All posts by Peter

Peter Lane Taylor is a co-founder of Find Everything Historic, a former contributing writer and photographer for National Geographic, and is the author of multiple award-winning books and films on history, scientific exploration, and adventure. For the past decade, Mr. Taylor has been a principal at a firm specializing in historic renovation and building enclosure design. He has lived in historic homes his entire life and has personally renovated two historic properties.

The History Of Passion: American College Football

For most small towns in America this is one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. And not because HIllary Clinton or Donald Trump are rolling into town. It’s the start of football season and opening day kick off for thousands of high schools and colleges is finally just hours away. The NFL season starts on Thursday. It’s a distinctly American tradition. Current New York Times bestselling writer and the author of “Saban: The Making Of A Coach” breaks down what’s so historic and unique about America’s Game.

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The History (And Truth) Of Stock Market Crashes

It’s been an historic week for stocks and not in a good way. Today it got worse. The media is buzzing, the financial pundits are proselytizing, and panic is rippling through the markets. But stock market corrections are as old as money itself. Leave it to Find Everything Historic to equate the current market volatility to sailing to Antarctica. Our financial expert Augustine Repetto squares us up on how to make sure your own ship stays right.

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Bartender is pouring liquor in golden shaker, toned image

The History Of Cocktail Hour

Our passion at Find Everything Historic is discovering the undiscovered and unearthing the inspiring bits and pieces of history that surround every one of us—even if we don’t recognize or appreciate them on a daily basis. So with the last weeks of summer mercury hitting the century mark what better time to celebrate one of the most famous hours of the day: cocktail hour. Grab your dirty martini and get ready for Live Historic Mixology 101. The history of the great American cocktail is far more interesting than you think.

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One Hundred Hours Of Solitude: Top Five Historic Retreats

Summer vacations are about family road trips and late night boardwalk roller coasters. Every once in a while, however, the most important getaway of your life is the one where nothing happens—literally. Sometimes the stimulus is the need to rekindle a romance. Other times all of us need to reconnect with nature. In our case, after finally wrapping up an exhausting move, what we need most right now is a hundred hours of solitude to decompress and recharge. And there’s no place we’d rather be right now than these top five dream destinations where the favorite activity on the menu is ‘nothing’.

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Historic Turtle Cove Wine Cellar

Friday Top 5: Palatial Wine Cellars

It’s Friday on the last day of July and we already have a glass of chilled white wine in hand. So what better day to celebrate the convergence of oenophilia and historic properties—better known as the wine cellar. For some reason, many of our new historic property listings are coming in with cellars that look more like French chateau tasting rooms. Here’s our top four. Yes four. It’s late Friday afternoon on the last day of July and it’s time to go restock the wine cellar . . .

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Mont Rochelle Winery Estate, property released, Winelands, Franschhoek, South Africa

Friday Top 5: Historic Adventure Travel Destinations

We know, we know. It’s been two weeks since we last posted a blog but we have a great excuse. We’ve finally sold our house in Philadelphia and downsized to our vacation home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Airstream hunt has begun. Every night for the past month in the deep dark hole of moving we’ve also dreamt about our upcoming Live Historic road trip, and how many bucketlist adventure and historic frontiers await us. It wouldn’t be right to finally finish our move this week without celebrating the Top Five of them. Dream on.

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Vintage airstream trailer at dusk

Live Historic: The Start-Up Adventure Starts To Get Real

Every adventure is the accumulation of many small steps. Find Everything Historic’s LIve Historic television adventure and Airstream renovation took a few big leaps forward recently and we’re finally releasing the first exclusive details. What happens when a vintage Airstream falls into the hands of a master architect and a custom yacht builder with a four month renovation timeline? We’ll keep you posted. Be careful what you dream for. It may come true.

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Friday Top 5: Livin’ The Historic Lifestyle Dream

When most people think about real estate these days one of two questions tend to come to mind first: Is this is a good place to invest and how good are the schools? We still look at real estate, and in particular historic properties, as a far more important lifestyle decision. Where you live plays a large role in the life you live. There is actually very little in common between Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Whitefish Montana. So here are our Top FIve historic properties for sale that truly epitomize a classic lifestyle. Now the hardest part is having to choose. Private island? Tribeca loft? Or a southern plantation?

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American Express

Live Historic: The Start-Up (Envy) Journey Never Ends

Technology, app, and online start-ups are the new entrepreneurial Birken bag. Every Millennial wants one. That’s the best news about the liveliness of the US economy and the American spirit of enterprise that we’ve heard all year. Start-ups are also far harder to execute in real life than to swagger on about at a cocktail party. So here are our thoughts and top lessons learned after six months of formally being in the start-up trenches.

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