Tag: history

Charles Martel at Strasbourg Cathedral (source: wikimedia)
Europe Travel, History & Archaeology

Why You Should Know What Happened on October 10, 732

October 10, 732 It’s the date that one man changed EVERYTHING! As a historian I’ve long known that the Battle of Tours is a key moment in world history. Why doesn’t it receive more than a paragraph or two in world history textbooks? I can’t really answer that, but I […]

The Solitary Beauty of Muyil
Mexico, Nature Lovers

The Solitary Beauty of Muyil

Spectacular Mayan ruins, the sounds of nature in its full grandeur, the deepest of blues and the greenest of greens. Would you like to experience these sensations in one place? If the answer is yes, then all you have to do is venture just 10 miles south of Tulum. There you […]

Tulum Ruins: How to Have an Awesome Visit
Mexico

Tulum Ruins: How to Have an Awesome Visit

  The Tulum Ruins They’re amazing, and definitely worth the visit. The Tulum ruins are second in number of visits only to the ruins outside of Teotihuacan, Mexico. Hoards of tourists from Cancun and Playa del Carmen descend on the archaeological ruins in Tulum every day. By noon the site […]

Golden Mold Cape
England, History & Archaeology, Photo Highlight

Golden Mold Cape

The British Museum was on my “bucket list” for a very long time. After I was finally able to check it off, I spent some time thinking back to my one favorite exhibit. Even though my visit lasted just a few hours, I was able to take in some pretty amazing […]

Ravenna, Italy’s Arian Baptistry
History & Archaeology, Italy, Photo Highlight

Ravenna, Italy’s Arian Baptistry

Few Places stand out among my travels as much as the inspiring historic mosaics of Ravenna, Italy. Although I spent only a single day in Ravenna, I managed to view almost every ancient church that boasted a set of Byzantine Mosaics. Ravenna’s history goes all the way back to the […]

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Europe Travel, History & Archaeology

Forbidden Love at Père Lachaise Cemetery

Have you heard the tragic story of Heloise and Abelard? The remains interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery number in the millions, but there are some tombs, like those of Heloise and Abelard, that deserve more than a passing glance. The cemetery, located in the heart of Paris, France is famous for the grave of […]