Category Archives: History

Gimme Some Truth

In this new bizarro world of “alternative facts” John Lennon is more relevant than ever. I’m sick and tired of hearing things from Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics All I want is the truth, just give me some truth … Continue reading

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Down With Big Brother

As millions of enraged U.S. citizens and supporters around the world take to the streets today—including me—to protest the ascension to the Presidency of the illegitimately elected tumefied, orange klepocrat, we are also ironically noting the anniversary of the death … Continue reading

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Europe on $5 a Day

The notion of traveling around Europe on $5 a day seems preposterous in 2017, but back in 1957 it was a reality for frugal savvy travelers. This year the guidebook, which came before Let’s Go Europe, Lonely Planet, or Rick Steves Guides, is celebrating … Continue reading

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A Landmark Day For Landmarks

If you are the type of traveler who believes that visiting local historic sites offers unique and essential ways to experience and understand a place, then you will applaud this week’s announcement of the addition of twenty-four newly designated historic … Continue reading

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It’s Old Book Week

image © Bonnie M. Butler Although for years now pundits have been predicting that digital books would eliminate printed books any day now, the real thing still has an enduring allure. Some of us are fortunate enough to surround ourselves with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

A wise person once told me to begin a project how I wanted it to end. In that spirit, I would like to start this new year by expressing my gratitude to all of the regular followers of Travel Between … Continue reading

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Annus Horribilis

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We Remember

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. My amazing brother Steve, along with 269 other innocent people, was murdered by Libyan terrorists in this heinous, evil act. We never forget, and we … Continue reading

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Good Riddance 2016

This year has seen so many devastating losses for the world in the arts and culture communities. A British Twitter user who only goes by the handle ChrisTheBarker has paid homage to the some of the many greats who died … Continue reading

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Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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