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Warner Bros Studios
October 10, 2019 - 12:35 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Burbank, California; The Media Capital of the World

Things to do in Burbank, California Burbank is home to some of the biggest entertainment studios in the world and is where some of the most popular television shows are filmed. "The Media Capital of the World" is a family vacation destination you don't want to miss during your next…
Visit Portland Maine
October 2, 2019 - 3:14 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Portland, Maine: The other Portland.

A Visit to Portland, Maine   If you’re looking for a beautiful vacation spot with a rich history which is worn on its stunning, ornate sleeve you could do much worse than Portland Maine. Why don’t we dive deep into the history of this quintessential American city...  …
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March 25, 2019 - 1:16 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

San Juan Capistrano, California; The Birthplace of Orange County

Things to do in San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful area of Orange County, California and is home to the Christian mission, Mission San Juan Capistrano. The mission was founded in 1776 and, at the time, was populated by the "Acjachemen band of Native Americans,…
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December 24, 2018 - 2:44 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Washington D.C.; The Capital of the World

Things to do in Washington D.C. Washington D.C. was founded on July 16, 1790 and was decreed the official capital of the United States by the Constitution. Washington D.C. has been involved in "political maneuvering, sectional conflicts and issues of race, national identity, compromise…
Visit Mexico City
December 10, 2018 - 4:16 pm in Historical, Places to visit

Why you should visit Mexico City

Why You Need To Visit Mexico City If you are a travel and adventure enthusiast, then one of the places you should definitely consider visiting is Mexico City. From its thriving culture, art and history, you also encounter amazing culinary dishes and delightful welcoming people. This…
Stowe Mountain Rentals Winter Lodge. Photo via GoStowe.com
May 21, 2018 - 8:00 am in Historical, Places to visit

The Fascinating and Beautiful Stowe, Vermont

Things  to do in Stowe, Vermont The green mountains of Vermont always seem to be calling my name, and I finally gave in and chose to visit the area of Stowe for a long weekend with my family. Driving up to Stowe from my home meant taking roads full of twists, turns, and numerous hills,…
May 7, 2018 - 8:00 am in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

The Historic Twin Cities Are More Different Than You Think

Things to do in the Twin Cities The Twin Cities in Minnesota are two exciting cities in the United States, each offering a rich amount of history and fun attractions to participate in throughout the year. If you're a water enthusiast, Minnesota may be the place for you. After all,…
Pulteney Bridge and the river avon
April 30, 2018 - 8:00 am in Featured Cities, Historical

The History of Bath, England

So many places throughout the United Kingdom are steeped in history, but perhaps none more so than the city of Bath, located in the south west of England. Having been founded by the Romans, built by the Georgians and exploited by the Victorians, this city is a living monument to yesteryear.…
April 23, 2018 - 8:00 am in Featured Cities, Historical

Exploring Civil War History with a Trip to Gettysburg

History is prevalent through the Gettysburg area due to its role during the Civil War. Most of that history has been preserved, so that everyone can take a step back in time and see what the town was like as the war was taking place. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor…
Helen, Georgia. Photo via Wikipedia.
April 16, 2018 - 6:52 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

Experiencing the Bavarian Charm of Helen, Georgia

The village of Helen in the state of Georgia is quaint and charming, mostly due to the fact that it has been created to look just like a Bavarian alpine destination. The village may be small, but the beauty and lack of major brand name shops and restaurants adds to the appeal. I spent…
Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Photo via wikipedia by Roger Price
April 12, 2018 - 3:04 pm in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

History Everywhere in Fredericksburg, Virginia

The city of Fredericksburg is in the state of Virginia and it was named after the son of King George II, Frederick the Prince of Wales.  While Fredericksburg has been around seemingly forever, the Civil War really put the city on the map.  After visiting Gettysburg a few years…

Montpelier; Quirky, Small Town Charm in Vermont’s Capital

Things to do in Montpelier, Vermont Montpelier, Vermont is an absolutely beautiful city. Vermont's capital gives off a laid back, small town feel, that makes Montpelier the charming city that it is. Montpelier is the perfect place to try exciting outdoor winter activities such as…
January 23, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

Downey, California; Big History in Suburban Los Angeles

Things to do in Downey, California Los Angeles, California is home to some of the most interesting suburbs in the country, all of which are bursting with diverse histories. Just a mere 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles is the city of Downey, California. Downey may seem like just another…
Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Brooklyn, New York. Photo via Pixabay.
November 20, 2017 - 2:09 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

