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USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Boston, Massachusetts; The Spirit of America

Things to do in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts is filled with an abundance of history, but to experience that history firsthand and actually take in the historic sites is an experience like no other. Boston has been called "The Cradle of Liberty" due to its part in initiating the American Revolution. Boston is also known for becoming the home to 1,000 puritans who…
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August 15, 2017 - 12:50 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities, Places to visit

Weekend in Berkeley, California

Things to do in Berkeley, California The Bay Area in northern California is home to some of the most scenic views, interesting food and fascinating cities. Just 13 miles east of San Francisco is Berkeley, CA. Berkeley is home to a highly prestigious university, the beginning of The Free Speech Movement and some unusual, yet tasty, Bay Area eateries. Berkeley was named after…
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August 14, 2017 - 2:22 pm in Featured Cities, Places to visit

How to Fly with a Bike the Cheap and Easy Method

If you are planning to travel overseas for either a cycling competition or on vacation with your bike, at one point, your bike will be on a plane and the thought of how to take it on the plane as baggage can be gut wrenching. In addition to the fees charged by different airlines, there is the issue of packing and unpacking the bike. You have to source for packaging materials…
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July 13, 2017 - 9:16 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

Visit These Popular NYC Eateries From Your Favorite Films & TV Shows

New York City is one of the most exciting places in the world. One of the aspects that makes it so exciting is that it is often the setting of numerous television shows and movies. Many of the TV shows and movies that have been filmed in New York City have put certain locations on the map from just one scene, including an array of restaurants. A plus for tourists and television/movie…
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June 12, 2017 - 12:51 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

(Not So) Hidden Gems of New Haven, Connecticut

New England is always such a treat to explore. If you were born and raised in California, as I was, you’ll find that the northeast is a completely different world with lots of scenic cities to visit that are only a bus ride away. Most of these cities showcase their own distinctive features in ways you can’t even imagine. In my opinion, this is what defines the east coast,…
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May 31, 2017 - 3:33 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

California Dreamin’ in Encinitas

San Diego, California is a dream. Not only is the weather almost always perfect, there are so many hidden gems located within San Diego County that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Located 25 miles north of San Diego is the city of Encinitas, California. It’s hard to refer to this laid back city as a suburb of San Diego, because the lifestyle of Encinitas residents is…
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May 16, 2017 - 1:06 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Bear Lake, Utah; The Perfect Summer Getaway

As summer is rapidly approaching, many Americans are trying to figure out where they should spend their upcoming family vacation. While a big city is always a fun time, maybe this is the year you want to mellow out and have a relaxing trip with the family. You probably want to go somewhere that’s warm, with plenty of activities. A place where you can enjoy nature and gorgeous…
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May 4, 2017 - 2:02 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

From Tasty Grub to Stunning Views; Portland, Maine Has It All

Portland, Maine is a sight to see in the springtime. This scenic city that sits atop the northeast corner of the United States is guaranteed to put you in awe, keep your belly full and make memories of one of the best darn vacations you’ve ever had. Portland Maine Docks Photo via Flickr Where to stay in Portland, Maine Inn at St. John If you are looking for an economized trip…
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May 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Just When You Thought Disneyland Couldn’t Get Anymore Magical

With an average of 50,000 visitors each day, Disneyland in Anaheim, California is the second most visited amusement park in North America. “The Happiest Place on Earth” attracts visitors from all around the world. With all that there is to do and see at Disneyland, it isn’t uncommon for travelers to spend 2-4 days exploring the park. While you may think you are prepared…
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April 28, 2017 - 2:42 pm in Places to visit, Uncategorized

What Not to Forget on Your Trip Around the World 

This is a sponsored post. A trip around the world is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re guaranteed to make amazing memories, meet life-long friends, learn new things about the world and yourself and, more than anything, have a great time. What’s not so fun about traveling though is the need to pack up essentials. To help you, we’ve gathered five things you shouldn’t…
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April 3, 2017 - 5:40 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Alaska; America’s Last Frontier

