So what’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened on Nerd Trip? My mom and I attended the funeral for a woman we never met.
It happened during a visit to the President Garfield Memorial at Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery. In this post, we’ll take a trip to see the memorial for our 20th president and share the story of our unintentional funeral attendance.
Guess what? Nerd Trips won an award!
Nerd Trips earned the silver award in the Travel Blog category from in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism competition from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. That’s right, real travel writers!
Wrapping our Nerd Trip to the Florence Nightingale museum, we explore some of Florence’s innovations in nursing, another strong nursing figure and the perfect Nightingale gift shop item.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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...read more