Poppies & Planes: Remembrance Day in London

Just recently back from London to witness the marvel of a city under poppies! The city was a great swath of red poppies. There were poppy sellers on every corner ...

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Crossing the Green Line in Cyprus

The most interesting part of Cyprus is without a doubt the crossing of the demarcation line; the so called “Green Line.” We rented a car (you have to either take ...

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A Brief History of the Island of Cyprus

I have never traveled to Cyprus before, but my dear mum has been there several times as have many other Brits. It is essentially a British colony. Cyprus has a ...

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Top 5 Must-See Historical Sights in Greece

It’s a wonderful world out there, stacked full of places you spend your life hearing about and hoping one day to visit. We all have our wish lists, don’t we. ...

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Walking Among the Dead

You know the sights, you’ve done the back streets, you’ve even bought the T-shirt. So now you probably want to get away from the crowds around Big Ben or the ...

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My Return to Sicily, Part 2

Today we headed to the town of Noto, one of the eight towns in South-Eastern Sicily that were rebuilt after 1693 due to a huge earthquake. All of the architecture ...

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My Return to Sicily, Part 1

I had been to Sicily some years ago, but it didn’t “wow” me. We had visited Taormina and then travelled to Siracusa, Piazza Armerina, and Agrigento.  Taormina, I recall, was ...

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A Walking Tour of London’s South Bank

The history of London is intrinsically linked to the large waterway that runs through its heart: the River Thames. It makes sense then, that a walk along the bank of ...

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Student Travel | Reflections on a European War Tour

I’m just back from leading a “European War Tour” that took me and my group from California from the beaches of Normandy via Paris, Belleau Wood, the Ardennes (Battle of ...

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History in the Making: Springtime in Rome with the ‘Papabile’

Of many places in the world, I always find myself returning to the view that the city of Rome is amongst the most fascinating. My first real-life views of the ...

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