In 1905, in an attempt to organize the chaos of street vendors that had flooded to the streets of the city’s newest neighborhood, the Amsterdam city government created an open air market along Albert Cuypstraat in De Pijp. At first, the market was just open on Saturday, but in 1912, the hours expanded to the current six days a week.… Continue Reading →
Founded in 1917 to expand and capitalize on the Portland’s nickname “The City of Roses”, the International Rose Test Garden is tucked into Washington Park, the wild and wonderful wilderness on the west side of the city.
Packed with over 7,000 plants and 500 species of roses, the park is an exercise in sensory overload.… Continue Reading →
The Vietnam War had dominated headlines, caused turmoil at home and abroad, took the lives of soldiers on all sides as well as civilians in southeast Asia. Twenty years after the first U.S. soldiers were killed in the conflict, the healing process finally had a voice. … Continue Reading →
During the War of 1812, after British forces burned much of Washington, DC, the war moved to nearby Baltimore. Attorney and amateur poet Francis Scott Key was aboard the HMS Tonnant as part of prisoner exchange envoy between American and British forces, when he witnessed the Battle of Baltimore on the night of September 13-14, 1814.… Continue Reading →
Mention Seattle’s Pike Place Market, and the first thing people think of is the fishmongers tossing salmon, cod and halibut through the air. But did you know the Pike Place Market isn’t just one building, but a historic district featuring 250 businesses, 100 farmers and 500 residents?… Continue Reading →
The Smithsonian Institution was founded in honor of a man who never came to America or lived to see it built. In fact, it is because of his death, and the subsequent death of his nephew, that the museum was funded in the first place.… Continue Reading →
When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, the public immediately called for a memorial to honor the man that preserved the Union. First, there was a statue put up in 1868 in front of city hall, but that was just not enough.… Continue Reading →
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My mom is turning 50 and she is taking her first week long vacation in three years to celebrate. We are trying to find off-the-wall, not-super-touristy things (or really touristy like The World’s Largest Whatever or Birth Place of Thisorthat) in Wisconsin. We’ve been to Madison and all over the Appleton/Green Bay area more times than I can count.… Continue Reading →
Well, we’re back from Japan, and will be posting all about it soon – if you just can’t wait and want to see photos right now, you can follow us on Facebook!. We’re also preparing for our adventure this weekend – running The Color Run in Racine! Check out their promo video below, and see if The Color Run is coming to a city near you.… Continue Reading →
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