Black History Month - Bust of George Washington Carver. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”

Moslih Eddin Saadi

No matter where you go, every place has a story and historical travel unpacks those stories.

From great struggles against oppressive forces to human ingenuity, the people and the places who have defined significant eras in human history move many to travel see where history was made. Travel through the historical places, see and observe what was then and how things are now. Every place has evolved over ages and become what it is today , hence you must visit history to understand the struggles and changes that came through with time.

Being able to walk where history was made, seeing the places that shaped legendary figures or experiencing life as our ancestors did, historical travel allows history to come to life in ways that transcend a history book.


New France festivalgoers dressed in period costumes

Quebec City: Where New France celebrates its heritage

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

In 1608 the first Europeans set foot on North American soil. Samuel de Champlain, considered to be the founding father of New France, built a settlement that would later be called Quebec City.   Read more

Canada Events & Festivals History
aquinnah-Martha Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard: Along the Deaf Heritage Trail and beyond

Nancy Gardella, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, says that Martha’s Vineyard is so much more than its pretty beaches and famous residents. Among the stories Nancy reveals is the Vineyard’s troubling story of colonization and the island’s surprising legacy of sign language.   Read more

United States History Indigenous
My People’s Market 2018

Exploring Portland’s Multicultural Offerings

By Becky Garrison

The cult TV show Portlandia pushed Portland, Oregon to hipster fame, but behind the city’s heralded “cool” veneer, lies a white supremacist history. Black people were explicitly forbidden from living in the city when the state entered the union in 1859.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path History
Acadia National Park

Exploring Acadia National Park

By JenLyn Fitz

Acadia National Park is one of the fifty-eight National Parks in the United States and it is in the state of Maine.  The park’s original   Read more

United States Backpacking & Camping Family Travel History
View of Goldsboro Art Square. Photo: Kathleen Walls

The Rise and Fall of Goldsboro, Florida: An African American Town

By Kathleen Walls

Many people know the story of the African American town Rosewood from the movie about the massacre, but how many of us have heard of Goldsboro, Florida, the second black incorporated city in the United States, which also thrived and was subsequently destroyed?   Read more

United States History
Tallin Old Town Estonia compliments of Visit Estonia. photo Andrea Forlani

Tallinn, Estonia: A perfect blend of old and new

By Katy Spratte Joyce

Estonia, the gem of the Baltics, is home to the beautiful and vibrant capital city of Tallinn, where old meets new   Read more

Europe History Sustainability
River_Swat_Pakistan

Swat Valley: The Switzerland of Pakistan

By Muzammil Hussain

Swat Valley (Swat) is known as the ‘Switzerland’ of Pakistan because of its snow-capped mountains and beautiful scenery.   Read more

Asia Off the Beaten Path History
Arizona - Wupatki Ruins

Exploring Arizona’s Ancient Native Dwellings

By Breana Johnson

I squint my eyes, trying to blur out the gaps in the mud walls and the crumbling walkway below it. What was it like to live here? Did the landscape look the same a thousand years ago? I try to imagine animals and kids running around under the canopy of … Read more   Read more

United States History
Gaudi's creations are the quintessential highlights any Barcelona city tour. Photo: Sugato Mukherjee

On Antoni Gaudi’s Trail in Barcelona

By Sugato Mukherjee

The Spanish city of Barcelona had been Antoni Gaudi’s canvas and muse, at once. The 19th-century architect-wizard used the entire Catalonian city to express his creative genius and seamlessly blended the Gothic and the French Art-Nouveau with Expressionism to create his architectural masterpieces.   Read more

Spain History The Arts
Emmett Till exhibit

Remembering Emmett Till

The Let the World See exhibit tells both Emmett’s story but also illuminates the courage of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who insisted on an open casket funeral for her son so that the world could see the brutality of his senseless murder. Her act fueled a movement that changed the … Read more   Read more

United States History Humanity
Delphi, Greece

Delphi: The Earth’s Center and Gift to Humanity

By Georgella Razi

Delphi, Greece is well-known for one thing in particular: it is the location of the famous Delphic Oracle. This oracle had a great deal of notoriety in ancient Greece due to the fact that travelers from all over the Mediterranean would make their way there to listen to the utterances … Read more   Read more

Europe History
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Ghost Towns and Goblins: Halloween Traditions in the Lone Star State

By Courtney Campbell

The Lone Star State contains some unique Halloween traditions. Filled with ghost towns, haunted hotels, and spooky lore, Texas has summoned attention for its intense connection to the paranormal.   Read more

United States Experiences History
Traveling Today | Missing travel with luggage and world globe

How Travel Helps You Learn About History

Why do people love to travel so much? Each person can give their answer to this question. Someone prefers to relax on the seashore, forgetting about everything that happens. For some, travel becomes a great way to explore different attractions. For students, travel is often an excellent alternative to learning … Read more   Read more

The World History
Japanese American Exclusion Memorial | Stone with plaque telling of events. Photo: Kathleen Walls

Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

By Kathleen Walls

On March 30, 1942, armed soldiers with rifles and bayonets marched 276 men, women, and children of Japanese descent aboard a ship to be sent to exclusion camps. Most of them were American citizens. This didn’t happen in Japan or some foreign country. It happened on Bainbridge Island, Washington.   Read more

United States History Humanity
The Carnton House where Confederate soldiers were treated during the Franklin battle. Photo: Kathleen Walls

Franklin, Tennessee’s Historic Trilogy

By Kathleen Walls

The battle of Franklin was a turning point in the Civil War. Most historians agree it was the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.   Read more

United States History