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Historic Travel

Historic Travel

Best historic travel around the world

Two sentries guard the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by Flickr/joolsgriff

Vietnam: Say It Ain’t So, Uncle Ho

A traveler reflects on her visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, ranked the sixth ugliest building in the world by CNN.
Travel to Mesa Verde National Park Flickr/Alan English

Mysteries of Mesa Verde National Park

At Mesa Verde National Park in southern Colorado, ancient ruins tell the story of an ancestral people.
View of Krakow Cathedral and Royal Palace from the Sandomierz Watch Tower

Krakow from Above: Tower Views of the Medieval City

A traveler to Krakow finds a different view of this Medieval Polish City from the heights of its towers and the subterranean spaces below the city.
The Trevi Fountain is arguably the world's most beautiful. Photo courtesy of FireCask Rome

Italians Vote on Their Favorite Places to Visit in Rome

We all know that Rome is a favorite with travelers, but where do Romans themselves like to go in Rome? Here are 10 places the locals love.
Stagecoach taxi on Main Avenue. Photo by Jack Bohannan.

Outdoor Adventure in the Old West: Durango, Colorado

After taking the train to Durango, Colorado, a traveler finds mountains, rivers and music in this unique Old West Mining Town.
Five places in Paris to find inspiration.

5 Places in Paris to Inspire Creativity

New York Times Best Selling Author Denise Grover Swank shares five places in Paris that inspire her creativity.

Cuba at the Crossroads: What Will Change Bring?

Cuba exists in a time warp, and travelers are drawn to the bygone 1950s era, complete with pink Pontiac convertibles and a secret Hemingway hangout bar.

Split, Croatia: A New Vibrancy

Split, Croatia is booming, both for residents and for travelers. This vibrant city builds on its unique history to create a popular modern destination.

Grand Central Terminal: Secrets of the Main Concourse Ceiling

Grand Central Terminal in New York City turns 103 years old this year. This new video series tells some of the unique stories behind the famous station, including the mysteries of the Main Concourse ceiling.
The Winter Palace was built in 1886.

King Tut and the Winter Palace Hotel

After discovering King Tut's tomb, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon went to the nearby luxurious Winter Palace in Luxor. You can too.
The canal is an example of old mixing with new.

Utrecht: Arteries of City Life

Lesley Williamson discovers contemporary buzz and medieval history along Utrecht’s picturesque canals in the Netherlands.
Geisha girl in Japan. Flickr/Japanexperterna.se

Going Geisha in Gion

Tradition runs deep in Kyoto, Japan -- especially in this unique profession.
The fountain can be found in Residenzplaz Square.

Salzburg: The Sound of Music and Silence

A traveler discovers the difference between reality and movie magic while traveling in Salzburg, Austria.
Royal Hawaiian HOTEL

Pink Palace: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Clark Gable, Kevin Costner, the Shah of Iran, all four Beatles and seemingly half of the U.S. marines have slept with her.