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The Outlander Tour of Tryon Palace

outlander tour

You no longer have to go all the way to Scotland for an Outlander tour! You can find an excellent one in North Carolina. New Bern, which is primarily known as North Carolina’s first permanent state capital, is also an important location for Claire and Jamie Fraser in the epic Outlander series. In the most recent season […]

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Austria

Discovering the Belvedere Palaces’ Artistic History in Vienna

Belvedere Palace history

The Belvedere Palace history begins as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736) and now houses many famous pieces of artwork you can visit today. Namely a number of Gustav Klimt paintings. The area includes an Upper and Lower Belvedere on either side of the gorgeous Belvedere gardens. Being a marvelous example of art and […]

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Europe

The Paris Museum Pass List of What to See and How to Buy It

paris museum pass skip the line

I’m a big fan of city passes. I used one in Rome, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, and am planning to use one this summer. When I was in Paris a few years ago, the Paris Museum Pass was a great way to see a lot of things. It helps to make the most of your trip, […]

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California

Uncover Artifacts from 2,000 Years Ago at the Pompeii Exhibit

Pompeii The Exhibition

Pompeii: The Exhibition, opened on October 6, 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. Featuring over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. It’s important to note these are not replicas, but originals! Preserved in ash for 2,000 years, several artifacts are […]

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Europe

A Look Back at Scottish Highland Dress at Stirling Castle

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum has over 200 years of history on Scotland’s elite military regiments – The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Stirling Castle currently plays host to this museum, called the Regimental Museum, where you can see exhibits and memorabilia from conflicts all round the world. What interested me the most in the museum […]

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Europe

The History of Stirling Castle and a Guide to Visiting

Stirling Castle History

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots in 1542. Frequently used as the Scottish royal residence, before the union with England. Sitting atop Castle Hill, it is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, providing […]

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