George Washington Carver statute

“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.

Detroit Riverwalk statue

Heartbeat of Detroit

By Breana Johnson

I didn’t know a single thing about Detroit when I moved here a year ago. Most people plan where they want to move but when your spouse is in medical school, you don’t always have the luxury of choice or time.   Read more

United States Insights History
WF Roanoke Robert Mike and the Black Dog at Black Dog Salvage Dog Bowl scaled

Roanoke: Celebrating the Stars of Star City

By Terri Marshall

Of course, the state wouldn’t be for lovers if its cities and towns didn’t embody the same coveted qualities. Located in the southwest region of the state, Roanoke checks all the boxes.   Read more

United States Landscape History
05. Gaudis creations are the quintessential highlights any Barcelona city tour

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
wupatki ruins

Exploring Arizona’s Ancient Native Dwellings

By Breana Johnson

Check top-ten lists of Arizona’s best destinations, and you’re not likely to see any ancient ruins on the list. However, these lesser-known sites are some of the most fascinating and significant locations in the state!   Read more

United States History
Sadhus praying at the monastery

Kila Dalijoda: Exploring Rural Odisha from a Royal Castle

By Sugato Mukherjee

The sprawling mansion looked like a medieval European castle with its arched bay windows and turrets in each corners, the dark red laterite façade gleaming in the morning sun. We got down from our car, and were immediately greeted by Debjit Singh Deo, who owns and runs this heritage building … Read more   Read more

India Off the Beaten Path History
Irelands iconic Cliffs of Moher

Why is Ireland called 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 more

Ireland Landscape History
volcanoes national park

Exploring the Depths of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park

By Michael Fil

Lush rainforest and land transformed for millions of years by volcanic activity, all spread across 520 square miles of protected space. Welcome to Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park!   Read more

United States Adventure History Social Responsibility
goldsboro art square

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
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
My peoples market Portland Oregon

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
seville tapas bar

What a snack from southern Spain tells you about religious persecution

By David Pope

I was eating my favourite sandwich in a tapas bar in Seville when my mind was blown.   Read more

Spain Religious Travel Food & Drink History
hv Harrison bro store

Huntsville before it Became Rocket City

By Kathleen Walls

The world knows Huntsville, Alabama as Rocket City. Sure, it’s fun to visit the Space and Rocket Center, but there is another older part of Huntsville that is well worth a visit. You can step back to the place where Alabama first became a state; its constitution was ratified in … Read more   Read more

United States History
ghost town

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
architecture Tblisi Georgia

Georgia: Five Reasons to Choose it Over Neighboring Turkey

By Ali Jennings

Previously overlooked in favor of its neighbor Turkey, the Caucus country of Georgia, which sits at the crossroads of Western Asia   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path History
Lockhart, Texas BBQ and Big Red at Kreuz

Things to do in Pottsboro, TX: Activities & Attractions

In the heart of Texas lies a remarkable haven brimming with activities and a rich array of attractions: Pottsboro. This quintessential Texan town beckons visitors with a promise of unforgettable experiences, all waiting to be discovered.  Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a place … Read more   Read more

United States Food & Drink History