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A historic picture of a steam paddleboat.
October 9, 2015 - 1:10 pm

11 Captivating History Cruise Options for Real History Buffs

Cruise the Aegean or boat down the Mississippi. There’s no time like the present to go on a cruise. If you’re in the mood for…
saratoga hist park
September 25, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Saratoga National Historical Park

   Muskets pop, canons roar in the distance, and the war cries of thousands of men rise around you. Flash forward a few hundred…
The Saratoga Museum of Racing. Picture courtesy of
September 24, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Saratoga Museum of Racing- Saratoga, New York

    While America was at war with itself, an old fashioned athleticism took the forefront in Saratoga. The Battle of Gettysburg…
The U.S.S. Slater at its permanent port in Albany. Photocredit:
September 23, 2015 - 10:04 pm

U.S.S. Slater

   U.S.S. Slater? More like U.S.S. See-Ya-Later. This innovative destroyer escort was the key in destroying German U-Boats during…
Saratoga Battlefield
September 21, 2015 - 9:09 pm

Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York

Albany has been an incubator of American culture since the very beginnings of the New World. Established by the Dongan Charter nearly…
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Manila. Photo via Wikipedia.
September 16, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Manila, Philippines: Razed and rebuilt

If there’s one thing no place should ever strive to be, it’s a pearl. As precious as that nickname is, Haiti (the Pearl of the…
Aerial shot of Centralia, PA in 1981.
September 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Centralia, PA: Helltown, U.S.A.?

It’s night, and the odor of sulfur hangs heavy in the air. Your feet are hot, and little flashes of blue are dancing around the…
September 12, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Tradition At Its Finest: Tokyo, Japan

Tradition: the single most important word in the history of Tokyo. Japan’s ability to uphold its tradition and solidarity allowed…
The Lightner Museum, built by Henry M. Flagler, is now home to a museum that honors the art of collecting. Photo credit:
September 4, 2015 - 2:51 am

The Lightner Museum- St. Augustine, FL

The “Collection” Collection    The Victorian Era was one of structured grace. A time for moral codes and corsets,…
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August 24, 2015 - 4:50 pm

The Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine, FL

   The Conquest of The New World: Where It All Began In 1493, a man by the name of Ponce de Leon landed in Puerto Rico along…
Without golf, would you know about Hilton Head Island?
August 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Hilton Head Island: A top vacation destination with a fascinating past

Off the coast of South Carolina, an island with a long and tangled history sits, beckoning vacationers. The weather is great, the…
A sea lion baby on the Galapagos Islands.
August 12, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Galapagos: The bizarre history of a Pacific island chain

Forget Darwin. These islands offer more than a biodiverse ecosystem that’s relatively untouched by man. They include stories of…
A radioactive sign hangs on barbed wire outside a café in Pripyat.
August 6, 2015 - 6:05 pm

Visiting Chernobyl and Pripyat: A Trip For the Brave

Tucked in the countryside near Kiev, a beautiful ghost town stands preserved, a monument to the risks of nuclear power. Chernobyl…
July 4, 2015 - 2:07 pm

5 Odd Facts About The White House

1. Ready, Set, Draft!  The White House Design Competition     As you can imagine, when George Washington became the…
Vancouver steam clock in Gastown Sepia
June 29, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Vancouver, Canada: Ancient settlement with a modern vibe

This week on Travel Thru History, we take a look at the Olympic city of Vancouver, British Columbia. First settled nearly 10,000…
Bridge of Artists, Skopje, Macedonia
May 19, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Skopje, Macedonia: The city that bridges two worlds

Skopje, Macedonia is a city whose name we usually hear tied to international news. Located in the heart of the Balkans, the conflicts…

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