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Posts from the ‘History’ Category

5
Apr
Chicago Architecture Cruise - First Lady Cruises

Picture Review of Chicago River Architecture Cruise

Chicago, the gleaming and stylish city on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan is always a pleasure to visit. A walk along its tree-lined streets, beautiful wide avenues and manicured parks never fail to impress. The ‘city of big shoulders’ is known for many things, but, one of its most acclaimed features is its architecture. Chicago is after all the birthplace of the modern skyscraper
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4
Apr

Top 10 Funny and Unusual Town Names in America

Sometimes, a name is just a name, and other times it speaks volumes about a city or town. From the wacky, to the downright unfortunate, these 10 towns make quite a name for themselves.

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27
Mar
planet earth

How to travel when in lockdown or quarantine

Armchair travelling: the art of exploring the world from home.

The act of armchair travel is not a new concept, but its popularity has grown rapidly. With over a third of the world currently on lockdown due to Covid-19, these films are sure to satisfy your travel bug.

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25
Mar
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

5 Famous American Bridges

America boasts some of the most famous and understated bridges in the world today. Here we review 5 of the most famous and historic. Travel throughout certain regions and you will drive over bridges dating back to the 1800’s.
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12
Jul
A340 sunset take off

The World’s Best Airline Logos

There are a lot of great airline logos out there, but however stylish one may look when fully integrated into an airline’s color scheme, is another story. The question is, how does it look as a stand-alone symbol?

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25
Jun

An Airline Blast From the Past

Ok, I’ll say it. I’m a total avgeek. I have been since my first flight at the age of 14. And while the airline industry has changed a lot since the early 80s, so to has the world of the airline enthusiast.     

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29
May
WTC memorial museum sign

9/11 World Trade Center Memorial & Museum Review – New York City

Often a day in history is remembered for many reasons. It may be a wedding, birthday or a significant milestone that was achieved. Other times we remember where we were on days of tragedy. There are certain world events that etch themselves into one’s mind and history books forever and September 11, 2001, was no exception. Many lives were affected by the horrific events that day in New York. In just a few short hours thousands of people lost their lives and millions of people from around the world were affected when one of the world’s great tragedies unfolded before our eyes.
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17
Sep
Statue of Liberty New York

Best ways to view the Statue of Liberty – New York City

“She has style, she has grace, she is Miss United States”. An apt line for the robed lady who has been welcoming visitors to American shores since 1886.

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19
May
Central Wisconsin Airport Check-in Area. Image courtesy: CWA

Central Wisconsin Airport Set to Unveil New Terminal

Some good news in the regional aviation sector with the completion of the 5 year, $38 million project to renovate and expand Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA).

Serving the Wausau / Stevens Point region, the airport will host a ‘Grand Re-Opening’ and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 9, 2016 for the official unveiling of its stylish new terminal.

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28
Apr
Union Square at Dusk

Union Square , San Francisco – A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Union Square, with its towering memorial statue and air of California sophistication is perfectly placed in the pulsating heart of downtown San Francisco. An inviting city plaza surrounded by swaying palms, upscale retailers and historic hotels, the clanging of passing cable cars only heightens this already charming urban scene.

The commercial centre of the city, Union Square features some of the best shopping in the country. Interspersed with lovely restaurants and inviting cafes, Union Square is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco coffee or meal while watching the world go by.

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10
Mar
Central Park - New York City

10 Fun New York State Trivia Facts You Never Knew

Ah, New York, the city that never sleeps. Famous for its hot pretzel carts, gorgeous sky-line and some of the best shopping and entertainment in the world; visitors don’t have to look far for their next adventure.

But as much as we like to think we know New York through its many TV, film and movies that made this city cinematically famous, there are many other interesting facts that may come as a surprise. Here are 10 New York trivia facts you never knew.  

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30
Nov

Old State House Museum – Boston Massachusetts

You can’t help but feel a sense of great history when walking the charming streets of Boston. History is everywhere and it seems to hang in the air, oozing off the historic buildings and cityscapes like a warm mist after a summer rain. I always knew there was a deep, rich history in this incredible city, and then I stumbled upon Old State House Museum. I couldn’t believe what I had read on the entry plaque – was this true? I knew I was going to be in for a surprise. Read more »

21
Sep
Oil painting scenery dots the entire Grand Canyon rim.

Review in Pictures – The Grand Canyon South Rim

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is possibly the most impressive site that I’ve ever seen. President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in preserving this national park over a hundred years ago. Said to be over 17 million years old, the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is probably one of my all time favourite destinations in America.
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4
Aug
Lorraine Motel - Memphis

Civil Rights Museum & Martin Luther King – Memphis, Tennessee

Historic sites should act as both monument and learning tool; no matter how confronting. If there is an argument for historic preservation, it is that these treasured places have the ability to teach, inform and inspire. Historic sites enrich our culture, inform the mind and touch the soul.

Looking through these windows in time gives us as a society the rare ability to take a look back, see where we were, and often times where we’re headed, hopefully bringing some form of clarity to the future.
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25
Jul
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Beautiful Wausau, Wisconsin – Skiing, Arts & History

Wausau is the regional hub of central and north central Wisconsin. In addition to its fantastic canoeing and kayaking areas, this charming city has many other recreational activities to offer, from museums and historic sites, excellent river walks and bike paths, to lush island parks and nature reserves – and of course down-hill skiing and snowboarding in the winter!
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