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Centre Pompidou: timeless modern art (inside and out)

President Pompidou was not only an art lover, but a firm believer that art is for everyone. That art is ageless. So it’s no wonder that his vision of a center for art and culture in France’s capital houses one of the most extensive collections in the world. Architecture heaven

4th of July experiences that celebrate America’s best

As cities and travel begin to open up across the US, some of us are already thinking about how we’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July. For others, it’s also the perfect first trip away after months stuck at home. Let’s make this Independence Day extra memorable with fireworks and a travel experience that toast to America...

9+1 unique things to see at the Louvre

When was the last time you visited the Louvre? Be honest, now. It’s likely been a while. And — given it’s said it would take around 100 days discovering all its pieces — we wager there are dozens of works you’re yet to discover. The best part? Right now, the timed slots and limited capacity mean...

5 castles in the UK to feel like a Royal

Looking for that royal treatment? We might not all be lucky enough to live in a castle, but  we can still pretend for a day. Fortunately, nowadays you don’t have to own a hilltop  fortress to see the best bits of the country. The jewels are right here on our own doorsteps! With more history in Britain...

Best museums in the U.S

Frida Kahlo once said the reason she painted flowers was so they wouldn’t die. She made a fair point — great works of art have a timeless quality. Similarly, seeing a historical artifact up close is like being transported in a time machine. On the hunt for that next staycation? A trip to a museum is a...

The world’s weirdest museums

Visit any country in the world and you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll have museums you could spend a whole morning meandering through. The world’s weirdest museums, though? When it comes to extraordinary niches, you’ll learn more than you could have ever expected (or maybe even wanted to, in some cases).  Amen to...

Explore Europe’s best museums

Whether you’re vacationing in the Vatican, pottering in Paris, or ambling through Amsterdam, there are some must-see museums you won’t want to miss. Here’s the lowdown on 11 of the best museums in Europe. Rock on at Stonehenge Believed to be constructed from 3000 BC...

9 fun facts about Sagrada Familia

Suppose someone told you they were visiting a building site on holiday. You’d be pretty bemused. Then, they tell you it’s the Sagrada Familia — the overriding emotion might be envy. Over a century in the making, Gaudi’s masterpiece is so sublime it has wowed visitors throughout its construction. And behind its spectacular facade lie 100 years’...