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Announcing the official launch of Travelteerism

What is Travelteerism? The basic gist of our credo mixes boutique travel with volunteering, allowing our clients to jet off to far-flung destinations, stay in hip boutique hotels and bask on hand-picked beaches, while also spending a portion of their time contributing to the work of an NGO in that community. The idea sprang from the erudite circuits…



Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport Announce Collaborative Restoration of Mayflower II

Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport, both acclaimed New England history museums, are pleased to announce a collaborative project to restore and repair Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction ship owned by Plimoth Plantation. Work on the historic ship will take place at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport, adhering to The Secretary of…



Tourism can protect and promote religious heritage

From the United Nations World Tourism Organization Sustainable development of tourism at religious heritage sites was in focus at the International Conference on Religious Heritage and Tourism: Types, trends and challenges, jointly organized by UNWTO, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the City Hall of Elche (27-28 November 2014, Elche, Spain). According to UNWTO…



New Exhibit Opens Lincoln Museum’s 10th Anniversary

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — “Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865” opened November 22 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum as part of the museum’s 10th anniversary celebration. The exhibit, which runs through 2015, also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end and Lincoln’s death. The exhibit is mounted in collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and…


Empire State Building Offers Expanded Multimedia Experience

NEW YORK — A new multimedia experience at the Empire State Building Observatory provides additional depth about the building’s history.


Longwood Gardens Unveils $90 Million Improvement Plan

KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania — Longwood Gardens has embarked on a series of major improvements to its 83-year-old Main Fountain Garden. The $90-million project will include the restoration of the original limestone reliefs and fountains throughout the five-acre garden; replacement of the fountains’ electric and plumbing infrastructure with 21st-century systems; new water choreography, which will include…

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North Dakota Heritage Center Finishes Expansion

  BISMARCK, North Dakota — The final two galleries in the $52 million expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum were opened in ceremonies on November 2 in conjunction with the state’s 125th anniversary. The Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today features exhibits from the 1800s to today, while the Governors Gallery, which…



Shrine Reopens with John Paul II Exhibit

The St. John Paul II National Shrine and Cultural Center reopened on October 22 with a new permanent exhibit, “A Gift of Love: The Life of St. John Paul II.”



Christian Author Announces Travel Dates and Locations

Christian author and motivational speaker, Beth Moore, has announced the 2015 dates and locations for her annual “Living Proof Live” tour.



Museum of the Bible Starts Construction

Four blocks southwest of the U.S. Capitol, officials started construction on the Museum of the Bible, a high-tech museum set to open in fall 2017.