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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

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

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

Haedong Yonggungsa, Busan, South Korea

Originally built in 1376, this Buddhist temple is not just unique in its beauty, but also its location.  Most Buddhist temples in Korea are located way way up in the … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 10 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic District, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Pretty much everyone knows the “I have a dream speech” off by heart.  And by “off by heart” I mean they know that Martin Luther King gave a speech, and … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

Pier 21, Halifax, Canada

From 1928 to 1971, the ocean liner terminal at Pier 21, in south Halifax, welcomed over 1 Million immigrants from Europe and elsewhere.  It is the last remaining ocean immigration … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 4 Comments