flags-United States


Lincoln Memorial

Unlocking the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure Secrets of Washington, DC

From spirit circles to brothels and Sonny Bono, these are just a few of the backstories behind JoAnn Hill’s new book, Secret Washington DC.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path
Exterior of Ziegler Cabin in Harmony, Pennslyvania. Photo: Kathleen Walls

Early American History in Harmony, Pennsylvania

By Kathleen Walls

A half hour’s drive north of Pittsburgh, the tiny Western Pennsylvania town of Harmony, with a population of fewer than 1,000 people, has an unusual history that makes for a fascinating visit.   Read more

United States Religious Travel History
Maui coastline

Finding Sustainable Souvenirs in Maui

By Kerri Smith

As travel begins to open up and we’re allowed once again to enjoy the majestic treasures of our world, it’s vital to consider eco-friendly experiences and embrace souvenirs produced sustainably.   Read more

United States Sustainability
City of Norfolk | Underground Railroad

Norfolk’s Underground Railroad, Student Travel and Decoding Autism

Located in the heart of the mid-Atlantic the City of Norfolk is an important 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world. Norfolk also played a crucial role in the Underground Railroad as one of the last port stops on the road to freedom north.  … Read more   Read more

United States History Social Responsibility
Gettysburg civil-war-site

7 Significant Historical Sites of the American Civil War

By Courtney Campbell

Though the Civil War is a dark portion of America’s past, it is our collective history, nonetheless.   Read more

United States History
Arcosanti silt casting workshop

Arcosanti: An Experiment in the Arizona Desert

By Breana Johnson

Out of view, built into the hill above, rises Arcosanti, a prototype of arcology. Arcology, a concept coined by Soleri himself by combining “architecture” and “ecology,” is the idea that architecture can be in harmony with the landscape.   Read more

United States Architecture Sustainability
US Marine corps

Inspirational Life and Travel Journeys from a Woman Marine

In a human interest story that travels we introduce Dr. Betty Moseley Brown, one of the first women of color to join the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1970s.   Read more

United States Experiences Insights
Corpus Christi

Down South in Corpus Christi: The City by the Sea

By Courtney Campbell

Corpus Christi, translated from Ecclesiastical Latin as the “Body of Christ,” is a quaint coastal city seated in South Texas.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path History
Wine glass at sunset - California Wines

Celebrating “Down to Earth Month” with Sustainable California Wines

This show illuminates the intersection of the California winegrowing industry and environmental activism.   Read more

United States Agritourism Sustainability
Women-In-Military-Service-For-America-Memorial

Military Women’s Memorial: A little known gem preserving HERstory

Phyllis Wilson, a retired Army veteran of 37 years and President of the Military Women’s Memorial Foundation, joins us to talk about the Memorial and two important campaigns to preserve history and honor a group of female veterans.   Read more

United States History Preservation
Franklin Story

Franklin, Tennessee’s Fuller Story: History beyond the Battlefield and Whiskey

Hear about the initiative Franklin has launched to preserve and share a fuller and accurate truth about its place in American history.   Read more

United States History
Mount Vernon

How Historical Interpretation on the Subject of Slavery Has Changed Over the Years at Mount Vernon

By Sangeeta Ranade

Mount Vernon is the northern Virginia home of the first United States president, George Washington, and it’s a prominent tourist site.   Read more

United States Experiences History
Four in Greensboro NC. Photo courtesy of Civil Rights Trail

Discover Black History and Culture While Traveling the USA

By Terri Marshall

As a Southern-born white woman, incorporating Black history sites into my travel plans never crossed my mind… until I married a Black man.   Read more

United States Family Travel History
Economy Hall

Uncovering the Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood

Join us as author Fatima Shaik uncovers the rich hidden history of a free Black brotherhood that was almost lost forever.   Read more

New Orleans History
Portland, Oregon

Portland’s Surprising Bites and Brews

By Sangeeta Ranade

One of Portland’s most significant subcultures is its food truck scene.   Read more

United States Food & Drink