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Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Museums, Penny Sadler, Postcards, Texas | 2 comments

Postcard: Dream Time

Postcard: Dream Time

There are many exhibits that will draw you in when you enter the Innovation Gallery at the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History. What caught my eye was the 40 foot long sculpture, composed of found objects and multi-colored lights, hanging from the ceiling. I dare you to gaze upon this sculpture and not be inspired in some way. It may evoke old memories, or a desire to express an artistic side of yourself…whatever you feel, it won’t be apathy. Dream Time, by sculptor Warren Muller, is meant to encourage hands-on creativity. Designed specifically for the Museum gallery, Dream Time weighs nearly half a ton. Tricycles, rusted metal lawn furniture, chandeliers, old toys, and a portrait of Elvis lit with fiber optics that slowly change color are just a few of the reclaimed pieces that compose Dream Time. The Innovation Gallery and Studios are the heart of the museum. Dream Time expresses the essence of the studios. According to Museum President Van Romans, “Our goal is to bring...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Cultural Exploration, Museums, Penny Sadler, USA | 4 comments

Favorite Places For Art and Culture In New York City

Favorite Places For Art and Culture In New York City

There are many things to do and see in the Big Apple, including the usual trips to Broadway, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and many top New York shopping outlets. However, with over 55 million annual visitors, it’s obvious the city that never sleeps has much more to offer than just the sights that first time visitors consider to be the essentials. New York City is a to destination for art and culture lovers too. So without further ado: Favorite places for art and culture in New York City   The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For art and culture lovers a visit to  The Met, (as it is referred to locally), tops the agenda. The largest art museum in the United States and one of the tenth largest in the world, the Met is houses over 400,000 works of art! You’ll need some comfortable walking shoes. With so much to see,  you may want to peruse the suggested itineraries on the museum website to help you make the...

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Destinations, Penny Sadler | 0 comments

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider A European River Cruise

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider A European River Cruise

Do you dream of seeing the classic cities of Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Cologne, Budapest, Vienna, but feel you don’t have the time or you can’t afford it? A very convenient and affordable way to cover a lot of territory in a short period of time is via a rriver cruise across Europe. And with the current trend towards fully inclusive luxury cruises, there’s really almost no reason not to take that dream trip. If you haven’t ever considered a European river cruise, here’s why why you should: 5 Reasons A European River Cruise Rocks 1. Every day you awake in a new magical setting you’ve only ever dreamed of. You walk out onto your private balcony and a spectacular castle perched on a verdant hillside is all you see. On a river cruise, this is part of the package. Picture being able to travel from Amsterdam to Budapest within one week. One day you could be touring the canals of Amsterdam and the next you could be in Salzberg,...

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Penny Sadler | 0 comments

Top Orlando, Florida Theme Parks

Amusement park lovers will have plenty of options to choose from when visiting the Sunshine State, but the most entertaining places can be found in one spot, Orlando. For convenience, Orlando Florida theme park tickets can easily be purchased online. Those planning a summer vacation here should be aware that that summers in Florida are extremely hot. Wearing sun protective gear, sunscreen, and keeping hydrated, is a must at such times. Keep that in mind and you’ll have a great time. Since there are so many options to choose from, the following is an overview of some of the best amusement parks in Orlando. Discovery Cove. This nature focused theme park won a Trip Advisor Award of Excellence in 2014. Visitors to the site will love being able to swim with dolphins and snorkel. Another Discovery Cove highlight is floating on the tropical river while attempting to spot the exotic animals that roam freely through the nearby area. It’s a good idea to bring along a floatation device of...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Penny Sadler | 0 comments

Why Buy Multi-Trip Travel Insurance?

You might find yourself asking this. Or you might find yourself asking what you could possibly need with travel insurance. After all, why waste hard earned cash? Wouldn’t it be more fun to spend it on an extra day in the destination of your choice? How about Paris or Rome? Before you dismiss the value of travel insurance as being a gimmick there’s one thing to keep in mind,things tend to go wrong and we can’t predict when. Be it a volcanic eruption that grounds planes for days, or that memorable day on vacation that someone with a cold sat beside you and shared their germs. Either one can spoil a trip rather quickly. We all know that it’s no fun being sick or stranded. Suddenly the money you saved by not purchasing travel insurance seems insubstantial when compared to the cash that you are now shelling out on foreign medical bills and/or extra hotel days. Regular home-based insurance policies don’t often cover the cost of getting sick or...

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