India: From the Raj to the Taj

It has been over 2 years since the Carnegie Museums Travelers visited India in January 2016. However, the vibrant culture and experiences have yet to be forgotten. As the title of this blog post suggests, the group traveled From the Raj to the Taj, with the luxury tour company Cox and Kings, visiting Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, […]

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Barbara’s Best: New Orleans

In honor of Mardi Gras next week, we wanted to bring you as special edition of Barbara’s Best with tips for visiting New Orleans.  We will pick up again with Vienna Part 2 next Friday! Whether you make it to NOLA for Fat Tuesday or not, these hot eateries are the places to go any time you travel to this fascinating Louisiana metropolis.

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Exploring Edinburgh: Where Historical Meets Modern

Our travelers are enthusiastic about visiting Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, this upcoming August.  The city was recently named as one of Travel + Leisure‘s “5 Popular Destinations That ‘Live Up to the Hype’“. Edinburgh easily blends old and new, providing modern twists to a historic city as seen in Afar. If the historic sites appeal to […]

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Barbara’s Best: Ireland

Barbara's Best

This week explore Barbara’s best spots in southern and eastern Ireland.  Our travelers experienced many of these locales on the July 2017 trip “Carleton Varney’s Ireland: Private Places, Friendly Faces.”  You can start in Dublin and work your way to County Cork, or start in Cork like our travelers and work your way to Dublin!  […]

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Belmond Royal Scotsman

The Carnegie Museums Travel Program is set to visit Scotland in August 2018! During the trip’s optional postlude, we will be boarding the Belmond Royal Scotsman for a lavish ride through the Scottish Highlands. Featuring cozy cabins, delectable meals, beautiful scenery, and exciting excursions, this amazing train offers a one-of-a-kind Scottish experience. Read more from Travel + Leisure to […]

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Barbara’s Best: Venice (Part 1)

Barbara's Best

This week Barbara shares her recommendations for a city she knows inside and out—Venice. Posts on this city will be coming to you in parts and focusing on off the beaten trail activities, restaurants, and ideas. In part one, Barbara is opening up her little black book and providing you with insider information that only […]

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Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

Still looking for plans for New Year’s Eve? Have a few vacation days left to take before the year ends? Check-out some of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve, according to Condé Nast Traveller. Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland The city of Edinburgh goes all out to ring in the New Year. The festivities begin […]

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Barbara’s Best: London

Barbara's Best

This week Barbara shares her recommendations from one of our travel program’s most frequented cities—London. Check out the list below for her take on England’s vibrant capital city’s top spots! WHERE TO STAY: 1. Beaumont Located in Mayfair, this five-star hotel captures classic British luxury like no other. Just a few minutes away from Hyde Park, Bond […]

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