Ghost sighting and ghost stories in Salem

Growing up about 20 miles from Salem, I have visited this popular tourist city multiple times over the years. There were many school field trips to places such as the Witch Museum, Witch Dungeon and Witch House. I took this for granted as a kid, but now that I’m older and see how many peopleContinue reading “Ghost sighting and ghost stories in Salem”

A walk along the Freedom Trail

From my past posts, I’m sure you can tell that I love history. I grew up in Boston with history surrounding me. There was something special about learning things in history class and being able to connect it to the actual historic sites that I’ve seen in person. Not being able to travel due toContinue reading “A walk along the Freedom Trail”

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 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”