Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City

The Whitney Museum of American Art  is located in the Meatpacking district of  Manhattan. The museum’s Annual and Biennial exhibitions have long been a venue for less well-known artists whose work is showcased there.


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Hotel ICON Houston Texas

Named one of the Top 100 New Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, Hotel ICON is a luxurious downtown Houston hotel located at the heart of the city’s legal and business districts. Designed by renowned San Francisco design firm Candra Scott & Anderson, this $35 million historic reinvention of the landmark Union National Bank building, built in 1911, features 12 stories of custom-designed period furnishings, opulent decor and original artwork.


Hotel ICON Main Lobby
Hotel ICON Main Lobby

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Touring Venice, Italy

The Dorsoduro district is in the south of Venice and includes two islands south of Venice. It’s on relatively high land. Its attractions include several churches and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection located in an unfinished palace that boasts works by Picasso, Dali, Magritte, and many others. You may want to read the interesting story about the bronze statue in front of the museum.


The Dorsoduro District Italy
The Dorsoduro District Italy

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Cooperstown New York not only baseball

A gracious, tree-lined village amid upstate New York’s woodlands, Cooperstown sits proudly stuck in time on the southern tip of placid Otsego Lake, a hill-ringed lake so crystal clear it is the source of the town’s drinking water. According to legend, it was here, in 1839, that Abner Doubleday laid out the dimensions of a diamond and originated the game of baseball—a distinction that’s made the town a pilgrimage site for baseball lovers and home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.


Cooperstown New York
Cooperstown New York

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The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale luxury oceanfront hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, discover one of the most beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach hotels to grace the Florida Gold Coast sands. Embracing its aqueous surroundings like a luxury ocean liner, our luxury beachfront hotel invites guests to savor a voyage of quiet relaxation or thrilling adventure.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale exterior
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale exterior


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Best Baby Travel Systems

The Best BabyTravel Systems

With a good car seat / stroller combo, your baby can see the world in style and comfort

Summer’s coming, and so are vacation plans. You’ll need one of the best baby travel systems so it’ll be easier to take your baby along with you. Travel systems include a car seat and a stroller, sold together, which can be used separately or as a single unit.

Once babies are past the newborn stage, they’re heavier to pack around in their infant carriers, in your arms or wraps. Trust me, you’ll want one of these when you head out on your first family vacation. That’s why we wrote this article breaking down the Best Baby Travel Systems for you.

When our daughter was about 8 months old, my husband had several out-of-town trips for work. I was a full-time mom, so she and I were able to travel with him. She was still small, but at about 16 pounds, our arms got awfully tired carrying her around. That’s when our travel system saved the day.

Take the stress out of outings

While he was in meetings, she and I went to zoos, museums, parks, and malls. She was only crawling at the time, so riding in the stroller gave her a chance to see more of the world and saved my back in the process.

Some strollers come equipped with a bassinet or reclining infant seat that’s great for little ones. But what do you do when she’s fallen asleep in the car on the way to the zoo? You’ll have to unbuckle her, pick her up, get her settled in the stroller, buckle her up again…

You can guess where that leads: one seriously cranky baby and one flustered parent with a backache. Save yourself the sweat and tears and invest in a great travel system.


Mayan Ruins in Tulum Mexico

Tulum, located 15 miles south of Akumal, was once called “Zama”, meaning “place of the dawning”. This breathtaking place which sits on a cliff facing the east Caribbean shoreline offers many Mayan ruins and ocean views for a day or short visit. It is generally accepted that Tulum was an major city in Mayan world between 1000 A.D. and 1600 A.D. Only the wealthy Mayans lived there, where the lovely views of the sea suggest the remains of an ancient country club. However, a 20-foot wall surrounds the city to keep invaders from both land and sea from entering Tulum.

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Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The Copacabana Palace is superbly positioned overlooking the sea, this glamorous Orient-Express landmark in Rio de Janeiro has been welcoming the rich and famous since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced here and the Rolling Stones tuned up in its grand salon before their concert on the beach.

The magnificent pool, with its adjacent super-cool Bar do Copa, are where Brazil’s style setters gather to soak up the sun. The hotel’s restaurants are also destinations in themselves, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining in Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.


Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro exterior
Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro exterior


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