Author: Cynthia Elyce Rubin

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Cynthia Elyce Rubin, PhD., is a visual culture specialist, travel writer, and author of articles and books on decorative arts, folk art, and postcard history. She collects postcards, ephemera, and early photography. See
Viking Mississippi

Rollin’ on the river

Travel Editor Cynthia Elyce Rubin reports on the Minnesota-to-Louisiana Viking Mississippi tour by Viking River Cruises starting in August 2022.


Partakers of plenty

Cynthia Elyce Rubin writes about the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Plymouth Colony, as reported by one of the Pilgrims, Edward Winslow.

Dalen Hotel

Haunted Norway

Travel Editor Cynthia Elyce Rubin takes readers on a spooky tour of Norway, exploring haunted prisons, cathedrals, and hotels in the spirit of Halloween.

Viking cultural route

Follow the Viking Cultural Route

The Viking Cultural Route has 100 sites in 16 countries with museums and attractions to share Viking culture and traditions throughout Europe.

L'Anse aux Meadows

Move over Christopher Columbus …

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, open May-October, offers adventures with a Viking settlement, craft demonstrations, artifacts, and tours.

Inside the Norsk Museum

The Norsk Museum

The Norsk Museum, founded in 1978, continues its decades-long work to keep Norwegian history and culture alive in Norway, Illinois.