Europe, North America, Travel Tips

Happy Holidays from the Roaming Historian & Family

  It is a jubilant time of year as people around the globe celebrate a host of holidays. At Roaming Historian, we are enjoying Christmas festivities and preparing for the New Year. I'm excited to get the Roaring 20s going! As I read posts from across the globe, I love seeing the various ways people… Continue reading Happy Holidays from the Roaming Historian & Family

Montreal, North America, Read About Can't Miss Places

My Favorite Things to Do in Montreal

From the moment I stepped onto the cobblestone rue Saint-Sulpice, Old Montreal had me under its spell. I wandered the various lanes and boulevards charmed by the buildings spanning almost four hundred years of history. Their arched doors, flower-boxed windows, wrought-iron accents, and stone walls beckoned one to explore. Those fond of North American history… Continue reading My Favorite Things to Do in Montreal

Detroit, Michigan Locales, North America, Read About Can't Miss Places

Things to Do in Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts

One of America’s finest art museums can be found on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Housed in a Beaux-Arts style white marble building, the collection within is even more spectacular than its fabulous exterior. With a massive arched façade and a copy of Rodin’s The Thinker out front, the main entrance reminds visitors that the Detroit… Continue reading Things to Do in Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts

Chicago, North America, Read About Can't Miss Places

Fun Things to Do in Chicago…and Where to Eat

Recently, I was in Chicago for the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting. As it does every time, Chicago tantalized me with its tasty food spots, wonderful cultural venues, and splendid shopping. During the Industrial Revolution, Chicago’s access to shipping and railroad routes gave it a prime location to be part of the nation’s growing industrial… Continue reading Fun Things to Do in Chicago…and Where to Eat

Detroit, Michigan Locales, North America, Read About Can't Miss Places

Things to do in Detroit: Belle Isle

Historic Belle Isle is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River. When standing on one side of the island, you can see the Detroit skyline while on the other is that of Windsor, Canada. Belle Isle is a fabulous low-cost, Detroit attraction. With many recreational and cultural activities to engage in, it is truly… Continue reading Things to do in Detroit: Belle Isle