Don’t miss these five Pittsburgh museums the next time you’re in town.
See where it all started. The Fort Pitt Museum traces the early history of Pittsburgh and displays 18th-century housing, living history, frontier artifacts and battlefield weaponry. The museum sits in Point State Park, the only state park in the country in an urban setting, with great views of the city and waterfront seating.
One of four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and one of the top natural history museums in the United States, this museum offers something for everyone. Exhibits focus on everything from dinosaurs to gemstones, wildlife to ancient Egypt. Through May 12, you can catch the “Reptiles: Live!” exhibit, which includes 19 living dioramas, inhabitants including lizards, snakes, turtles and crocodilians.
This African American Cultural Center museum offers visual arts, including self-portraits and African art, alongside other art forms like music, theater and dance. You can also attend a workshop to help develop your own talents.
As you might’ve guessed, the Andy Warhol Museum houses the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world. Seven floors of work lay out a chronological timeline of Warhol’s career. Guests also enjoy the chance to try some of Warhol’s signature art techniques for themselves.
If you have even an inkling of love for comics, from comic books to the Sunday funnies, Toonseum is a worthwhile visit. Explore the serious historic and cultural impacts of comics and cartoons. There are more than 100 pieces of art on display, despite the museum’s tiny size and you can always find something new, no matter how many times you visit.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.