Tag: Museum

Finding Treasure in Washington, DC

Finding Treasure in Washington, DC

Have you ever wanted to steal the Declaration of Independence? We’ve all watched Ben Gates and his friend Riley Poole use a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence to find ancient hidden treasure while racing against time and gun-toting treasure hunters. We . . . read more

Walk Like an Egyptian

Walk Like an Egyptian

With this devastating war continuing, it would be easy to assume that Egypt is not a safe place to travel. While you should avoid the Sinai Peninsula, there are plenty of places in Egypt where you can safely visit that will leave you in awe.

Ode to a Grecian Yearn

Ode to a Grecian Yearn

While living in the American Rockies for a few years as a visiting professor, Loula missed Greece. It wasn’t just that no one in her new town shared her Orthodox upbringing or that the only version of her native language taught at the local university . . . read more

St. Louis, Missouri: Not Your Mother’s Museum

St. Louis, Missouri: Not Your Mother’s Museum

“That’ll be twenty-four dollars, please,” said the worker at the City Museum. “Great, thanks. Can I have a map?” “Nope. No maps—but don’t worry, we send out workers a half hour before closing time to find lost souls. Have fun!” My husband and I were . . . read more

48 Hours and $250 in New York City

48 Hours and $250 in New York City

With a population pushing eight million, Manhattan is a vibrant collection of histories, peoples, and cultures. To a newcomer, the city can be overwhelming, and rightly so. With an intense network of underground travel and constant crowds, it can be easy for someone to get . . . read more

Russia’s Palace of Art: The Hermitage Musem

Russia’s Palace of Art: The Hermitage Musem

Anyone who disagrees with the saying “bigger is always better” has never been to Russia’s State Hermitage Museum. The largest museum in the world, the Hermitage boasts roughly three million pieces of art and has nearly as many visitors annually. Founded by Catherine the Great . . . read more