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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…
St Anne's and Bernadine's Churches in Vilnius, Lithuania
May 18, 2015 - 7:39 pm

Vilnius, Lithuania – A Baltic Beauty

Although it’s a small capital of a small country, the hardiness of Vilnius is one that exemplifies Lithuanian values of endurance,…
San Diego Skyline from Coronado Island. Photo via
April 30, 2015 - 7:52 pm

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,…
Night in Kuala Lumpur
April 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Kuala Lumpur: Window to Malaysia’s Soul

Malaysia is a hotspot for tourism thanks to its pleasant, tropical climate and fascinating culture. The city of Kuala Lumpur benefits…
Belgrade city center over the river Sava.
April 9, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Belgrade, Serbia: Electricity, history, and culinary delights

More than a city, Belgrade is one of the oldest settlements in human history. Archeologists found evidence that Homo sapiens weren’t…
Dunes of South Padre Island, TX
April 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas: A little history and a lot of fun

Anyone who knows about Spring Break knows about Port Isabel and South Padre Island, but there’s more to these popular destinations…
Historic houses on Battery St., Charleston, South Carolina.
March 26, 2015 - 6:27 pm

Charleston, SC: Where Old Southern Charm Meets Modern Fun

More than a bastion of southern pride, Charleston is a modern city with deep historic roots. The oldest city in South Carolina,…
Tamil Nadu, India
March 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Chennai, India: The cultural capital of Tamil Nadu

Also known as Madras, Chennai, India is an ancient city that was also part of the British, French and Mysorian battle theaters in…
Peggy's Cove - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
March 10, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Explosive History

Ranked as one of Canada’s best cities to live in and offering an excellent quality of life, Halifax is a Canadian jewel. Canada…
Robot Fish from the CIA Museum.
February 19, 2015 - 5:05 pm

5 History Museums You’ve Never Heard of, But Need to See

Loving history is one thing, but knowing it is another. There are thousands of stories that go unheard, despite the mandatory inclusion…

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