Posts tagged with: history

  • What to See on an Athen's Walking Tour
~Carmen Whenever we visit a new place, Joe and I like to spend our first day walking around.  It gives us an overview of the city layout and helps us know where we want to concentrate our time.  Our last trip to Greece wasn’t our first time in Athens, but it was the first time......
  • Rio de Janeiro- Touring Downtown
~ Carmen Although Rio de Janeiro is known for its beaches, no visit would be complete without touring the downtown area.  Referred to as “Centro,” the downtown area of Rio is home to many tourist attractions. Centro is where Rio de Janeiro first started to grow.  Nowhere is the diversity of cultures more evident than......
  • 24 Hours in Atlanta- Eastside
~ Carmen After two full days touring all of the big attractions in Atlanta, you’d think we’d have had enough.  You would be right.  We were tired!  But we still had a day left and a few more spots we wanted to see. Here’s how we broke up our three days in Atlanta: Day 1:......
  • 24 Hours in Atlanta- Northeast
~ Carmen When traveling, it is important to stay flexible.  Joe and I recently planned a weekend road trip to St. Louis.  As the weekend approached, the forecast for an impending ice storm became more and more confirmed.  Joe, the ever present optimist, remained confident.  Me, not so much.  The morning of our trip, the......
~ Carmen As a world history teacher, I was really looking forward to and dreading our 3rd stop on our tour of Bavaria. Stop 1- Vienna, Austria (read more) Stop 2- Salzburg, Austria (read more) Stop 3- Dachau Concentration Camp Stop 4- Munich, Germany (read more) Stop 5- Neuschwanstein Castle (read more) Stop 6- Lucerne,......
  ~ Carmen If you have been reading the blog, you know that I recently played “tourist” in my own hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. I tried to group like-interested activities together so that each day had a “theme”. In this post I will give you an overall summary of how the three days would look......
  ~ Carmen Memphis is known as “The Home of the Blues” and “The Birthplace of Rock and Roll”.  To visit Memphis and not see some of its iconic musical attractions and venues would be like going to Orlando and skipping the theme parks.  Music put Memphis on the map.  If you love music, a......
~ Carmen If you have been following our blog, you have seen posts about camping, cycling, and road trips.  However, sometimes the best trips are the ones right in your own hometown.  I have lived in Memphis for fifteen years and being a teacher I have seen quite a bit of my city (i.e., school......
~ Carmen When you only have twenty-four hours to stay in an attraction rich city like San Antonio, you have to be pretty strategic in what you do.  Joe and I recently completed a 2,224 miles road trip through the Texas Hill Country (read all about it: Texas Barbecue Road Trip).  One of our last stops......
  • LBJ, Farmstead, museum
~ Carmen Fredericksburg, Texas is known for its wineries, wonderful shopping, and delicious German Food.  But for history buffs like me, the little city packs a punch of pioneer, World War II, and 1960s history.  Just a walk downtown makes you feel transported back in time. During our recent Texas road trip, Joe and I......
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