11 May 2020

Nazis Invade Holland, Belgium Luxembourg

WWII Tours

“Hitler has chosen a moment when, perhaps, it seemed to him that this country was entangled in the throes of a political crisis and he might find it divided against itself. If he has counted upon our internal divisions to help him, he has miscalculated the mind of this people.” ~ Neville Chamberlain, UK Prime … Continue reading Nazis Invade Holland, Belgium Luxembourg

9 May 2020

Vietnam, Cambodia, Covid-19 and America

Vietnam War Tours

Vietnam, Cambodia, Covid-19 and America Tin soldiers and Nixon coming We’re finally on our own This summer I hear the drumming Four dead in Ohio Fifty years ago, April 29th, President Richard Nixon launched the final large-scale American offensive of the Vietnam War, the incursion into Cambodia. The attack caught just about everyone by surprise: … Continue reading Vietnam, Cambodia, Covid-19 and America

28 Mar 2020

Brian DeToy Iraq Blog from 2010: Flight to Taji

Dr Brian DeToy

So yesterday morning I decided I wanted to go up-country a bit and talk with some commanders and staff about certain aspects of leadership and leadership development. So, I got on our handy-dandy air portal and signed up for a helicopter (CH47 Chinook) flight out of a nearby airbase for 1930. At about 1830 SGM … Continue reading Brian DeToy Iraq Blog from 2010: Flight to Taji

7 Feb 2020

EHE’s COO Sheryl Shafer Featured in Inspiring Stories

EHE Brian DeToy & Sheryl Rankin Shafer

http://voyagedenver.com/interview/meet-sheryl-shafer-essential-history-expeditions-boulder-foothills/ Essential History Expeditions’ COO Sheryl Shafer was recently featured in Voyage Denver magazine’s Inspiring Stories section! Click the link below to read the article! Today we’d like to introduce you to Sheryl Shafer. Sheryl, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your … Continue reading EHE’s COO Sheryl Shafer Featured in Inspiring Stories

4 Feb 2019

George Washington Elected President 230 Years Ago

History Tours

“As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.” ~ George Washington On this date 230 years … Continue reading George Washington Elected President 230 Years Ago

24 Jan 2019

Opinion: The Embargo on Cuba Failed. Let’s Move On.

Cuba Travel

Interesting piece on Cuba from Nick Kristof this morning in the NYT. His take is pretty much the one we (Brian, Sheryl, EHE) have taken since our first visit nearly four years ago. We have found the people to be just about the most friendly and open we have met anywhere in our travels, and … Continue reading Opinion: The Embargo on Cuba Failed. Let’s Move On.

21 Sep 2018

“Paths to the Past” as Published in Global Traveler Magazine

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An interview with Essential History Expeditions’ Dr. Brian DeToy was published in the May 2018 edition of Global Traveler magazine. Click here to read the full article on the trend in historical tourism. The final paragraph states: “Historical tourism,” says DeToy, “means examining in depth the people, events and cultures that created or impacted the … Continue reading “Paths to the Past” as Published in Global Traveler Magazine

21 Sep 2018

“Destination: History” as Published in Denver Life Magazine

EHE Vietnam history tour

Denver Life Magazine recently published an article on Essential History Expeditions. Read on here or click here for the piece in Denver Life Sheryl Rankin Shafer and Dr. Brian DeToy are used to being in the classroom—but now those classrooms move around the world, from the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of Vietnam. The … Continue reading “Destination: History” as Published in Denver Life Magazine

19 Dec 2017

Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

Vietnam tours

On December 12, 1969, a 1,350-man Civic Action Group from the Army of the Philippines, departs South Vietnam. They were part of the Free World Military Forces, an effort by President Johnson to enlist allies for the war. By securing support, Johnson hoped to build an international consensus behind his Vietnam policies. The Philippine unit … Continue reading Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

19 Dec 2017

World War I Era Family

100 years ago on December 15th, my grandparents married on my grandmother Myrtle’s 18th birthday. Weeks later, Grandpa Bill received his draft notice to join the Army infantry. Earlier, when he’d tried to enlist, he’d been turned down for medical reasons. Now, in December 1917, he was determined fit. He underwent basic training and shipped … Continue reading World War I Era Family

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