Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona The one of the greatest shows in the world. Visiting the Grand Canyon National Park is having before us more than 80 million years of geological history. More than six million recreational visitors travel to Arizona every year to marvel at this open crack in the ground. The Colorado River is still actively eroding its channel today, discovering ever older rocks. It is the second most visited American national park after the Great Smoky …

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Ancient Mint Assayers in Spanish America

Mint Assayers in Colonial Times   Places of Coinage, Essayers, Masters of the Mint  and Judges of Balance Assayers in Spanish America Each coin identifies the place of coinage and also the person responsible for the law of the coin (purity and weight) called the assayer. Usually the initials of the names were used and could be one or two assayers by minting. In the case of Philippines well into the nineteenth century also included the person responsible for balance. This …

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Thomas Cook & Son in the History of Tourism

Thomas Cook and The first Organized Tourist Trip Thomas Cook & Son History of Tourism. The founder grew up in a Baptist family and was a fervent believer, both traveling through his region as a missionary. I work as a cabinetmaker to earn money. Influenced by his experience as a missionary, he decided to be a teetotaler at age 25. He attributed part of the great social problems of the moment to alcohol consumption. In a way, his participation in …

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How Many People Travel with Pets? And how do you travel?

How Many People Travel with Pets? About 68% of American households, and 85 million families, own a pet. These data are from a survey of the American Pet Products Association (1) . In 2018, $ 62 billion was spent on pets, including more than $ 6.2 billion on services such as accommodation and grooming. Another survey from the same organization says that 37 percent of pet owners take their animals on their trips, compared to 19 percent about 10 years …

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US History of Tourism: First Coast to Coast Flight 1929 Part I

US History of Tourism – The Lindbergh Line – First Coast to Coast Flight – Transcontinental Air Transport – TAT –  Ford Tri-Motor US History of Tourism: Transcontinental Air Transport – TAT US History of Tourism, first coast to coast flight: Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was an airline founded in 1928 by Clement Melville Keys that merged in 1930 with Western Air Express to form what became TWA.   The Transcontinental Air Transport airline was like “The Lindbergh Line” and the …

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