Named the third most beautiful state in the United States by Thrillist Travel in 2016, Alaska is filled with majestic landmarks near and far that leave travelers constantly in awe. The beauty of our Canadian neighbor covers more than 375 million acres and is like nothing else in this world. With plenty of activities to to enjoy year round, there never seems to be a dull moment…
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March 29, 2017 - 5:23 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Visit Hawaii: Not Just Luaus and Surfing, But That Too

The Hawaiian Islands are filled with fun activities, breathtaking views and many other ways to escape the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. There is so much to do during your Hawaiian vacation that you might have to come back for a second trip, so you can truly experience all of what Hawaii has to offer.   Authentic Luau Experience You can’t travel to Hawaii without…
The Oscars
February 23, 2017 - 9:03 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

And the Oscar Goes To…..Academy Award Factoids

The Oscars is an annual event adored by film buffs across the country. Along with watching the ceremony, viewers often throw their own black tie parties filled with movie trivia games, Oscar betting pools and delectable snacks. The Academy Awards is a night where dreams come true, where history is made and where an important life lesson is taught, if you work hard, anything is…
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February 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Stay in a Haunted Hotel, for the Fright of It.

When it comes to paranormal activity, people either love it, hate it, or don't believe in it.  If you're in the "love it" column, then a haunted hotel stay may be up your cold, dark, terrifying alley. With all the new paranormal content that the media keeps producing (Ghost Hunters, the Paranormal Activity series etc.) more and more thrill seekers have been trying to obtain…
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February 10, 2017 - 6:15 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

To Live and Eat Fast in L.A.: The Fast Food History of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California: The Movie Capital of the World or as I like to think of it, The Fast Food Capital of the World. Believe it or not, some of your favorite restaurants that are available across the United States were founded in Los Angeles, well, Los Angeles County. Yes, Los Angeles is known for Disneyland, the beaches, and movie stars, but it is also celebrated for its grub.…
Playbill for Hamilton: An American Musical
January 30, 2017 - 8:02 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

The Alexander Hamilton Tour of New York City

New York City: Home to Alexander Hamilton New York City has always been universally known as one of the biggest tourist cities in the world, but today there is a different reason why many are planning trips to The Big Apple. It isn’t to see the skyscrapers or to be in a live studio audience, people all around the country are booking their flight and hotel so they can have a…
Dali Museum in St. Petersburg
December 16, 2016 - 2:43 pm in Podcasts

Episode 208 – St. Petersburg, FL Podcast

Up, up and away! We discover St. Petersburg Florida's aviation roots at the St.Pete History Museum. Then, comb your mustache, we visit the Dali Museum to look at Salvador Dali's amazing masterworks. We'll dredge the deep looking for sponges, and defend the bay at Fort Desoto. Click here to listen to this episode on iTunes.
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November 23, 2016 - 2:19 pm in Quick History

You were lied to about Paul Revere’s ride, but the truth is even better

We've all heard the story about Paul Revere's famous ride to warn the colonists that the British were coming, but much of that folklore comes from a wildly inaccurate poem called "Paul Revere's ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written almost 100 years after the event. Here's the truth, and it's better. The whole mission was to warn the towns of Lexington and Concord about…
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November 8, 2016 - 3:50 pm in City Spotlight, Featured Cities

Ediburgh, Scotland – Highlander History

Edinburgh city is at the center of Scotland’s rich history and is one of the most beautiful cities in the United Kingdom. In this article we will look at four historical sites that will give visitors a glimpse of the city’s history and culture. Historical Sites in Edinburgh Edinburgh Castle The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the best starting point to learn…
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October 19, 2016 - 1:56 pm in Historical, Places to visit

Liverpool: Home of The Beatles and so much more

The English city of Liverpool is synonymous with rock greats The Beatles. Utter the city's name to nearly anyone around the world, and they will probably mention Paul, George, Ringo or John. However, Liverpool is far more than just about The Beatles. The city is famous for its maritime history and it is on display to anyone who visits Liverpool today. There are numerous museums…
Weeki Wachee Springs
September 22, 2016 - 3:19 pm in Podcasts

