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Which airport would give this witch free parking?

witch on motorcycle - Halloween

Which airport would give this witch free parking?

The answer is: Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), which has free covered parking for motorcycles because Milwaukee is the home of Harley-Davidson and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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Bruce Lee & 150+ museums free this weekend

If you’re home or on the road this weekend, and have a Bank or America or Merill Lynch credit or debit card, you’re eligible for free admission at more than 150 museums, science centers and gardens around the country, courtesy of the Museums on Us program, which makes the same offer the first full weekend of each month.

Kiss V, 1964, Roy Lichtenstein, courtesy Seattle Art Museum. Collection Simonyi, © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, Photo: Eduardo Calderon.

If you’re in Seattle, that means you can get free admission to the Seattle Art Museum (regular admission: $19.50), which is currently showing a great pop art exhibition.

Another great option: The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, which is the only place outside of Hong Kong to have an exhibition about martial arts and film star Bruce Lee, who had deep connections to Seattle and is buried at Lake View Cemetery

Bruce Lee - Wing Luke Bruce Lee on the set of ‘Way of the Dragon’ – courtesy of The Wing and Bruce Lee Enterprises.

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Book a room, get a free suitcase

GLobe Trotter bespoke luggage

This unusual offer that certainly trumps chocolates at turndown was included in the slideshow about new luggage I put together last week for CNBC Road Warrior.

This holiday season (Dec. 15 through Jan. 5, 2015), guests who book a special suite package at the 5-star Brown’s Hotel in London will receive a custom-made 21-inch Globe-Trotter suitcase, made at the company’s flagship store located next door to the hotel.

Planning ahead is required, because three weeks before arrival, a guest will be asked to choose the colors for the outside of their suitcase, the lining, the clasps and the preferred monogramming. The bespoke suitcase (along with a fine bottle of Champagne) will then be waiting in the suite at check-in.

Rates start at £2,000, or about $3,200 per night.



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Fresh art at San Francisco Int’l Airport

The SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport, which is currently hosting exhibitions on everything from airline amenity kits and advertising icons to the art of Louis C. Tiffany has kicked off a new show with works by four artists whose work spans the five-decade history of studio glassmaking.

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Maple Axis 2008 Elin Christopherson Courtesy of the SFO Museum and artist -

The exhibit is in Terminal 2 through May 2015 and includes work by Marvin Lipofsky, Richard (Dick) Marquis, John Lewis and Elin Christopherson, whose work is above.

If you’ve got some extra time at SFO, make your way to the airport’s Louis A Turpin Aviation Museum and Library, located inside the International Terminal lobby, where there’s an exhibit of airline luggage labels, bag tags and tickets from the collection through mid-December 2014.

Luggage label

Courtesy Louis A Turpen Aviation Museum & Library

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