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The lovely town of Ponce has a variety of charming museums which you can combine into a day of culture. You can start off with the impressive Ponce Museum of Art, continue to visit the  El Museo Castillo Serralles and then head downtown for a walking tour of small specialty museums. First up – the […]

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If you’re looking for a piece of naval history then USS Constitution at the Boston Charlestown Navy Yard may be just the thing. Dating back to 1797 it was one of the ships in the newly established United States naval force, commissioned by George Washington. Its innovative design of embedding iron in its sides has […]

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One sunny day in Tallahassee I was heading out to spend another day staring at the computer and contemplating the inner-workings of the universe in some random coffee shop when my mind alerted a need for a break and I somehow found myself heading towards directions not yet explored. Down a few neighborhoods, up a […]

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The final stop on the island hopping tour around Boston after Georges Island & Fort Warren from the Wharf Harborwalk was Spectacle Island, a gorgeous little island with a small hill in the middle that offers panoramic views of the Boston peninsula. It’s part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, so …

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Not too far away from the restored Fort Conde in Mobile Alabama is the lovely Museum of Mobile, providing the historical context for Mobile’s colonial history and highlighting some terrific exhibitions and insights into local arts and culture including the Mardi Gras traditions.   …

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To continue the fort tour around the gorgeous old city of San Juan, the Puerto Rican capital, I ventured off from the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro towards the east and into the Castillo San Cristobal, protecting the northeastern side of the city from land attacks. It has all that you’ve come to …

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It’s probably not one of Tallahassee’s prime attractions, but the small John Riley House & Museum does offer a quick peak onto Tallahassee’s African American community history. John Gilmore Riley, whose house now serves as a museum, was an important member of the Tallahassee community and a symbol of the changes the African American community […]

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Ringling’s story is the American dream come true. Coming to the United States as an immigrant from Germany he built his circus empire from nothing and turned it into one of the world’s biggest circus operations. Once he established his wealth he constructed a gigantic tribute to his work with the Ringling Grounds …

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The largest building in Ponce and overlooking the valley surrounding Ponce from above, is the El Museo Castillo Serralles, a mansion constructed by the Serrallés family, a wealthy family who ran the local successful rum distillery.     You start …

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If you’re in Tallahassee and looking for a lovely stroll through beautiful gardens next to a lake then you’d probably want to check the Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens. Been there twice, once with a friend and then again when I decided to take my father to see some of the local Tallahassee highlights and […]

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