Episode 209 – Odds & Ends Podcast

This show features some segments that didn't fit in their respective episodes. We play around at the Pinball Museum in Las Vegas. Then, we salute the Commander-in-Chief at the President's Hall of Fame in Clermont, FL.  Also, we'll swim with real mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs in Central Florida, and cheer on “Teddy Ballgame” at the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame.…
Marina Oswald, wife of Lee Harvey Oswald.
September 16, 2016 - 7:35 pm in Quick History, Video Xtra

Assassin’s Widow: Marina Oswald

It is well known that Lee Harvey Oswald is President John F. Kennedy's alleged assassin, but not a lot is known about his Russian wife Marina Oswald.  In this Quick History segment, we take a look at the JFK assassination from Marina's point of view.
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September 12, 2016 - 2:56 pm in Quick History, Video Xtra

Who are the Merikens?

During the War of 1812, 4,000 American slaves were freed by the British and enlisted into the British army.  Here's their story.  
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September 8, 2016 - 2:55 pm in Podcasts

Episode 301 – Baltimore, MD Podcast

O Say can you see? We’re in Baltimore, MD. We’ll learn about the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry and the inspiration of the Star Spangled Banner. Then we dig deep into the history of Baltimore’s most famous resident, Edgar Allan Poe. We’ll sift through a huge collection of pop art and collectibles at the Geppi Museum, and learn about cracking codes at the National…
Orlando City, Major League Soccer
September 8, 2016 - 1:17 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities

American Soccer: History in the Making

In the last ten years, soccer has taken off in popularity in the United States. At one time soccer was far behind baseball, basketball, football and even ice hockey in acceptance. However, that is no longer the case as soccer in the US has skyrocketed in appeal, despite still being treated as an outcast by much of the mainstream media. The US and Canada’s Major League Soccer…
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September 6, 2016 - 3:07 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Things to do in Lancaster, PA Lancaster is a city that is located in the South Central part of Pennsylvania and it is one of the oldest towns located inland in the United States.  The 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, lived in Lancaster and his estate of Wheatland is a popular destination in the area.  There are two notable things that were invented in Lancaster. …
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August 30, 2016 - 6:55 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

St. Louis, Missouri: The Gateway to the West

When you think of St. Louis, it is easy to get lost in thoughts of Budweiser beer and Cardinals baseball. However, the city is full of historical venues that date back to Lewis and Clark's expedition to the American west. Straddling the Mississippi River, St. Louis is currently Missouri's second largest city and home to 318,416 people. Well-known for its music, sports and beer,…
View of Canada Parliament Building at Ottawa
August 25, 2016 - 6:19 pm in Podcasts

Episode 302 – Ottawa, Canada Podcast

We visit Canada’s capital city on a hill in Ottawa, Ontario. We’ll sail down the famous Rideau Canal locks. We go deep into Ottawa’s cold war history at the Diefenbunker, as well as, explore Canada’s military history at the Canadian War Museum. Then we head up the Peace Tower and take a look at the library of Parliament. Finally, we learn about Canada’s first nation’s…
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August 25, 2016 - 5:39 pm in Podcasts

Episode 303 – Oslo, Norway Podcast

We set sail to the land of the Norseman in Oslo, Norway. We’ll climb the fort walls at Akershus Fortress and discover the North and South Poles at the Fram Museum. Then, we’ll unearth ancient viking ship treasures at the Viking Ship Museum, and we’ll brave the open waters of the Pacific with Thor Heyerdahl at the Kon-tiki museum. For more information on a trip to Oslo head…
Victoria Woodhull
August 10, 2016 - 5:06 am in Quick History

Victoria Woodhull: America’s first would-be female president

Think Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman to run for office? Think again. Although she’s the first woman on a major party ticket, she’s definitely not the first female candidate. There were at least five women who ran for office before Hillary, one of whom actually ran BEFORE women had the right to vote. Intrigued? Meet Victoria Woodhull Born in 1838, Victoria Woodhull…
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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, complete with schools, factory, houses, you name it – and he dedicated it all to the production of chocolate. Sound like heaven? Keep reading. A Brief History of Hershey, PA In the 1700s, a small Scotch-Irish, Swiss-German and German community…
Bethel Maine Covered Bridge
July 15, 2016 - 4:40 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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 being given to Josiah Richardson and his heirs, in 1769, for his contribution to the Battle of Quebec. Nathaniel Segar was the first person to actually begin clearing the land and settled there in 1774. On June 10, 1796, the town was incorporated…
Barringer Meteor Crater, Flagstaff, Arizona
July 13, 2016 - 5:28 pm in Podcasts

