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Revitalizing North Broad Street

Revitalizing North Broad Street: A return to theatrics and fancy-free

In it’s gilded age heyday, North Broad Street was home to mansions and social clubs for the Philadelphia nouveau riche.  

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Why are the Olympics always during leap year? A history lesson.

This is the question that I get asked more than anything. Constantly people are coming up to me on the street, emailing me, or tweeting at me. 679 more words


History Lesson: Cape Blomidon & Cape Split

Chances are if you’re from the Annapolis Valley you have heard lots of chatter about Cape Split and its surrounding area along the Bay of Fundy. 963 more words

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History Lesson: Evangeline of Grand-Pré

Naught but tradition remains of the beautiful village of Grand-Pré.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The history of the Acadian people in Nova Scotia has been a huge part of Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage since the 17th and 18th centuries (The Acadians, 2016). 923 more words



The Troll Church is a system of caves that nature has created over millions of years. Several of the narrow crevices open into large chambers; however, not all are accessible to us humans. 363 more words


Kayaking on the Fjord

In Geiranger there is a campground along the side of the fjord that rents out kayaks for a decent price, so we drove in and rented a couple of singles for a three hour time block, and I’m so glad we did. 122 more words


Storbreen Glacier

Just fifty years ago the Glacier extended all the way to this sign. It would have taken us twenty minutes walking to reach the current base of the glacier.