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Shovel bum or history buff, if exploring the past is a big part of travel's allure for you, here's how to save while doing it, from hamming it up in the stocks at Colonial Williamsburg to treading (& even digging up) the stones of ancient ruins.

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Comment by Neala at OffbeatTravel on March 17, 2011 at 11:51am
Thanks David, My friend saw him in NYC and really, really didn't like him. Ah, well.
Comment by David Paul Appell on March 17, 2011 at 11:41am
Lezlie, I have to echo what William said - we've hear so much about the Underground Railroad but little about what actually happened once the fugitives reached the promised land - in this case Canada.  A fascinating story, and I hope you'll share more with our members and encourage all of us to learn more about this.
Comment by David Paul Appell on March 17, 2011 at 11:40am
Don't sweat it too much Neala.  I always found Hawass a bit too smooth and bluff for my taste anyway.
Comment by Neala at OffbeatTravel on March 17, 2011 at 11:26am

I had reported what Hawass said, and felt like a bit of an idiot as he backtracked. Don't think I'll be trusting him much any more.

 

On a related rant - he complained about the condition of an artifact in NYC but the face of the Sphinx is gone and no one seems to notice or care.

Comment by William Annis Davis on March 17, 2011 at 11:13am
Ed.....Sometimes in these situations its not what was said but what was unsaid and more importantly by whom. Looks like Hawass  gets to keep his hat as long as the ratings are good on the History and Discovery Channels!!
Comment by William Annis Davis on March 17, 2011 at 11:09am
Leszlie, That sounds like a great tour. Unfortunately in my opinion in the States we give opinion and info about the underground railroad but all of the the heroes of the underground railroad are or seem to  be Americans. We know a great many Canadians had to be involved. I for one would love to hear and read more about these "quiet heroes". We also never really here what happened to fugitive slaves AFTER they got to Canada, did they stay for the most part, try to reunite with loved ones and such. So much still to investigate. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Lezlie Harper Wells on March 16, 2011 at 8:01pm
As a descendant of a fugitive slave from Kentucky that came Canada in 1851, I conduct Underground Railroad era/early Black history tours in the Niagara Canada-U.S.A. region. Tours can include sites where freedom was first felt by Freedom Seekers, visit the church Harriet Tubman attended, the site where continued discussions that lead to the formation of the NAACP took place. This is a tour for everyone. I not only tell the history but also the personal family stories. Hope to see you on one of my tours someday.
Comment by Ed Wetschler on February 14, 2011 at 9:54pm
Will the revelation that Egyptian antiquities czar Zawi Hawass downplayed the extent of the damage done during the looting finally do him in, or is he still the teflon archaeologist? 
Comment by BuzzInRome on January 25, 2011 at 1:37pm

Chinese Terracotta Army, Ancient Art, Furniture, Vintage, Books, Tea & Food in Rome

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Comment by Darryl Musick on January 10, 2011 at 10:27am
To start off the New Year at The World on Wheels, we head out to the desert of Southern Arizona for our latest trip. First up is an overnighter to Yuma in the southwest corner of the state: http://tinyurl.com/342x57a
 

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