San Francisco is home to some of the finest artistic and cultural institutions in the United States. It’s also a city where innovation and technology are as much a part of the landscape as Victorian houses and cable cars. When San Francisco’s museums and performing arts organizations temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, their drive to share and inspire kicked into high gear. The result is a broad and colorful spectrum of ways to experience the enrichment of San Francisco while sheltering in place.
Manny’s House of Pizza Delivery Tricycle, 1980-85 : A tricycle dating 1980 to 1985, used by Nashville restaurant owner Manny Macca, has been donated by Macca to the Museum’s collection. Macca immigrated to the United States as a child from Sicily, Italy, during the 1960s. He moved from New York City to Nashville in 1984 and soon opened Manny’s House of Pizza in the downtown Arcade, where he used this tricycle to make deliveries to nearby customers. (All images and exhibit information provided courtesy TN State Museum).
The Tennessee State Museum explores the rich and diverse history of Tennessee’s food through a new exhibition, Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food, open until February 2, 2020. The exhibition is presented through eight sections that trace the state’s food from its Southeastern Indian origins to contemporary food festival celebrations. All are complemented by artifacts from the Museum’s collection, digital storytelling, graphics, and location photography.
The Acadian people, descendants of the original French settlers occupying the northeastern region of North America, have called New Brunswickhome since the 1600s. The Acadian Coast spans nearly 250 miles along the eastern seaboard of the province, with the Acadian Peninsula jutting into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. English and French are both spoken in New Brunswick, Canada’s only bilingual province, and its Acadian heritage offers rich cultural experiences all along the coast. Here are a few ideas if you decide to visit!
Whistler Adventures - a one-stop activity booking site - has launched in Whistler following the resort’s snowiest December. A record 384 centimeters of snow fell in the month of December, and generous snowfall has continued into January, attracting a surge of tourists ahead of Martin Luther King Day and the annual Winter Pride event. The Whistler Adventures site is ideal if you are planning trips around those events.
The platform allows booking of extensive (and locally recommended) itineraries for family adventures, business trips, celebrations & parties, and special events, with the most popular activities all in one place. Activities include skiing and snowboarding, bear watching, zip lining, golf, motorsports, axe throwing and white-water rafting to name a few.
In addition to activity bookings, the site also has recommendations for sightseeing, places to stay and places to eat, and has handy guides to plan a trip to Whistler at any time of year. Created by Canadian entrepreneur Jenny Anderson, the platform makes travel planning in Whistler easier, and eradicates the need for separate booking websites.
For further inspiration, you can contact the Whistler Adventures team too who will create the perfect itinerary just for you! I haven't visited the area yet but sure will be using some of the information from this site to plan.
Destinations in Paradise, a new luxury retreat company, now offers a five-star living experience in three breathtaking locations: Big Island, Hawaii; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Mendocino, California. The three must-go-to sensational villas feature exceptional, modern architectural design and glamorous landscapes for a lifetime getaway.
Destinations in Paradise has a “Paradise Butler” who will fulfill extraordinary experiences for guests - whether it is swimming with dolphins, to having a whale sharkencounter, enjoying luxurious sailing, art and wine festivals, hiking in national parks, enjoying contemporary and local art collections, or observing a rare turtle hatchling release.