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FEATURE: K’UUNA LLNAGAAY & PERSONAL HEALING: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

A small plane hauled me north, toward Haida Gwaii – prehistoric land, old growth rainforest and Haida First Nations. It was a departure from the Viking trek I’d been on for four years, in the wake of Scandinavian voyagers. I’d just finished a Norse-Britain excursion, from the Hebrides to Lindisfarne and my dad’s dad’s hometown of Dunfermline, Scotland.

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MARRAKECH


Three servants climb the stairs, each one carrying a freshly-slaughtered lamb, dripping blood. We later learn that Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is about to take place. This is one of two main Islamic holidays in Morocco, a three-day event marking the end of the hajj rituals.
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WALES


It was the mention of the famous pirate Capt. Henry Morgan that first sparked my interest when my cousin Nicola suggested we visit a country manor in Wales. Capt. Morgan, for whom the famous rum was named, was the son of one of the nine sons of the original owner of this 17th century house.
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MEXICO


She holds up small pieces of bark paper painted with blue-green birds and yellow flowers. “Would you like to buy?” She asks me in broken Spanish. She looks to be not more than 10 or 11. Her eyes are kind and shy. We trade pesos for paintings; then, like an apparition, she is gone.
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INDIA

I recently made a trip to Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. It is located in the foothills of Himalayas in the northern part of India. A town in Dehradun district, it is surrounded by the Shivalik Range. After a very long time I could manage this trip away from the hustle bustle of city.
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YORK

Inside the Roman built walls of this city steeped in history, the heart of the York beats strong and proud. Not only does it feature medieval, Georgian, and Victorian architecture, it maintains its charm while being modern and refreshing.
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BALTIC


Mediterranean cruises might be the preferred choice for many travelers. There will undoubtedly be lots of sunshine during a summer Mediterranean cruise, and there are fascinating historic destinations in Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Croatia.
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PORTUGAL


Portuguese sweets are divine, which may be because they originated in convents. Back in the 16th century, the country’s Roman Catholic nuns drew on a heritage of Islamic confectionery to create unique, delectable pastries.
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UTAH

With a population of just under 200,000, SLC is Utah’s most populous city, with a metropolitan area estimated to have over one million residents. Views from SLC are spectacular with the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains to the east.
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INDIA


Back in 1968, music sensation The Beatles visited an ashram in Rishikesh, India. During their time there, they wrote over 50 songs and brought Eastern influences to the mainstream like never before. Fifty years later, I visited some of the same sites as The Beatles.
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DENMARK


The sky was overcast when my husband, daughter and I stepped out of our hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark on an icily cold November morning but the thought of visiting palaces and castles lifted up our spirits.
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TRAVEL THRU HISTORY is a unique travel ‘zine dedicated to exploring historical and cultural experiences. If you have toured the wonders of Egypt, trekked through Berber villages in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, explored the ancient ruins of Greece or the Mayan pyramids in Mexico, and immersed yourself in another culture, we’d like to hear from you. This is a site for writers to share their travel experiences in a creative, literary way through travel articles, essays, journals and creative non-fiction memoirs.
We publish stories featuring the historical, archaeological, and cultural aspects of a destination. We also accept stories about literary journeys, visits to the haunts of famous writers and artists, unique museums and art galleries. Explore the exciting and diverse world of other cultures, and take us on exotic adventures.
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This site was last updated on
February 27, 2020.

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