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National Comedy Museum Opens in New York State

By Julia Levine

Posted on 08/13/2018, 12:00 PM

Think of the word museum and you’ll probably think of old paintings. You might expect the sound of footsteps crossing a quiet gallery or guards standing watch over masterpieces.    The National Comedy Center, which just opened in Jamestown, New York, shatters that lofty picture in favor of something more fun. If this museum is doing its job, attendees will be laughing their way through more ...

Former High-Security Prison in Tennessee Opens to Visitors

By Julia Levine

Posted on 07/30/2018, 6:00 PM

Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was not a spot often visited for just one day. This former maximum-security prison held dangerous criminals with sentences exceeding 200 years. The penitentiary in Petros, Tennessee, about 40 miles west of Knoxville, has been closed since 2009, but last Saturday it opened to the public as a tourist attraction, giving outsiders access to this rustic lockup like ...

WWOOFing: Explaining a Different Way to Travel, Farm by Farm

By Julia Levine

Posted on 07/21/2018, 4:00 PM

Travelers are going around the world by WWOOFing—working part-time on organic farms in exchange for room and board. Here's how to find a farm and what to expect.
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The Best Beaches on the Jersey Shore

By Julia Levine

Posted on 08/23/2017, 12:00 AM

Welcome to the real Jersey Shore—a vast expanse of sand and sea with excellent surfing, nature preserves, amusement parks, and seafood shacks. Here's our rundown of the best beaches in New Jersey.
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What to Do in Hoboken—Sinatra, Baseball, Hamilton, and New York's Best View

By Julia Levine

Posted on 07/24/2017, 12:00 AM

There's great food, culture, history, and views just across the Hudson River from New York City. Why you should add Hoboken, New Jersey to your next NYC itinerary.
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