Monthly Archives: July 2014

Guess That Modern Architecture!

For aesthetic enthusiasts, one of the best parts of travel can be appreciating the incredible architecture of our modern world. From Mies van der Rohe to Frank Lloyd Wright, artists with a keen eye for angles, sleek lines, contrasting colors and practical science have been creating masterpieces for years.   One illustrator decided to put…
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Celebrate Colorado’s Birthday With 8 Free Musuem Visits

August 1, 2014 is Colorado's 138th birthday, and the state is celebrating by offering free admission to 8 regional museums and a variety of activities throughout the weekend.   The museums listed are the Bryers-Evans House Museum, El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum, Fort Vasquez Museum, Georgetown Loop Historic Mining and Railroad Park, Healy…
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Cruise Offers Tours Focused on Climate Change

One cruise line is not being shy about the controversy of climate change, as they'll be offering a 31-day trip navigating the Northwest Passage, around Alaska and into the Beaufort Sea, through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and onto Greenland before ending in New York City.   Crystal Cruises calls this trip "a once in a…
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New Documentary Brings Wonder Back to Flight

In 2014, United States citizens tend to take a lot of things for granted. Bottled water isn't anything spectacular. Most people we know own a car. And we've all certainly flown in a plane.   The difficult time finding parking, the long lines at security, the strict rules for what you can pack and the…
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16 Reasons Why Travel Is Good For You

We all know travel can be extremely fun and educational, but not everyone may be aware of how beneficial for the mind, body and personal relationships travel can be as well. Let's start with the mind. Did you know that 86 percent of people who travel say they have a positive outlook on life? How…
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Top August Events in the U.S.

Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL - August 1-3 One of America's favorite music festivals, Lollapalooza kicks off in the massive Grant Park in downtown Chicago on  August 1. This year's killer lineup includes Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and hundreds more. With nearly 200,000 fans in attendance each year, Lollapalooza is a celebration of…
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Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

Student groups of music fans exploring the river city blues birthplace of Memphis will truly enjoy a stop at this fine institution, a shining tribute to decades of struggle, upheaval, change and triumph that inspired people everywhere to re-think the way they listened. Visitors here are introduced to the brave musical pioneers who overcame daunting…
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Slave Haven Underground Railroad

At one time, Cotton truly was King in Memphis. For hundreds of years, African people were rounded up and shipped like livestock across the seas to America, sold into the booming slave trade that ensured the Delta’s cash crops were planted, tended and harvested; the city of Memphis rapidly became Tennessee’s leader in the trade…
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Davies Manor Plantation

Student groups on Memphis holiday will truly enjoy a stop by historic Davies Manor Plantation, site of the oldest family home in Shelby County, Tennessee. The 1807 two story white oak chink and log plantation home rests on a lovely wooded plot of what was once a thriving 2000 acre operation, along with an assortment…
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Peabody Hotel Ducks

Student groups travelling to the birthplace of the blues will definitely enjoy partaking of this whimsical and entertaining Memphis area tradition – which started at the Peabody Hotel back in 1933 when Frank Schutt, general manager of the hotel, returned from a hunting trip in Arkansas. A group of his buddies, likely having enjoyed a…
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