My name is Melissa Marquez. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Marcos in 2008. I earned a BA in History with a minor in Film Studies. I enjoy the stories of our nation’s past, but more importantly, I am passionate about the research and discovery of new aspects of history. I love to travel and my favorite places to visit are historic sites, known and unknown to the average American Traveler. This blog will chart my travels to places I find the most important in telling the history of the United States. This blog will also focus on the research I am doing as I follow my own genealogy. I have, literally, packed up my entire life and moved to be closer to the beginnings of my ancestry in America. I have an exciting ancestry and I hope you’ll follow me as I discover each part of my journey. Now, lets travel…..