Florida is known for its theme parks and beaches rather than any heritage, but in the north-east is St. Augustine, a city which boasts (albeit with contention) the oldest street in the US. On that street is a unique historical site - the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. Step back 150 years into Florida history during … Continue reading Florida’s Spanish Military Hospital Museum
2017 is the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. The Queer Cabinet Brigade placed pink cabinets across London in November last year as part of their campaigning for an LGBT history museum in London, but no museum has emerged. It's not all bad news though for queer history - … Continue reading Queer History: LGBT exhibitions in London, summer 2017
There are countless historical destinations in Europe to choose between when planning your travels. Anyone who lives here is gifted with easy access to thousands of museums, castles, palaces, fortresses and monuments covering millennia of European history. Anyone outside of Europe usually makes a point to visit at least a few of these (in between, … Continue reading My top ten historical destinations in Europe
Museums are places of learning. You get a glimpse into past lives to discover what was normality for so many people who came before us. Science, history, art; the essence of human civilisation. But the very best museums step beyond just artefacts to make you feel. They make you understand what it is to be … Continue reading Is Te Papa the best museum in New Zealand?
On my second day in New Zealand, I headed east and successfully navigated to Auckland War Memorial Museum, in the middle of Auckland Domain (a park with sweeping green lawns). It's highly impressive from the outside, reminding me of Washington DC's Capitol building, although I was somewhat regretful at having to step out of the … Continue reading Review: Auckland War Memorial Museum
I love musical theatre. I first went to see a show (Beauty and the Beast) when I was about 8 and have been a regular attendee ever since. Whenever I visit New York I make sure I see at least one show, normally through discounted tickets. Over three trips I have been to see: Billy … Continue reading DIY Broadway Tour: A musical day in New York
Finally in my memories of my 7 week road trip around the US and Canada, we returned to the USA and started down the east coast. From New York onwards, I was travelling solo for the first time. Previously: Part 1 - Southern US & California Part 2 - Great Lakes & Canada To finish … Continue reading Memories of road tripping the US & Canada (Part 3)
In October 2015 I flew south for 1 week in hunt of some sun, history and new experiences. I joined a Busabout tour in Morocco and spent a jam-packed week touring from Marrakech over to the Sahara and back again. Arrival in Marrakech After some initial hiccups and language barriers in finding the ride that had been arranged … Continue reading Busabout tour in Morocco