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FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

Earlier this year we took our newly minted college graduate on a “History Geeks Tour” of Presidents Washington’s, Jefferson’s and Madison’s homes. So, on our recent vacation to New Brunswick, when we found ourselves close to Campobello, we had to keep the Geek Tour going and pay a visit to President Franklin Roosevelt’s summer “cottage.” Although… Continue reading FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

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New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs

When you are driving along the Trans Canadian Highway in New Brunswick, two things strike you. The first is the natural beauty of the landscape with its rocky outcroppings and dense pine forests. The second thing is the noggin befuddling road signs. New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty New Brunswick is all about experiencing nature in its… Continue reading New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs

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St. Andrews By The Sea: A Haunted Hotel and Glorious Garden

This post feels a bit like it’s the first day of school and I am giving a report on what I did over my summer vacation. But I was so blown away by the beauty we encountered on our trip to the picturesque and wonderfully temperate (especially compared to steamy North Carolina) provinces of New Brunswick and Prince… Continue reading St. Andrews By The Sea: A Haunted Hotel and Glorious Garden

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Ireland: Rocky Beaches And Atmospheric Graveyards

And now for something completely different . . . This week my mother, creator of Feathering My Empty Nest, invited me to write a guest post about my January Term study abroad trip to Ireland. I imagine she will come to regret providing such a platform for the ravings of a lunatic, but here we… Continue reading Ireland: Rocky Beaches And Atmospheric Graveyards

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History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part III Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, was the third and last stop on our History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour (Check out History Geeks Tour Part I Mount Vernon and Part II Montpelier). Our tour was scheduled for 2 p.m. However, when we took the shuttle from the visitor’s center up to the house, we discovered that… Continue reading History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part III Monticello