Originally posted on Bostoniano, this article explores the exhibit "A Day in Pompeii", which opens at the Museum of Science on October 2. It sounds like a fascinating exhibit, from the pieces of everyday life that were preserved, to the body casts of men and women – and even their animals – in their final poses. read more »
Got a kid in college? No doubt you’ve already received your invitation to the gala event of the season: Parents’ Visiting Weekend. When your student goes to school in a major urban area, this trip is extra-thrilling. Not only do you get to reunite with your child (while reminiscing endlessly and annoyingly about your own days on campus), you get to do it in a big city! How fun is that? read more »
Fall is right around the corner, and the mugginess of summer will soon dissipate into the crisp exhilaration of cooler temperatures and colorful leaves. Autumn is a great time to enjoy the splendor of Chicago! read more »
One of the best CityPASS values for visitors to San Francisco is the Muni & Cable Car 7 Day Passport. Not only does it include unlimited transportation on Muni for seven consecutive days, but it also includes unlimited cable car rides (it’s normally five bucks for a one-way trip). And a cable car is the perfect way to ride in style to the 16th Annual Chocolate Festival, taking place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at Ghirardelli Square.
The events of 9/11 created a huge hole in America’s heart. Many of the images from that awful day will never leave us, from the impact of the planes, to the burning Pentagon, to the heroics of the first responders rushing into the doomed towers. Ten years later, on Sept. 11, New York City’s 9/11 Memorial will open at the site of the World Trade Center Towers — giving the world a place to gather, mourn, learn, reflect and remember. read more »
In terms of sheer intimidation, few things beat New York’s Fashion Week – not even earthquakes or nasty tropical storms. The whirlwind of glittery activity that is generated by the multitudes of fashion insiders who gather together semi-annually to see the newest collections of nearly 100 fashion designers can create as many riptides throughout our culture as any tsunami. read more »