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July 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Hershey, PA: Chocolatetown, USA

In 1903, an entrepreneur with a love for good chocolate and fresh milk did something remarkable. He built a community in the countryside,…
Bethel Maine Covered Bridge
July 15, 2016 - 4:40 pm

Exploring Historic Bethel, Maine

Bethel's Colonial Origin The town of Bethel has a rich history, including the fact that it was once an Abenaki Indian village before…
Idaho state capitol building, Boise, Idaho
April 28, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Boise: An Urban Treasure in the Gem State

When you think of Idaho, chances are you think of potatoes. You might be surprised to learn that the biggest city in a state known…
Vancouver steam clock in Gastown Sepia
March 27, 2016 - 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…
No Druids, just bones at Stonehenge.
March 2, 2016 - 12:08 am

9 Famous Landmarks That Aren’t What You Think They Are

Around the world there are hundreds famous landmarks we’re sure we know everything about. You know them by sight, could probably…
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…
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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 American 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…

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