Remembering D-Day Part 4 – Afternoon thru Normandy

After lunch we headed to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first town liberated by the Allied Forces. As paratroopers descended from the sky into the small village, American soldier, John Steele was hit by shrapnel and landed on the church tower in the village. He then spent two and half hours dangling from the church tower. There isContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 4 – Afternoon thru Normandy”

Remembering D-Day Part 3 – Morning In Normandy

After leaving the German Cemetery (more on that here: https://beyondthemilestravelblog.com/2020/06/14/remembering-d-day-part-2-the-cemeteries/ ), we headed to Angoville-au-Plain. This was my favorite part of the tour! There is not much to this small town but it’s the church that holds the history and story of Robert Wright and Ken Moore. These two heroic US army medics with theContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 3 – Morning In Normandy”

Remembering D-Day Part 2 – The Cemeteries

There are numerous tours from Bayeux to see the sights of the Invasion of Normandy. Being that I was visiting from the US, I decided to take a full day US Beaches Tour. Although this was a tour visiting the US sights of the Invasion of Normandy, the first stop on the tour was LaContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 2 – The Cemeteries”

Remembering D-Day Part 1 Bayeux

My first visit to Paris was for only 5 days, which left me very little time to head out of the city to explore everything else that the country of France has to offer. As a big history fan, I’ve always wanted to visit Normandy. So on my second trip back to Paris, I madeContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 1 Bayeux”

Happy 100th Wonder Wheel

So many milestones are not able to be celebrated this year, from significant birthdays to weddings to graduations, but also important milestones of tourist attractions. This May the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY turns 100 years old.  Sadly due to covis-19, there is no celebration and opening day has been postponed. TheContinue reading “Happy 100th Wonder Wheel”

Memorial Day Tribute to Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May in the United States. Most of us think of it as the start of summer and fail to remember the true meaning of the holiday. On Memorial Day we honor the military heroes we have lost while they were serving our country. They have madeContinue reading “Memorial Day Tribute to Arlington National Cemetery”

Reflecting back on a trip to the Charm City

Back in December 2016, I took a quick two day trip to Baltimore to run a half marathon and check off the state of Maryland. Baltimore is the most populous city in Maryland and is located about 40 miles northeast of Washington DC. Baltimore is known as “Charm City”. This nickname goes back to theContinue reading “Reflecting back on a trip to the Charm City”

Travel Photo Memories Before the Digital Age

We may be unable to travel right now, but we can still dream of future traveling and look back on our past travel memories! There are so many benefits to looking back on past travel memories. Seeing pictures from these past trips can transport you back to that time of your life and all theContinue reading “Travel Photo Memories Before the Digital Age”