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Wonderful Team Member Readership Award!

Last week I was thrilled to discover that I had been nominated for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award by J.G. Burdette, author of my favourite history blog: Map of Time. … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 8 Comments

Lachine Canal, Montreal, Canada

In 1539, Jacques Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence River.  He and other explorers, believing they had found the mythical Northwest passage to China, named the area Lachine (from the french La Chine, … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Guest Dream: Exploring Southern Indiana, U.S.A.

This latest guest post comes from one of my favourite bloggers, J.G. Burdette.  She is an excellent writer and runs one of the best history blogs on the Internet at Map … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, Canada

How lucky would you be to live in or near Vancouver?  On one side of you would be the Pacific Ocean, and on the other side would be the incredible … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · 6 Comments

HMY Britannia, Leith, Scotland

Since the restoration of King Charles II to the throne in 1660, the United Kingdom has had 83 Royal Yachts (25 belonged to Charles II himself).  The last was the … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 7 Comments

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

Located at the North End of the Olympic Centennial Park, Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium… in the world (inside joke for Jeremy Clarkson fans).  It contains more than 8.5 … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 11 Comments

Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Citadel, with its famous star-shaped design, deep ditches, and pointy ramparts was designed to defend Halifax against possible American aggression during the War of 1812.  Ironically, the fort … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Bank of Korea Museum, Seoul, South Korea

In my travels I’ve been to many different museums.  I try to stop in at every museum I can, because I believe in the value of learning about history.  One … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada

Located just behind Chinatown (incidentally, the largest collection of people from China outside of China), Kensington Market is a fresh breath of (almost fresh) air and an escape from the … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

As the backdrop of the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the most visited, paid tourist attraction in the city, Edinburgh Castle has become the one of the most recognizable features … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 8 Comments