The Story Behind Saltbox Architecture

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Saltbox homes can convey years of American colonial history in a single glance. With distinctive high pitched asymmetrical roofs, and flat, unadorned exteriors, these homes show how people lived in the nation’s earliest days, between the early 16th and late 17th centuries, adjusting their homes as needed to make things easier. Because of their unique […]


Home Styles In Real Estate Ads The Meaning

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Whether you’re buying or selling, reading real estate ads can be confusing. Here’s a primer on the styles mentioned in the ads. Home Styles What’s the difference between a Tudor and Colonial style? What about a Colonial and Dutch Colonial? Read on to find out. “Colonial,” “Georgian,” or “Federal” style Terms used when talking about […]


Understanding Cape Cod Architecture

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Americans have always loved a good Cape Cod home. In 1938 when Life magazine asked families to choose their ideal place to live, the Cape Cod design was among those few selected, even when compared to an original modern home by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The design visionary may have had great ideas and […]


George Washington The Best President

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George Washington was the first president of the United States and considered one of the best. George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch system of federal government is based. George Washington is perhaps the one person […]


Home Styles

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Whether you’re buying or selling, reading real estate ads can be confusing. Here’s a primer on the styles mentioned in the ads. Home Styles What’s the difference between a Tudor and Colonial style? What about a Colonial and Dutch Colonial? Read on to find out. “Colonial,” “Georgian,” or “Federal” style Terms used when talking about […]


Lima The Forgotten Peru Holiday Destination

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When planning a holiday in Peru, many people stress that they are keen to “get out of Lima as quickly as possible” but while historically Lima has had a bad press, and while it may not be the most beautiful or the most easy city in Peru, you certainly aren’t short of things to see […]


Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary City

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There is nothing virtual about the reality of being asked, in person, face-to-face, to stand up for, or against, freedom. How say ye? In the Revolutionary City, Colonial Williamsburgs innovative program where guests can interact live with actor-interpreters, you do not have to respond. But just like those who rallied to the side of George […]


Casa Colonial Beach And Spa Is The Only Real Five Star Hotel In The Dominican Republic

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Casa Colonial Beach and Spa, is the only real five star hotel in the Dominican Republic. Unlike many five star hotels it is in many ways closer to being one of the best small inns & hotels in the Dominican Republic, with only 40 rooms but also in the whole Caribbean. We decided to have […]


Finding Your Inner Tourist In St Thomas

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As you plan your trip to St. Thomas, you will probably find that one of the favorite activities for St. Thomas vacations is duty-free shopping in Charlotte Amalie. While shopping and walking the streets of this colonial capital might be a great start to a St. Thomas vacation, St. Thomas tourism certainly has more to […]


The History Of St Kitts Is Alive At Romney Manor

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Like many of its Caribbean neighbors, St. Kitts still bears many markings of its colonial past. A tour across the island will reveal old sugar plantations, stone fortresses and period European architecture. One of the most celebrated sites on the island is the oldest colonial plantation and its mansion, Romney Manor. Established in the 17th […]


Breaking Into The Brick City Newark Travel Tips

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For business or pleasure, Newark is a prime destination for travel within the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Newark is the most populous and commercially active city in New Jersey, as it is the seat of Essex County and a major shipping port for New York Harbor near the Atlantic coast. […]