Loudoun Virginia
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by HistoryinHighHeels
7M ago
Whether you’re a history enthusiast, wine connoisseur, or just looking for a fun and easy getaway from DC, a weekend in Loudoun County, Virginia has it all! Just 25 miles from Washington, DC, lies a hidden culinary and heritage gem: Loudoun County, Virginia. Boasting over 50 award-winning wineries, 30-plus craft breweries, farm-to-table dining, and charming… Read More »Loudoun Virginia ..read more
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Staunton, Virginia
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by HistoryinHighHeels
8M ago
A delightful journey through the picturesque streets of Staunton, Virginia. Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, this quaint town is a hidden gem for history buffs and lovers of Southern charm. From its beautifully preserved architecture to its rich cultural heritage, Staunton promises the perfect weekend getaway that you won't soon forget ..read more
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My Walking Pad + Standing Desk
History in High Heels Blog
by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
Ever wonder why when you travel in Europe you can eat whatever you want, you feel great, and don’t gain weight? It is the walking! Yes, we tend to eat more intuitively on vacation, spend more on eating, and often have more convenient access to fresh food in destinations like Europe, but 90 percent of… Read More »My Walking Pad + Standing Desk ..read more
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Wisteria Hysteria in Washington DC
History in High Heels Blog
by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
Washington, D.C. is probably best known for its rich history, beautiful landmarks, and famous cherry blossoms. But there is another stunning bloom throughout the city in the spring that many people overlook – the wisteria! Although DC is home to several varieties of wisteria, there is one variety that blooms in spectacular fashion each April at… Read More »Wisteria Hysteria in Washington DC ..read more
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DC Cherry Blossoms + What to Wear
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by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
Washington D.C. is known for its stunning cherry blossoms, particularly those found at the Tidal Basin. Every spring, visitors from all over the world come to see the famous pink blooms. But what’s the history behind these trees, and when is the best time to see them? The history of the cherry blossoms in D.C.… Read More »DC Cherry Blossoms + What to Wear ..read more
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Egypt Part 2
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by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
From Cairo and Giza (covered in Part 1) you will want to head up the Nile to heart of Ancient Egypt. In antiquity, Egypt was divided into two regions, Upper and Lower Egypt. While Lower Egypt would become the heart of Roman and Islamic Egypt, Upper Egypt boasts the world’s most intensive concentration of ancient… Read More »Egypt Part 2 ..read more
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West Virginia’s National Coal Heritage Area
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by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
If you had asked me, before I moved to DC, which nearby state would be my favorite for road trips and weekend getaways, I can’t imagine I would have said West Virginia. I had never visited and had no idea just how beautiful and unique West Virginia is! For this sponsored trip, my second with… Read More »West Virginia’s National Coal Heritage Area ..read more
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Egypt Part 1
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by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
Egypt Part 1 For as long as I can remember, visiting Egypt was on my bucket list. Stories of Pharaohs, mummies, and pyramids captured my imagination as a child and engendered a life-long love of history and different cultures. Unfortunately, by the time I began traveling as an adult, the eroding political situation in Egypt… Read More »Egypt Part 1 ..read more
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Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia
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by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
Did you know that just a few hours from DC is a chic and charming destination tucked in the Allegheny Mountains? Well, let me introduce you to Greenbrier Valley West Virginia! The region is probably most famous for the historic Greenbrier resort, but this area has so much more to offer from quaint little mountain… Read More »Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia ..read more
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Careers for Historians
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by HistoryinHighHeels
1y ago
There is a lot of discussion in the field of history around how the skills acquired from a history degree are transferable to almost any field and are highly desired on the job market. The problem is that for as much as we tell students that reading, writing, and analytical skills will take them far,… Read More »Careers for Historians ..read more
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