Roaming Historian

Travel around the globe with a professional historian


About the Roaming Historian

If you’ve landed on this page, it’s probably because you have a love for history and travel. As a professional historian, I love traveling the world and studying its history. Learning about different cultures is incredibly enriching and I’m always looking for new destinations to explore. Understanding the past can heighten any travel experience, so join me on my travels through the history of our most treasured sites, cities, and cultures.amyprofile

About Amy French, Ph.D. (History professor): A historian by profession, a traveler by passion, a writer of both, I enjoy sharing my passion for and knowledge of history through travel blogging as the Roaming Historian. I want others to explore our past with me one place at a time.

Through my social media accounts, I share interesting articles on history and travel. Please follow my various accounts by clicking the links in the social media bar in the upper right corner of the website or in the right side-bar.

To view some of my media appearances and see my professional credentials, or if you would like to engage my services, either as a professional historian or as a travel writer, please click on the Work With Me tab. If you have questions about my blog or any other questions, please email me at:

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.







6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,

    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 I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best Regards,

    Tony Fairweather


  2. 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 –

    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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  3. 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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