Black Heritage Trail of NH: Can Tourism Deliver a Valuable Message

Given the significant presence of black people in New Hampshire during the last three hundred years, it is truly disappointing that today’s public school children (and their parents and grandparents) are unaware that black children and young adults were once sold on the wharf in Portsmouth, that Governor Langdon supported the efforts of George Washington to recover his “runaway property,” that Richard Potter was one of the most popular entertainers in America two hundred years ago, or that Harriet Wilson was the first African-American woman in North America to publish a book.

A Good Case for Travel

Have you ever considered where leisure or business travelers would be without a simple
innovation—the suitcase? One might presume that such carriers have been around
for as long as humankind itself.

Live Free Or Die: License Plates as Mini Travel Billboards

In reality, they are mini travel billboards, containing short phrases that promote a state’s brand. Together with electronic and paper marketing tools, these send a message designed to lure the uninitiated to cross a state’s border, then spend time and money inside.

Travel Geography in the Fifties: Confessions of an I-Spy Ranger

As I-Spy Rangers, my brother and I found ourselves challenged to observe things on the landscape (readers’ note: construction of the Interstate Highways had barely begun; so, travelers were directly immersed in the empirical world of farms, small towns, as well as real people crossing the road without warning).