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Chiapas and the Mayans

Chiapas and the Mayans

In the southern Mexican state of Chiapas lie the remains of an ancient lost civilization.  Giant stone cities, buried for centuries in thick jungle and rainforests, wait for adventurers to discover their secrets.  Some of these cities are easily accessible to travelers, while others are still buried deep in virgin jungle, and must be reached […]

Pearl Harbor & The Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor & The Arizona Memorial

December 7, 1941 was a day that changed history – the Japanese fleet attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, propelling the U.S. into a conflict that would last nearly four years and cost countless lives.

Exploring Kentucky’s Waterways

Exploring Kentucky’s Waterways

Kentucky is characterized as much by its waterways as by its land mass, especially the more than 650 miles of the Ohio River that define the state’s northern border, also part of the famous Mason-Dixon Line that once divided North from South. Kentucky’s western tip is carved by a short section of the Mississippi River, […]

Hawaii – The Kingdom Nobody Knows

Hawaii – The Kingdom Nobody Knows

The picturesque Hawaiian islands have long been a favorite vacation destination for Americans but few visitors know about their tumultuous past – including the sordid overthrow of the ruling monarchs by mercenaries in the early 20th Century. Gaellen Quinn, author of the new novel, The Last Aloha, takes us back to those fateful times. Imagine […]

Lower Manhattan History

Lower Manhattan History

  The history of the island of Manhattan is intertwine   with the story of the birth and growth of the United States. Conveniently for visitors, much of Manhattan’s rich history is confined to a small walkable area around Wall Street. From the center of American capitalism to the site of the first presidential oath […]

Philadelphia – Birthplace of American Democracy

Philadelphia – Birthplace of American Democracy

Located roughly in the middle of the thirteen original colonies, Philadelphia was the largest city on the continent in the 18th century and a witness to the tumultuous birth of the United States. The history of a place is often dictated by the fortune or misfortune of its location. A country like Poland, wedged between […]

Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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