Tag: history

Step Into American Colonial Life

Step Into American Colonial Life

Compared to Europe, there are few places in the United States that are deeply rooted in history; after all, the US is a comparatively young country. But Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia has ties to nearly every famous Revolutionary War figure, and the town still feels like . . . read more

Finding Treasure in Washington, DC

Finding Treasure in Washington, DC

Have you ever wanted to steal the Declaration of Independence? We’ve all watched Ben Gates and his friend Riley Poole use a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence to find ancient hidden treasure while racing against time and gun-toting treasure hunters. We . . . read more

Jacmel: The City of Light

Jacmel: The City of Light

Whether you’re a music nut, a film fanatic, or a beach bum, Jacmel, Haiti, is the place to go.

The Libraries of Your Dreams

The Libraries of Your Dreams

We love books because they take us around the world, into the past or future, and beyond the limits of reality. True book lovers don’t mind toting around their current read. Doing so allows them to prop open their current book and read through a . . . read more

Wandering Forgotten Lands

Wandering Forgotten Lands

Down the street and around the corner from some of the most famous holy sites in the world, a little abandoned village goes almost unnoticed. Lifta is a collection of forsaken stone buildings just off the edge of West Jerusalem, but it was once a . . . read more

The Dignity They’re Due: Respectfully Photographing Memorials of Tragedy

The Dignity They’re Due: Respectfully Photographing Memorials of Tragedy

There are beautiful memorials all over the world waiting to be visited. When you take pictures with these priceless monuments to human life, remember the dignity that they are due and be respectful as you document your experiences on hallowed ground.

See Yellowstone First: America’s Wonderland through the Lens of Early Tourists

See Yellowstone First: America’s Wonderland through the Lens of Early Tourists

By 1907 Yellowstone National Park was branded as a characteristically American destination—America’s Wonderland.

Holy Emblems: The Symbolism in Sacred Gothic Architecture

Holy Emblems: The Symbolism in Sacred Gothic Architecture

Gothic churches were built with symbolism incorporated into every element. While each building differs slightly in terms of symbolic components, every symbol allows the visitor to have an enlightened and almost otherworldly experience.

The “Something to Remember” City

The “Something to Remember” City

If you are looking for a fun and exciting vacation, look no further than San Antonio, Texas. But no matter what is on your itinerary, make sure to include the Alamo, the River Walk, and the Tower of the Americas in your vacation plans.

Swedish Engineering

Swedish Engineering

My grandpa is Swedish; my grandma, English. Whenever his wife would start reminiscing about the glories of the motherland, my Papa, a lifelong chemist, would always reply, “But you’ll never meet an English inventor. Bunch of druids. The Swedes invent things.” Whether or not you’ll . . . read more