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Where Have We Been?

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Where Have We Been?

From Shakespeare and Dickens to presidents ranging from Madison to Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter, it’s been quite a summer of Nerd Trips. Here’s a sneak peak of where we’ve been.

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London: Chelsea Bonus Plaque – Milne and Pooh

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London: Chelsea Bonus Plaque – Milne and Pooh

On our first tour of London’s Chelsea neighborhood we missed the home of Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne. But a return trip to London allowed us make up for our omission.

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London: More Chelsea

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London: More Chelsea

In summer 2013, a literary scavenger hunt had us scouring London’s Chelsea neighborhood, searching for blue plaques marking the homes of writers ranging from Mark Twain to Bran Stoker. You can read about that in the previous post. However, Chelsea also charmed us with its pretty streets, variety of lovely homes and beautiful gardens.

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London: Chelsea and the Blue Plaque Pursuit

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London: Chelsea and the Blue Plaque Pursuit

Take a walk with Nerd Trips through London’s Chelsea neighborhood to see the homes of some famous literary figures, including Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and George Eliot.

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Booker T. Washington National Monument (part 2)

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Booker T. Washington National Monument (part 2)

The Booker T. Washington National Monument in southwestern Virginia offers more than just history. We had some fun encounters exploring this national park and meeting the farm animals.

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Booker T. Washington National Monument (part 1)

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Booker T. Washington National Monument (part 1)

Booker T. Washington lived an incredible life. Born into slavery, he became of the nation’s most well-known educators. In this post, see what you’ll learn about this amazing man on a trip to the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Southwest Virginia.

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Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (part 2)

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Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (part 2)

Thomas Jefferson’s accomplishments are well-known, but did you know he has his own color? That’s just one of the things we learned at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (its full name), Jefferson’s country villa in southwestern Virginia. My aunt Viola, uncle Joe and I visited this country estate when I was  visiting them for Easter in 2013.  In the previous post, I wrote about some of Poplar Forest’s history and its much-talked about octagonal privies. In this post, we’ll get a little more into the tour and...

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