Travel is a great way to spend time with people you love! But figuring out what to do on those trips can be challenging when
(Thanks for following along on my blog and on Facebook as I guide our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour.) During the Dutch Golden
"In today’s world of mobile phones and media a visit to a museum is often a passive and superficial experience."
We've already rounded up our pick of the best of this summer's public art shows in America, so now we travel to Europe for some more recommendations.
I'm a loyal kind of person, even when it comes to favorite cities. So, let me be clear, no European city can surpass the love I feel for Venice, Italy--an affair that reaches back 30 years when I fell fast for a handsome gondolier and his city. Soon, I married my gondolier and began calling the Serenissima, home.
Truth be told, the pot and the prostitution were minor challenges compared to what I consider to be the thing that is the most irksome about the city: Its countless bicycles coming at you from every direction.
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Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.
Ironically, there is a mighty politician who is not afraid of being associated with high culture, and this is President Vladimir
It had been more than eight years since we were in Amsterdam. When the much-reconfigured Rijksmuseum re-opened, we were ready for another visit to the Netherlands. It was just a matter of following our usual practice of finding a musical event around which to build an itinerary.
Go big or go home seems to be the motto in museums today. Since the dawn of the blockbuster exhibitions of the 1980s museums have been actively competing for your entertainment dollars.
Travelling recently to Amsterdam, I found that both the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum also operate year-round without
Another major exhibition I had the chance to see in Paris was a retrospective of Keith Haring at the Musée d'Art Moderne
But what the Rijksmuseum is doing is in the spirit of the age: enabling collaboration. Art is not made in a vacuum and modern
It's always hard knowing what to do on a layover, unless you are lucky enough to be at an airport that has been perfectly designed for travelers. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is one such delightful locale, with so much to see and do it makes you want to stay longer.
About 1.5 million people tour the Van Gogh Museum annually. Many of them used to visit on hallucinogenic mushrooms, but a 2008 law now prohibits selling 'shrooms.
Going on a short press trip to Europe is never a walk in the park. It is more like a headfirst plunge into the local art scene: Exploring, tasting, inhaling it 24/7. And that's exactly how it was during my recent visit to Amsterdam.
In 1856, 22-year-old Edgar Degas left the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris just a year after he had enrolled.