Cultural Heritage: History
“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.
Historic Places in China You Absolutely Need to SeeBy Jennifer Raskin
China was a place I wound up in much by accident. It’s a place that tends to give most people intense culture shock, but once it wears off, you’re left to marvel at this beautiful place surrounding you. Read moreAsia History
Unlocking the Flavours of PortoBy Trixie Pacis
Though rough around the edges and often overlooked, many travellers have a soft spot for Lisbon’s sister city Porto. Read moreEurope Food & Drink History
Beyond Big Ben: Day trips from LondonBy Tara Tadlock
An estimated 30 million visitors per year make London the most visited city in the United Kingdom. Red telephone booths, Tower Bridge, and the allure of a royal family sighting make it the perfect first taste of what England has to offer, but why stop there when there are so … Read more Read moreUnited Kingdom Architecture History
Walking in the footsteps of Elizabeth IBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
Elizabeth I remains one of the most popular English monarchs more than 400 years after her death. So much about this first woman to reign England in her own right intrigues and captivates us. Read moreUnited Kingdom Experiences History The Arts
Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month by Visiting These SitesBy Erica Chatman
May is Jewish American Heritage Month and that means it is a great time to learn while exploring. I describe my own background as “Jewish lite” because while both my parents are Jewish and all my ancestors hail from Eastern Europe, growing up my household was more spiritual than religious. Read moreUnited States Events & Festivals History
Tallinn, Estonia: A perfect blend of old and newBy 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 moreEurope History Sustainability
Places in Jerusalem where Easter comes alive: A photo journeyBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
Easter Sunday is the most joyous day in the Christian calendar. On a recent trip to Israel we had the pleasure of visiting numerous sites throughout the country that really brought the Bible to life for us. Read moreMiddle East Religious Travel History
Who are the Appalachian people? Whoever you think they are you’re probably wrong. Author and scholar Nancy Brown Diggs joins World Footprints to peel back the layers of Appalachian culture that she uncovers in her new book, In Search of Appalachia. Read moreUnited States History
The Inspirational Women of Wytheville, VirginiaBy Terri Marshall
Driving along Interstate 81 through southern Virginia you may notice a sign for Wytheville. Exiting the highway, you’ll find an array of ordinary eateries and gas stations. Venture beyond those into the heart of Wytheville and you’ll soon discover that nothing in this charming town is ordinary. Read moreUnited States History
Why is Ireland Known as the “Emerald Isle?”By Derek Cullen
Ireland is often referred to as the “Emerald Isle,” due to the vast greenery throughout the island. Most of the Irish countryside is dotted with farms and national parks, while the landscape in almost every county is dominated by some of the greenest hills anywhere in the world. But is … Read more Read moreIreland Landscape History
Ladies of Laura: A Southern Plantation Run by WomenBy Kathleen Walls
We think of southern ladies of yore as deferring to their gentlemen about anything concerning business. Not so with the ladies of Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Read moreNew Orleans History
An early visit to Namibia’s most famous ghost town: KolmanskopBy Thomas Später
During the early years of the 20th century, the small town of Kolmanskop, which originally was just a train station, became the richest town in Namibia during a diamond boom. However, after mining over 1 ton of diamonds during World War I alone, the resources soon became depleted, and the … Read more Read moreAfrica Off the Beaten Path History
Women’s History Month: My Grandmother’s MaltaBy Ann-Marie Cahill
This may seem a little strange but Women’s History Month always has me thinking about travelling to Malta. It is the birthplace of my grandmother; my mother’s mother. Like many women in my family, Malta is small but feisty. And again like my family, it is filled with stories about … Read more Read moreEurope Experiences History
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English MuseumsBy Ali Jennings
March is Women’s History Month. Celebrated in the UK, the USA, and Australia to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th, this month highlights the contributions women have made to events in history and contemporary society. Read moreUnited Kingdom Family Travel Events & Festivals History The Arts
God’s Little Acre: Revealing untold stories of America’s African heritage, Part 2
In this second episode of our interview with Keith Stokes, advisor to the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, we continue learning about Newport’s underrepresented history during our walk through God’s Little Acre. Read moreUnited States History