Like Its People, America’s Food Has Worldwide History

America has been described a melting pot, a place where people from all over the world have come together to forge a new life for themselves and their families. It’s interesting that a pot is used as the example, since American food has as many international roots as the people who prepare and eat itContinue Reading …

Learning About the Past While Looking Towards the Future

We often have lots of questions about who we are. Where are my ancestors from? Where did we study, work, and worship? Where did I get this red hair? (Actually, that answer is probably simple–Ireland.) For many of us, the prospect of tracing our family trees is invigorating. We’d love to learn the answers toContinue Reading …

Old Fashioned Rules for Teachers

Over the summer I enjoyed many adventures with my family. One was to a pioneer village and there was an old school house on the property. On the wall inside there were rules posted from the time period. I took two pictures of the rules that were printed out but only one turned out okay.Continue Reading …

5 Best UK Road Trips

One of my must see places to visit is the United Kingdom. Having family from England I have always wanted to travel to UK. I have been interested in history and culture and food for years. What other place would you find all of that? Add in the family ties and I know this wouldContinue Reading …

Laura Secord Homestead Niagara Falls

Home of Canada’s Most Famous Heroine During the war of 1812, a brave woman set out on a perilous journey in the service of her country and stepped forever into the history and folklore of Niagara. Travel back in time to the lovingly restored Laura Secord Homestead and be enchanted by stories of her adventuresContinue Reading …

Spain: For Art?

Tapas, siestas, bullfighting, and flamenco: Spain in a nutshell, right? Wrong. As is the case with most countries, people often overlook some of the finer things. Spain is no different, with the country’s art being the offended party. The Italian masters may have dominated the artistic landscape in past centuries, but the Spanish painters haveContinue Reading …

A Symbol of Marriage – The History of Wedding Rings

So you are married and you wear a wedding ring. do you know the history behind the wedding ring? Yes it is a symbol of marriage, but how did it become one? Below is an infographic showing the history of wedding rings. Via: Shane Co. Do you wear a wedding ring? 

Planning a European Vacation

Do you have a bucket list? If so what is on it? Travel? Crazy , wild experiences? Maybe some exotic foods? My bucket list is full of must see travel destinations. Places I have always wanted to visit and vow to one day see. On top of visiting the places I would want to experience them. LiveContinue Reading …