History

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 […]

Pride, In the Name of Love

Pride, In the Name of Love

Back in 1969 as Neil Armstrong was taking a first step for man and a giant leap for mankind, Craig Rodwell, Fred Sargant , Ellen Birody, and Linda Rhodes took their own first step, and made a giant leap for LGBT communities everywhere. The group at the Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organizations meeting in […]

A Traveling Toyland

A Traveling Toyland

We all had a favorite childhood toy growing up, whether it was a stuffed bear, doll, or action figure. The thoughts of the moments we shared with our inanimate friend warm our heart even now that we are older. We look back at the toys from our childhood in the 50s, 60s and 70s (and for […]

How to Choose a Date for Easter

We’ve been telling you all about Greek Orthodox Easter for the last four years, and this year will be no different. If you’re new to our blog you might be asking, “Easter? Wasn’t Easter a couple of weeks ago?” The answer is both yes and no. Easter is celebrated on different dates depending on whether […]