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Visit Mexico City
December 10, 2018 - 4:16 pm in City Spotlight, 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 is one of the places that ought to be on your radar. The modern life of the city draws multitudes,…
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Rexburg, Idaho; Not Your Average College Town

Things to do in Rexburg, Idaho Rexburg, Idaho is a small city located in eastern Idaho, not too far from Yellowstone National Park. Rexburg is most notable for being home to Brigham Young University-Idaho, a private university that is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rexburg, Idaho is an interesting college town to say the least. Students who attend…
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, but those same roads took me through areas that were more beautiful than the ones before.…
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, Minnesota's nickname is "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Minnesota's Twin Cities had its first European settlers…
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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. Every inch is dripping with history, and yet this place is not a museum piece – people…
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 Center I spent a couple of days in Gettysburg with my family, so we could explore many of the…
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 a day in this fabulous village when my family and I were in western Georgia, as it wasn’t…
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 ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to show our children another area where the Civil War…

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 snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding, hiking, ice fishing and ice climbing. Fun activities…
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 city you pass when you leave your Disneyland hotel to go star searching in Hollywood, but…
Reading Terminal Market sign
December 7, 2017 - 4:29 pm in Attractions, Places to visit

Reading Terminal Market; Home to Philadelphia’s Most Mouthwatering Eateries

Merchants to try at Reading Terminal Market Reading Terminal Market is one of the most popular and heavy trafficked areas in Philadelphia. It is also home to some of the best eateries in Philadelphia. Reading Terminal Market is “one of America’s largest and oldest public markets.” The market has been housed in a National Historic Landmark building since 1893. Reading Terminal…
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 is situated in a quiet and peaceful area of New York, especially when compared to Manhattan.…
October 18, 2017 - 1:03 pm in Attractions, Featured Cities, Places to visit

Chicago, Illinois; America’s Second City

Things to do in Chicago, Illinois Chicago is one of the most popular and populated cities in the Midwest. Along with Chicago's large population, the city has a number of  landmarks that are well known to many across the country. Traveling to Chicago doesn't have to be the most expensive vacation you take, with the many parks, museums and cheap eateries scattered throughout…
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 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…
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…
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,…
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…
Bear Lake Feature Image
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…
sleeping beuaty castle
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…
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…
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 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…
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 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.
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…
November 8, 2016 - 3:50 pm in 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.
the Merikens
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.  
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…
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. …
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 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,…