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Just looking to have fun on vacation? Here's some family-friendly places to visit.

Oahu Hawaii
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…
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…
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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,…
By Oreos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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…
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…
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,…
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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…
By Bev Sykes from Davis, CA, USA (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons
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…
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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,…
Idaho state capitol building, Boise, Idaho
April 28, 2016 - 3:25 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Featured Cities, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Quick History

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…
Welcome to The Windy City! Photocredit: Wikipedia.com
January 2, 2016 - 3:45 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Places to visit

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…
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December 5, 2015 - 2:52 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

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…
Odaiba shopping center in Japan
October 26, 2015 - 4:43 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Places to visit

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…
The Saratoga Museum of Racing. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia.com.
September 24, 2015 - 3:58 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

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: Wikipedia.com
September 23, 2015 - 10:04 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

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 in Attractions, Historical

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…
tokyo
September 12, 2015 - 4:07 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

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…
St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum
September 4, 2015 - 3:40 am in Attractions, Places to visit

Pirate & Treasure Museum- St. Augustine

  Pirates and Pillaging    Does the word “swashbucklin’” inspire you? Are you yearning for the sea? Is your husband constantly…