6:22 PM / Wednesday August 5, 2020


Experience! Philadelphia

March 14, 2013

Philadelphia was the first major colonial city to be established where there had not previously been a fort. William Penn obtained his charter in 1681 and is believed to have immediately set out to legally purchase land from the indigenous tribes, the most famous of which was the…

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Glasgow, Scotland! Experience the Spirit (part two)

March 7, 2013

Glasgow is a city that invites you to touch history as well as experience all that it has to offer. Greater than 130 cultural events are offered weekly and there are more than 70 parks and gardens, impressive architecture, unique dining venues, year round festivals, and the best…

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Glasgow, Scotland! Experience the Spirit (part one)

March 3, 2013

An old Scottish proverb states, “Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.” While this is not entirely accurate it is a huge indication of the character of the people. Their independence has shaped their character and pride in their shared culture, history and institutions, is visible everywhere…

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Harrisburg, A Capitol City

March 3, 2013

Native Americans inhabited the area they referred to as “Paxtang,” “where the water stands,” more than 4000-years ago because the location was the juncture of several land and water trading routes that connected the Delaware, Ohio, Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers. 

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Germany’s UNESCO Route, Regensburg

February 14, 2013

The final stop on our UNESCO Route is the spectacular city of Regensburg, 81-miles from Bamberg. The Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof was designated a UNESCO site in 2006 based on the criteria that in the “High Middle Ages Regensburg was a political center of the Holy Roman Empire and…

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Germany’s UNESCO Route, Bamberg

February 11, 2013

Bamberg, Germany is our second UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a mere 43-miles from Wurzburg and the 580-acre site was inscribed in 1993 based on its significance to human history and interchange of human values. The town follows an early medieval street plan laid out in the form of a cross with…

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Germany’s UNESCO Route, Wurzburg

February 3, 2013

There are nearly 900 UNESCO sites in the world and Germany has nearly 40 throughout the country. They can be explored thematically, historically, in the footsteps of a historic personality or any number of other ways. Because Germany has such a modern and convenient rail system I have always found it easiest and…

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Maryland Trails, look back in wonder (part two)

January 27, 2013

This March locations throughout the country will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman. The most significant of the commemorative activities will be held in Dorchester County, Maryland, the area in which Harriet spent her formative years.

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Maryland Trails, Look back in wonder (part one)

January 18, 2013

Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture both sets the tone for an African American history tour and provides an incisive overview into Maryland black history. The museum opened in 2005 and is the 2nd largest African American museum in the world.

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