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Fighting Ethnocentrism by Going to Europe: Travel as a Political Act with Rick Steves

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Posted in Accommodations, Adventure, Europe, European Rail, Food Tours, Historical travel, History Tours, Planning

The name Rick Steves has become synonymous with savvy, frugal, no-nonsense travel. He’s established a veritable European travel empire, including dozens of guidebooks, tours, apps, travel products and even the beloved PBS series, complete with its own theme song. But in the case of Rick Steves, “empire” isn’t really the
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Historical travel, United States of America

Hamilton tickets have become one of the most coveted cultural commodities of our day, but a timed pass to the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) comes in a close second. This is in part because the museum, which opened on September 24, 2016, has
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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching

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Whales are one of the Earth’s largest mammals, the beauty of which is best seen in the open waters of the ocean. There are numerous destinations around the world where you can observe these gentle creatures swim, thrash, and play in the water. All that is needed is a quiet
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Offbeat Venice

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Posted in Accommodations, Arts and Culture, Historical travel, History Tours, Italy, Jewish Heritage, Romance

If you come away from Venice thinking, “It’s too crowded and it smells,” you’re doing it wrong. Sure, the labyrinthine city’s glory days are long gone, and many of the palazzos along the Grand Canal have been converted to restaurants or left to rot, their first floors already reclaimed by
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9 Reasons to Head to Memphis

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Accommodations, Activities, Arts and Culture, Destinations, Family Travel, Historical travel, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Tennessee, United States of America

Nashville may have been getting all the attention with a television show, but it’s not the only place you want to go to for the history of southern music and family fun. Memphis offers a look into the birthplace of the Blues, civil rights, and major attractions. Allow a full
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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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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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