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Posts from the ‘History’ Category

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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3
Jul
Fourth of July flag and sparkler celebration

Celebrating American Independence Day – 4 July

One of the best times to visit the U.S.A. is around the time of Independence Day celebrations on 4 July. With summer in full swing the country enjoys this holiday outdoors – and what better way to enjoy it than with family, friends and fellow countrymen.
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19
Jun
Graceland entrance

Elvis Presley Graceland – An Historic Treasure

Graceland is a place revered by many. To Elvis fans around the world, this stately, old colonial house on the outskirts of downtown Memphis is almost sacred.

Love for the King and the devotion to preserving his legacy are very much evident in and around Graceland as well as its visitor’s centre, both of which encompass a most fitting tribute to Elvis, his life and his music.

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8
Jun

Cloud Gate (The Bean) Millennium Park – Reflections of Chicago

I cherish those moments travelling when you stumble upon a place that really peaks your interest, stops you dead in your tracks and makes you say ‘wow’. Cloud Gate, in Chicago, more affectionately known locally as ‘The Bean’ certainly achieved this.

On a recent visit to the States, we spent three glorious days in Chicago, Illinois. This post is a city pictorial of Chicago through the reflections ‘The Bean’. Enjoy! Read more »

19
May
SS Cyprus - Photo credit: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Ship Wrecks of the Great Lakes

Today’s guest post is from Rutger Thole at Book Your Dive.
If you love scuba diving and enjoy visiting intriguing wrecks around the world, consider travelling to the Great Lakes region of North America. Those who are unfamiliar with the Great Lakes may not realise it, but these massive lakes are home to some incredible wreck dives.
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10
May
St. Augusitne's dramatic skyline. Photo courtesy of FloridasHistoricCoast.com

St. Augustine – Explore Florida’s historic coast

When looking for a coastal holiday along America’s diverse Atlantic seaboard, the destination choices are endless. Warm and sunny beach holidays are among the most sought after and Florida, America’s Sunshine State, is a place which offers this in abundance. There is one Florida city though that can claim particular distinction.
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21
Apr
Indy 500

Indianapolis 500 – Tradition, crowds and buttermilk

Dubbed the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’, one of the largest motor speedway gatherings in the world will soon be taking place this upcoming Memorial Day. The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in tradition and thrusts this city onto the world stage. With 200 laps, 500 miles and 400,000 spectators crowding the stands, it’s assured to be an adrenaline fuelled good time.
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7
Apr
Civil War

The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – 30 June to 4 July 2013

This year marks the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the American Civil War. The confederacy’s push into the north was repelled and the northern victory became the catalyst for one of the greatest presidential addresses of all time – Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
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18
Nov
Map of Pearl Harbour US Naval Fleet

Hawaii – Beyond Waikiki Beach to Pearl Harbour

One of the smallest of the fifty states, Hawaii is a cosmopolitan destination offering modern elements with historic flair. Hawaii’s diverse elements have formed a unique South Pacific culture that beckons, whose people are eager to welcome visitors with that famous Aloha Spirit.
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1
May
Natchez Trace drive

Natchez Trace Parkway – A glimpse into America’s past

The Natchez Trace Parkway from Mississippi to just short of Nashville, Tennessee is one of the most stunning drives in America. With Spring in full bloom it’s the perfect time of year to explore this 444 mile (714km) parkway.  Its path winds all the way from Natchez, Mississippi, through Alabama and into the rolling hills of Tennessee.  Nature lovers will enjoy the parkway’s lush forests and flora and what seemed to be hundreds of nature trails, some with beckoning waterfalls.
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21
Apr
Capitol Building Nashville TN

Top 5 Must See US Capitol Buildings

If you’re a traveller who has an appreciation for inspiring architecture or one who simply enjoys acquainting yourself with a city through its history then look no further than a visit to one of the U.S.A.’s fifty state capitol buildings.
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