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A Day at the Hill of Crosses | Exploring Lithuania

The first time I viewed photos of Lithuania's Hill of Crosses, I knew that I needed to check it out. That was several years prior to my visit to Vilnius, Lithuania and when I decided to venture into the country, my travel rolodex remembered the Hill of Crosses. I decided on doing it as a… Continue reading A Day at the Hill of Crosses | Exploring Lithuania

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Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the historic centre of Vilnius was like diving into a large delicious bag of eye candy for me. I have always been one for architecture, as well as a love for Eastern Europe and the centre of Vilnius had combined those passions for me. The historic city centre embraces several significant architectural styles including… Continue reading Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Roman City of Bath – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Visiting the Roman city of Bath in England was a fantastic trip, not only for the historical significance but strolling the beautiful city was well worth the venture. The city of bath is located in the Avon Valley, just outside of the Cotswolds in England. It is about 2.5 hours away from London, so you… Continue reading The Roman City of Bath – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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Amsterdam’s Canal Ring – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Netherlands

There are many things that come to mind when one thinks of Amsterdam. I know for me it was initially the Anne Frank House, Van Gough Museum, the red light district, smoking pot in coffee houses and the canals. I have done all of those including more in Amsterdam but we will focus on their… Continue reading Amsterdam’s Canal Ring – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Netherlands

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Wurzburg Residenz – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

When I had come to the city of Wurzburg in Germany, it was to only visit the Wurzburg Residence and I was in complete awe of the grandeur of this palace. I have a special passion for European art and architecture, so it was not an eccentric move for me to take a side trip… Continue reading Wurzburg Residenz – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

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Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

There are a multitude of articles and blogs written about this mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site that I figured I would write on my two experiences of visiting Stonehenge. Yes, I have been there twice and not because I loved it so much. Both times I visited Stonehenge it was part of a day tour… Continue reading Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo in Bulgaria | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many fascinating sites in this part of the world (Eastern Europe) and the Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo can be categorized as fascinating in my book. I have been to hundreds of churches, cathedrals, convents and monasteries during my travels, but this church which was hewn out of solid rock in beautiful Bulgaria… Continue reading Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo in Bulgaria | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Searching for Nessie – Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

Cruising the Loch Ness on a beautiful summer day was a highlight for me while visiting Inverness, Scotland. What would have made it more perfect was if we spotted Nessie. We did spot calm blue waters, an expansive sky and the Urquhart castle which was good enough. I did not know what to expect when… Continue reading Searching for Nessie – Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

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Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Hello from Orkney Islands! Visiting the Orkney Islands was quite the journey for me during my second visit to Scotland. These remote islands are an archipelago at the tip of northeastern Scotland and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I believe that if you really wanted to visit this location, you would really have… Continue reading Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Getting the Gift of Gab – Kissing the Blarney Stone | Exploring Ireland

"At least buy me dinner first!" My exact words to the man who was holding my legs and torso while he was telling me "Lower. . Go lower!" I swear that was a true story and now get your mind out of the gutter! I was hanging upside down, holding onto a couple of bars… Continue reading Getting the Gift of Gab – Kissing the Blarney Stone | Exploring Ireland

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Glendalough Monastic Site | Exploring Ireland

Ireland has been one of my favorite countries to visit due to its lush green landscapes and natural beauty, that I have been back several times over. One of my favorite locations is Glendalough, meaning "two lakes", and is located on the east coast within County Wicklow. The landscapes are awe-inspiring with trails to take,… Continue reading Glendalough Monastic Site | Exploring Ireland

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The Ring of Brodgar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

On a gray, misty and nippy September day, I found myself standing in front of the ancient Ring of Brodgar in Scotland. To be more precise, I was on the Orkney Islands along the Northeastern coast, which is an archipelago of Scotland. Orkney is at the tip top of Scotland and quite a ways from… Continue reading The Ring of Brodgar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Explorng Ireland

Street View of Bunratty Castle Over the years, I have seen countless castles and stately homes throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Although each castle experience was different to each other, Bunratty Castle in County Clare, Ireland was quite special. It might have been that Bunratty was not over the top and I really loved… Continue reading Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Explorng Ireland

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Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Visiting Skara Brae was quite the journey for me on my second visit to Scotland. This Neolithic Settlement is located on the Bay of Skaill which is on the largest island of Orkney, which is an archipelago of Scotland. Orkeny is at the tip of northeastern Scotland and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness.… Continue reading Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

Finding myself at Hadrian's Wall was a long time coming, as I had been wanting to walk along this ancient wall for almost 30 years. Even though I had been to England many times over, I had never made it to Hadrian's Wall. So when I saw got a glance at the Roman Wall, walked… Continue reading Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

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Kinslale – A Colorful Seaside Town | Exploring Ireland

The colorful seaside town of Kinslale was like eye candy to me and it was so very charming! The town itself can be a wonderful day trip or a get away weekend while in Ireland. The buildings along the harbor are no more than a couple stories high, original and brightly colored. The whole village… Continue reading Kinslale – A Colorful Seaside Town | Exploring Ireland

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Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

Have we met? You know I LOVE butter right? I understand what makes great butter and I can taste quality dairy right away. Whenever I visit Ireland or France, I gorge myself on that creamy yellow spread on fresh bread. So, when I was told by a friend that Cork had a Butter Museum, I… Continue reading Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

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Banaue Rice Terraces – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring the Philippines

Getting to the Banaue Rice Terraces in the remote mountains of Banaue, Ifugao in the Philippines was tiring, adventurous and laughable. The visit to the rice terraces was awe-inspiring, relaxing, educational and fed my need for exploration. I brought back with me knowledge, memories, stories to tell and carved figures made from local wood. The… Continue reading Banaue Rice Terraces – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring the Philippines

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Cebu’s Kasawan Falls | Exploring the Philippines

Cebu, Philippines - We had just parked the car after a lengthy drive from Cebu City, with my uncle at the wheel. We completed a road trip of over three hours, teetering on four, and all of us needed to stretch our tired bodies. My uncle owned a taxi cab in Cebu City, so he… Continue reading Cebu’s Kasawan Falls | Exploring the Philippines

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Cebu City’s Spanish Heritage Sites | Exploring the Philippines

On my first adult visit to Cebu, where my parents and family originated from, I made it a point to visit many of the Spanish heritage sites. I think that I was trying to understand my Spanish DNA (as per Ancestry .com) as much as possible, even if it were only through buildings and monuments.… Continue reading Cebu City’s Spanish Heritage Sites | Exploring the Philippines