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History Comes Alive in Rüdesheim am Rhein

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Jun 20, 2019 / 0 comments

Like many international travelers, I have landed in Frankfurt on my way to another destination and then departed a short time later. Until recently, I never considered exploring the city or any nearby destinations. After seeing history come alive in Frankfurt, we drove into the countryside to Rüdesheim am Rhein in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

History Comes Alive in Frankfurt am Main

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May 14, 2019 / 0 comments

We arrived in Frankfurt on a cold, rainy morning. Just a few hours before sunset the skies cleared as we walked to the New Frankfurt Old Town. Listed as one of Frankfurt's top attractions, it is a perfect place to explore after a long overseas flight. 

New Frankfurt Old Town. From History Comes Alive in Frankfurt am Main

History Comes Alive at the Southern Ute Museum

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Apr 08, 2019 / 0 comments

The Four Corners region (southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona, and the northwestern corner of New Mexico) offers many opportunities to explore Native American culture.

History Comes Alive Touring Chicago’s North Shore

by Sandy Bornstein /
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Mar 19, 2019 / 0 comments

Chicago is known for its world-class museums and attractions. During a first visit, most people will seek out the attractions nearest their downtown accommodations. Repeat visitors and those staying farther north can add a few places on Chicago’s North Shore to their itinerary.

History Comes Alive Touring Chicago’s North Shore

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The History and Architecture of Riquewihr in Photos

A visit to the fairytale village of Riquewihr is a prerequisite for history and architecture fans planning a trip to Alsace, France. A Plus Beaux Village, the town has an abundance of both medieval and renaissance architecture. The romantic half-timbered houses are perfectly restored, and no matter the time of year, you will see fresh flowers adorning every building.

History Comes Alive at Chimney Rock National Monument

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Feb 08, 2019 / 0 comments

Archeological sites offer pieces to the massive puzzle of human history. At Chimney Rock National Monument, nestled in the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado, summer travelers touring between May 15 and September 30 can learn about the indigenous people who constructed rudimentary homes and ceremonial buildings centuries ago.

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Lost Railway Journeys: New Zealand's Otago Central Railway

Note: This is an excerpt about New Zealand's Otago Central Railway from a fantastic new book by Anthony Lambert, called Lost Railways from Around the World. We love it so!

Lost Railway Journeys: New Zealand's Otago Central Railway, an excerpt

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How To Discover The Secrets of Florence's Duomo

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Florence, or an old pro, there are always secrets to discover in this ancient city.

Perhaps the most interesting secrets belong to Il Duomo, Florence’s unique cathedral.

How To Discover The Secrets of Florence's Duomo

History Comes Alive in Charleston

by Sandy Bornstein /
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Jan 11, 2019 / 0 comments

Charleston, South Carolina is consistently voted as one of the top destinations to visit in the United States. Travelers are enticed by this East Coast city’s broad-based appeal, showcasing Lowcountry cuisine, cobblestone streets with architectural treasures, outstanding accommodations, diverse shopping opportunities, a moderate climate, and a rich history that spans multiple generations.

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Finding the Hidden Secrets of Florence: 8 You Don't Want to Miss

Welcome to Florence, Italy! Here are my 8 favorite secrets hidden in this beautiful and historic city.

Of course, Florence has masterpieces you should not miss, including Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. However, if you are looking to add more to your Florence experience, you will want to dig deeply into the city.

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