Shakespeare’s Home – Part 2

The home tells the story of the Shakespeare family who rose from poverty into a reasonable wealth. The most notable character you’ll hear about (besides the main man Bill) is John Shakespeare, Williams father. He was glover by trade, though in is time he also served as an alderman (a […]

Where to Find the Greek Myths – Part 3

City of Heroes Though there may be no doubt that Athens is Greece’s most well known city, with its iconic Parthenon and it’s rich history of culture that went on to inspire the western world for years to come. But when it comes to the myths and legends of Ancient […]

Where to Find the Greek Myths – Part 2

Theseus and the Minotaur There are so many exciting tales from the myths and legends of Ancient Greece, heroes and monsters, gods and goddesses, demigods and titans, so many that it almost seems impossible to keep track of them all. Despite this some stories are remembered and retold to this […]

Where to Find the Greek Myths – Part 1

Countries and cultures are defined by their history, often a specific period of it when they were maybe at their most powerful or most influential. We travel to Egypt to see the gigantic pyramids, to India to see the pristine Taj Mahal, to Rome to see the relics of the […]

Top Sites from the American Revolution – Part 2

Boston Freedom Trail – The Boston Freedom Trail is not one but sixteen different sites that lie on a 2.5 mile path that runs through downtown Boston. Each sight holds historical significance, many housing important people and events that would lead to the revolution. You can see the Old South […]

Top Sites from the American Revolution – Part 1

The United States of America has grown to be one of the largest powers in the world but we don’t have to look back too far in time to see it as the little country that rebelled against the greatest naval might the world had ever seen. In 1775 we […]

The Ancient Japanese Underworld – Part 2

During the birth of Kagutsuchi Izanami received copious burn wounds that eventually caused her to die of illness. Izanagi was distraught when he buried her body atop Mt. Hiba and her spirit travelled from there to the underworld, Yomi-no-kuni. Izanagi grew only more heartbroken as time passed, something had to […]

The Ancient Japanese Underworld – Part 1

Japanese Mythology Mythology and legends are widespread across this world and are full of stories that have stuck with us for thousands of years, many could even be based on stories even older than the oldest we know of. Stories like those of the Greek Gods, the Egyptian Pharos, Gilgamesh, […]

Murder at Yusupov Palace – Part 2

Rasputin’s background stands in stark contrast to that of Felix Yusupov II’s wealthy upbringing. Grigori Rasputin was born in 1869 to a family of peasants in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye, a place that you can still visit today. From here he took a pilgrimage in 1897 to a monastery, […]

Murder at Yusupov Palace – Part 1

For such a large country its quite surprising that Russia’s history pre-World War II isn’t really what you’d call mainstream worldwide. Perhaps it’s because of Russia’s tenuous relationship with the US that this has become the case. We mostly see depictions of a Soviet Russia, communists against the American way […]