The story goes, at least in elementary schools, pilgrims landed in Plymouth just before the harsh winter. The local Native Americans taught these hapless arrivals how to farm in New England and survive the winter. This story is taught to elementary-school kids, but there are plenty of tours to learn about the history of Thanksgiving and how those settlers originally made their way in the New World.
It should come as no surprise the simple story we are taught as children is not exactly correct or comprehensive.
History.com does a good job running down what really happened leading up to and on the first Thanksgiving. The pilgrims arrived in North America in September 1620. This first winter was brutal, and the pilgrims spent it onboard the Mayflower. Next spring, they met Squanto, an English-speaking Native American who taught the group to plant and harvest corn.
According to History.com, many of the dishes for the first feast were prepared with Native American spices and techniques. The feast lasted three days and was a celebration of the successful harvest and alliance between the pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe.
In the years since, Thanksgiving has become a national holiday, and even enjoys equivalent celebrations all over the world, including Canada and Germany.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
There’s more to the Dakotas than Fargo films, TV shows and Mount Rushmore. Between North Dakota and South Dakota, adventure travelers have their hands full with activity and incredible destinations to explore.