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Travel Art Xochimilco

Xochimilco- A unique & festive boating experience!

I am crazy about Xochimilco, a borough of Mexico City known for its canals and floating trajinera boats because it is truly an authentic and fun experience. You rent a trajinera boat which is usually decorated very festively and set off on the canal with a driver handling the boat. Once you set sail, the festivities occur. You can eat, …

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Travel Art Ballet Flokloric MEX

Ballet Folkloric- Mexico City

I adore Mexico City for its varied art and cultural scene. As the capital of Mexico, the city has so much to offer. Like any city with 20 million inhabitants it is important to be able to stroll in a park like Chapultepec park which covers 1,600 acres to relax, reflect and take in the sights. With lakes, forests, flora …

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Travel Art Tushita Heaven Handicraft

Tushita Heaven Handicrafts- Kathmandu, Nepal

I love it when the arts are cherished in a society. In my opinion without a thriving art scene a society is lost and devoid of a soul! On a recent trip to Nepal I was able to meet Lama Tsonamgel a one tine Buddhist monk and mathematician who is now an art dealer and artist at the Tushita Heaven …

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Travel Art Textile MuseumBhutam

The Textile Museum- Bhutan

I love to explore and discover a culture in depth when I travel. Further, I am enamored with the local art scene so I make a point of visiting museums to absorb as much as I can about a local community and region. On a recent trip to Bhutan I was very fortunate to visit The Textile Museum. The founder …

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Art Travel Botero Museum Bogota 01

Botero Museum-Bogota Colombia

Colombia is a diverse country full of culture, lush natural landscapes, innovative art, modern & traditional design and cuisine. The people of Colombia are so kind and welcoming that one feels at ease right away. I just returned from Colombia where I immersed myself in a cultural tour. I will take the next few weeks to go over all the …

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Art Frieze Art Fair NYC

Frieze Art Fair-NYC

Traveling for business is taxing but when I am able to add a cultural twist to my itinerary it lessens the pain!   I was fortunate to be able to mix business travel with visiting the Frieze Art Fair in New York City at Randall Island. Held in a large white tent the space is bright and welcoming. National and …

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Art Food Travel Wynwood Miami

Wynwood- Arts District & Dining in Miami

I love when a city takes charge, taking once neglected neighborhoods and creating a thriving center for people to live, explore, dine, shop and be inspired by culture. Wynwood Arts District is just such a neighborhood where once abandoned warehouses and factories have been revitalized for multi-use artistic purposes creating a thriving cultural art scene in Miami. Wynwood is one …

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Travel Art National Gem Collection DC

National Gem Collection-Washington DC

I was so honored I was able to go on a private tour of the National Gem Collection at the Museum of Natural History in Washington DC led by Dr. Jeffrey Post, the curator of the collection. Anyone that knows me well knows that from an early age I have been fascinated by gems and minerals. These natural objects from …

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Travel San Angel Mercado Art Fair

San Angel Mercado (market) & Art Fair- Mexico City

On a recent cultural trip to Mexico City I went with a group of ladies and our amazing guide Juan Carlos to the San Angel Mercado (market) and art fair which is held each Saturday in San Angel a charming part of Mexico City. It was love at first sight for me because I adore the old world environment and …

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Art Museo Soumayo

Museo Soumaya- Mexico City

I am enamored with Mexico for its embracing culture and hospitality. On a recent cultural trip to Mexico City I was blown away by the varied and impressive local and international art that I witnessed. So much has been written about Carlos Slim’s Museo Soumaya that it was first on my cultural list to visit. The imposing structure by Mexican …

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