7 Historical Trips That Celebrate Women
It's the year of the modern female traveler, and our friends at Quinn have compiled a list of destinations as an ode to the pioneers of female empowerment.
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A visit to the Inns of Aurora will undoubtedly leave guests inspired, as the property and entire village of Aurora was revived and developed by Pleasant Rowland, founder of the American Girl empire. Pleasant spent many years taking 18th-century buildings on the brink of being condemned and restoring them to their original grandeur with a concerted effort to preserve architectural details and design. From the fine art and antiques (pulled from Pleasant's extensive personal collection) to the bathroom amenities and cookies available at the Village Market, Pleasant's influence and meticulous attention to detail can be seen at every touchpoint throughout the Inns of Aurora.