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A Visit to Historic Gettysburg – Things to Do & Travel Guide

For anyone wanting to learn more about American and Civil War history, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a great option. It’s filled with museums and sites of the battle that prove to be informative not only to the battle specifically but to American culture during the Civil War era in general. It’s also probably one of the best places to learn about this era of history as well.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

I’m not interested in military history at all but I do come from a family filled with Civil War historians. So I hope that does shine through in this post even a little!

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Continue reading Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Destinations
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Discovering the Charm of Charleston – Things to Do & Travel Guide

I’d had a visit to Charleston in college and it was absolutely beautiful. However I was determined to visit again, armed with more information on things to do and where to explore. I have to say, I was thoroughly impressed by what Charleston has to offer and it always makes a fabulous trip.

Charleston, SC

Charleston’s History

Charleston has a much more interesting history than I had ever thought before my visit. The city as we know it was first colonised in 1670 as Charles Town. It was actually the only walled city in English American colonial history (which I find fascinating) … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Destinations
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6 Day Trips from Split, Croatia

Split’s an excellent city in its own right but due to its proximity to other towns, it’s a great place to base yourself to explore northern Dalmatia via day trips. Though I didn’t get to visit all the amazing places around Split, here are six places I did visit and what I thought of them.

Hvar

Day Trip from Split: Hvar

When I was researching where to visit in Croatia, Hvar was a name that came up repeatedly. I have to admit that I didn’t see much appeal in visiting Hvar since I’m more of a city person, but I opted to visit anyway. Even … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Destinations
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Visiting the Historic Harpers Ferry – Things to Do & Travel Guide

I live so close to Harpers Ferry and had heard so much about it from friends. But for some reason, I hadn’t been until during the pandemic. However, I was so pleasantly surprised to visit and see this centuries-old town for myself.

Harpers Ferry

A History of Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry has a fairly straightforward history. The land belonged to a man named Robert Harper in 1750, and in 1761 he established a ferry to bring passengers into the Shenandoah Valley and farther west – thus the name Harpers Ferry. (the lack of an apostrophe was intentional) Being right at the … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Destinations
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Exploring the Small Town of Sibenik: Things to Do & Travel Guide

On my way from Split to Zadar, I opted to make a few stops at different towns. One town I’d heard good things about was Sibenik, a little bayside town with a lot of charm. It’s a bit of a hidden gem but easily accessible, so I stopped in little Sibenik for a few hours. It was incredibly gorgeous and one of my favourite stops in Croatia.

Sibenik, Croatia Sibenik, Croatia

The History of Sibenik

Sibenik (chi-ben-ick) has an unusual history for Croatia since it was founded by the Croats. It’s first mentioned in 1066 and was made a city in 1169, with its … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Destinations
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Exploring and Whale Watching in Provincetown, MA

I first saw Provincetown on Twitter and it was recommended a few more times. There are many small towns in Massachusetts’ famous Cape Cod but Provincetown looked like a good bet for a place to spend the day. I was so right – Provincetown is absolutely adorable!

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Provincetown, MA

Provincetown History

Provincetown today is located at the end tip of the Cape Cod spiral. The area of Provincetown had been inhabited by the local Wampanoags and Nausets for millennia before the pilgrims from Europe arrived. The famous pilgrims first arrived … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Destinations
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A Day Trip to Montenegro: Perast & Kotor

Sometimes I like visiting countries for the sake of it, and when I was in Dubrovnik, I opted to take a day trip down to Montenegro. It was beyond my expectations and so worth a trip. Kotor actually ended up being one of the highlights of my vacation! So without further adieu, here’s a wrap-up of Perast and Kotor in Montenegro.

Perast, Montenegro

Perast, Montenegro

A little bit of history: Perast’s most notable history is a lot more recent than some surrounding areas. It became a part of the Venetian Empire from 1420-1797, which is when it thrived and developed the look … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Destinations
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The Site of a Murder? Exploring Rough Point

I love, love, love Newport. On our last trip, we got to visit one of the mansions there, Rough Point. Rough Point was the home of Doris Duke, an incredibly wealthy heiress and socialite during the mid-20th century. You may know her more famous home, Shangri-La in Hawaii. We came in expecting a beautiful home but there was a little surprise in store for us.

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Exploring Rough Point Mansion

Rough Point is owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation rather than the Newport Mansions, but it’s still a mansion in … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Destinations
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Exploring Madrid, the Heart of Spain: Things to Do & Travel Guide

I have to be honest: Madrid was not at the top of my bucket list. Even though the museums were a huge draw to the city, I felt I wouldn’t like it as Madrid’s a lot “newer” than other cities. But in the wake of the pandemic, I found a cheap flight and decided to take the trip. Now Madrid’s actually one of my favourite cities!

Madrid, Spain

The History of Madrid

Madrid started as an Islamic city in the 9th century, though it of course fell under Christian rule. It remained a relatively sleepy town until 1561, when King Philip II … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Destinations
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10 Charming Towns on New England’s Shore

New England is absolutely one of my favourite places to explore in the United States. While their winters are cold, their summers are (generally) a nice escape from the extreme heat of the south. Combined with the historic charm and natural beauty of New England, it makes an amazing road trip.

10 Towns to Explore on New England's Shore

Here are ten of my favourite places we got to visit when we were visiting up and down New England’s coast.

Kennebunkport, ME

Kennebunkport has a colonial history dating back to the 17th century and has been a popular summer destination since the 1870s. Though it burned down half … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Destinations
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