This day in history: Vercingetorix surrenders

Travel back to the world of Caeser Although the event in history this column discusses happened more than 2,000 years ago, it concerns a figure who looms large throughout history even to this day: Julius Caesar. On this day in 52 BC, Caesar won the battle of Alesia. Caesar’s campaign in Gaul (the region that…

This day in history: Jamestown burns

The flames set 342 years ago still have an impact today Flames erupt during the burning of Jamestown on this day, Sept. 19, in the year 1676. Jamestown burned during Bacon’s Rebellion, an armed revolt led by Nathaniel Bacon in opposition to the governor, Sir William Berkeley.  The context of any historical event is important…

A Captain aboard: traveling while traveling

Just as our Captain Abroad gets comfortable, she needs to spread her wings The words grazie and ciao have already become a major part of my vocabulary. Only four weeks in and I am already adapting to life and Florence and loving every second of it. Which means, of course for the Captain Abroad that…