Category for History

Wanderlust Patterns: Swedish Folk Collection

Swedish Folk Collection by Wanderlust Designer

Before we went to Sweden, I took in as many books and stories as I could about Swedish culture. Immersing myself in all-things-Swedish really got me excited to explore the country and see if

Culture: History – A Trip to Ellis Island, New York

Posted by • November 22, 2016 • Culture ,History Add Comment
A Trip to Ellis Island, New York by Wanderlust Designer

It should be required that every American take a trip to Ellis Island. It is a historic site that truly embodies the spirit of this country. It is a place that gave hope to 12

On Location: 9/11 Reflections

Posted by • September 10, 2014 • Cities to Explore ,Culture ,History ,On Location Add Comment
9/11 Memorial Reflections by Wanderlust Designer

We all know where we were when the planes struck. Some of us were across the country, some across the world, and some right next door. We all know someone who was deeply affected-

Time+Place: Keeping WWII History Alive

Posted by • February 24, 2014 • Culture ,History Add Comment
Keeping WWII History Alive - the Betty Jane by Wanderlust Designer

There are some history buffs that live and breathe WWII stories. They know the strategies, the battles, the heros and sadly, the carnage. Then there are others like myself. I know some facts from

Time+Place: Wild West Horseback Riding in Utah

Posted by • June 11, 2013 • Culture ,History Add Comment
Wild West Riding Adventure in Utah by Wanderlust Designer

It was a gorgeous summer afternoon in Southern Utah. The rusted reds in the sandstone cliffs reverberated against the cerulean blue skies. We got on our horses, left the stables of the resort, and

Time+Place: USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier

Posted by • May 20, 2013 • Culture ,History Add Comment
USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier, Alameda, California by Wanderlust Designer

I will admit– I have a fascination with all things Navy. I’m not quite sure why. Perhaps it’s my interest in history, but most likely it comes from movies and TV (Top Gun was

Time+Place: Map Puzzles of Famous Cities Through Time

Posted by • April 11, 2013 • Culture ,History Add Comment
4D Cityscape Time Puzzles - Maps of Cities Through Time

Travel, history, and maps — three of my favorite things all in a puzzle! I can’t think of a better way to learn about a city I am about to visit than playing with

Time+Place: A Steam Train Trip in Wales for a Thomas the Train Fan

Posted by • April 5, 2013 • Culture ,History Add Comment
Steam Train Trip, Llangollen, Wales

Several years ago, we took a trip to Great Britain. Our kids were pretty young at the time (almost 3 and 4 years old), so when planning our itinerary, we tried to keep in

Time+Place: Van Gogh’s Provence

Posted by • March 19, 2013 • Art and Design ,Culture ,History 2 Comments
Van Gogh's Provence - Sunflowers by Wanderlust Designer

While I was in art school, I had the chance to travel through Provence. As art history facts and art techniques swirled through my head, I peered out at the surrounding landscape and paused

Time+Place: Warwick Castle – A Visit to Medieval England

Posted by • March 4, 2013 • Culture ,History Add Comment
Warwick Castle Medieval Collage by Wanderlust Designer

If you want a taste of Medieval England without having to give up modern amenities like plumbing, I would highly recommend a day at Warwick Castle in Warwickshire England. While on a trip through