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  Some works of art take people’s breath away. They stick with you long past your short visit. Our staff relate pieces of art that spoke to them while on the road. ‘The Pieta by Michelangelo leaves me without words. Housed in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Rome, this marble sculpture does not…

Saint Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia

 
 
 

As readers are likely aware, Washington is a fascinating city, filled with a huge variety of things to see and do, including the varied museums of the great Smithsonian Institution.  However, there are also a large number of very significant attractions that are frequently omitted from a standard tour itinerary simply because there is inadequate…

 
 
 

Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City are typically seen on group itineraries of the East Coast. However, each of these cities has amazing attractions that don’t always get as much attention. New York City has far more to offer the visitor than can easily be accommodated in a relatively brief tour stay. Among the…

 

Museum for a ‘Mad Potter’

Posted by Brian Jewell in The South on February 19, 2012

 
 

Most coastal destinations are known more for their beaches and resorts than for art and architecture. But in Biloxi, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum is one of the region’s cheif attractions, showcasing the work of a famous local artist in an architectural setting that is an acheivement in itself. I’m spending a few days on the Mississippi…

 

Visions of Van Gogh

Posted by Brian Jewell in Cruising on August 10, 2009

 
 

Photos Courtesy Van Gogh Museum If there’s one thing you must experience during a trip to Amsterdam (besides a Dutch pancake), it’s the city’s Van Gogh museum. Art lovers will immediately recognize this famous Dutch painter who, along with Rembrandt, is one of the Netherlands’ most prominent cultural figures. But even if you’re not brushed…