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Cultural Heritage: History

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”              — Moslih Eddin Saadi

No matter where you go, every place has a story.   From great struggles against oppressive forces to human inguenity, the people and the places who have defined significant eras in human history move many to travel see where history was made.   Being able to walk where history was made, seeing the places that shaped legendary figures or experiencing life as our ancestors did, travel allows history to come to life in ways that transcend a history book.


2019

Bolivia’s Las Cholitas
The Rise of Dark Tourism
St. Simons Museum Shows that War is Hell on the Home Front, Too.
Protecting Pottery and the Past
What to See and Do at Kensington Palace
Franklin, Tennessee’s Historic Trilogy
Why You Should Visit Coventry at Least Once in Your Life
Civil War History at a Crossroads
Stone Circles in the UK: Beyond Stonehenge
Ladies of Laura: A Southern Plantation Run by Women
Gangsters, Monkeys and Mines: Exploring the Diverse History of a Florida County
Amazing UK World Heritage Sites
East Coast History Road Trip
Mahabaleshwar: A Tranquil Getaway in the Western Ghats of India
Greenpoint, Brooklyn: A Polish Neighborhood
The Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond
Visiting Panama’s Embera People
Chilean Tourism and the Indigenous Mapuche
Spanish Heritage in Buenos Aires: Avenida de Mayo
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English Museums
Five Reasons to Visit Taipei
Macedonia: Five Places to Visit
Searching for Monsters and Magic in the Scottish Highlands
Dark Tourism in Cambodia: Exploitation and Cultural Insensitivity
Georgia: Five Reasons to Choose it Over Neighboring Turkey
Discovering Traditional Arts in Thailand’s Golden Triangle
Why You Might Want to Visit Zimbabwe Sooner Rather than Later
Why Namibia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination in Africa
Coffee in Laos: an Unlikely Pathway out of Poverty
Why You Must Visit Warsaw: 30 Years After the Fall of Communism in Poland
World Footprints Top Stories of 2018

2018

Cajun Culture in Lafayette Parish
Jewish History Behind the Communist Blocks of Bucharest

2019

5 Recently Added Sites To The UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites List
TODAY IN HISTORY: Vancouver burns down (June 13, 1886)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s Birthday (June 11, 1910)
TODAY IN HISTORY: D-Day (June 6, 1944)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Big Ben (May 31, 1850)
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)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Establishment of Las Vegas (May 15, 1905)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Florence Nightingale is born (May 12, 1820)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Freedom Riders take to the road (May 4, 1961)
TODAY IN HISTORY: King James Bible published (May 2, 1611)
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: The First Earth Day (April 22, 1970)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Republic of Ireland Act (April 18, 1948)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Signing of Civil Rights Act (April 11, 1968)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Titanic’s Maiden Voyage (April 10, 1912)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Robert E. Lee Surrenders (April 9, 1865)
Today in History: Irish Government Bill 1886 (April 8, 1886)
Today in History: Establishment of the World Health Organization (April 7, 1948)
Today in History: The First Modern Olympics (April 6, 1896)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First Pony Express Run (April 3, 1860)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Inauguration of the Eiffel Tower (March 31, 1889)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Slave Trade Act (March 25, 1807)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Death of the last Templar Grand Master (March 18, 1314)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Grand Canyon becomes a National Park (Feb. 26, 1919)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Abraham Lincoln is born (Feb. 12, 1809)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Beatles play Ed Sullivan (Feb. 9, 1964)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The infamous Guy Fawkes is hanged and… (Jan. 31st)
TODAY IN HISTORY: British Museum Opens (Jan. 15, 1759)
TODAY IN HISTORY: RMS Queen Elizabeth burns and sinks (Jan. 9, 1972)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Battle of New Orleans (Jan. 8, 1815)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Leaning Tower of Pisa closes (Jan. 7, 1990)

2018

TODAY IN HISTORY: Dick Clark Rocks in the New Year (Dec. 31, 1972)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Christmas Truce (Dec. 25, 1914)
President Obama honors Wright Brothers Day, Dec. 17, 2014
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Boston Tea Party (Dec. 16, 1773)
TODAY IN HISTORY: First Nobel Prize and… (Dec. 10, 1901)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First African-American Governor (Dec. 09, 1872)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The birth of an American literary icon (Nov. 30, 1835)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Zong Massacre (Nov. 29, 1781)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Assassination of JFK and … (Nov. 22nd)
Corfu, Greece – Beyond the Port
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Gettysburg Address (Nov. 19, 1863)