Daily History Byte: The World’s First Travel Writer Was a Guy From Ancient Greece

Travel writing is an interesting and compelling genre. Readers are transported to distant lands and can learn about the locals and their customs, culture, and heritage. Travel writing originated with a Greek writer and traveler. You can thank second-century geographer and writer Pausanias for travel literature. Source: The World’s First…

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An Interesting Contradiction: Visiting a Civil War Battlefield During the 4th of July Weekend

During the weekend of the 4th (the day celebrating America’s declaration of independence from the United Kingdom), my boyfriend and I found ourselves in northern VA visiting family. Following a discussion of what types of mischief we could get ourselves in, he suggested visiting the Manassas Battlefield National Park. The…

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