Category: History

Take Me Back To Lisbon

It’s not unusual for me to long for a place after I leave. Yet there are so many incredible destinations in the world, I seldom re-visit places. Lisbon is an exception. I’m going back. My whole family fell in love with the country of Portugal. We adored the friendly people, hearty food, temperate climate, mysterious castles and lush gardens. From the romantic…

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Fall Getaways to the Outer Banks

  If you’re craving another trip full of sunshine and water sports, consider a trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. With pristine beaches and fascinating national parks, it’s the place to eat the freshest seafood, climb to the top of a historic lighthouse, and learn about the first manned flight in America. A…

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5 Hikes With Colorful Fall Foliage: From 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC

There’s nothing like the beauty of autumn in the MidAtlantic! Here are five hikes with some of the region’s best fall foliage. For more hiking ideas, order my new guidebook 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC on Amazon. Published by Menasha Press with co-author Rachel Cooper. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Maryland A less well…

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7 Ways to Teach Kids About the Civil War

“Southern states are filled with thousands of historical markers, tourist sites and other remembrances of the Confederacy that entirely omit the racism behind the Confederate project.” James Loewen in Lies Across America; What our Historic Sites get Wrong As controversy grows over whether statues and memorials honoring Confederate soldiers should remain in public parks, this is…

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