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The Sydney Opera House
January 17, 2016 - 4:41 am

Sydney, Australia: Urban Outback

From taming the outback to reconciling with their roots, this city is the result of generations of Sydneysiders taking on a challenge…
Welcome to The Windy City! Photocredit:
January 2, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Chicago, IL: A History of Adaptation and Innovation

   The history of Chicago stinks. Hear me out though: the name Chicago actually comes from the Native America word Shikaakwa,…
Bali paradise
December 7, 2015 - 6:07 pm

Bali: Paradise on Earth – an interview with laptop entrepreneur Jacob Laukaitis

If you could go anywhere in the world, whenever you wanted, where would you go and why? That's a question that drove one of our…
December 5, 2015 - 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 afraid…
San Diego Museum of Art
November 25, 2015 - 9:52 am

San Diego, CA: History of Paradise

Are you a laid back, beach loving-kind of history buff? Well this episode is a treat for you. In Season 4 we traveled to San Diego,…
Odaiba shopping center in Japan
October 26, 2015 - 4:43 pm

15 Bizarre Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is an island country with a reputation for the bizarre, and not without reason. Even the history here can be…different.…
A temple in Segasta Sicily
October 20, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Sicily: Not as Italian as you think

Sicilians have a lot going for them – great coastal climate, phenomenal food, ancient ruins and myriad tourist spots, not to mention…
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, “refined”…

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