History Schmistory: September 19. We’re not safe here.

1957: The US begins testing underground nukes. Burrowing animals across the globe react in horror.


This winter, a stay at an ice hotel might be in order!


Among numerous wonderful things, London also has triple decker buses.











Did you know that you can get a free Team Marco Polo London travel ebook if you “like” TMP on Facebook? C’mon, give Marco some ‘like’ folks!

History Schmistory: September 18. In fifteen hundred zero two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue for the last dadgum time!

1502: Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth and final voyage. And yes, he still thinks it’s Asia. Poor sap.

Sebastiano del Piombo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sebastiano del Piombo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Planning a trip to Hawaii? Be sure to make time for some whale watching!

History Schmistory: September 17. The New Frontier…

1976: NASA unveils the first space shuttle, Enterprise. Shatner and Nimoy consider a comeback.


Get lost in one of the worlds largest hedge mazes at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park in the UK. And bring lunch cause it might take a while to get out.

History Schmistory: September 16. Let’s get together!

1963: Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo and Sarawak. Singapore decides later to leave the newly established nation. Malaysia was quoted as saying, “fine, be that way!” and Singapore was all like, “Oh you just watch me!” and then Malaysia was like, “wait, don’t go!” but by then it was too late.

Happy 48th, Malaysia!


By Brian Jeffery Beggerly from S'pore (Singapore), Singapore (IMG_1988  Uploaded by Smooth_O) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Brian Jeffery Beggerly from S’pore (Singapore), Singapore (IMG_1988 Uploaded by Smooth_O) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

GO THERE! An historic secret.

Scotland’s Secret Bunker, built 100 feet below a modest farmhouse, was in operation during the darkest days of the cold war. Now it’s an awesome museum!

History Schmistory: September 15. A child is born.

1254: The world is given a truly special gift. Marco Polo! Many sing and rejoice.
Happy 757th, Marco!

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