Christopher Columbus

(Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo)

La Salle Professor Says Columbus Almost Died Years Before His New World Trip

“He ends up being wounded and he has to swim six miles to get to the coast of Portugal,” says Brother Edward Sheehy.

10/13/2014

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway: Columbus Day Escapes

This Columbus Day, ponder a getaway to places associated with the “Admiral of the Ocean Sea.”

10/10/2013

(Porto Santo's pristeen beach.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Portuguese Island of Porto Santo

With Columbus Day on the horizon, this week we detail an exotic getaway to an island that may have inspired the explorer’s first voyage to the Americas.

10/10/2013

(A statue of Christopher Columbus in Palos, Spain, a 1928 gift from the United States.  Credit:  Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Spanish Town Where Columbus Got Bankrolled

As the Columbus Day weekend arrives, Jay Lloyd recalls a getaway he and his wife took to one of the most significant towns in the explorer’s quest for royal support.

10/06/2011

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