History Travel Articles

 
Scenery Meets History in the Austrian Alps
Scenery Meets History in the Austrian Alps The Austrian Alps are popular with tourists, but not many visitors know about the stolen art the Nazis hid in a mine there or the capture of a high-ranking war criminal. If you like a bit of history in your travels, you may just choose to visit beautiful Altaussee and Toplitzsee, both in the Salzkammergut, a World Heritage site.
The Rocks of Sterling Hill Mining Museum
The Rocks of Sterling Hill Mining Museum Ogdensburg, NJ is not known for many things. However, Sterling Hill Mining Museum is there and it is a lot more than just a rock museum. With glowing specimens and a lot of historical equipment it was impossible for Stacey Maltz not to be amazed while on the tour.
Valley of the Whales – Fayoum Province, Egypt
Valley of the Whales – Fayoum Province, Egypt Treading the desert to explore an ocean bed that is rich with 40 million year-old whale skeletons and other extinct creatures is a unique experience. Azza Abdel Aziz tells you more about the Valley of the Whales in the western desert of Egypt; a world heritage site that narrates an unrivaled story about the evolution of species in an open air museum.
Land of the Pharaohs
Land of the Pharaohs A trip to Egypt showed Leah that there is so much more to the country than the famous pyramids.
Warsaw’s Missing Beauty
Warsaw’s Missing Beauty How could an undeniably beautiful city like Warsaw be appointed the ugliest in Europe, asks Terje Raa
700 Years of Murder and Mayhem in London: Part I – The Bridges of London
700 Years of Murder and Mayhem in London: Part I – The Bridges of London This Halloween, Anne-Sophie Redisch takes you through 700 years of London Murder and Mayhem. First off in this three-part series: The Bridges of London.
Looking For Richard The Lionheart in France
Looking For Richard The Lionheart in France Todd Mauer has always been fascinated by the story of Richard the Lionheart, so he decided to go looking for the real story behind the king's demise.
Enigmatic, Beautiful, Mysterious: Hawaii Island’s Petroglyphs
Enigmatic, Beautiful, Mysterious: Hawaii Island’s Petroglyphs A thousand years before the birth of Columbus, the Polynesians routinely made voyages across the entire Pacific Basin that made the European Age of Discovery seem trivial by comparison. They left the tales of these adventures carved in the island's stones -- the enigmatic, beautiful and mysterious petroglyphs of Hawaii Island.