Posts Tagged "history"
Posted on June 3, 2011 in Food and Drink
Summer in the city also means the start of wine drinking season, particularly sparkling wine. Sparkling wines range from inexpensive Cavas to fancy, vintage Champagnes; they're both refreshing and versatile... Continue reading Bring on the Sparkling Wines!
Posted on May 23, 2011 in Travel News
Born in Duluth, Minnesota May 24, 1941 and moving to Hibbing in 1947, Bob Dylan’s search for Woody Guthrie brought him to New York, “the city that would come to shape my destiny,” he later said... Continue reading Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!
Posted on May 11, 2011 in Travel News
Between the honeymoon in the Seychelles and the trip to California in July, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (or just plain Will and Kate, if you will) will make their home on the Welsh Island of Anglesey... Continue reading The British Royals on the Isle of Anglesey
Posted on May 10, 2011 in Photos
What ties together Cu Chulainn and Lady Liberty? The sense of autonomy they lend to liberated nations? Their mutual comfort with eagles? Well, it’s both of those things, but it’s also their second lives as monuments in major cities... Continue reading Photos of the Week: Petrified
Posted on April 11, 2011 in Trip Ideas
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, which began on April 12, 1861. With many observances taking place throughout the year, IgoUgo shares a few of our member photos and reports on touring Civil War sites... Continue reading IgoUgo Members Visit Civil War Sites
Posted on March 4, 2011 in Traveler of the Week
As we explained last week, too many islands in Europe are overrun with tourists. And then there’s Malta – a nation with a rich history and an interesting language, the only one from the Afro-Asiatic family that uses the Latin alphabet... Continue reading Traveler of the Week Visits an Island of Walls
Posted on January 19, 2011 in Photos
As anyone with a yearbook photo can tell you, the past has a tendency to linger. For two of our members, the relics of earlier centuries were great subjects for memorable shots. Our Photos of the Week will definitely appear on the test... Continue reading Photos of the Week: Back in Time
Posted on January 17, 2011 in Photos
On January 15th, 1929, one of the greatest humanitarians in American history was born in Atlanta, GA. In honor of Doctor Martin Luther King and his accomplishments, we’d like to present some photos from members who visited his birthplace... Continue reading In Honor of Doctor Martin Luther King
Posted on January 14, 2011 in Traveler of the Week
Superfans of the world's greatest artists often want to visit their native homes. Our Traveler of the Week, an admirer of Rudyard Kipling, wrote a detailed journal about her visit to the master's castle... Continue reading Traveler of the Week Visits Kipling's Home
Posted on December 13, 2010 in Trip Ideas
Albania is, as the guidebooks might say, a majestic land of craggy mountainsides, azure seas, and 700,000 bunkers built during the
Cold War by its paranoid dictator, Enver Hoxha. It’s hard to mistake it for somewhere else, that’s for sure... Continue reading Albania, Top Destination for 2011?