Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.

The Hidden Mardi Gras Museums of New Orleans

Only select locals get to experience the secret side of Mardi Gras. These off-the-radar museums let you in on the magic and the mystery of that world.

Top Contemporary Art Museums in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has become one of America's most important centers of contemporary art. Here we visit four notable museums with exciting collections.

Discovering the Fascinating Medieval City of Troyes

Troyes has yet to attract hordes of tourists and remains a quiet and atmospheric place. There is so much to do that we recommend a two-day visit.

Discovering Santa Barbara’s Storied Past

On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, we got a sense of the area's storied past by visiting its famous mission, a historic park and a maritime museum.

Three Favorite Small Museums in Chicago's Hyde Park

On this visit to Hyde Park, on Chicago's South Side, we skipped over the Museum of Science and Industry and visited three lesser-known gems.

6 Revamped London Museums Worth Seeing Again

London's world-class institutions display major pieces and are free to the public. These six have recently undergone renovations and are worth seeing again.

O’Keeffe in the High Desert

Visit Georgia O'Keefe's home, studio and ranch -- plus a museum dedicated to her work -- to learn how the artist was inspired by New Mexico's stunning landscape.

Five Small Museums in Amsterdam

Dive deeper into culture-rich Amsterdam by visiting some of its smaller, but no less fascinating, museums of art and history.

Best (and Worst) Marrakech Museums

Marrakech plays host to quite a few museums. Here are five worth visiting and one to avoid -- unless you don't mind hordes of tourists jostling selfie sticks.

Three Lyon Museums Not to Miss

Lyon has a variety of fascinating museums, which are a reflection of the city's long history and great wealth. Here are three we recommend visiting.

Five Favorite Paintings in the MSK Ghent

Ghent boasts one of the most renowned museums in Europe. These are five of my favorite paintings from The Museum of Fine Arts.

Three Small but Engaging Nantucket Museums

Three small Nantucket museums are informative on many aspects of the island’s rich heritage: whaling, basketmaking and its history of shipwrecks.

Visiting Hadrian’s Wall

At 73 miles long, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman structure in existence. The sight offers clues about those who built it more 2,000 years ago.

Lübeck and the European Museum of the Hanseatic League

The Europäisches Hansemuseum in Lübeck chronicles the story of the Hanseatic League, the trading partnership of the 12th through 15th centuries.

Schleswig’s Magnificent Schloss Gottorf

The tidy town of Schleswig has a quaint old quarter of colorful small houses and one of Germany's most impressive palaces: Schloss Gottorf.

The Louvre Comes to the Persian Gulf

Musée du Louvre Abu Dhabi opens November 11. The intergovernmental project is intended to be a universal museum.

The New Porcelain Courtyard at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum has seen a $195 million renovation that includes a new gallery and courtyard paved with 11,000 porcelain tiles.

Two Historic Houses on Key West

Given the number of notable people who have lived on Key West, it’s not surprising that many of their homes have been preserved. Here are two of my favorites.

Palm Beach Museums Founded by American Industrialists

The Flagler Museum and the Norton Museum of Art greatly added to our visit to Palm Beach. They would provide valuable diversions during bad weather.

The Best of Caravaggio in Rome

Italian Renaissance painters tend to go in and out of fashion. Caravaggio was forgotten after his death, but today his reputation seems to be at its zenith.

Art Gallery Safari in the City of Angels

Los Angeles isn’t celebrated as an art world mecca like New York, but it should be. Elite galleries, once few and far between, have reached critical mass.

Highlights of Historic Casco Viejo

The historic quarter of Casco Viejo features restored colonial buildings converted into high-end stores and galleries, restaurants and boutique hotels.

Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo

With more than 44,000 square feet of space, Panama's Biomuseo has eight display rooms for exhibitions related to technology, science and art.

Bosque de Chapultepec: The Lungs of Mexico City

The largest urban park in Latin America, Bosque de Chapultepec offers nine museums, a presidential palace, restaurants and more amid 1,695 acres.

Lascaux and the Cave Drawings of France

One of the great treasures of southwestern France is its collection of caves decorated with prehistoric paintings and etchings.

Zeitz Museum to Debut in Cape Town

With more than 100,000 square feet, the Zeitz Museum will display one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary African art.

Denmark Museums

Two museums in Denmark that are worth your time: the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in Copenhagen, and the lesser known Skagens Museum, in Skagen.

A Stay on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Island joins Abu Dhabi by a bridge. While the St. Regis Saadiyat Island proved disappointing, I still recommend the Park Hyatt there.

The World of Charles M. Schulz

The Charles M. Schulz Museum, located in Santa Rosa, California, where the artist lived and worked, is a delight for "Peanuts" fans.

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