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Titanic Belfast, Photo via wikipedia.
December 15, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Belfast, Northern Ireland – Titanic Sized History

Once the poster-child of Catholic and Protestant divisions, Belfast has morphed into a bustling metropolis in the past decade. Efforts…
December 5, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Visit Montréal, Quebec – Antique, Contemporary, Futuristic All in One

Vivant (alive) is the phrase that best describes Quebec’s largest city. The city has an undeniably Quebecois feel, but isn’t…
Dublin, Ireland
November 25, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Dublin, Ireland: Potatoes, Proclamations and Pubs

There’s more to Ireland than just emerald hills and Blarney stones. For hundreds of years, the Irish fought against British rule,…
Niagara Falls photo via
November 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Buffalo and Niagara Falls: Come for the Food. Stay for the Beauty.

New York is a state rich in experiences and adventures, laced with historical intrigue, and topped off with a decadent dash of natural…
Albany, New York
November 12, 2014 - 7:34 pm

Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY: Upstate is Where It’s At

In season 3, we got a chance to showcase a part of New York that’s less heralded, but no less rich in American lore and history.…
Meteor Crater, Flagstaff, AZ
November 6, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Flagstaff, Arizona: Astronomy to Gastronomy

The first time I set foot in Flagstaff, I was shocked. Coming from the Northeast, I’d always pictured Arizona like the landscape…
Akershus Fortress, Oslo Norway. Photo via
October 28, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Oslo, Norway: More Than a Millennia of Adventure

This season, we journeyed to Oslo, Norway. Nicknamed Tigerstaden (Tiger City) by the Norwegian poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson in…
Baltimore Harbor with the USS Constellation. Photo via
October 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Baltimore, MD: Star-Spangled History

This season we got a chance to videotape an episode in the “Charm City.” The seaport city of Baltimore is known for…
Russian Nesting Dolls, St. Petersburg Russia
October 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm

St. Petersburg, Russia: Beyond the Tourist Attractions

Imagine a world where in winter air turns your breath into iridescent drops of ice as soon as you exhale. A place where the cold…
Pittsburgh Skyline
October 8, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Pittsburgh’s Oakland Neighborhood: Hidden History at Every Turn

No neighborhood represents the mix of cultures and ideas that created Pittsburgh as well as Oakland. Home to the University of Pittsburgh,…
Palm Springs, California
October 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Palm Springs, California: Hollywood Legends and Family Fun

This desert oasis has been a vacation destination since the 1890s, but its heyday began in the 1920s. Movie studios in Los Angeles…
The rideau canal in Ottawa
September 19, 2014 - 8:32 am

Discovering Ottawa: A Real Crown Jewel

In our third season, we ventured deeper into Canadian territory. Season one we got to tell Toronto’s tale. This year we would…
La Brea Tar Pits
August 1, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Dig Your Way Thru History at the La Brea Tar Pits – Los Angeles, CA

The La Brea Tar Pits at the George C. Page Museum in Los Angeles, CA is literally filled with history that spans back 40,000 years.…
Fort Snelling
July 22, 2014 - 4:59 pm

A Visit to Fort Snelling – Minneapolis, MN

In season one of the show, during the Minneapolis episode, we got a chance to visit Fort Snelling, a fort that didn’t see…
The Alamo, San Antonio, TX
July 17, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Remember the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

The show got to visit the Alamo in season 1 during the taping of the San Antonio episode. No professional videography is allowed…
June 17, 2014 - 7:52 pm

Independence Hall: America’s Birthplace

One of my favorite episodes was when the show stopped by the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, Independence Hall. This…

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