• Travel to Southwest England - Episode 416
    Travel to Southwest England - Episode 416
  • Travel to Riga, Latvia - Episode 415
    Travel to Riga, Latvia - Episode 415
  • Travel to Nova Scotia - Episode 414
    Travel to Nova Scotia - Episode 414
  • Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany - Episode 413
    Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany - Episode 413
  • Travel to Mazatlan, Mexico - Episode 412
    Travel to Mazatlan, Mexico - Episode 412
 

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Keeping Guard at the Citadel – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Daily Photo

Keeping Guard at the Citadel – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Daily Photo

The Citadel in Halifax is one of the main attractions in the capital city of Nova Scotia Canada. It is a living history museum where actors play the role of military personnel …
National Park Week – U.S. National Parks by the Numbers

National Park Week – U.S. National Parks by the Numbers

National Park Week is April 19th – 27th this year. To encourage you to take advantage of free admission the National Park Foundation wonders if you know these facts about America’s National …
Minutemen – Lexington, Massachusetts – Daily Photo

Minutemen – Lexington, Massachusetts – Daily Photo

On April 19th 1775 a small group of minutemen stood here at Lexington, Massachusetts in the way of the British regulars. They were beaten badly which would have been the end of …
Travel to Southwest England – Episode 416

Travel to Southwest England – Episode 416

Hear about travel to Southwest England as the Amateur Traveler talks to Edith about her adopted home. This episode will look at the area southwest of Bristol, two hours west of London. …
High Cathedral of Saint Peter – Trier, Germany – Daily Photo

High Cathedral of Saint Peter – Trier, Germany – Daily Photo

The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier, Germany is the oldest cathedral in Germany. The stones of it’s oldest section were laid under the supervision of Saint Helena, the mother of …
What Makes Good Travel Writing?

What Makes Good Travel Writing?

The Lede  “Don’t worry said the turbaned man, that snake around your daughters neck is not venomous.” That was the example sentence my instructor used to teach us the value of a …
Alzette River Valley – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Alzette River Valley – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Luxembourg City lies in a bend in the Alzette River, high on a bluff above the river. The river helped in defense of the city in previous days. Now it just gives …
Remembering 100 Years Since WWI in Flanders Field

Remembering 100 Years Since WWI in Flanders Field

Seeing my last name, Christensen, on one of the smooth white marble headstones gave me pause. Walking through the American Cemetery at Flanders Field, I was not expecting to discover some long …
Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Montmartre is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris and it is street scenes like this that make it so.
Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Hear about travel to Riga, Latvia as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Spud Hilton, the travel editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, about his recent trip there. Latvia is one of …