Bay Ridge; A Brooklyn Treasure

Things to do in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Bay Ridge is a neighborhood located in the southwest corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. One of the best qualities that Bay Ridge has to offer is that it's a cozy community that doesn't exactly scream New York City. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn…
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor
September 13, 2017 - 2:55 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

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…
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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…
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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…

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.…
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…
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 for growing carbs is full of outdoors enthusiasts. Jogging, hiking, skiing, mountain biking – you name it. If it’s an outdoors activity, it’s almost…
The Sydney Opera House
January 17, 2016 - 4:41 am in Historical, Places to visit

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 and creating one of the most iconic cities in the world. Quick History     Carbon dating implies that humans have lived near modern-day Sydney for…
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 to show its own identity. Street fairs stretch into mid-winter, with frolickers embracing the cold and tourists and visitors enjoying the cultural ambiance…
San Diego Museum of Art
November 25, 2015 - 9:52 am in Featured Cities, Historical, Places to visit

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, CA. No metropolitan city in California captures that SOCAL feeling like San Diego. Where to Visit in San Diego, CA Known for its delightful climate and…
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 fierce pride in their identity. According to Wikipedia, Sicily was “controlled by greater powers—Roman, Vandal, Byzantine, Islamic, Norman, Hohenstaufen,…
saratoga hist park
September 25, 2015 - 8:39 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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 years, and looking over the peaceful hills of Saratoga National Historical Park you could never guess that this is the place where America earned a fighting…
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 Antilles) and the city of Manila in the Philippines (the Pearl of the Orient) show why geography and pearls don’t mix. Both locations suffered invasions,…
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 rocks in front of you. The sneakers on your feet are melting, and the road beneath you is split and cracked. Vents spewing toxic carbon monoxide fumes protrude…
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August 24, 2015 - 4:50 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

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 with Christopher Columbus and the rest of his crew. A fledgeling adventurer, he soon became enamored not with the land, but with its prospects. Enchanted…
Without golf, would you know about Hilton Head Island?
August 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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 scenery is gorgeous, and the locals exude the spirit of southern hospitality. Despite the pleasant present, Hilton Head Island’s story isn’t that of…
A sea lion baby on the Galapagos Islands.
August 12, 2015 - 2:04 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

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 mysterious deaths, pirate ships, and whaling vessels, and a giant tortoise named Lonesome George. Fresh water might be scarce here, but there’s plenty…
A radioactive sign hangs on barbed wire outside a café in Pripyat.
August 6, 2015 - 6:05 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

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 is more than the site of one of the world’s largest nuclear tragedies. It’s a place where people made the ultimate sacrifice and nature found ways to…
July 4, 2015 - 2:07 pm in Historical, Uncategorized

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 president of the United States he had a lot on his plate. So tasks like designing a new capitol building were a little, well, beyond him. He asked Thomas…
Bridge of Artists, Skopje, Macedonia
May 19, 2015 - 12:52 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

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 and turmoil this city has suffered don’t do its beauty, spirit, and history justice. It’s time to go beyond the headlines and look at what makes…
St Anne's and Bernadine's Churches in Vilnius, Lithuania
May 18, 2015 - 7:39 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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, heritage and really, really tasty food. It’s a city that represents cultural rebirth, faith and tradition. The History of Vilnius The oldest records…
Night in Kuala Lumpur
April 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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 from the tourist trade, but has a much humbler beginning. Chinese influence effortlessly blends here with modern Malaysian culture, and the result is…
Belgrade city center over the river Sava.
April 9, 2015 - 7:04 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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 the only humans to inhabit the area, either. In prehistory, our Neanderthal ancestors spent time here, too. There’s more to Belgrade than culture,…
Dunes of South Padre Island, TX
April 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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 than partying, nightlife, and great beaches. A Quick History of Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas The definition of small town, South Padre Island…
Historic houses on Battery St., Charleston, South Carolina.
March 26, 2015 - 6:27 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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, it was first settled in 1670, and since that point has been a bustling center of activity and commerce – not all of which was good. Today, Charleston is…
Tamil Nadu, India
March 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm in Historical, Places to visit

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 the 1600s. It's the capital city of the Tamil Nadu province, and one of India's largest metropolises. Like most of India’s large cities, it’s a crowded…
Peggy's Cove - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
March 10, 2015 - 3:41 pm in Attractions, Historical, Places to visit

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 is a varied and beautiful place, much like the US, and this municipality is no exception.  The area's past is gloomier than its present, by far. Memories…