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.   From great struggles against oppressive forces to human inguenity, the people and the places who have defined significant eras in human history move many to travel see where history was made.   Being able to walk where history was made, seeing the places that shaped legendary figures or experiencing life as our ancestors did, travel allows history to come to life in ways that transcend a history book.


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
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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
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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
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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
Author's partner with 2 local restaurateurs. Photo: Jim Bamboulis

Philotimo: the Greek secret not easily translated

By Jim Bamboulis

‘Philotimo’ dates back millennia, and although can’t be translated into a single word in the English language to this day, is packed with meaning, often illustrated through honourable, respectful and humble acts towards others, no matter who they are, or where they come from.   Read more

Europe History
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On the Nawabs’ Trail in Murshidabad

By Sugato Mukherjee

Two and a half centuries later, Murshidabad lies half-forgotten, 215 kilometres from Calcutta, cocooned in its glorious past, waiting for its distinct heritage trail to be rediscovered and restored.   Read more

India History
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TODAY IN HISTORY: The First Smallpox Vaccination (May 14, 1796)

On May 14, 1796, Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist who pioneered the concept of vaccines, administered the first smallpox vaccination to 8 year old James Phipps. In 1977, with assistance from the World Health Organization, the smallpox virus became the first disease in the world to be eradicated … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom History
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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
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Brooklyn’s Hasidic neighborhood and Ecuador’s Huaorani people

Hasidic Community You have probably seen the men with black coats, black panama-style hats and long curly sideburns (payots) and wondered who they are. These men (and women) in black are members of the Hasidic Jewish religious group. The group that arose as a spiritual revival movement in 18th century … Read more   Read more

The World Insights History Humanity
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Places in Jerusalem where Easter comes alive

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

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 more

Middle East Religious Travel History
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Exploring ‘The Red City’ of Marrakech – A Destination Rich in History and Culture

By Farah Kasman

Marrakech is one of the most exotic and enchanting places in the world. Although Marrakech is not the capital of Morocco, this vibrant city’s appeal never fails to entice tourists from around the world to come and visit. If you’re seeking the ultimate Moroccan experience and Marrakech is on your … Read more   Read more

Africa Architecture History
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Women’s History Month: My Grandmother’s Malta

By 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   Read more

Europe Experiences History
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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
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Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English Museums

By 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. If you’re traveling to England during March, there are plenty of museums and … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom Family Travel Events & Festivals History The Arts
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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