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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 experiencesĀ 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 MinorĀ 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…