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Things to do in Santa Fe: Ancient Cliff Dwellings in Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier New Mexico Cliff Dwelling 1

Bandelier National Monument should be a no-brainer if you are visiting Santa Fe, NM.  It makes for an easy, relaxed full day trip from Santa Fe with a picnic lunch and some hiking, or can be combined into a half day trip with a visit to Los Alamos, NM. The area around Bandelier National Monument […]

Walking the Royal Mile Edinburgh Scotland – Our Favorite Stops and Historical Tidbits

Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh is one of my favorite European cities.  Its casual elegance and easy going attitude make it an easy place to spend a few days.  The scale of the city makes it very walkable and not overwhelming like larger cities that we have been to. The Royal Mile Edinburgh is the historical heart of this […]

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Moving Image of the USS Arizona Memorial

A flag at the memorial at Pearl harbor

A moving picture of the flag at the USS Arizona Memorial commemorating the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese made a surprise attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941.  This marked the beginning of the US involvement in World War II. Though […]

Looking Down the Road: Bastille Day in France

French Flag

“No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.” J. Michael Straczynski Freedom lovers everywhere should rejoice with our French cousins each year on July 14th.  On […]

Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin: At the Crossroads of History in Ireland

Kilmainhaim Gaol Stone Breakers yard

Kilmainham Gaol, a historic Victorian jail in Dublin, Ireland. Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin has been at the epicenter of the tumultuous storm of Irish history since it was built in 1796. This place has been woven into the tapestry of Irish history through its role as a holding place for those on the wrong side of multiple […]