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Great Courses: The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

I do nearly all of the driving for our adventures, not so much due to skill but temperament. I don't stress easily and while driving…

Exploring the Civil War in The American South

Heads up:  This article contains strong political views on serious subjects as well as some harsh images of war. To my reckoning, the American Civil…

5 Romantic Stories Of Real Life Adventure

Romance and Adventure two wonderful life experiences¬†made all the more exciting when paired together. Trail challenged me to come up with a Trail and Hitch…

The Great Courses: Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor¬†is our most recent exploration of history through The Great Courses audio lectures. Listening to something educational while we haul…

The Great Courses: American Religious History

As we drive from place to place Trail and I like to learn about our world by listening to college history lectures from The Great…

Great Courses: History of the Supreme Court

Sometimes I feel like I should have gone to law school. I love arguing, I have a talent for reading rules and understanding their implications,…

Great Lectures: Biology of Birds

Few days ago when we went out into the desert trails of Saguaro National Park and heard a loud kaaaa sound followed by a ka-KAA-ka-ka…

Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

This was the first American history podcast Trail and I listened to during our journey. It seemed appropriate that at the beginning of our trip…

Great Courses: The Skeptic’s Guide to American History

This is another of the courses we have listened to during our travels to become more familiar with American History. The title was a big…