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Florence Nightingale Museum – part 1

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Florence Nightingale Museum – part 1

Florence Nightingale is credited as the founder of modern nursing, an innovative and head strong woman, ahead of her time in the use of the media and public relations to advance her cause and, in the process, she changed health care around the world. The museum describes Nightingale as the most influential Victorian woman after Queen Victoria herself! Find out what we discovered at the Florence Nightingale Museum.

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Handel and Hendrix

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Handel and Hendrix

Composer George Fredric Handel (1685-1759) created one of the most famous choral works ever – the Messiah, with its well known “Hallelujah Chorus.” But a trip to the Handel House in London revealed an interesting connection to a famous 20th century musician. It’s a connection that appears to have grown stronger since our 2013 visit.

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Washington Monument – Going Down

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Washington Monument – Going Down

Baltimore’s Washington Monument has 227 steps winding up a tight spiral to the top. If you thought climbing up was scary, it’s even scarier going down. However, there is much to explore on the ground floor, including some incredible ironwork on the fences and gates. Check it out in this Nerd Trip.

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Washington Monument – Baltimore

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Washington Monument – Baltimore

George Washington was a surveyor and military man, known for his physical stature. You may need to summon some physical stamina to tackle the 227 spiral stairs to the top of Baltimore’s Washington Monument, but it’s worth the climb to survey the city from this rare vantage point. In honor of Washington’s birthday, come along for my spontaneous climb up the column in October 2015, just a few months after the monument reopened after much needed renovations. The reopening marked the monument’s bicentennial, Baltimore had...

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Ben Franklin House – London – Part 2

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Ben Franklin House – London – Part 2

Benjamin Franklin’s London lodgings may have truly been the first American embassy. In this Nerd Trip, you’ll learn about Franklin’s life in London, including the instrument he invented while living at 36 Craven Street.

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Ben Franklin House – London – Part 1

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Ben Franklin House – London – Part 1

There are many things to discover at the Ben Franklin house in London. First, many people may not realize that one of the Founding Fathers of the United States lived in London for a more than decade-and-a-half. And, he lived in a house where hundreds of human bones were found underneath the building. Yes, human bones, and you can see them for yourself.

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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

In the “spirit” of the holiday season, take a Nerd Trip through the streets of London and see our encounters with Charles Dickens and his Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol.”

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