Melanie Dykes

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National Geographic Travel

Ford and Edison’s Excellent Camping Adventures

Between 1914 and 1924, Henry Ford toured the eastern United States in his company’s automobiles on a series of well-publicized camping trips with …

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Loneliness

Riding the Rails with Kids

At the turn of the last century, riding the rails was the swiftest way to traverse a continent. It was reserved for the well-heeled family and quite the swanky affair. The Wright Brothers put a twist on travel and the notion of boarding a train lost its luster. But across the globe many rail …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Travel

5 Reasons to Go to Santa Fe

Santa Fe is the most visited city in New Mexico, and for good reason. There are tons of unique attractions and heaps of terrific eats, plus the …

Awesome America: 51 Facts And Attractions You Need To Check Out

With 50 states, 59 national parks, countless museums, monuments and attractions, there is a never-ending list of things to see and do in America.<p>Once you've checked the big ones off your list, do you find yourself wondering where to head next?<p>Because America is awesome and we are celebrating our …

Richard the Lionheart’s Mummified Heart Gets a Forensic Workup

The discovery of his skeleton under a Leicester parking lot has thrust King Richard III back in the spotlight after 530 years, kindling a new …

8 Reasons It Wasn’t Easy Being Spartan

The Spartans may have built one of the finest militaries of the ancient world, but their culture was so harsh that the word “spartan” has become …

Evidence of Fabled Viking Navigational Tool Found

Viking fables tell of extraordinary crystals that helped the Scandinavian warriors locate the sun and navigate in low light. A discovery from the …

Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

On May 16, 1943, as the ruins of what had been the Warsaw ghetto smoldered around him, SS officer Jürgen Stroop ordered the destruction of the city’s …

World History

Letters Shed New Light on World War I’s Christmas Truce

It’s one of history’s most cherished stories of wartime camaraderie: Five months after the start of the First World War, more than 100,000 British …

Boxing Day

Photos of the Swinging Sixties Featuring The Rolling Stones, Pattie Boyd, Jane Birkin and More

When British photographer Eric Swayne passed away in 2007 from a bout with cancer, he left behind a box that turned out to be a gold mine containing …