Want to live like the President of the United States without having to spend millions campaigning for the title?
Then head to Charlotte, North Carolina, before September 8th. That’s where you’ll find the “American Presidential Experience 2012.” The traveling exhibit is one of the hot spots for non-politicos checking out the Democratic National Convention.
Visitors of all ages, races and creeds can get in some hands-on learning about this country’s top job and the men who held the position, from George Washington to Barack Obama. The 30,000-square-foot, nonpartisan exhibit is crammed with presidential memorabilia, including a full-size recreation of the Oval Office where you can have your photo snapped sitting at a replica of the POTUS’ desk while your kid crawls under it ala JFK Jr. The showcase also features a Boeing 707 fuselage replica of a Ronald Reagan-era Air Force One and authentic Florida voting machines from the 2000 election which produced those infamous hanging chads.
Tickets are $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for teens, senior citizens, military and first responders, $7.95 for children, and free for 6 and under.
If you are flying abroad this fall, you can get more bang for your buck by choosing KLM.
The Netherlands-based airline is giving its business class passengers extra space to sprawl out without charging them an arm and a leg. In its newly revamped Europe Business Class, the airline is leaving the middle seat free, giving passengers on either side more room to relax. No more being boxed between two sweaty seatmates and praying for an early arrival time.
By blocking out the middle seats in the cabin, KLM officials say business class passengers will be able to work more comfortably without having to worry about invading their neighbor’s personal space.
The airline is also installing every business class seat in its 737 fleet with a power socket to charge electrical appliances.