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.

The Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, transforms Römer square into a festive haven with twinkling lights and charming stalls. Aromas of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine fill the air as visitors explore handcrafted gifts and traditional treats. The iconic Christmas tree and live performances create a magical atmosphere, making this market a cherished holiday tradition.

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It`s cabin season where crackling fireplaces and peaceful solitude creates a magical and cozy atmosphere in the winter time.

Reel: @dirtandglass 📍 @evergreen_cabins

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We love a pre-winter adventure just before the water freezes into ice. @jaspernationalpark

Reel: @ninadefilla

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Throughout November, the mountains surrounding the well-known abodes of Shirakawa-gō begin to adopt the colors of autumn. 🍂 ...

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"The wait is over... it`s that time of year again! Every year from November to early March, millions of butterflies blanket the high altitude forest in central Mexico in a mesmerizing display. It`s truly spectacular to witness." - 🎥 @jess.wandering @everchanginghorizon ...

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In the latest episode of our podcast, an award winning editor, writer and producer and the host of the podcast, Travel That Matters, @brucewallintravel travels through Central America with his then fiancee to enjoy what they imagined to be their last big adventure before settling down. It was a trip that gave Bruce a new travel ethos, that travel gets better the more effort you put into it. 🎧 Link in bio to listen! ...

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When fall meets winter in Utah.

Reel: @ashleylporter

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Ethereal moments from a sunset in Scoresby Sound, Greenland.

Reel: @kylekotajarvi

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Autumn in Lago di Saoseo, a stunning alpine lake in the Poschiavo Valley of Switzerland, is a magical experience. The season transforms the surrounding landscape into a picturesque tapestry of vibrant colors. The dense forests that encircle the lake burst into a riot of reds, yellows, and oranges as the leaves change, creating a breathtaking contrast against the crystal-clear, emerald waters of the lake. The cool, crisp air of autumn adds to the tranquility of the scene, making it an ideal time for peaceful hikes and nature appreciation. It`s a time when the natural beauty of Lago di Saoseo truly shines, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

Reel: @jakeguzman

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6 Spooky Fall Adventures (An Hour from NYC)

Follow this guide from @steffy where everything is Halloween themed
including the street signs!

- @pumpkinblaze
- @harvestmoonorchard
- @lyndhurst_mansion
- @ Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
- @sleepyhollowbookshop
- @horsefeathers for a spooky drink
- @castlehotelandspa to stay!

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Zhangjiajie, located in China`s Hunan province, is a stunning national park known for its towering sandstone pillars, deep ravines, and lush forests. It gained international fame as the inspiration for James Cameron`s "Avatar." The park`s surreal and otherworldly landscape, particularly the "Southern Sky Column" (renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain"), served as the muse for the film`s floating mountains and lush forests. Zhangjiajie remains a popular destination for travelers seeking to witness the real-world beauty that inspired the cinematic masterpiece.

Reel: @cyn_cynti

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The scent of crisp, autumn air fills the atmosphere of this picturesque region in southern Germany. Allgäu turns into a patchwork of fiery reds, golden yellows, and rustic browns as the leaves change color.

Reel: @_marcelsiebert

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Host of our very own podcast, The Trip That Changed Me, and this week’s Travel That Matters guest, Esme Benjamin (@esmebenjamin), tells us about her year-in-the-making five-month-long road trip across the United States.

On the podcast, Esme starts by telling us the things that happened in her life that led her to take this life-altering adventure. Then, we hear about her path through the following incredible places: Black Hills & Badlands (South Dakota), Glacier National Park and Bozeman (Montana), Cody (Wyoming), Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park, Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa (Colorado), Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and the Grand Canyon (Arizona), Indiana Dunes National Park (Indiana), San Francisco and Los Angeles (California), and more!

🎧 Link in bio to listen and to explore the transformative power of travel.

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