October 24, 2014

Chrysler Museum of Art a True Treasure for Norfolk

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; On a recent business trip to Norfolk, I had the opportunity to spend a morning visiting an East Coast treasure I never knew existed. The Chrysler Museum of Art, a venue housing tens of thousands of works exemplifying a number of styles and artists, represents a significant cultural resource for the [...]

Photo from the Road: Greenery and a Carved Roman Ruin

greenery and a carved roman rock

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This architectural image represents many such photo opportunities in Amman, Jordan. The city is home to several sets of Roman ruins, as well a handful of notable restaurants, such as the Blue Fig.

Photo from the Road: Peruvian Stream in Ollantaytambo

Peruvian Stream

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This high-altitude stream is located in the village of Ollantaytambo, in Peru. The site is home to some impressive Incan ruins and a very picturesque area of the country.

Photo from the Road: Horse in Shenandoah National Park Stables

horse at shenandoah

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This horse is one of several in the riding stables of Shenandoah National Park, where visitors can go horseback riding as well as camping, hiking and stargazing.

Photo from the Road: Typical Venetian Entryway

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This doorway exemplifies the typical architecture one can expect to see when touring Venice, Italy. Similar photo ops are possible along the various alleyways and canals throughout the city.

Photo from the Road: Jordanian Soldier

Jordanian Soldier

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This Jordanian soldier stands guard among the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash. The entire city plays host to a cultural festival every year, and is a popular destination for vacationers touring Jordan.

Photo from the Road: Petra Man with Donkey

bedouin man with donkey

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This man in Petra, Jordan takes a break with his donkey after taking tourists for a ride along the Siq. Petra is known around the world as the ancient rose red city in the rocks.

Photo from the Road: Jaffa Clock Tower

jaffa clock tower

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This antique clock tower was photographed in the seaside town of Jaffa, Israel, which has been in existence since around the time of Noah. The town is a pleasant stroll from the city of Tel Aviv, and home to several great seafood restaurants and artistsí shops.

Photo from the Road: Clown Quilt

clown quilt

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This whimsical clown quilt was photographed at the Virginia Quilt Museum, one of many interesting things to do in Harrisonburg, Va.

Photo from the Road: Thai Roof Through the Trees

Thai Roof

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This elaborately-ornate roof in Bangkok, Thailand was photographed from the platform of a temple across the river. It is typical of traditional Thai architecture.

Family Vacation Experiences for Science Buffs

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; If youíre looking for something more than your typical community pool excursions to fulfill your family fun goals this summer, consider the celebration of science. Numerous affordable options are available. These are some of my favorites. Freebies: LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in Livingston, Louisiana offers free group fieldtrips [...]

Photo from the Road: School Books on Bike

back to school bike

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bicycles are a common form of transportation around Angkor Wat, and elsewhere in Cambodia. People use them to transport groceries, farm animals, family members and more.

Photo from the Road: Sirmione Street Scene

sirmione street scene

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This simple street scene was photographed on the islet of Sirmione, along the shores of Italyís Lake Garda. Itís a popular destination for tourists to take a boat ride, go for a swim, tour ancient Roman ruins and catch a romantic Italian dinner.

Photo from the Road: Tour Boat on Lake Titicaca

tour boat lake titicaca

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This tour boat ferries visitors to Peruís Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes Mountains. A visit to this lake provides a peek into the Uros culture, high-altitude island life and beautiful blue waters to explore.