Historical Travel

Fun Things To Do In Québec, Canada PullOverAndLetMeOut

Fun Things to Do In Québec, Canada — Beyond Maple and Moose

When I travel beyond the Southeastern U.S. it's usually a pretty spectacular adventure. Thus, when I registered to attend the Women In Travel Sumit (WITS18) in Québec, Canada, I knew it would be an amazing trip. After dusting off my passport and boarding Air Canada, I was transported to this historic city on the St. Lawrence River. From its friendly French-speaking residents to its beautiful architecture, rich heritage,…
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What Happened at Appomattox Court House During the Civil War?

What happened at Appomattox Court House during the Civil War? On April 9, 1865, the small hamlet in south-central Virginia became eternally connected to one of the most historic events in U.S. History. That afternoon, General Robert E. Lee met with General Ulysses S. Grant to negotiate terms of surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to the Union Army. The small village remains today as a tourist…
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The Ultimate Itinerary for Exploring Virginia's Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail PullOverandLetMeOut

The Ultimate Itinerary For Exploring Virginia’s Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail

Though my trip was hosted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation all opinions are honest and my own. The Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail is the perfect marriage of beautiful Shenandoah Valley scenery and the arts. Exploring the trail not only introduces visitors to breathtaking mountain vistas and gorgeous landscape but also the many artisans and unique crafts that are an integral part of…
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Every Day is Historic at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s Final Home

I got to spend Independence Day 2017 at Red Hill, Patrick Henry's final home. Though July 4th is a historic date, every day of the year is historic at this gem in southern Virginia. The home and burial place of one of America's most notorious founding fathers is situated adjacent to the Staunton River near Brookneal in rural Charlotte County. Guests are welcomed year-round to enjoy this property…
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A Guide to Poplar Forest – Jefferson’s Other Home

Did you know Thomas Jefferson had a summer home? I didn't, so when I discovered I was only a short distance from his summer retreat, Poplar Forest, it was a no-brainer. I was going! Situated in Bedford County, Virginia, about a 15-minute drive from Lynchburg, is what I call, Jefferson's mini-Monticello. The secluded home considered by many to be Jefferson's, "most perfect and perfectly executed architectural work," is…
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The Connection Between Beautiful Belmont, NC and Happiness

Is there a connection between Belmont, NC, and happiness? There's something about discovering a picturesque town that makes me happy so when I visited Belmont, I couldn't help noticing a joyful disposition overtaking me. Located approximately 15-miles west of Charlotte in Gaston County, this charming suburb bordered by the South Fork and Catawba Rivers is a veritable slice of Americana. The city dates back to the 1750s and…
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