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Are Museums Overrated?

Too often, we travelers let good old fashioned guilt seep into the decision-making process when we’re building our itineraries. Rather than following our inherent interests (canoes, Rococo, hockey), we let the expectations of friends and family–or what we’ve read in some magazine–serve as some proxy “travel conscience,” guiding us toward things we should or shouldn’t see.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

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5 Must-See Pieces at the Met

Being able to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art regularly is one of the perks of living in New York, but it took a tour with the legendary France Pepper for me to become infatuated with it. Here are her picks for five can’t-miss experiences at America’s largest art gallery.

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The Radar: Colorful Cape Town, Globetrotting in London, Best Museum Restaurants

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#FriFotos: Soumaya and the Sky

This week’s #FriFotos theme is MUSEUMS, so we decided to feature this unbelievable shot that Abelardo de la Torre submitted to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Sixteen thousand aluminum tiles coat the exterior of the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City.

The Radar: Australia’s Treasured Islands, L.A. Free Museum Weekend, Great Restaurants in Budapest

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Free to See: 20 U.S. Museums

These 20 top-notch museums—of art, fashion, dinosaurs, and more—are free to the public some or all of the time. What are you waiting for? Get a sneak peek of the list below, then find all 20 online.

Nine Odd Museums Around the World

From medieval sorcery in Iceland to forensics in Bangkok, enjoy a sampling of some of the world’s most oddly fascinating museums. From the National Geographic book Secret Journeys of a Lifetime 1. Museum of Bad Art, Massachusetts MOBA’s curators search thrift stores and Dumpsters for art that transcends the merely incompetent in order to bring the “worst…

The Radar: Great San Fran Museums, Airbnb Adds Concierge Service, Dream Travel Apps

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The Radar: Tips for Photographing Museums, The History of Postcards, Extraordinary Islands

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The Radar: Foodie College Towns, Quickest Way to Board a Plane, 8 Must-See Fall Art Shows

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