Historical Travel

Ferry Farm – George Washington’s boyhood home and why you’ll “dig it”

Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia was George Washington's home from the time he was 6 years old until he was 20. It's the place he played as a child, became an accomplished surveyor and if the story is true – it's here he took an ax to the infamous cherry tree. Today visitors to Ferry Farm learn the story of the first president's boyhood home but may be…
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Take a scenic boat tour in South Carolina’s low-country

Waccamaw Lady credit - Pull Over and Let Me Out   This fair-skinned girl loves going to the beach, but I can't take a full week of lounging in the sun so I always look for other activities. Plantation River Tours in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina provided a fun, fact-filled afternoon on a recent trip to Myrtle Beach. We boarded the Waccamaw Lady, a 60'…
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You’ll find a love story at Belmont

On a recent trip to historic Fredericksburg, Virginia I took a detour off the traditional 'touristy' path and discovered a love story in nearby Falmouth. It's the story of Gari and Corinne Melchers. As I learned while visiting their home, Belmont, “He was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous. She was a beautiful, young art student, and his biggest…
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Five fabulous historic places for you to discover on the road less traveled

  Sometimes the best attractions are the ones you hadn't anticipated finding. For example the time my friend Elaine and I vacationed in Vermont. We were exploring the grounds of Old First Church in Bennington when we happened upon a small white sign with an arrow. The sign simply stated, “Robert Frost grave.” Without a word we glanced at each other and followed the sign. Robert Frost is…
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A ghostly adventure in Roswell, Georgia

  I'm a big fan of ghost tours mainly because I learn so much history about an area.  My husband and son went ghost hunting with me in Roswell, GA.   If you're ever in the Atlanta area it's a lot of fun and not too scary for the young ones. Enjoy! Roswell Ghost Tour in Roswell, Georgia Do you believe in ghosts?  You…
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