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Intinan Solar Museum near Quito, Ecuador

Intinan Solar Museum near Quito, Ecuador

Considering it was just last month, I’m sure most of you still remember our guest posts. But everyone seems to have the 3 second attention span of goldfish, so who knows? Well, we have another piece written by Alli Burness, who documents her travels around the world visiting museums at...

The Top Ten Best Museums to Visit on the 4th of July

The Top Ten Best Museums to Visit on the 4th of July

Although John Adams wanted Independence Day to be celebrated on July 2 because that’s when Congress approved independence from Britain and the majority of delegates signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, today is America’s birthday. The dates are all screwed up, but everything’s fine as long as you...

Buddha Park, Laos

Buddha Park, Laos

Once upon a time I told you about Zhang Huan’s Ash Jesus and Ash Buddha statues and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, so how about a religious-themed public park in Laos* that contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues? Open since 1958, Buddha Park was created by a...

Illinois – The Land of Lincoln

Illinois – The Land of Lincoln

Apr 14, 2015 was the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, which means you’ve probably been bombarded with endless articles and links about the event. Well, let me add my own two cents. I once told you about how I’ve visited many Lincoln-related sites over the years from the village...

The Center of the World, Felicity in California

The Center of the World, Felicity in California

Believe it or not, you are not the center of the world. That title belongs to the the town of Felicity in California. Just west of Yuma in the Sonoran Desert (one of the hottest and driest places in the U.S.), Mayor Jacques-Andre Istel (seen above in the middle photo)...

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield, Illinois

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Even though he was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, Illinois is known as the “Land of Lincoln” because the President lived in the state for over thirty years. Visiting the Lincoln sites in the capital city of Springfield and nearby village of Salem...

Great Sphinx of Tanis – Crypt of The Sphinx Louvre

Great Sphinx of Tanis – Crypt of The Sphinx Louvre

At the Louvre the Egyptian Department contains over 50,000 pieces housed in 20 rooms. That’s a collection some museums would die for. The Great Sphinx of Tanis, from 2000 BC, is considered to be one of the largest sphinxes outside of Egypt. Found in 1825 among the ruins of the...

Presidential Pet Museum, Virginia

Presidential Pet Museum, Virginia

On this date in 1952 VP candidate Richard Nixon made his famous “Checkers speech” (here’s a video if you have a thing for Tricky Dick). It’s like if Sarah Palin stopped hunting wolves and adopted a pet moose, making voters think “Oh, gee…how nice!”, in turn helping McCain win the...

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