ecological travel

Swiss Heritage

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Who doesn’t love history?  I do and a trip to the Swiss Heritage Historical Village and Museum was right on my radar!  When Keith and I headed to the Portland area we made a beeline for the museum before they closed. This cool Swiss Village began around 1985.  It is home to northern Indiana’s largest […]

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Underground Railway and Wyandot

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Kansas City, Kansas has a unique history unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been. On a hosted trip at the beginning of August, I learned how the Wyandotte Indians embraced the escaped slaves considering them, “people of the earth”. Come along with me on my journey.  See what fascinating history Kansas City has to offer.  Learn […]

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Kaw Point

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Did you learn about Lewis and Clark and their grand expedition in history class?  Seeing it in text is one thing,  but it is another thing to see it in person! On a hosted trip to Kansas City, I was part of a group of travel writers.  We learned about the expedition hands on when […]

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Illinois State Fair

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Who doesn’t love the Illinois State Fair?  Linda Spanberger does!  She was in town on August 8, 2018 visiting me when I received the media advisory abouy the dedication of the Illinois Statehood Forever Stamp and the unveiling of the Butter Cow.  So, we started making plans! Arriving in plenty of time to park, we […]

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Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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