Culture at your fingertips.

Gozaic is an online community and destination guide for cultural and heritage travelers.   Boomers can browse locations of interest, events, read and write reviews, create photo galleries, and join “Circles.”  Heritage Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, created Gozaic. Located in Washington, DC with 9 regional field offices and 29 historic sites, The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit membership program that brings people together to protect, enhance and save places of great moments in history, and at the same time, revitalize communities and neighborhoods, and spark economic development and environmental sustainability.

Search options on the site help to explore the unique stories of historic sites and cultural destinations from architectural landmarks to historic neighborhoods and museums. A sampling includes Kykut in Tarrytown, NY, a Hudson Valley landmark, for its architecture, remarkable gardens, art, history and spectacular scenery, and home to four generations of Rockefellers and meticulously maintained for close to 100 years. Events will have oenophiles visiting the County Wine and Mushroom Festival in Mendocino, CA. This family activity features mushroom dinners, wine and beer pairings, workshops, musical performances, a celebrity chef wine train, exhibits, guided mushroom walks and much more. History buffs will want to follow the “Tracks Across Wyoming” to step back onto wide open prairies and vistas seen by travelers on the Oregon, California, Mormon Handcart, Pony Express, Overland, and Cherokee Trails. Other options include “River and Lake Front Towns” like Natchez, MS, the oldest civilized settlement along the Mississippi founded in 1716. Water buffs will want to join the “Cruises on Small to Midsized Vessels,” or “Voyages to Antiquity Venice to Athens,” following the jagged coastline of islands, mountains and winding fjords that could inspire you to create like writers, poets and artists of old! These are just a few of the many options available and you’ll want to let your fingers do the walking to explore.

Membership on Gozaic is free and provides advanced social networking capabilities and tools through their “Connect” option. You can share reviews and photos, join “Circle” discussions that interest you, and stay connected with the Gozaic Blog, Facebook and Twitter with a community that shares your passions.

This website provides a remarkably easy and convenient way for everyone to learn about and experience all the wonderful culture and history we have right here in our own backyard. It is well worth your time to explore.