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Historical travel

An Island on the Rise

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Posted in Activities, Asia, Historical travel, Holiday Travel

The stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka For years the little island of Sri Lanka has been a place that lots of people wanted to visit but very few actually did. A devastating civil war was followed by the brutal 2004 tsunami. Now the country is rising above its past to
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Following the Sound of Music in Austria

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Posted in Austria, Europe, Historical travel

It’s been over 50 years since The Sound of Music was released (1965). Everyone remembers Julie Andrews singing “The Hills Are Alive,” but not many know the Alps behind her are. They are in Austria, along with the rest of locations used for the movie. It was the home for
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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Beach Vacations, Biking, Birdwatching, Cruise, Culinary, Family Travel, Festivals, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, United States of America

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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Posted in Historical travel, United States of America, Virginia

There they are, on full display in front of you: George Washington’s legendary false teeth, looking more like Johnny Rotten’s. The uppers aren’t that worse for wear, but the lowers have gaps that one could drive a truck through. But they are not made of wood as many believe. The
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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Destinations, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Rafting, Rail Travel, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, Wild Life

Sleigh Ride courtesy the US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters There’s something about snow that inspires us to escape with that special someone to a peaceful and quiet hideaway from the crowds and hustle and bustle of life. Thankfully, there are places with elegant mountain cabins, tranquil rivers and sleigh rides
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10 Reasons to Visit Tel Aviv

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Posted in Beach Vacations, Culinary, Historical travel, Israel, Middle East

The view of the beach from the Dan Hotel Tel Aviv. The Israeli city of Tel Aviv may not be on your vacation list, but it should be. In addition to a history that dates back thousands of years, the city will surprise you with plenty to do, see, and
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A Pilgrimage to Bob Dylan’s Minnesota

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Historical travel

Hull-Rust open mine pit where young Bob used to ride his bike with his friends.
© Michael Schuman How does it feel? A little breezy, actually. Standing on a modest hilltop overlooking the Hull-Rust open pit iron mine, where Bob Dylan, then Bob Zimmerman, used to ride his bicycle with
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water

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Posted in Destinations, Historical travel, Planning, United States of America

A shaded forest with dappled sunlight dancing between the trees; a clear stream that cascades over a severe, silver rock face; a certain hush, save the occasional bird and the crunching of leaves underfoot, and there, in the middle of it, a house like a no other, rising from a
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20 Years After Terror Attack, Oklahoma City Museum Undergoes Expansion

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Posted in Historical travel, North America, Uncategorized, United States of America

A lot has happened since the pictures of devastation from the usually quiet municipality of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA made headlines 20 years ago. Heart-wrenching images of a bombed office building and broken bodies, the kind we are used to seeing from the Middle East and not the American Midwest,
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Majestic Windmills of Amsterdam

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Features, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Holland, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Planning, Romance, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, Voluntourism

Majestic Windmill by Njaj Amsterdam is the beautiful capital city of the Netherlands. It is a city steeped deep in 17th century history through its buildings, streets and canal ways. It is home to windmills or windmolen as they say in Dutch – the language of Holland. There was
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Top 5 Things to do in Ireland

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Camping, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Lodging, Planning, Rafting, Solo Travel, Style, The Journey, United Kingdom, Voluntourism, Wild Life

Irelands Lush Countryside by Florian Fuchs When you think of the country Ireland, the color green may instantly comes to mind, as do its green patchwork and grassy hillsides. Officially known as the Republic of Ireland and nicknamed the Emerald Isle, its magical scenery attracts visitors from around the globe
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Art in Philadelphia: More than just the Rocky Steps

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Posted in Activities, Historical travel, United States of America

To most, the name “Philadelphia” is synonymous with Rocky Balboa, the Liberty Bell, and soft pretzels.  But the cradle of American democracy boasts more than its well-known slew of historic landmarks and pop culture references – it is also home to a large number of world class art museums, complete
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24 Hours in Budapest

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Posted in Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Historical travel, Luxury, Romance, Solo Travel

Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Marcia Frost. Budapest is one of the largest and most well-known cities on the Danube River in Hungary. It’s a town of many faces as it’s actually divided between “Buda” and “Pest.” You could easily fill a week in this city, but if
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Where the Mississippi River is Born

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Destinations, Family Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, North America, Solo Travel, Style, United States of America, Wild Life

St. Anthony Falls, at left, on the Mississippi River as seen from the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. The Mississippi River. The blues and jazz and paddle wheelers, poker-faced riverboat gamblers, Tom Sawyer and the Big Mo, and music meccas New Orleans, Memphis and St. Louis. Not here. Not in
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