Category Archives: History

The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

This famous mystery has always held my interest. Amelia Earhart was definitely a pioneer in aviation and the bravery she had for her flight goals inspired me. Not to be a pilot myself. That was never a path for me, … Continue reading

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A grand future ahead for the S.S. United States

After waiting for announcement regarding the S.S. United States, I was excited to hear even better news than expected. What I’d heard prior to that was the possibility of the ship being moved from its current dock near Penn’s Landing … Continue reading

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Experiencing Chadds Ford Days

A cloudy sky lurked overhead on the day I planned to attend the 50th Annual Chadds Ford Days event. I debated whether or not to hold off until the following afternoon instead. However, it paid off to chance what turned … Continue reading

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A day of surprises in Cape May

This summer brought about another family day trip to the historic beach resort town of Cape May, in part for a foodie event. It was held on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, a victorian era site I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Stony ruins of Delaware Valley

Lonely, old homes and stony ruins fascinate me. They’re hauntingly mysterious in their abandoned state and I always wonder about their stories. The Brandywine Battlefield is nearby, which played a part in the Revolutionary War.  Did soldiers of that time … Continue reading

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A writing opportunity to inspire more travel

Bulletin boards covered with study abroad fliers have inspired wanderlust throughout my college years. Recent international travel experience has further encouraged me to feel more positive that I could make it happen. So whenever I see another flier detailing an … Continue reading

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A photo tour of the S.S. United States

My interest in the S.S. United States began a few years back during a visit to Penn’s Landing for Navy Week festivities.  The ship’s two rusted stacks rose high above buildings which hid the body of it from view.  Aside … Continue reading

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