What these blogs are about.
Since the time humans first left east Africa about 75,000 - 100,000 years ago, they have continued wandering from place to place over the earth. Many such migrations have created permanent trails, some of which are still in use today as highway or railroad routes. Some well-known examples in North America are the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, and the California Trail. One of the oldest historic trails is the Silk Road used by tradesmen carrying goods from East Asia to Persia and Syria. This series of blogs discusses some of the world's historic trails and the people who traveled them. When possible, personal accounts of the travelers are included.