For millions each year, no vacation is complete without exploring the huge variety of museums throughout the world. Here's a place to discuss our favorites, & what's hot in the world's museums.

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Museums part of Madrid city's very first UNESCO World Heritage Site

 José Balido   Congratulations are in order! UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) has just this summer honored Spain's capital city with its first World Heritage Site designation, elevating Madrid to the ranks of destinations with districts or monuments worth preserving for future generations (the larger Madrid community surrounding the capital already had UNESCO sites, including the royal complexes of El Escorial and Aranjuez, which make…

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Museum of Natural History/Hayden Planetarium one of '4 Family-Friendly Stars in New York City'

Everyone has a bucket list and a city they would like to visit, and there is certainly a lot in the Big Apple that will capture your imaginations, whether you're traveling on your own, with friends, your significant other, or your kids,.In fact, NYC is particularly rich in attractions that the whole family can enjoy, and here are five of the best, all in the borough of Manhattan (there are plenty of others in the Bronx, Brooklyn,  Queens, and Staten Island, but that's for another post): read…

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Nostalgia front & center in some U.S. museums

Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame Louis Kaplan is channeling his childhood.  While a youngster, he collected baseball cards which he stored in boxes and treasured as souvenirs of the USA's favorite pastime.  Decades later, he’s reliving that time while visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, upstate New York.  Opportunities to recapture memories from the past are of course not limited to baseball, nor to New York. From Coca-Cola to cars, movies to museums,…

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Washington DC's Planet Word, where words rule the universe

I’m a travel writer. Words are what I do. My stories may not always sing, but I usually can put one word in front of another succinctly enough to craft a quasi-well-written article.  But when I heard about the newly opened Planet Word several blocks northeast of the White House in Washington DC, I was so excited, I had no words. But I knew I couldn’t get there fast enough to see all the magical ways in which words – the entire focus of the museum “where language comes to life” – can be employed…

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  • Pay a visit to the birthplace of and the museum dedicated to Ernest Hemingway - one of America's literary giants.

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  • Whe visiting Bilbao, I just had to go to the Guggenheim

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  • Today at The World on Wheels, Tim helps me write up a couple of visits to the Getty Museum in Brentwood, California: http://tinyurl.com/ag6pp4t
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  • It had been a while since my last visit to DC, but I was there again just last week - great to be back! And I've seen almost everything worth seeing, with several exceptions including the International Spy Museum. So off I went - and it was indeed a way cool experience!  So much fascinating stuff; one of the things I was most hoping to see was info on the murder of Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London with a poison-tipped umbrella. And sure enough, there was the umbrella - well, not THE umbrella, but a replica.  Some of it was a little 'Hollywood,' but hey, I don't begrudge them that. Overall, highly recommended!!

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  • Any lovers of art, Pablo Picasso, and/or Spain here? Our top blog post this week includes a look at the Museo Picasso in the city of Malaga

  • How would you change this short list of NY's best small and mid-size museums? Be honest, now. http://bit.ly/wp2guJ

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  • CaixaForum and Paris' Louvre Museum present Eugène Delacroix at the CaixaForum in Madrid. Drama, exoticism, movement, and color. The revolutionary and first modern painter to express Romanticism on canvas. Untill January 12, 2012. (Link below.) Book flights to Madrid on Iberia.com.

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  • Hartford, Connecticut is a museum-lovers' paradise, home to the Mark Twain House & Museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum (the oldest art museum in the country), the American Clock and Watch Musuem, and many more.

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  • 9008611052?profile=originalAzulejos de Azeitão uses the European traditional methods of tile making and reproduces antique design from European countries like France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and other , but also Islamic and Chinese. 

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