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The Curious Case of the Benjamin Franklin Museum

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Benjamin Franklin Museum Philadelphia

The famed statesmen Benjamin Franklin wore many hats. He was a philosopher, diplomat, printer, scientist, and civic planner. But if you pay a visit to the newly revitalized Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia, you’ll not only respect the man more, you’ll appreciate the clever ways of his odd imagination.

 

In an effort to have the museum appeal to children and adults, the collection offers an array of artifacts and Franklinisms, (though it does not go into any great depth, which Marissa appreciated), and it attempts to provide visitors with a hands-on experiences and even a few laughs. Read more

Best Hotels in the White Mountains for Winter: A Guide for Athletes, Boozers, and Historians

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Best Hotels in the White Mountains for Winter

When you only have a limited time for vacation, why spend the majority of it driving to your activity of choice? The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a winter junky’s paradise, but there are certain hotels situated at the foot of adventure. Here are the best hotels in the White Mountains for skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country riders. (Plus two bonus accommodations for the less nimble: historians and beer drinkers.) Read more

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida: A Trip of Unexpected Nostalgia

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Sunny Isles Beach Florida Sportfishing

 

When the city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida invited me down for a father-son-weekend, I located the city on a map. It sat directly between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. On my past trips down to Florida, I had never heard the name Sunny Isles Beach. I assumed it was an overlooked stretch along the A1A.

 

But after arriving at the beach, where one of the lifeguards was waiting to tour us along the 2.5-mile strip, the ride turned out to be a journey back into the past. Read more

Sun King Brewery

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Sun King Brewery Indianapolis

Sun King Brewery has become an Indianapolis favorite. Much of that love for Sun King is attributed to their great tasting brews, which consist of three staples–Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac, their brown Scottish Ale, and the Osiris Pale Ale–along with a bevy of rotating seasonals. And while they make great brews, it’s almost more important to appreciate Sun King for reasons beyond the beer. Read more

Free Art in Indianapolis

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Free Art in Indianapolis

On my trip to Indy, I visited a few art museums. And while the art you can pay for is intriguing, I was most impressed with the free art in Indianapolis, which you can find along the Cultural Trail and in the wonderful art exhibitions in two hotels: the Conrad and the Alexander. Read more