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Phila PA: See Our Most Patriotic Relic For Free PDF Print E-mail

Even in 2018, some of the most significant relics of American history won’t cost you money to admire.  At Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Center, you’ll get close to the famous ringer, with Independence Hall just a short walk away. While there, watch the 10-minute presentation about the Bell’s history, including how the famous crack happened.

London UK: Old Is New In Hip Hotel Near Victoria Station PDF Print E-mail

Away from the busy, crowded, snooty resorts is the Artist Residence in the city’s Pimlico area. It has ten snuggly bedrooms, and the decor inside will take you back to your earlier days.

Entrance is through a striped awning, and inside the halls and rooms are full of paintings, posters and 1920s furniture. Play ping pong in the basement and also enjoy cocktails, breakfast and Sunday brunch there. Rates from $200. artistsresidencelondon.co.uk

Bologna, Italy: FICO Eataly World Features Everything Italian PDF Print E-mail

The historic city is in Central Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, 80 miles from Florence. Bologna boasts one of the most complete food experiences anywhere. Over its 20 acres, visitors will find markets, restaurants, wine shops and classes in food preparation. All are surrounded by lush fields and farms that grow the ingredients for making Italian food the delight it is.

If your travels take you to Italy during the holidays and at any other time, schedule at least a day to visit FICO Eataly World in Bologna. For more info, go to www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/eataly-stories/fico-eataly-world

Brigantine NJ: Marine Mammal Stranding Center Saves Sea Critters PDF Print E-mail

For the past 40 years, this benevolent oceanic organization has rescued thousands of dolphins, whales, seals, turtles and other sea denizens. Volunteers respond when the animals are stranded along the New Jersey coastline near Atlantic City.

Take the free tour of the center’s emergency equipment, pool house and 1,000-gallon observation tank. If you happen to be there on a busy rescue day, you can see the volunteers at their lifesaving efforts. For more info about the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, go to www.visitnj.org/nj-attractions/marine-mammal-stranding-center-museum

Charlestown MA: Visit Navy History Aboard Old Ironsides PDF Print E-mail

Every school kid knows the story, the wooden warship that battled the British Navy during the War of 1812. After many decades in Baltimore Harbor, the USS Constitution was recently moved to the Boston Navy Yard. Today the floating museum is free to visitors, where they can see Navy weapons, sailors’ quarters, rigging, tools and other artifacts.

For those kids and adults who want to experience some hands-on seagoing crafts, there’s a regular schedule of classes, entertainment and other events.  The frigate is crewed by 60 active duty U.S. Navy personnel who keep Old Ironsides shipshape. Charlestown is a Boston harbor suburb served by regular ferry service. For hours and other info: ussconstitutionmuseum.org


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