history

History Comes Alive in Sydney, Nova Scotia

by Sandy Bornstein /
Sandy Bornstein's picture
Jul 06, 2018 / 0 comments

Passengers aboard a New England to Canada cruise oftentimes visit Sydney, located on Cape Breton, an island that is part of Canada’s second-smallest province, Nova Scotia. Last fall, my Celebrity Cruises itinerary included an eight-hour stop in this port.

Walk with Zeus: Exploring History in Crete

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture
Jul 06, 2018 / 0 comments

The birthplace of Zeus, the home of the Minotaur, Daedalus’ labyrinth (and Ariadne’s clue), the launching place of Icarus – where are you? Why, Crete, of course! The largest of all the Greek islands, Crete is one of the most beautiful – and historic – places in the world.

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

A July 4 Salute to the U.S. Air Force

It’s a visual extravaganza of the history of flight, and the U. S. Air Force. It’s worth days of your time. It’s the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located in Dayton, Ohio. It’s the world’s largest and oldest aviation museum – and it is an extremely powerful experience.

A July 4 Salute to the U.S. Air Force

Spanish Art Exhibit Reflects Artistic Impact on San Antonio

by Rosie Carbo /
Rosie Carbo's picture
Jun 13, 2018 / 0 comments

The city of San Antonio is celebrating 300 years since its founding by Spanish friars and Spanish settlers with historic events all year. That’s why the “Summer in Spain” initiative focuses specifically on the city’s artistic Spanish heritage.

History Comes Alive: Eight Noteworthy Places to Stay

by Sandy Bornstein /
Sandy Bornstein's picture
Jun 06, 2018 / 0 comments

One way to enhance a travel experience is to stay at an historic property. These distinct sites offer a glimpse into the region’s culture and history and set the tone for daily and evening adventures. Price points and room styles vary from location to location. My trips have included a sparse room at a former U.S. Army barracks to an opulent suite at a restored Asian palace. Each experience has demonstrated why it’s important to occasionally select an historic place as a place to stay. 

Calistoga's Petrified Forest

by Penny Sadler /
Penny Sadler's picture
May 16, 2018 / 0 comments

What is a petrified forest? They look like trees, but when you touch them they're cold. Transformed by minerals in sediment, volcanic ash, and groundwater, the trees have become fossilized. No longer wood, these trees tell the story of the climate and ecosystem millions of years ago.

 

Dr. Leslie Schweitzer Miller's picture

Author Shares Travel and Historical Research for Her New Novel, Discovery

Wandering Educators note: We were so pleased to learn about the debut novel from Dr. Leslie Schweitzer Miller – a New York City psychiatrist, fine artist, and author. Discovery is a story told in two parts: one set in 1885 and centered on the very real historical figure Abbé François Bérenger Saunière, the other beginning in 2012 when characters Dr. Giselle Gélis and Dr. David Rettig meet and fall in love. 

More Than a Battlefield: Why Gettysburg Should be on Your Bucket List

Gettysburg is often called the most famous small town in America because it was the site of the greatest military clash of the American Civil War.  Union and Confederate forces fought fiercely over three days (July 1-3, 1863), suffering more than 51,000 casualties. 

The battle is famously called the "high-water mark" of the Confederacy.

Rosie Carbo's picture

Science and Zoo Help Museum with Egyptian Animal Mummy Exhibit

When you think of a mummy, you probably think of Egypt. Or maybe you think of the Hollywood movie The Mummy, starring Brendon Fraser. But what if you were to discover that there are actual mummified animals laid to rest alongside their ancient Egyptian masters?

Crocodile Mummy, San Antonio Museum of Art. From Science and Zoo Help Museum with Egyptian Animal Mummy Exhibit

History Comes Alive in Hong Kong

by Sandy Bornstein /
Sandy Bornstein's picture
May 04, 2018 / 0 comments

A two-day trip to a mega city, with a preponderance of excellent attractions, can be overwhelming. With jet lag slowing my pace, coupled with intermittent rain dissuading outdoor activities, I set aside one day to learn about Hong Kong’s history. The best place to begin my adventure was at the Hong Kong Museum of History. This museum was established in 1975 “to preserve and promote the historical and cultural heritage of Hong Kong.” 

Pages