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Hampton Court Palace

It's Good to Be King

Charlie Carillo | Posted 10.08.2015 | New York
Charlie Carillo

This 500-year-old palace is breathtaking, beautiful and overwhelming. Jaw-dropping brick work. Manicured, rolling gardens. Rooms with ceilings as high as the clouds.

Waterloo, Up Close and Personal

Lynne Martin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

In every country we visit, we discover more about the locals on the buses, trains and subways than we could learn in any other way

Henry VIII And 'Tudor Tourism'

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Henry VIII has always fascinated the American public and never more so than following the Showtime miniseries, The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. While it was airing, I attended a book signing with noted author and historian, Alison Weir, introduced myself and asked if she would consider joining a Smithsonian tour if we created one around Tudor history. To my great surprise, she was not only interested, but helped plan the entire tour and used her connections to offer very exclusive access at every famous site.