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Will Durant

The South creates the civilizations, the North conquers them, ruins them, borrows from them, spreads them: this is one summary of history.

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Stories

Stories that matter. These could be cultural stories, or stories about historical significance. The people, fables and legends that shaped our world. The pervasive humanity that percolates us.

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Coordinates

A coordinate based approach to exploring, where we talk about one specific historical or cultural geo-location that left an everlasting impression upon us. Don’t miss these coordinates.

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42-Hours In

Spending up to 42 hours at a particular place, these are bite sized itineraries to places that we found most interesting. Make your own journeys from here. We have longer suggestions as well.

Will Durant

Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing things historians usually record; while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks.​

HISTORICAL & CULTURAL

The Quarantine began in medieval times when Ragusa (Dubrovnik) started isolating people in the Lazareti. Initially a Trentine, it eventually became the Quarantena via Venice.

Anthony Bourdain

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.​

TRIP SUGGESTIONS

 Slovakia

Japan

 Iceland

 Greece

A coordinate based approach to exploring. Get your Google or Apple Maps out, plug in the coordinates we provide, and look around, read about the place, see how it fits into the Atlas of Time, and plan for your visit. 

In these narratives, we talk about one specific historical, cultural or gastronomical geo-location that left an everlasting impression upon us.

Bill Bryson

“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.”

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BLOGS & ARTICLES

Matsumoto, or the Crow Castle, on a bitter cold December morning with the Japanese Alps in the backdrop.

5:00 am Walks

I am not a morning person. The early bird can take as many worms as it would like, and I...

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Rowdy Planet

Rowdy Planet is a family of four five from the San Francisco Bay Area. Like you, we love to travel with the fascination of the history and culture of its people always in our minds.

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