St. Francisville Lousiana: Visiting this part of northern Louisiana to tour historic plantation homes like Rosedown, Myrtles and the Cottage Plantations.
History is a part of every trip, whether it’s recent or ancient history. Here we include stories where the authors experienced historical travel.
Visiting the D-Day Sites in Normandy, France By Max Hartshorne GoNOMAD Editor On the eve of the 75th anniversary, any visit to the north of France’s Normandy region must include visits to the various locations of the Allied D-Day invasion in June 1944. Americans and others who want to get a first-hand view of where it […]
‘The Mamuthones are more than just a masquerade for us,’ in Mamoiada, Sardinia By Angela Corrias I was about to share fears and hopes with my ancestors. With the aid (and the patience) of Pino, I journeyed to Sardinia through the oldest Carnival I had ever seen or experienced, because, let’s face it, you […]
By Kevin McDowell As I turn onto Old Main Street in Deerfield, Massachusetts, the mile-long strip of road on which the Historic Deerfield Museum is located, it feels as if I’ve stepped back in time. Centuries-old restored houses share yards with private family homes, the architecture so traditionally beautiful that it would be hard to […]
By Ryan Cole Once long ago there was a Shinto god and goddess, Izanagi and Izanami. They were bored. There was nothing around. So they did what any self-respecting nature deities would do in their situation; they made love, and lots of it. The sex was voracious, lasted days, weeks, and while you and I […]
Following the trail of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Bolivia – looking for Butch’s gravesite and other signs of his life in Bolivia on the run.
Palenque: Secret City of the Maya By Richard Arghiris Dense, exuberant rainforest shrouds this immense Mayan metropolis, abandoned for unknown reasons over a millennia ago. A sense of the lost, grandiose world of the Maya lingers in this city’s ruined plazas. At its height, Palenque would have supported hundreds of thousands of inhabitants. Slaves, artists, […]
Ephesus & Gokova, Two of the Most Fantastic Places in Turkey By Jessica P. Hayden It was a hot day and we took a lot of breaks in the shade as we walked through the Roman ruins at Ephesus. My husband and I waded through the throng of tourists gawking at the century old ruins. […]