Historical sites

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Huntington Beach State Park’s Atalaya

Atalaya at Huntington Beach State Park, SC: Archer and Anna Huntington's Castle by the Sea When I first laid eyes on Atalaya, it struck me as incongruent with everything I thought I knew about coastal South Carolina. I stood in the parking lot of Huntington Beach…
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Charleston Joggling Board History

Instagram of the week: Charleston Joggling Board History When wandering around Charleston’s #beautiful residential #neighborhoods, it won’t take long to spot a #jogglingboard. A “what?” you ask?  Usually constructed from longleaf pine, a joggling board is made of two wooden stands with a long  plank of wood…
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Discovering Christmas ‘Hygge’ in Denmark

While on an Advent-themed Eurail  train trip through Europe, I just had to make my way up to Aarhus, Denmark to visit one of my dearest friends. While there, I discovered that the Danes take the idea of Yuletide coziness to a new level with…
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History Comes to Life in Queensland

It's one thing to read about history, quite another to see it lived out before your eyes. History comes to life every year at Fort Lytton, Queensland with History Alive: A Journey Through Time. A fantastic living history event, History Alive allows the public to…

3 Must-See Temples of Bangkok

Thailand is a country that keeps travelers coming back for more. From its gorgeous beaches, and amazing islands, to its charming cities, and stunning temples, most visitors find their stay too short and leave with a wanderlust for more of Thailand. I know I certainly…

Wearable Luggage and Other Things I Love this Week

History of travel – an animated view of the story so far (Infographic), Tnooz, by Kevin May via HotelClub This is an absolute travel and history lover's dream! Shared over on Tnooz this week, this fantastic animated infographic highlights the History of Travel. The graphic proposes…

Iris Origo and Tales of 20th Century Tuscany

A woman who lived under the Tuscan sun in the early 1900s The villa and beautiful gardens at La Foce in Tuscany. An Italian nobleman for a husband. The stuff of dreams for many a Travel Belle. But Iris Origo's life was no fairy tale.…
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