My All-time Favorite Places in North America

When many people travel, they try to learn about the history of the destination area. Learning the history of the early days and how the early settlers came from the old world to the new world is a fun educational experience. Traveling to ‘old’ and ‘new’ world destinations to learn how settlers and regions flourished is a great way to spend a vacation. If you are a history buff interested in taking a vacation into the past, below you will find a list of the top travel destinations over time:

New England: There are six states that make up historical New England. Some of the earliest European settlements in North America were established in New England. When visiting the region, you will view some of the oldest cities and historical sites such as the historic Plymouth Rock. You will also get to experience old England’s history in New England’s sites and architecture such as Boston College

New York: As one of the oldest and majestic cities in the US, New York is one of the most famous cities in the world. New York gets its name from a Yorkshire city. The two river cities, the Hudson and the Ouse, offer such cultural attractions as the Yorkshire Museum, Cathedral of St John the Divine, Carnegie Hall, Theatre Royal, The Met, and York Minster.

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New Amsterdam: In 1626, the settlement of New Amsterdam was established at the mouth of the Hudson River. A 17th-century Dutch colonial settlement, many sites contain anglicized versions of Dutch words. For example, Coney Island was derived from “Konijn Eiland” (Rabbit Island) because of the once plentiful supply of animals. New Amsterdam is also an example of the beauty of multiculturalism.

New Jersey: Over a century ago, Jersey Shore’s Atlantic City was a fashionable resort. It now consists of piers and a boardwalk that contain wonderful amusements. There is a distinct Anglo-French cultural blend of the Channel Islands. New Jersey reflects its own unique charm.

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Nova Scotia: Derived from the word ‘New Scotland,’ Nova Scotia’s Scottish heritage runs deep in the province. It has been documented as the first Scottish settlement in the Americas. It still has about 2,000 Gaelic speakers. As well, the region has its own provincial tartan which is recognized by Scotland. There is much to see and do in Nova Scotia.

New Brunswick: The “old” Brunswick is located in Lower Saxony, Germany. New Brunswick is the largest Maritime province. It received its name in 1784 in honor of King George III, the Duke of Brunswick. Its famous attractions include lighthouses and covered bridges.

Newfoundland: Newfoundland is one of the oldest settlements founded by Europeans. The 16th-century fishermen and whalers gave Newfoundland its name. Evidence has been found showing that Vikings settled in Newfoundland for a brief time around 1003AD. There is much history to explore in Newfoundland.

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Traveling to ‘old’ and ‘new’ destinations is a great way to learn about the history of early settlers. There are so many places to visit, explore, and learn how settlers and regions evolved and flourished. Consider a historical destination for your next vacation. You will learn a lot while having a fantastic time making great memories.

My Favorite Albums of 2016

2016 has been the year of surprises it terms of entertainment. Almost every celebrity was in the studio trying to make good sound to their wide market of funs. Even though they all made an attempt just a few of them have managed to secure the segment of Best albums 2016. Here is a little over view of some of the albums.

Beyoncé – Lemonade

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This is one of the most voted for album in the Best albums 2016. This album upon completion gives an insight of the artist. She speaks it out in a direct and relaxed way that you will never miss to get her point. This is a story of her life and the she coordinates every line in song writing is amazingly hilarious.

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Another big album to the heart of the listeners. The artisan time that they spent to keep the song in line is surely rewarding. The pickup lines tell it all and that shows the reason they have gotten to the position of being among Best albums 2016. It was quit amazing how the artist selects the words so as to give the funs something tangible and an album that will take on from their previous one which is now taking decade as a hit album.

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David Bowie – Blackstar

The best of the best hit album. It feels good to see an artist who introduces the funs to his music and makes use of the in the long run. David Bowie ensures that the funs feel the interest of his songs and utilizes their energy to the maximum. This album is among the mast haves of David’s hits.

Nails – You Will Never Be One of us

Just as the name itself, the artisan work here happens to explain much about daily hustles. The songs are arranged in a way that they ascend in pace. It’s one of the fastest albums in the entertainment industry.

Elysia Crampton – Demon City

A complement to honor, Crampton showcases her ability and strengths in a poetic way which generally out views his professionalism in doing things. Demon city language relates more to her epic poem as a resonant narrative of apocalypse.

Mitski – Puberty 2

There has never been a keen observer artist of the human race who can match the skills of Mitski. In puberty 2 she works it out to show the richness of her voice and coordination. Being in the list of Best albums 2016 was surely her thing throughout the formation period.

She really challenges other artists especially the upcoming on how she screams to the top of her guitar and still come to the same level of sound voice without missing a beat.

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

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Your love for country music has now a different flavor form Simpson. He just takes the rhythm to that level that he only feels right for himself. He seems to redo the genre by piecing it up together to fit to his demands but in the long run he speaks out something that you will always play the tune in your mind.