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.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
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.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.