Ageless Beauty at Sainte-Chapelle

posted by Sharon September 17, 2017 17 Comments

The beauty of Sainte-Chapelle, in the heart of Paris, amazes all who enter here, but it is easy to miss. From the outside, this chapel that dates from 1248 is…

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The Royal Air Force Museum London

posted by Sharon August 6, 2017 25 Comments

The Royal Air Force Museum London gives you much to explore, with more than 100 aircraft dating back to WWI on display. The museum is on the site of a…

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Churchill War Rooms London

The Churchill War Rooms in London

posted by Sharon July 23, 2017 27 Comments

With the movie “Dunkirk” exploding on the screen this week, it’s a good time to learn about the Churchill War Rooms in London. From this underground bunker of offices, Prime…

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Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco

A Day at the Academy of Sciences Museum

posted by Sharon July 10, 2017 27 Comments

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is among the largest natural history museums in the U.S. With an aquarium, a rainforest, a swamp, and a…

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Golden Gate Bridge

Walking the Golden Gate Bridge

posted by Sharon July 2, 2017 41 Comments

Did you know you can walk across the Golden Gate Bridge? It’s the second largest suspension bridge in the United States, but it’s less than 3 miles and is easy…

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San Francisco Cable Cars

Riding San Francisco’s Cable Cars

posted by Sharon June 25, 2017 42 Comments

Did you know that the iconic cable cars of San Francisco are officially a “moving” National Historic Landmark? The cars first clanged their bells on the steep streets of this…

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Anne Frank’s Amsterdam Neighborhood

posted by Sharon June 18, 2017 32 Comments

This week is the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank receiving the red plaid diary that would become known around the world. The diary, a gift on her thirteenth birthday in…

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