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Compass: North America

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”                – Eudora Welty

Explore the history, diverse cultures and traditions of the North American countries of Canada, Mexico and the United States.


Discover Black History and Culture While Traveling the USA
Responsible and Cultural Travel in Montana
What to do about Racism and Bigotry as Travelers of Conscience and Culture
Back to my Roots: A Road Trip Brings Restoration and Hope
Viewing Today’s World Through Journalistic Eyes: Can Travel Heal The Divide?
Giving Up On Perfect: A Road-Trip Through USA
From lockdown to isolation: My COVID-19-fuelled journey home
Virtually There: Traveling through Technology
Silence in Big Sur, silence in between
How travel has changed my definition of ‘home’
Rediscovering and Reviving American Culture
Have a high time in Albuquerque
Swim with whale sharks – the largest fish in the ocean
How Spending Time Alone on the Pacific Crest Trail Changed My Life
Travel greener in 2020 with these 5 incredible Amtrak journeys


Mexico’s street dog problem — and how travelers are part of the solution
Is It Still Midnight in Savannah?
Ellijay, Georgia: Extraordinarily out of the Ordinary
One Night in Jail: A Travel Horror Story
The Saanich Peninsula: A Family Farm Haven on Vancouver Island
St. Simons Museum Shows that War is Hell on the Home Front, Too.
Protecting Pottery and the Past
Franklin, Tennessee’s Historic Trilogy
Civil War History at a Crossroads
Ladies of Laura: A Southern Plantation Run by Women
Gangsters, Monkeys and Mines: Exploring the Diverse History of a Florida County
Where to Celebrate National Pride Month This June
Rats and Astronauts: Street Art in Oaxaca
East Coast History Road Trip
Greenpoint, Brooklyn: A Polish Neighborhood
The Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond
Enterprise Alabama: Thank the Boll Weevil
The East Coast Trail: How far are you willing to go?
Roadside Stops between Los Angeles and Las Vegas
The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Artist’s Political Protest

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Hawaii Passes Law To Stem Number of AirBnBs
Grand Canyon Will Be Designated As International Dark Sky Park
TODAY IN HISTORY: Vancouver burns down (June 13, 1886)
Hawaii Allows Visitors To Purchase Medical Marijuana
TODAY IN HISTORY: Dedication of Lincoln Memorial (May 30, 1922)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Peter Minuit Buys Manhattan (May 24, 1626)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Founding of the American Red Cross (May 21, 1881)
New Rules Restrict Tour Groups Access To Certain Parts of Famous U.S. Landmarks
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Establishment of Las Vegas (May 15, 1905)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Freedom Riders take to the road (May 4, 1961)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Dedication of the Empire State Building (May 1, 1931)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Founding of the Library of Congress (April 24, 1800)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Founding of the Conch Republic (April 23, 1982)
Small California Cabin is Airbnb’s Most Popular For 10 Years
TODAY IN HISTORY: Signing of Civil Rights Act (April 11, 1968)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Robert E. Lee Surrenders (April 9, 1865)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First Pony Express Run (April 3, 1860)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Grand Canyon becomes a National Park (Feb. 26, 1919)
California City Paying First 500 Visitors $100 During Winter Season
TODAY IN HISTORY: Abraham Lincoln is born (Feb. 12, 1809)
Elephant Seals Make Northern California Beach Their Home During Shutdown
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