Tag Archives: history

Roman relic from Bath

Immerse Yourself in Historic Bath

Confession: we almost skipped historic Bath, worried that the famous spa town might be too touristy. Popular for so long with fashionable society, we pictured the streets of Bath crowded…

Vasa Replica

Legacy of the Swedish Warship Vasa

A Brief History of the Swedish Warship Vasa On the 10th of August 1628, the Swedish warship Vasa set off on her maiden voyage.  Never leaving Stockholm Harbor, she sank…

Another Stonehenge

Is Stonehenge Worth a Visit?

Why is Stonehenge on the Must-See List? Admittedly, we aren’t huge fans of the “must do” or “must see” attractions during our travels.  This may be because we think they…

Union Church

Cranberries, History and Puppies in Carver, MA

Sometimes the most mundane errands can turn into a lovely adventure. My Dad lost his faithful companion, Yankee this past spring, and he’s really been missing the companionship and fun…

St Roch #1

Cities of the Dead: New Orleans Cemeteries

New Orleans Cemeteries By TurtlesTravel Saint Roch's Cemetery #1 By TurtlesTravel Saint Roch Chapel By TurtlesTravel Oddities inside Saint Roch Chapel By TurtlesTravel Cool camera inside Saint Roch Chapel By…

Cartagena Doors

Cartagena Doors: Infinitely Photogenic

  To say we took a lot of photos in Cartagena is an understatement. The doors of Cartagena in particular continuously stopped us in our tracks, begging us to photograph…

Villa de Leyva front yard

Villa de Leyva: Colonial Town in a High-Altitude Valley

The Road to Villa de Leyva Villa de Leyva is tucked into the mountains a few hours’ drive north of Bogotá. Traffic was heavy getting out of the city on…

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Don’t Skip: Ollantaytambo, Peru

Intro to Ollantaytambo The town of Ollantaytambo lies at the intersection of three valleys, at the western end of the Sacred Valley region in Peru. Traditionally, it was a place…

Spectacle Bridge Nagasaki

Don’t Skip: Nagasaki, Japan

Intro to Nagasaki Fishing village to busy port Modern visitors to Nagasaki may not realize there’s a lot more to the city’s history than its sad title as one of…

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Nantucket in Winter

Nantucket Island has been the subject of countless books, legends, poems and song for hundreds of years. With its history as the center of the whaling industry in the northeast…