Category Archives: History

Going Gently Bananas in the Caribbean

What could be more Free and Easy than chilling in the shade of a Caribbean banana plant? And thankfully, there’s lots of them to choose from, on every island you visit. Of course, the reason for bananas being so Prolific … Continue reading

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Wandering Rome, The Eternal City, At Night

The Eternal City of Rome is stunning during the day. But in my opinion, it’s even more beautiful at night. And as long as you keep your wits about you, it’s a relatively safe place to walk around. For a … Continue reading

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Robin Hood’s Major Oak, Sherwood Forest

We’ve all heard stories of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Most historians believe Robin himself was probably based on a real person who lived during the 13th Century, but the facts have been lost in the mists of time. … Continue reading

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‘Step’ Back In Time At The Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks, Utah

Utah is covered with dinosaur tracks. Who knew? Well actually, I had a bit of an idea, since I’ve seen some of them myself! Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks are located north of Arches National Park, just east of Hwy 191. … Continue reading

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Lanyon Quoit Neolithic Tomb In The Mist At Dusk

I LOVE prehistoric piles of rocks. Standing stones, hill forts, stone circles… love them! Unsurprisingly then, when we were in Cornwall this time two years ago, we visited as many as we could fit in. One evening around dusk we … Continue reading

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The Spruce Goose: The Biggest Airplane Ever Built

I love airplanes, but my brother Bisckits adores them. So he couldn’t have been happier when, during a West Coast roadtrip from Seattle to San Francisco, we called in to see a very special aircraft. Just outside McMinnville, Oregon, is … Continue reading

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The Monument (to the Great Fire of London)

On September 2nd, 1666, over three-quarters of London was burned to the ground in what has become known as the Great Fire of London. The blaze started in the King’s baker’s house in Pudding Lane, not far from the northern … Continue reading

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