But a few rooms over I noticed a really striking sculpture. Except I failed to write down the title or the name of the artist, whom I never heard of before. Luckily, thanks to #AskACurator day on Twitter, I now know that it is a sculpture by Pablo Gargallo, titled Grand prophète (Great Prophet).
This blog post is an assignment for a Social Media and Analytics class I’m taking (“write about an influencer in your industry”). Feel free to skip it, unless you do want to learn a little bit about the history of TripAdvisor, which is interesting, actually.
I feel like Dudley Dursley telling Mr. Mason, “We had to write an essay about our hero at school, Mr. Mason, and I wrote about you.” when I say I can’t imagine traveling without TripAdvisor, but it’s true – we consult TripAdvisor every time we are planning a trip.
I remember stumbling upon the TripAdvisor site years ago, when it was still in its infancy. There wasn’t much to it, and I think it was even before they had text ads.
Back then TripAdvisor was still just a travel search engine that Stephen Kaufer and Langley Steinert built after Kaufer “could not find any place on the internet to get the real story about places he wanted to visit with his wife.”
“Reviews of hotels and attractions?” I thought after looking at the site, “What a brilliant idea! But… what is their business model? How are they going to make money on that?”
It’s the vacation week, and since I have time off as well, I’ve decided to take my eight-year-old daughter to a few local museums, starting with the Museum of Fine Arts.
She’d seen it several months ago when my friend and I took her to see the “Think Pink” exhibit. She liked the “Pink Room,” and spent quite a bit of time looking at the pink dresses, shoes, suits, and doll clothes, but didn’t care too much for paintings and other collections.
This time it was just me and my daughter, going with another girl, who supposedly really liked the Egyptian area, especially the mummies. Continue reading The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with Kids
If you’re planning a trip to Orlando, FL to visit the SeaWorld, or Discovery Cove consider Marriott Cypress Harbour Vacation Club property, located very close to the amusement park, at 11251 Harbour Villa Rd, Orlando, FL 32821.
That’s where we stayed exactly a year ago, in November 2013 though timeshare exchange program run by Interval International.
Marriott Cypress Harbour is part of the Marriott brand, but it’s not just a single hotel. It’s more like a gated little village consisting of several buildings with two-bedroom apartments that include a full kitchen and in-unit washer and dryer.
The Apartments at Marriott Cypress Harbour
The master bedrooms in the apartments at Marriott Cypress Harbour come with a large, king-size bed and a massive whirlpool tub. The second bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, with a sofa bed, and a private bathroom. There’s also a large sofa bed in the living room. Each room has a TV, and the whole apartment has free WiFi.
Sure, SeaWorld is an amusement park. What with all the rides, performances, and all that, you can’t’ call it anything else.
However, SeaWorld is also an amazing place for kids to learn quite a bit about marine animals, and see for the first time some animals they might have never even heard of before.
You might hiccup slightly when you see the price to get into Discovery Cove – depending on the month and the day of the week you choose, it will be either over or just below $200 per person (for one day). The “swimming with the dolphin” option will set you back even more.
“Is it worth it?” you might ask.
Yes, I think it is, because, in addition to an “all you can eat, buffet-style, breakfast and lunch and unlimited snacks, drinks and alcoholic beverages” entry fee to Discovery Cove also includes unlimited admission to:
for 14 consecutive days around the date of your reservation.