Less Well Known Attractions in Florida

A Few Small Museums and Attractions Well Worth the Time There was a time when small roadside attractions where the highlight of family road-trips. While they have been overshadowed by the mega-parks and major resorts, there are still a number of roadside gems that you should explore – amazing little pieces of history encased inContinue reading “Less Well Known Attractions in Florida”

The Legend Of RMS Titanic

Places Keeping The Legend Alive… In the annals of travel there have been a number of great tragedies. Also on that list are a number of ocean liner disasters. One tragedy seems to be a true legend that stands out from all the rest. The sinking of The White Star Lines RMS Titanic. After moreContinue reading “The Legend Of RMS Titanic”

The Knights Hall Of Akko Israel

The Knights Fortifications Of Acre, Israel On the Mediterranean coast in Israel is the city of Acre and within the city is a quarter square mile site known as Old Akka. Beginning in the 12th century, Akka became the stronghold of Christian Crusaders in the Holy Land. In building their fortress the knights dug tunnels,Continue reading “The Knights Hall Of Akko Israel”

Denali Alaska – What’s In A Name?

Who decides what a mountain should be called or officially named. Internationally there is no recognized system of naming that is universal. Most countries have adopted an official form for naming landmarks, like mountains and rivers with a majority of names being simply passed down from historic names. In America as with most things, it’sContinue reading “Denali Alaska – What’s In A Name?”

Historic Mount Rushmore

American History is Alive in the Stone of South Dakota Lately national patriotism seems to be only worthy of contempt by some people. I’m not sure what a community becomes if it stops celebrating the people and events that contributed to making it what it is? In many instances the monuments themselves can leave usContinue reading “Historic Mount Rushmore”

The Jones Act And What’s Wrong With Government

In The United States they’re called the Passenger Service Act and the Jones Act and they often prevent todays cruise companies from taking on and disembarking passengers in U.S. ports. The Passenger Service Act was created over 100 years ago to protect the American maritime business from foreign competition. It required that any ship carryingContinue reading “The Jones Act And What’s Wrong With Government”

The Roman City Of Pompeii

Almost 2,000 years ago a wealthy Roman city, with a population of 11,000 to 15,000 people was located near the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius, a dormant volcano. These Roman citizens enjoyed many beautiful public buildings, luxurious private houses that featured lavish decorations, furnishings and works of art. Mosaics covered the floors and frescos wereContinue reading “The Roman City Of Pompeii”

Exploring Battleships

America has never been known to back away from a fight and the American Battleship has served as a symbol of the American motto “Peace Through Strength”. Between 1895 and 1945, the United States Navy commissioned 64 battleships (sometimes referred to as dreadnoughts). As a class of ship they were the largest gun ships everContinue reading “Exploring Battleships”

Hungary’s Magyar Cowboys

Keeping the Magyar Csikós Tradition Alive Long before cowboys roamed the American West, there were Hungary’s Csikós. Nobody is really sure how far back the Hungarian cowboy tradition goes but we know they are descendants of the Magyar warriors. To understand how important the Magyar heritage is to the Hungarian population and why Hungary isContinue reading “Hungary’s Magyar Cowboys”

Florida’s Air Force Armament Museum

Up on Florida’s Panhandle is Eglin Air Force Base located not far from Fort Walton Beach. The base is home to the Air Force’s 96th Test Wing and a very interesting museum. The Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin is the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifactsContinue reading “Florida’s Air Force Armament Museum”