

June 26, 2013
Is it Hampton Roads or is it Tidewater, Virginia? It’s both. The region is known for the Hampton Roads waterway which is one…

North Carolina Museum of Art; where art and nature combine

April 9, 2013
  The North Carolina Museum of Art is an amazing treasure in the Heart of Carolina. Located in Raleigh it is one of a small…

Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo; a tiny home for the “King of Rock n Roll”

January 8, 2013
I can only imagine how bitter-sweet that winter day was in 1935. As I stand in the tiny front room of the two-room house where Elvis…

The North Carolina Museum of Art – an unexpected treasure in the Heart of Carolina

October 5, 2012
Paris, France, Florence, Italy – these are cities one typically thinks of when talking about art capitals of the world. Imagine…

Battleship North Carolina by day – Ghost Ship by night

September 14, 2012
The USS North Carolina participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific during WWII, earning 15 battle stars. The USS…

Surratt House and Museum; home of the first woman executed by the US government

September 7, 2012
Have you ever visited a place and for some reason it stayed with you? I’m not talking about fond memories. I’m talking…

Visit Babyland General Hospital and see the Magical Cabbage Patch

August 24, 2012
Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia is a place I visited out of love. It was the one thing my mother wanted to do when…

The Ava Gardner Museum – Hollywood glamour in a small southern town

August 21, 2012
I take great pleasure in visiting small town museums. They fascinate me and the staff are typically there because they love what…

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