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Delta Flight Museum Just Re-Opened, It’s Awesome

When I booked our flight to Atlanta I was disappointed to hear that the Delta Flight Museum was closed for renovations. It was actually supposed to reopen a few weeks after we were in town.

I decided to give the museum a call anyway just to be safe. If the museum was open, it was an attraction that I didn’t want to miss. I was surprised when someone answered the phone and told me that the museum had actually opened a bit earlier than planned!

I checked out the museum’s website (where it still stated it would be reopening mid- June) and tickets were for sale. I decided to hold off on buying them just in case something came up and we couldn’t make it. This ended up being a great move. A $12 per person entry fee would’ve cost Kim and I over $25 with tax, but when we arrived we were told that entry was free for now since there was no way for them to collect the money!

Score! An earlier than expected opening plus no fee to get in!

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The Best Museums For Families

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When visiting new places, museums are a great way to quickly get some background and learn a little something about an area or topic. On just about every trip, we’ll usually visit a few museums.

I’ve heard lots of people say that they find  traveling with little ones difficult. When it comes to sightseeing, it can mean less time to visit sites & attractions that interest adults and  most of their time is dedicated to finding things to entertain the kids.

At this point we’re still pretty lucky.

Lucas seems to (just about) always be curious and interested in whatever we are doing. He’s been to lots of amazing museums and sites, and he just about always has a good time! Hopefully this will continue to be true in the future. Continue reading The Best Museums For Families

Would You Visit An Ikea Museum?

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While I’m not a big fan of visiting  art museums, I do love checking out museums related to odd/ weird topics. I’ve been to a bunch that fit this description over the years.

Here are some that I’ve been to:

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World’s 14 Best Aviation Museums

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Over the past couple of years we’ve had a chance to visit a bunch of museums dedicated to aviation and flight.

Aviation museums always seem to feel quite unique compared to your typical museum. They can also be a lot of fun for everyone. The best part is that many of them are interactive and you can even get the chance to go on some of the planes on display.

Here are the aviation museums that we’ve visited over the past couple of years:

  • The Barbados Concorde Experience
  • South Dakota Air & Space Museum
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight at General Mitchell Airport
  • Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Kids Week: February 2014

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s Kids Week 2014 is coming next month.

Events will be held for 9 days, from February 15-23.

If you’re in the New York City area or going to be visiting, this sounds like an event worth checking out if you are traveling with kids!

I’ve been wanting to visit the Intrepid for years and still haven’t made it there. It’s funny how as a native New Yorker I feel like I’ve done little in my own city compared to ones that I’ve traveled to.

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USA Today: 10 Memorabe Museum Sleepovers For Kids of All Ages

I’ve heard about museum sleepovers but never quite understood what they were all about until recently reading an article from USA Today. 

Museum sleepovers offer unique experiences which sound like a great way for kids to spend quality time with their parents and other important adults in their lives.

In the past when I’d hear about museum sleepovers, those silly Night At The Museum movies starring Ben Stiller came to mind.

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Smarter Travel: Museums You Need To See This Year

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I’m always interested in hearing about new and interesting museums. I don’t visit a ton of museums but I do make an effort to check some out when traveling.

Smarter Travel put together an interesting slideshow of ten new museums debuting this year. The museums are located around the world but concentrated in only a couple of areas. Five are located in the United States, four are spread out around Europe with the last one being in Brazil.

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Lonely Planet- Oddest Food Museums

I’ve always been interested in visiting bizarre, odd and weird sites around the world. I’ll even go out of my way to visit one if it seems like it might be worthwhile.
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Here are some places I’ve visited and mentioned on the blog:

A few days ago I read a Lonely Planet article that had a list of “Oddest Food Museums”.
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Odd Museums: Museums Dedicated to Ramen Noodles

I’ve been to Tokyo’s Narita Airport two times on the way to other places in Asia but have never had the opportunity to leave and go explore Japan. I am sure that I will get there at some point!

I love bizarre and off-beat museums. I just read about a few of museums in Japan dedicated to an odd topic: Ramen  Continue reading Odd Museums: Museums Dedicated to Ramen Noodles