Historic Turkey Trots: 5 Thanksgiving Parades with History

Football, family, friends and a whole lot of dishes and dressings are what make Thanksgiving Day across the country. And as most of the population settles in for a day of eating, tossing around the old pigskin and gatherings with family, the day would not be complete without a little parading and promenading. Parades and Thanksgiving go hand in hand, many with a history stretching back decades. Here are five Thanksgiving parades with a dash of history thrown into the gravy.

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5 Fascinating New Zealand Museums

There are plenty of reasons to visit New Zealand – the natural beauty, diverse cultures, and unique cuisine being a few of them. New Zealand is also home to world-class museums where visitors can learn more about art, history and even sheep farming! Here are five to check out.

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Looking Back: The Concorde

When I first started flying to France in the 1990s, friends and family would joke about whether or not I was going to take the Concorde. I was tempted, but the ticket price (about 5 times as much as a regular flight - $10,000 for a round-trip ticket from New York to Paris) didn’t exactly fit into my college student budget. Here’s a look back on an interesting period in international aviation history, the Concorde era.

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Georgians Revealed at the British Library in London

A newly opened exhibition at the British Library in London - Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain – takes an in depth look at the lives of people living in Britain during the Georgian era (roughly the early 1700s to the mid 1800s) and examines whether the Georgians were “tasteful and polite, or riotous and pleasure-obsessed?” Much like people in contemporary British society today, the answer is an fascinating (if ambiguous) “yes.”

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Four Tips For Off Season Travel in Europe

It is an easy task to find a seasoned traveler applauding off-season travel to Europe. In the summer months, many parts of Europe can be so crowded that it is hard to enjoy all of the history, culture, cuisine and languages. While I do appreciate Europe in the summer months with all of its life and tourists, the off-season certainly appeals for the lower hotel rates, airfare deals and non-existent lines. However, Europe in the off-season can be tricky if you don’t know what to expect.

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