If you’ve landed on this page, it’s probably because you have a love for history and travel. At Roaming Historian, we do too! Understanding the past makes for a more enriching trip. And we think the best vacations include history, food, and fun. With that in mind we set out to help our readers have the best holiday possible. Through our tips, stories, and travel recommendations, Roaming Historian helps you uncover the past, save money, see a place to the fullest, and travel with ease. Don’t miss out on a rich, cultural travel experience. Come roam with us!
Roaming Historian is comprised of Amy French—the President and Jon French—the Vice-President. Amy has a Ph.D. in history; when she and Jon aren’t roaming around, she’s a history professor. She’s also an experienced writer and presenter…talking about history on the radio, TV, and in front of groups. She has loved history all her life and is most alive when she’s surrounded by visual reminders of the past. Jon has a degree in economics and runs the operations of Roaming Historian. He didn’t like history when he was in school, but travel changed his mind. Both Amy and Jon enjoy seeing the past brought alive through their journeys, learning about different cultures, and gaining a deeper understanding of how the past affects our present.
Roaming Historian has worked with numerous tourism boards, tour companies, hotels, and other travel industry professionals. We provide the authority and authenticity today’s travelers look for when considering a travel blogger’s opinion, so come roam with us.
Samples of Our Work:
- Brief version of curriculum vitae.
- A Roaming Historian review of a tour from The Tour Guy: Venice Walking and Boat Tour.
- A hotel review: Contemporary Grandeur in Heart of Old Montreal.
- Video clip from the Roaming Historian YouTube Channel.
- A clip from a documentary, Settling In: Immigrants and Cultures that Built Mid-Michigan, where Amy was a guest scholar and consultant.
- Amy as a panelist on a television show, Currently Speaking, where we interviewed Rolling Stone journalist and author, Matt Taibbi.
- A clip from a radio show, Historia, where I am the narrator and frequent content creator for this program that airs twice weekly on a local Public Broadcasting/NPR affiliate radio station, FM 90.1, in Michigan.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this contact form.
This website is written and edited by Amy French, Ph.D. who holds the copyright to all works, except where as attributed. The views and opinions expressed on this website are her own.
8 thoughts on “About Roaming Historian”
Hello. I always visit your website. You have some really amazing writing. Your travels inspire me. I want to travel like you. If I have enough money one day, I’ll travel. Thanks.
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Thanks! I hope you get the chance to travel, too!
I’m interested in what options for promotion or advertising you may offer. OldView is a new history-based travel app that allows uses to view historical images on their device, from the location they were originally taken. All of your followers could be potential users.
Available for free download from stores or link at OldView.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
If you would like to talk further about Roaming Historian helping to promote your app, please email me at: email@example.com Best regards, Amy
Great site! I didn’t travel for my first two decades either – I’m making up for lost time!
If interested, I shared that story here – http://visit50.com/about/
History’s an important part of why the places I travel to are interesting, and thus travel has reinvigorated my interest in learning the history. Places like Angkor Wat in Cambodia are visually beautiful, but even more fascinating if you know the history behind the rules, religion influences, battles, suffering, and architecture.
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Thanks! I look forward to checking out your site.
Hi. Enjoyed browsing you site. My compliments on your great content, particularly the Lourve. I was there recently and certainly didn’t see as much as you !
If you ever come to Ireland, which you definitely should, drop me on email and I’ll give you some insider tips !
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Thank you! And thanks for the tips offer. When I get there next, I’ll take you up on it. Happy travels!