Sir Francis Drake is often regarded as a hero to the English, and a pirate to the Spanish. He reputation in Spain earned him the name El Draque, or the Dragon and the Spanish King Philip ll placed a bounty of 20,000 ducats on his head—the equivalent of $6.5 million today.  HeRead More →

Temple Newsam House is a remarkable example of Tudor-Jacobean architecture on the outskirts of Leeds, West Yorkshire. The house is most famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, the once husband of Mary Queen of Scots. It is often referred to as The Hampton Court of The North. TheRead More →

A former mining town in San Bernardino County, California, Calico ghost town is now pulling in thousands of tourists per year. As a prosperous town that was founded 1881, it was home to 500 mines, which collectively amassed over $20 million in silver ore, during it’s 12-year span as aRead More →

Blickling Hall is a grand Manor in Norfolk, built on the site of a previous medieval Home said to be the birthplace of Anne Boleyn. The current building was constructed during the reign of King James I, by the Hobert Family. The residence has it’s fair share of awesome, yetRead More →