Episode 304 – Flagstaff, AZ Podcast

Get your kicks on Route 66 in Flagstaff, AZ. Duck and cover! We’re headed to the famous Barringer meteor crater outside of town. Then we scan the stars for heavenly bodies at Lowell Observatory. We’ll learn the history of the region at the Northern Arizona History Museum, and finally swing from their many ponderosa pines at Flagstaff Extreme adventure park. To watch the…
Idaho state capitol building, Boise, Idaho
July 8, 2016 - 2:26 pm in Podcasts

Episode 404 – Boise, Idaho Podcast

We’ve got our own private Idaho in Boise. We’ll tour one of the most stunning buildings in the frontier west at the Idaho State Capitol, dance all night with the Basques at the Basque museum and cultural center, soar to new heights at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, and get a shiver down our spines at the Idaho state penitentiary. To watch the episode, visit travelthruhistory.tv…
Saratoga National Battlefield State Park
June 8, 2016 - 1:23 pm in Podcasts

Episode 305 – Albany/Saratoga Springs Podcast

We’re headed upstate to Albany and Saratoga Springs. We’ll take the Albany capital tour and see five former NY governors who would become US Presidents. Then, we’ll board the USS Slater and see how America defended its fleet against German U-boats in WWII. We’ll sample the mineral water in Saratoga Springs, and bet the farm at their famous thoroughbred raceway.  Then,…
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June 7, 2016 - 2:39 pm in Podcasts

Episode 306 – Buffalo-Niagara Falls Podcast

We’re exploring the other side New York state in Buffalo and Niagara. We’ll take the oath of office like Teddy, at the Roosevelt inauguration site in Buffalo.  Then, we’ll take a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Martin house and learn about America’s most celebrated architect. We get soaked on the Maid of the Mist at breathtaking Niagara Falls, and defend the walls at…
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June 7, 2016 - 1:44 pm in Podcasts

Episode 307 – Belfast, Northern Ireland Podcast

We’re shipping off to Belfast, Northern Ireland on today’s episode. First, we’ll gawk at the world’s biggest Titanic museum. Then, we’ll learn about the province’s complicated history at the Ulster Museum. Finally, we get thrown in the slammer at the very creepy, Crumlin Road Jail. To watch the episode visit www.travelthruhistory.tv and click on Episodes. Click here…
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June 6, 2016 - 4:26 pm in Quick History

Robert Smalls: From slave to congressman

On the 5th of April 1839, Robert Smalls entered the world. In a few short decades, he rewrote history as a politician, a family man, and a soldier. Everything he did was considered impossible when he was born. Robert Smalls arrived in the world as a slave. Childhood Mulatto, Robert Smalls was probably the son of his owner’s son. Or maybe the son of his owner, John McKee. Or…
Swimming pigs in the Bahamas
May 16, 2016 - 9:51 pm in Quick History

Zebras in Texas and Australian Camels, A Quick History of Animals in Odd Places

We’ve changed our planet in some bizarre ways. One of the most obvious is where our furry friends are living around the globe. On ships, planes, and even wagon trains, our ancestors transported animals around by accident and on purpose. The most common include cats, rats, pigs, goats, and birds, but there are some shocking ones on this list, too. You won’t believe what turned…
Stored B-52 bombers like the ones used in Operation Chrome Dome.
May 14, 2016 - 9:28 pm in Quick History

Chrome Dome: Nothing says we’re pals like a nuclear bomb

Operation Chrome Dome isn't talked about much in the US. No matter how we feel about government, most of us are pretty sure no one will drop a nuke on us out of the blue. I mean, if you were sitting on top of the most dangerous weapons known to man, you might take extra safety precautions to protect innocent people. Right? Somehow, despite plenty of red tape and careful treatment,…