Group Travel Pinterest Board Opportunity

Hello everyone!

Happy Saturday- this is a short but happy post! I’ve started a group Pinterest board for travel, and I’m happy to add anyone to it. You may pin up to three pins a day, and share as many pins from others as you like! Any travel related pins can be shared here- travel guides, to-do lists, tips, questions, memories, stories, whatever you would like.

You can find the blog here at Travel- Global (Group Board), and you can join the board by emailing me at anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com with the subject line “Group Travel Board” OR leave your email address in the comments down below!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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200 Years of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Lower Fort Garry

This Travel Thursday is a local one for me- Lower Fort Garry is a surviving fort of the fur trade and was established in 1830 on the banks of the Red River. Although it is not so old as many sites in Europe, it is still a fascinating look into the past, and one that applies to many of us even now. The fur traders, lands, and animals supplied Europeans with countless furs, animal skins, and resources, with the Hudson’s Bay Company being the dominating company. Manitoba is in the centre of Canada, and allowed the fur traders to move along various routes! We spent the morning there on a beautiful day, and it was wonderful to spend a few hours in our own history…

200 Years of HBC History, Travel Thursday

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The British Museum, Travel Thursday

Ah, the British Museum. Possibly the best and most engaging museum in the world, free and otherwise. Yes, I am an historian and that probably means that I am biased, but I truly believe that there is something for everyone there. Incredibly easy to find and free to access, it’s the perfect London stop for any kind of trip! Although it’s a little light on the Irish history I normally study, it has several amazing ancient collections that are unparalleled in my own experience. These are some of my favourite shots from my time in the British Museum!

The British Museum,Travel Thursday

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Graduate Work Abroad, Travel Thursday

After chatting with Katie, I’ve been thinking about my Masters! I did my MA in Irish History at University College Dublin, and had the good fortune to live in Dublin for a full year. I travelled a lot, made some new friends, and was able to train with the historian in my field. Today’s post is all about things I think that you could consider before going abroad for graduate work and the things that I learned while living in Dublin!

Graduate Work Abroad,Travel Thursday

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Daisy’s View of Langley, Travel Thursday

Langley is a small seaside town on Whidbey Island that is picturesque and quaint, made for strolling. Of course I demanded to take Daisy for walkies on this trip- she is the absolute best dog for walking. Not only do you get to follow her carrot tail on her inwestigations, she loves being on leash and doesn’t pull or wander off in the least. We only walked for about half an hour but the rain held off and it was a wonderful way to start the day!

A Westie's View of Langley,Travel Thursday

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Seattle Public Library, Travel Thursday

The Seattle Public Library is a quite a dominating building, which is impressive given that it is surrounded by several skyscrapers. Although it is only 11 stories, compared to the seventy or more around it, it’s a very cool and modern building that is worth a visit if you are in Seattle! It’s free to enter, it’s close to the wharf and downtown shopping, and it’s accessible by public transportation. Time to head to the library!

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 Seattle Mariners Game, Travel Thursday

My family (like a lot of Canadian families) are huge hockey fans. We watch the season from the draft to the last playoff game, and sprinkle in the World Junior’s, Olympics, and World Championships. M’s family are just into baseball, and while they are Yankees fans, now that they live in Seattle are also cheering for the Mariners. The Mariners might not be the best team in the league but they are always fun to watch and it’s a fun ballpark to spend the evening in. I have to say, this was the most exciting baseball game that I’ve ever been to!

Seattle Mariners Travel Thursday

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View from a Plane

Air travel is becoming more and more common. While it’s still not overly cheap (at least not in Canada), it allows us to take a three hour flight instead of driving fourteen hours through boring fields (eastern Alberta, I’m looking at you). As you know from yesterday’s post, I’m in a long distance relationship- flights are a fairly common occurrence in my life! This post is all about the highlights of flying…

View From a Plane

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Seattle Sneak Peak, Travel Thursday

I just got back from a short but wonderful trip to Seattle to see M! Great weather, delicious food, and more steps logged on my Fitbit than I’ve seen in a long time. I’m getting all of the posts ready and editing my pictures this weekend, but I wanted to share my favourite snapshots throughout the trip. Each of these stood out to me in one way or another, and have a small story behind them. In the next few weeks, I’ll share the full trip but I hope that you enjoy this sneak peak!

Seattle Sneak Peak

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Snapshot Saturday, 3 June 2017

Snapshot Saturday, a peak into what’s happening in my life! I like to share the little things because that is what makes us who we are and what makes the world go around. If you missed my Travel Thursday post where I shared my Airport Bingo to amuse you all, you might not know that I am travelling right now!

SnapshotSaturday

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