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Travel Makes History Come Alive

Many view history as a dry subject to study with visions of dust clouds rising from giant tomes. But this is hardly history's reality. History is vibrant and alive; we can touch it and see it ourselves. Right now in the 21st century. Today.

Travel Makes History Come Alive

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5 surprising things about Riviera Maya

Mexico’s famed Riviera Maya – a long stretch of land along Highway 307 in the state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula – is much more than tourism in Cancun. It’s a perfect place for adventurers, families, history buffs, divers, ecologists, foodies, and luxury travelers.

 5 surprising things about Riviera Maya

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5 Things To Not Miss On A Family Break In France

When it comes to idyllic spots for family holidays, France is one country that should be included in your bucket list. Children and adults will enjoy the journey, regardless of which part of France they choose to explore. 

5 Things To Not Miss On A Family Break In France

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The Importance of Learning and Teaching History of Architecture

One of the reasons why we wander as wandering educators is to be able to experience other places and cultures; we long to learn cross-cultural interactions through a tangible experience, and to be able to also share that experience with others.

Dolly Levi at HOME in the Annie Russell Theatre

The Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, concludes its 83rd season with the iconic Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman. Set in the 1890s, Hello Dolly! transports us to the era of Annie Russell’s heyday, and the time period is not the only similarity to be found between Ms. Russell and the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi.

WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds

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I am a great admirer of the author Robert Caro, the pre-eminent authority on Lyndon Johnson, for his command of detail and the thoroughness of his research. In my view, Sarah Byrn Rickman is drawn from the same gene pool, for her definitive work on the WASP during WWII, entitled WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds.

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Driving the Old Salt Route in France

When it comes to road trips in Europe, it’s hard to find something that feels unique. As one of the most touristy locations on the planet, Europe has been done, and done over again. It’s earned its reputation, of course, as a treasure trove of art, food, and culture. But how can you road trip Europe and come home having experienced something new? Look no further. We have just the trip for you.

Pirates, Port Wine, and Cool Caves in St. John's, Newfoundland

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It's 1679. Place yourself in the mindset of a Portuguese ship's captain with a full cargo of port. Now, place yourself on one of the most beautiful islands of the world. No, not in the Caribbean - you're in Newfoundland, Canada, and in avoiding pirates (those rascally knaves), you've veered to St. John's and had to winter over. 

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New Walk in Dublin Traces the Politics and History of Modern Ireland

A new walking seminar explores the historical and political forces behind the 1916 Easter Rising, and its enduring legacy in Dublin.

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Exploring Germany’s Old Salt Road

Have you ever heard the expression, “Worth your weight in white gold?” If you have, you probably know that it doesn’t refer to rings or riches. Strange as it may seem, “white gold” was once a name for a common mineral most of use on a daily basis: table salt. 

Exploring Germany’s Old Salt Road

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