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Madame Tussaud’s House of Wax

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I always assumed that if I wanted to visit Madame Tussauds wax museum, I would have to visit the well-known location in London. I recently discovered that there are Madame Tussauds sprinkled worldwide, with multiple locations in Europe, the United States, the Far East, and a location in Australia. Since we have never bothered to visit the original museum in London, Zena and I decided to indulge our inner tourists and visit the famous wax museum on a recent trip to New York City. Read More

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Ten Favorite World Cities

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Often times people ask us about our most favorite cities that we’ve visited. Believe it or not, coming up with only ten is much more difficult that you might think. Generally I answer by creating a diversified list that combines culture, excitement, variety, charm, and budget, but the reality is that a list of top ten world cities is all those things and so much more. I guess if I had to justify my choices by putting my finger on just one thing, I would say that there is something in the way each city makes us feel. While the beauty or charm of these cities may be up for debate, each of them has found a special place in our hearts. Read More

National D-Day Memorial

National D-Day Memorial

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In the middle of rural Virginia is one of the most striking national memorials outside of Washington DC: the National D-Day Memorial. The awe-inspiring memorial provides an educational experience of the D-Day Invasion, the largest amphibious military landing the world has ever seen. With an average of 75,000 visitors each year, the memorial is one of the most underrated in the nation. The National D-Day Memorial was a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Winner in 2014. Read More

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The Biltmore Estate: America’s Castle

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Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, the 8-000 acre Biltmore Estate is truly a marvel.  Built between 1889 and 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II, grandson of the famed industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt, the Chateauesque-styled mansion features 250 rooms. At 178,926 square feet (16,622.8 m2), it is the largest privately owned house in the United States.
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