Calling all History Buffs - Full-Time Travel

Calling all History Buffs

Calling all History Buffs

Journey to the past - no time machine required

Despite what you may have thought in high school, history is far from boring. We love discovering the newest foodie hotspot and scoping out the newest local trends as much as the next traveler. But the best souvenirs you can take home are the enlightening cultural insights that change you forever. We’ve rounded up seven places around the world that teem with  history and whispers of the past. Whether you’re a longtime history buff or a recent convert, the fascinating stories behind these diverse destinations are sure to enrich your next big trip.

@Adam Wilson

Edinburgh, Scotland

As soon as you set foot in Edinburgh, you will find yourself transported to a time long ago when knights fought gallantly on horseback. Edinburgh is as old-world as it gets, from its winding cobblestone streets to the mighty Edinburgh Castle that overlooks the rest of the city.

@Michael Browning

Boston, Massachusetts 

A trip to Boston isn’t complete without a tour of the historical sites along the city’s Freedom Trail, such as Old North Church and Paul Revere’s House. A trip to the Seaport District will bring you to the Boston Tea Party Museum, where you can taste the very tea that was thrown off the ship so many years ago on that fateful night.


Machu Picchu, Peru

Calling all aspiring archaeologists! An icon of Inca civilization, Machu Picchu was built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti around 1450 A.D. This historical gem was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Agra, India

Agra is the home of the majestic Taj Mahal, a famous mausoleum built for the deceased wife of Mughal leader Shah Jahan in the year 1632. Nearby, visitors can find the Agra Fort, a walled city where many Mughal Dynasty emperors once resided.


Salzburg, Austria

The hills are alive with the sound of music history! The birthplace of Wolfang Mozart, Salzburg is a must-see for any music lover. This history buff’s haven is one of the country’s most beautiful cities and home to attractions like Mirabell Palace and Hellbrunn Castle.


Berlin, Germany

This bustling capital is the second most populous city in the European Union. Remains of the Berlin Wall can be explored in the city to this day. Also be sure to admire the striking architecture of the Brandenburg Gate, the Oberbaum Bridge, and Reichstag building.


Athens, Greece

Athens, the heart of ancient (and modern) Greece, is often considered the cradle of western civilization. Classical Greek temples and columns mix with the infrastructure of the contemporary city to create one unforgettable landscape and travel experience.