Thank you for visiting! I want to get our kids excited about history and to foster a love of what has happened in the past with the next generation. All it takes is one story, one event, that sparks a child’s interest in history and makes them want to learn more. I firmly remember when the love of history was sparked in me – by my 10th grade world history teacher who told such amazing stories that it seemed hard to believe they really happened! From then on, I was hooked.
One of the best ways to foster a love of history in children is travel. Standing in the very spot where an event took place or visiting the home of a famous person in history can often ignite that spark in our children.
Reading historical fiction or nonfiction can also help a child understand the real people behind the marble figures or battlefield cannons. Books bring history to life, providing vivid images that, coupled with a visit to the actual place, can make children and adults actually excited about history!
About the Site:
This site is designed to help you plan a fun and educational family vacation. The goal of this site is to review historical sites and museums and provide helpful hints and suggestions for ways to bring history to life for your child. It is not meant to be a comprehensive travel guide, which is why not all of the tourist sites for each location will be covered. However, where possible, I have included suggestions for hotels, restaurants, and other sights to see.
All of the places that I write about, I have personally visited. I have tried to be as accurate as possible in describing the sites but know that things may have changed since my visit (especially during COVID). I have included websites for the individual museums as much as possible so please verify all information with them before traveling. Most of the posts have extensive external links but if I have reviewed a site mentioned, I link to that blog post.
New site reviews are posted every Wednesday, and I also list age-appropriate books to help prepare or extend the traveling experience for your child. I have not read each and every book but I have enjoyed many of them. I know your child will too!
If you have a suggestion of a place you would like for me to review, please email me here!
I hope this site helps you plan a wonderful trip with your child to explore our history’s legacy throughout the world!