Category Archives: Living History

How to Travel Back in Time 800 Years

You’re thinking that I’m crazy.  You may not believe me, but this story is legit.  No my name isn’t Marty McFly, and no I don’t have a DeLorean.  However, my name is Sheldon and I’ve got lots of Frequent Flyer … Continue reading

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Best of Niagara Falls USA

Although they’re the highlight, there is much more to Niagara Falls than just the falls.  Save them like you would a delicious dessert.  (I know, we’re teasing you with a food lead-in, but it’s just a metaphor and we’ll save … Continue reading

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Travel to Thomas Jefferson Sites in Virginia

“I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and now I resign my soul, without fear, to my God, my daughter, to my country.” These, the penultimate words of Thomas Jefferson, followed only … Continue reading

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Embera Indian Tribe

Every young boy remembers the time at elementary school when his friend showed up during library time and showed him a picture of some topless native Americans from the most recent National Geographic.  It brought a whole new meaning to … Continue reading

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St Augustine, Florida: The Most Historic Place in the US

In our recent Florida Roadtrip loop with free Club Carlson Hotels, I raved about the town of St. Augustine, Florida. Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously-occupied settlement by Europeans in the continental United States. Its history is … Continue reading

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Reifenstein Castle – A Moment to Reflect

As I ponder the sites that I saw in Alpine Europe this spring, my mind recalls the moments when we toured the Reifenstein Castle, which is found about one hour south of Innsbrook.  In the words of Rick Steves, “Reifenstein … Continue reading

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Travel Map: New England Vacation with Free Nights at Starwood Preferred Guest Hotels

Start planning your tour through New England or other exciting destinations by signing up for this great travel credit card from American Express, the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. This wonderful loop through New England will show … Continue reading

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