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The Splendor of Newport, RI: Things to Do & Travel Guide
Newport is one of my absolute favourite places in the United States, and it’s also a bit of a hidden gem. Located on an island on the shore of Rhode Island, Newport is a summer town known for its historic gilded-age mansions and historic charm dating to the 17th century. It’s a wonderful destination to put on your USA itinerary, especially if you’re here for the summer.
Aquidneck Island, Newport’s location, had been settled on for thousands of years by the Pokanoket tribe. Actually, current downtown Newport had been an important Pokanoket settlement that the European settlers took … Continue reading
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31 Fun Things to Do in Maryland This Fall (2022)
I love travelling but I try my best to stay home during the autumn season. Maryland is filled with wonderful autumn- and Halloween-themed activities and I love being able to celebrate the season. Every year I like to get my pumpkins at local pumpkin patches, go to Halloween and fall themed events, and go to haunted houses amongst many other things. So I’d like to share my love of spending fall in Maryland with you!
I’ve compiled a list of activities to do in Maryland based on my experiences and research. A lot of these places and events are based … Continue reading
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The Adorable Town of Mystic, CT – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Mystic, Connecticut was a place that came up frequently when I was planning for my New England road trip. It was definitely one of our favourite stops and this charming shipbuilding town should definitely be on your list for Connecticut.
The Pequot people lived in the area of Mystic until the European colonisers came. Unfortunately Mystic has a grim history. When the English started to settle, a war followed known today as the Pequot War. During the war was a huge massacre, called the Mystic Massacre, that took place in 1637. Several hundred Native Americans died in … Continue reading
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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.
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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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 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
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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.
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
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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 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
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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
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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.
Here are ten of my favourite places we got to visit when we were visiting up and down New England’s coast.
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
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The Pilgrims’ Town of Plymouth, MA – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Plymouth’s story is told each year in U.S. schools and around the Thanksgiving table: in 1620, over 100 people sailed on the Mayflower to start a new life in the “new world.” These people were known as the Puritans and were seeking religious asylum from England. They landed in Plymouth on December 26 and made one of the United States’ first permanent settlements there. They survived their first year of hardship due to the local Native American tribe and the following year, held a Harvest festival with them to celebrate the harvest. 1621 – the first Thanksgiving.
That’s not super … Continue reading
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