American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois

If you’re a writer or an avid reader, make sure you check out the American Writers Museum. This is the perfect thing to do in Chicago on a rainy day. … As a writer, I was excited to learn there was a museum in Chicago dedicated to the craft. Specifically, a museum dedicated to some… Continue reading American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, Missouri

I’ve been to a lot of museums. Every city I visit includes a trip to the local art museum(s). Besides the fact that museums are often free (a definite plus for a budget traveler like myself), I really enjoy the peace and quiet you find there. And of course, I love looking at the art.… Continue reading Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, Missouri

City Gallery // Wellington, NZ

The City Gallery is a small art gallery in Wellington, showcasing contemporary visual art in a free and public space. Rotating exhibits feature local, national, and international artists, and art in all mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and audio/visual. During my visit to the City Gallery, two main exhibitions were on; Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs… Continue reading City Gallery // Wellington, NZ

Te Papa Tongarewa // Wellington, New Zealand

Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, is one of the most popular cultural attractions in the country. Located in the capital city of Wellington, the museum (referred to simply as “Te Papa”) features exhibits on a range of subjects, such as the history of the country, the Maori culture, the geology of New… Continue reading Te Papa Tongarewa // Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Museum // Wellington, NZ

The Wellington Museum focuses on the history and culture of New Zealand’s capital city. Four floors of exhibits talk about everything from city to sea, from the beginnings of Wellington until modern day. Unlike many museums, this one really digs in to the stories of the city, instead of just spouting facts. The exhibits draw… Continue reading Wellington Museum // Wellington, NZ

MTG Hawke’s Bay: Museum Theatre Gallery

The MTG (stands for Museum Theatre Gallery) in Napier, New Zealand is Hawke’s Bay cultural museum. It showcases the history of the region through dynamic exhibits, but it also focuses on art and design. The largest and most interesting exhibit at the MTG is all about the disastrous Hawke’s Bay earthquake that hit the area… Continue reading MTG Hawke’s Bay: Museum Theatre Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery // Auckland, NZ

Art museums are always on the top of my list when I’m visiting a new city. Why? Because I like art and I like museums! I love wandering silently around the big open rooms, stopping for a moment here and there when a piece intrigues me, and I like meandering through the galleries and stairways.… Continue reading Auckland Art Gallery // Auckland, NZ

Get a Peek at Old Vegas at the Neon Museum Las Vegas

The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas was the only real “attraction” on my Vegas itinerary. With only 3 days in the city, I wanted to spend most of my time walking around between downtown and the strip, exploring like a local. I didn’t want to rush around or fill  my schedule to the brim.… Continue reading Get a Peek at Old Vegas at the Neon Museum Las Vegas

Denver Art Museum // Denver, CO

I could have spent all day in the Denver Art Museum; considering the terrible weather that day, I probably should have. The DAM includes two main buildings: the angular building designed by Frederic C. Hamilton–the main museum entrance in the Civic Center Cultural Complex–and the seven-floor north building, where most of the artwork is displayed.… Continue reading Denver Art Museum // Denver, CO