History

Little Italy, Small World

Little Italy, Small World

Pittsburgh’s Little Italy is located in the neighborhood of Bloomfield, which gets its name from a note that George Washington made in his journal about the field of blooming flowers close to the settlement. Bloomfield saw an influx of German Catholic immigrants in the late 1860s and a wave of Italians around 1900, specifically from […]

From First Flight to the Moon Landing

I often have trouble relating to people, especially the younger they are, the miracle of the moon landing back in July 1969. The miracle of the moon landing was one created by a country, a brilliant team, and three brave men who dared to go where no one had gone before. The footprints left in […]

Pepperoni Rolls

Pepperoni Rolls

We’ve learned a lot of things about the unique culture of western Pennsylvania during our time here, like perogies are so revered that they’re made into life-sized mascots that do laps at the ballpark. We also have found that the pierogi isn’t the only culturally significant food. The whole coal mining region is in love […]

Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

The first time I visited Greece back in the late 90s there were only a few places on my must-visit list: Athens, Santorini and the Palace of Knossos archeological site on the island of Crete. I had been fascinated by the Minoan civilization for much of my young life.  The idea that a sophisticated Greek […]

Pittsburgh 200: A Celebration of a Milestone

Pittsburgh 200: A Celebration of a Milestone

The land that would become the city of Pittsburgh was first occupied by European fur traders in 1717. The confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers became a vital trade and communications route between Quebec and French Louisiana. The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) lead to a succession of forts built by both French […]

A Trip to See the Planets

A Trip to See the Planets

I will admit for all my love of space and science, we’ve never been to a proper observatory before.  We’ve been to planetariums and looked through telescopes at the heavens, but had never been to an actual observatory. It was a struggle for me not to rush out the door when we found out that the […]

The Greeks

The Greeks

We live to explore here at No Kids, Will Travel. Amanda and I always want to soak up some of the culture of a place we visit. We usually do that by visiting a museum or an archaeological park or taking a walking tour. We visit the past as often as we can because it’s one […]