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Quinta da Regaleira: Sintra’s Underrated Palace

Quinta da Regaleira, an eclectic, almost spooky palace in Sintra, Portugal, was nothing short of amazing. most visitors to Sintra, however, will probably end up passing it over for the more popular palaces. If we weren’t staying within walking distance from it at the historic, luxurious Hotel Tivoli Palácio de Seteais then we probably would have […]

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Happy 100th Birthday, Little Mermaid!

Copenhagen’s most famous statue, The Little Mermaid, turns 100 today. Happy birthday, Little Mermaid! Or should I say: Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Den Lille Havfrue! This symbol of Copenhagen – the famous character from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale –  doesn’t look a day over 25. I must confess, I only saw the back of her […]

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Grounds for Sculpture: Modern Art for the Whole Family

Boasting over 270 works of art on 42 landscaped acres, Grounds for Sculpturein Hamilton, NJ, evokes three classic, over-used travel-writer cliches. I’m guilty of including these cliches from time to time, but I’m a bit concerned about piling three into one post even if they are completely deserved. 1. A Must for Modern-Art Lovers: All of […]

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