Where The States United: Appomattox, Virginia

No matter where you stand politically, it’s hard to argue that we are not watching history unfold before our eyes. Traveling around Virginia, “the grandmother of all states,” Jeff and I are learning so much about how history has shaped and continues to influence even over a hundred years later. Just a few weeks ago, … More Where The States United: Appomattox, Virginia

Dreadful Dantes: Khada’an (Part III)

This is the third installment of Khada’an’s chapter in Dante’s Hell. If you’re just joining this chapter, I encourage you to start with Part I, here. For other installments and chapters, click here.  Genghis Khan rarely fought his own battles, but this particular day, he wanted to see the faces of the villagers who deliberately disobeyed … More Dreadful Dantes: Khada’an (Part III)

Rainbow Markets, Civil War History, and Crabbin’ with Myrtle: Charleston, South Carolina

After touring many of the Revolutionary War Battlefields, Jeff and I were looking forward to a weekend in Charleston to learn a bit about American Civil War life. Okay, that was actually not the main reason we decided to visit the coastal city last September, but it had a funny way of working out. When … More Rainbow Markets, Civil War History, and Crabbin’ with Myrtle: Charleston, South Carolina

Revolutionary War Battlefields in the South Carolina

In 1770s, Britain and America were in a bit of a conflict. Americans were tired of being taxed by the British for a litany of things and decided to declare their independence from the monarchy who ruled from thousands of miles away. Last year, when my sister-in-law and I went to Windsor Castle, I spoke … More Revolutionary War Battlefields in the South Carolina