Christians travel for reasons that are almost as varied as the denominations that exist. Here are a few reasons I love, and need, to travel, along with some ideas for where to go:
For fans of natural history museums, New York's American Museum of Natural History, DC’s ithsonian National Museum of History, and London’s tural Museum of History draw the masses when it comes to tourists and locals alike. But just past Boston’s Harvard Yard sits a hidden gem of a museum [ ... ]
The History Colorado Center is one of the newest museums in Downtown Denver. Since its opening last year, the History Colorado Center has been teaching visitors about Colorado in a fun and interactive way. The brightly colored displays draw visitors in and the hands-on activities will ke [ ... ]
How many of y’all knew that the origin of Dr Pepper was a small Texas town called Waco? There is a unique story to its creation. On the site of the original bottling factory sits the Dr Pepper Museum, so you can learn all about it.
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A great little hidden gem in Hendersonville, North Carolina awaits anyone in search of great, small batch beer, good music and a relaxed atmosphere near the heart of downtown. While this is certainly a kid and family-friendly establishment, it was just my girlfriend and I on our recent visit. We ha [ ... ]
“Spark” is a very appropriate name for Chevy’s first mini car built for North America. I had the opportunity to test drive the 2013 Chevy Spark on a recent Chevy-sponsored retreat in Orlando. Salsa red with an appealing, feisty look; I could see myself dashing around town in it jus [ ... ]
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I'm a collector. No, I'm not the kind of collector you're thinking of, with cabinets full of dolls, toy cars, or even thimbles representing the different states. What I collect cannot be displayed or housed neatly. I collect memories of special meals.
Whenever I travel, and wherever I travel, I collect unusual dishes and memorable meals, from the trashiest dive to the ritziest restaurant. And years later, I only have to think of that one dish to bring back a flood of memories from that particular vacation.
Like the time I tried fried prairie oysters at a Texas diner whose walls were covered with thousands of baseball hats, a rainbow of smoke stained bills all the way up to the ceiling. I just wanted to say that I had done it, that I had actually eaten fried testicles, but I ended up liking them and devouring the entire basket. I had just graduated from college and was driving cross country before beginning my new life as a corporate drone... just seeing baseball caps brings me back to the taste of that daredevil dish.
Or like the time I had moussaka, real Greek moussaka, watching the sun set into the dazzling blue waters of the Santorini caldera. Just thinking about that warm melting eggplant and potato against my tongue brings back the bright blues and brilliant whites of that gorgeous Greek island.
Or even the first warm crusty bite of the baguette I bit into last spring when I took my three kids to Paris. I looked up after biting into that perfect crunch of the baguette, and saw the same expressions of delight on each of my children's faces. That moment was pure happiness for me; knowing that I was adding a memory to my collection, just as my kids were starting theirs.
This was an original Traveling Moms blog post. Vanessa blogs about cooking and parenting at her blog, Chefdruck Musings.