History Travel Articles

The history of a region, country, or city helps us learn about life in the present. History shapes a destination, and the following articles will help you learn about a place before visiting, giving you ideas for your trip and feel for what the vibe will be like.

 
5 Places to Rediscover the Golden Age of Piracy
5 Places to Rediscover the Golden Age of Piracy Somali pirates and Halloween pirates seem to get all the press these days, but there is a rich history out there of the real thing. Steve Bramucci takes us to five places where pirate tourism is easy to find.
7 Great Castles That Are Not in Europe
7 Great Castles That Are Not in Europe When you think of castles it's natural to first think of Europe, but it turns out the rest of the world has its fair share too. Andy Hayes has uncovered 7 of the finest from everywhere but Europe.
Six of the Least Visited Ruins in the World
Six of the Least Visited Ruins in the World The ancient world is filled with fascinating ruins, but some are nearly ignored for a variety of reasons. Cherrye Moore points out six interesting ones that are worth knowing about.
Ten Impressive Palaces to Visit
Ten Impressive Palaces to Visit When you think of a palace, it's easy to get a mental picture of some giant ornate mansion, but Deanna Hyland demonstrates that they come in all shapes and sizes around the world.
Angels & Demons Secret Vatican Tour
Angels & Demons Secret Vatican Tour Fans of Angels & Demons may not know that there is a "secret" tour of the Vatican. Debi Lander was lucky enough to experience it, and she shares her experience with us here.
Eleven Most Beautiful Cathedrals in Europe
Eleven Most Beautiful Cathedrals in Europe Europe is loaded with historic cathedrals of all shapes and sizes. Deanna Hyland has gathered together the 11 most interesting and beautiful among them.
The 12 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe
The 12 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe Almost every corner of Europe has its fair share of castles, but some are far nicer than others. Cristina Puscas rates the 12 most beautiful of them all.
New vs. Old: York, Zealand, Delhi, Jersey, and more
New vs. Old: York, Zealand, Delhi, Jersey, and more BootsnAll looks into the stories behind why many places are named the "new" version of an old place.
Original Locations of 15 Mega-Chains
Original Locations of 15 Mega-Chains BootsnAll takes a retail and fast food tour to visit the original locations of 15 of the most familiar chains in the world.
Communism World Tour: Karl Marx is running out of vacation options
Communism World Tour: Karl Marx is running out of vacation options BootsnAll explores where you'd get to go if you limited your travels to communist countries, or at least countries that still call themselves communist.