Join us in Sweden and Norway this August

The landscape near Åre, Sweden. Tour Sweden and Norway with Travel Past 50 Please join us in Sweden and Norway in August 2019 for our first Travel Past 50 tour. We will be [...]

By |2019-02-15T11:39:37-05:00February 15, 2019|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Nature and Wildlife, Norway, Sweden, Tours|4 Comments

The Louisiana Legend of Evangeline

The Evangeline story, in whatever form, is the national epic poem of the Acadian people. And, the ineffable sense of woe and exile hasn't died in Cajun country.

Lafayette, Louisiana: Easy Road Trip near New Orleans

Lafayette, Louisiana, a couple hours drive northwest of New Orleans, serves as a great base for day trips to the region's small towns and rich Creole and Cajun cultures.

2018: The Year in Photos

Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom

Stonehenge, of course, is probably the most famous of the Unesco World Heritage sites in the UK. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the full name of the country [...]

Athens Continues to Make History…and Grow Tourism

In Athens, Greece, visitors are staying longer and the tourism season is expanding, too. History, climate, natural beauty, and the welcoming spirit of its people are encouraging visitors to see the city as a world class destination.

By |2018-11-19T14:47:53-05:00November 18, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Greece, History Travel|Tags: |13 Comments

Put the ‘Book’ in Booking: Crafting an Author-Centric Itinerary

Create an itinerary to visit the same haunts as your favorite fictional characters. [Note: Along our travels, we meet many others who are following a path similar to ours: travel writers, photographers, explorers...an [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:49:51-05:00October 1, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, History Travel, North America|Tags: |7 Comments

St. Olav’s Way, the Northern Alternative to the Camino de Santiago

The St. Olav's Way starts in Selånger, Sweden, and ends at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It follows the road Olav traveled in the summer of 1030. It has been a pilgrimage route since the 11th Century.

By |2019-02-20T16:54:48-05:00September 26, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, History Travel, Norway, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|8 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus

The Archangel Michael is the most prominent painting in the Archangel church in Pedhoulas, and is a Unesco World Heritage site in the Troodos region of Cyprus There are three Unesco World Heritage [...]

By |2018-08-06T19:04:10-05:00August 2, 2018|Categories: Cyprus, Europe, History Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites|12 Comments