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Reviewing the US Space and Rocket Center

If you ever find yourself near Huntsville, Alabama, be sure to check out the US Space and Rocket Center! Read my review of the museum, its exhibits and artifacts, as well as get tips on visiting…

3 Incredible Hikes in Tucson

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information, and click here for Mitch’s blog. The finest hikes in Tucson are arguably some of the best rambles in the world. From lush Sonoran Desert – the most fascinating of arid lands on the planet – to picturesque mountain ranges, it’s easy to see what attracts hikers to southern Arizona. As you…

Reviewing the National WWII Museum – New Orleans

  The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 GRADING – B Museum Exhibits and Store Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9:00am – 5:00 pm (except Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve/Day) For more information on hours of operation, click here. Admission prices: (sales tax not included) Adult – $26 for museum only, $31 for museum + movie or submarine experience, $36 for museum + both movie and submarine experience Seniors (65+) – $22.50 for museum only, $27.50 for museum + movie or submarine experience, $32.50 for museum + both movie and submarine experience Students…

Visiting a New Orleans Cemetery

A Visit to St. Louis Cemetery #3 3421 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70112 Hours: Monday thru Saturday: 8am – 4:30pm; Sunday: 8am – 4pm Free street parking  New Orleans has many nicknames: Crescent City; the Big Easy; and America’s Most Interesting City. Perhaps so interesting that their cemeteries even have a nickname: Cities of the Dead. As most people know, cemeteries in New Orleans are built above ground, using vaults, walls, and mausoleums, because of the city’s tendency to flood. Centuries ago, residents learned the hard way that in-ground burial wouldn’t…