Tag - history

Sun Studios, Memphis

Have you ever been to a place where you feel like you could be right beside those who made it so special? That’s a sensation you will feel at Sun Studios on Memphis’ Union Street.   Sun Studios’ humble exterior and interior belies its rich backstory, breaking rock and roll’s pioneers like Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, Johnny Cash and a little-known...

Holyrood Palace and Abbey

Holyrood Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse (depending on who you are or what guidebook you’ve been reading) is the British Royal Family’s official Scottish Residence. The 16th Century palace sits at the end of the Royal Mile, at the bottom of the hill looking back up towards Edinburgh Castle. Built between 1671 and 1678 around a central quadrangle, it houses a...

Texas School Book Depository Museum

There are not many government storehouses as notorious as the Texas School Book Depository. The 6th Floor Museum is an incredible place to learn about the pivotal moment in American history, when Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK from the 6th floor window. This is hands-down the best museum we have ever been to. It doesn’t have grand exhibitions spread out over...

Exploring Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza. We’re both excited to finally visit a site that has been on our bucket lists for years. Built between 750 and 900 AD, the well of the itza is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. A Mayan adventure without the sacrifices. In our minds we’re expecting to hack our way into the jungle to get to this ancient site, like something you would see in an...

Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor Museum

Covert operations, submarines, marine mines and ice yachts, Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor had it all. The Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor is one of the newest old things in Tallinn. New and old are both relative in the former communist capital of Estonia, where most buildings date back to between the medieval and baroque times. With the renewed  tourist interest in Estonia...

Old Town Museum, Aarhus

Aarhus’ Old Town Museum is Denmark’s largest and most impressive open-air museum, with over 75 buildings dating back to the 1550s. The collection brings together old barns and half-timbered mansions, bakeries to breweries from 20 different towns, brought to life with period furnishings and actors in traditional dress. The museum is laid out as a town, with the...