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Opening at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this Fall
The classical age of piracy comes to life when the Grand Rapids Public Museum welcomes Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah on October 18, 2014. This interactive exhibition showcases more than two hundred artifacts recovered from the wreck of the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters. Artifacts include treasure, implements used on board, and the crew’s personal items.

The Midwest is full of open spaces, beautiful scenery, and kind-hearted folks ready to welcome all visitors. Indiana is no exception. Jake Oakman, director of sales at Visit Indiana, Lisa Wallace, communications manager at Visit Indy, and Mary Huggard, vice president of tourism development at Visit Indy have joined together to give you a peek inside this fun-loving, hospitality-filled destination.

Plan your visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, where you can explore a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, the Intrepid Museum has as its mission to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science, and service through its collections, exhibitions, and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth.

Each and every new year brings exciting additions to the St. Louis scene--improved attractions, expanded attractions, new attractions. But 2014 promises to be a new year like none other in St. Louis for the city is celebrating a birthday that few American cities have reached thus far--its 250th.

More than fifteen years after her death, Princess Diana's memory still stirs interest and emotion. The award-winning exhibition Diana: a celebration, which chronicles the life of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will run at Cincinnati Museum Center through August 17 with group discounts available through July 31, 2014. 

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This Wouldn't Look Better as a Lake

"Wouldn't this look better as a lake?"

I was staring out into Yosemite Valley. Half Dome and El Capitan loomed in the distance—two natural landmarks accomplishing what I thought impossible: Make the giant sequoias gathered below look small.

"What?" I turned to the man standing next to me.

"A joke," he said. "Someone once thought this valley would make a great lake."

Get Your Kicks on ... Route 50?

Route 66 sure gets a lot of hype, but have you sent groups along U.S. Route 50 lately? Probably not. In July 1986, Life magazine dubbed the Nevada portion, "The Loneliest Road in America." And yet, from rural mountain ranges to desolate deserts and miles upon miles of rich farmland, Route 50 stretches across 3,073 miles from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. It spans 12 states and links four state capitals—offering the most complete cross-sectional journey along the United States midriff.

OMG Experiences (a.k.a. Millennial Travel Trends)

Millennials are one of the largest generations in history (larger, even, than the baby boomers)—and they're entering their prime spending years. Born between 1982 and 1999, millennials were raised on the Internet, fostering a global awareness and an inherent interest in travel. But what are these young travelers looking for? The Millennial Traveler Report conducted by Expedia and Future Foundation discovered a few key generational characteristics.