Monday, May 19, 2014

Top Ten at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I love the Met. Having grown up visiting the excellent National Gallery in DC, it pains me to say this, but the Met is the best art museum in the country. While it may not be free like the National Gallery, don't let the signs fool you - entry to the Met is "pay what you wish". While at art school, I went often enough to justify only paying a dollar or two each time, knowing they'd get the full admission fee from me before the year was through. These days, I visit about three to four times a year, including leading one of my art classes on a field trip each spring. My back-to-back visits on Sunday and Monday brought some changes - the iconic metal buttons have been replaced by stickers :( and the Costume Institute has reopened :) - but also reminded me of a few of the reasons I love this place so much. Please pardon me while I dust off my art history minor to bring you a list of my top ten things to see at the Met.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Gift of Travel

Even though it's Mother's Day, this post is dedicated to both of my parents.

For Mom and Dad, travel has always been a priority. My parents instilled its value in me and my brother, by taking us places when we were young and by continuing to support our journeys now that we're grown.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


The overalls make another appearance.

After the chic beauty of Cape Town and the natural splendor of the rest of the country, Johannesburg was harder to get into. It's very much a city city.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kruger Park and Blyde River Canyon

Heading away from the coast toward the northeast corner of South Africa, we started on our two longest travel days of the trip.

Thursday, May 1, 2014