The National Trust for Historic Preservation unveiled its 2023 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual ranking that spotlights significant sites of American history that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. “This year’s list of the nation’s most endangered historic places is a portfolio of sites that are nearly as […]
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Travellers short on time can capture many of Rome’s picturesque hot spots with the help of a built-in photographer as part of ArcheoRunning’s new Instagram Running Tour. Led by renaissance (wo)man Isabella Calidonna, an art historian, certified tour guide, and coach for the Italian National Olympic Committee, the tour explores all the city’s most iconic […]
Civil rights is one of the themes running through the American South. To follow its thread is to relive its lows and highs, and to comprehend how those lows invoked the attention and energy to power positive change. Take a trip to Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail and you’ll meet the soldiers of the movement – children, colleagues, clergy […]
A lesser known, but no less interesting fact about the Caribbean island of Nevis is that it is the birthplace and home of one of the founding fathers of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was born in the capital, Charleston, in 1757, with his birthplace serving as one of the island’s two museums as well as the meeting room for the Nevis House of Assembly.
Make your next trip an educational one! If you are someone who just loves history, then you are probably aware that it goes hand in hand with travel. History helps us understand the past, while travel connects that past to the present. We become educated in the diverse cultures and ways of life. We learn about how our lives are intertwined and how we can impact one another. From confederate hospitals in North Carolina to the towering castles and cobblestone alleyways of Bermuda, we invite everyone to travel back in time. Below are some historic destinations—some popular, some lesser-known—that all history enthusiasts should add to their bucket list
Not many places are as steeped in pirate lore as the Caribbean, especially The Bahamas. So, come aboard ye, and learn about pirate ships and their fantastical experiences on the Caribbean seas. In the 1600’s, it wasn’t an uncommon sight to see a pirate ship being illegally docked on the Bahamian shores. You can almost hear a privateer shouting his lungs out and announcing their arrival, Ahoy, matey! Avast ye!
The Caribbean island of Anguilla has long enjoyed a reputation by those in the know as a world-class tourist destination. Since the very first settlers set foot on its white sands, it feels like the island was destined for greatness. While many likely associate Anguilla with pristine beaches, cerulean waters, and lush luxury resorts, fewer are aware of its rich history and the compelling, inspiring story of its hard-won freedom.