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Wadi Rum ‘Valley of the Moon’ – Jordan | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring Wadi Rum Wadi Rum in Jordan is beautifully referred to as the "Valley of the Moon". That name came to life for me when I visited this sandstone desert in the Middle East. I had spent the day exploring the sands of Wadi Rum, which led to quietly watching the evening sunset, and finishing… Continue reading Wadi Rum ‘Valley of the Moon’ – Jordan | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Historic Centre of Prague – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Exploring the Czech Republic

The city of Prague has been on the radar of travelers since the fall of communism in the Czech Republic thirty years ago. This city is unlike any other in the world with its unique culture, centuries of history, renowned Czech restaurants, and of course its fairy-tale architecture. I do love Prague, I have been… Continue reading Historic Centre of Prague – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Exploring the Czech Republic

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Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are so many reasons to love Riga, and every place I visited within the city just added to my "Love List". The restaurant scene, Bastejklana Park, the Art Nouveau neighborhoods, the markets, the city's vibe, and its historic centre- just to name a few. Hello from Riga! 'Old Town' in Riga is a charmer,… Continue reading Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Historic Centre of Warsaw, Poland – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The city of Warsaw was my first introduction to Poland, a country that I would come to love, and had since revisited. My very first encounter with Warsaw was in 2015, and although much has changed, the vibrant historic center has stayed the same. The colorful buildings, cobble stone streets, and medieval city planning of… Continue reading Historic Centre of Warsaw, Poland – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Magic of Machu Picchu | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Machu Picchu is a place of magic and mysticism, and those who have made the lengthy journey to visit it have experienced just that. Even while looking at photos of this sacred Incan site, it opens up inspiration and wonderment. Machu Picchu's energy is that powerful and special. It is one of those locations on… Continue reading The Magic of Machu Picchu | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Canterbury Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Although I do not have connections to any religious beliefs, I have always admired places of worship of any religion. I have visited numerous cathedrals and churches throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, and have loved them all. The history, energy, and period architecture of different places of worship, will always strike a cord in… Continue reading Canterbury Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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The Historical City of Lima – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Greetings from Peru (I'm the pickle in the middle) The remarkable city of Lima was our first introduction into Peru. From here we traveled throughout the country into Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, and onto the grand prize of the trip, Machu Picchu. Lima was a brilliant way to get ourselves grounded… Continue reading The Historical City of Lima – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

I believe it would be fair to express that viewing images of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France are stirring and magical. It evokes feelings of wonderment and enchantment, and for some possible moments of breathlessness. Mont Saint-Michel (Pexel) Mont Saint-Michel was that for me, from the moment I first saw photos when I was young,… Continue reading The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

On the way to Old Town Edinburgh was everything that I was hoping it would be and more. I enjoyed my first round so much that I came back again a couple years later. Much of my love for this city was the majestic Old Town neighborhood, and the Royal Mile. Although New Town Edinburgh… Continue reading Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is by far my most favorite in the United Kingdom. I have been to numerous fortified castle structures throughout Europe and the UK, and this one has always stood out. It was just not the castle alone, but the encompassing of old town Edinburgh, the Royal Mile, and the castle that created a… Continue reading The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

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Kutna Hora and the Church of St Barbara, Czech Republic | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

"Kutna Hora", I just love the way that name sounds when I say it aloud. The town itself is just as wonderful, as the way its name sounds. This lovely town in Central Bohemia, Czech Republic is less than an hour away by train from the capital city, Prague. Jesuit College Promenade Kutna Hora has… Continue reading Kutna Hora and the Church of St Barbara, Czech Republic | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Exploring The Painted Monasteries of Moldavia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

True story- I sat by myself being publicly interrogated by undercover police who were yelling at me in Romanian, and then having to turn over my passport; all while I was traveling by train for six hours from Bucharest into northern Moldavia. I started to question this undertaking, and thought to myself, "Is this trip… Continue reading Exploring The Painted Monasteries of Moldavia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Karlovy Vary – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary Exploring West Bohemia in the Czech Republic brought me into the charming spa town of Karlovy Vary, and it was stunning. The town is nestled within a valley, which is built along the Tepla with beautiful art deco, art nouveau, and secessionist buildings. Karlovy Vary, also known as Karlsbad (German name), is most… Continue reading Karlovy Vary – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Czech Republic

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Venice and its Lagoon – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Italy

Venice is one of the most unique and picturesque cities in the world. Instead of streets there are canals, and instead of cars there are boats and gondolas. The winding pedestrian streets on the islands are a labyrinth, and heaven knows that I got lost more than I could count. Although it was never a… Continue reading Venice and its Lagoon – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Italy

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The Mythical Island of Delos – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

While we were taking a ferry across the Grecian Sea to the Island of Delos, my daughter who at the time was 18 years old commented, "No wonder people wrote stories about crossing the sea in Greece". As we both looked out onto that deep sea, riding the choppy waves with harsh winds in our… Continue reading The Mythical Island of Delos – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Cusco – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Sitting at the top of a double decker tour bus can give you a unique view of a city. While visiting Cusco we hopped onto a double decker bus serendipitously, and before we even left my eyes were on the people of the city. I was intrigued how they moved throughout this ancient Incan city,… Continue reading Cusco – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

I remember the first time I read about the Redwood National Park in elementary school, and how even back then I felt that traveler's pull that I often speak about. I can still recall those photos of the giant ancient redwoods, and as a child I was struck by their enormous size and peaceful energy.… Continue reading Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

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Picturesque Arequipa – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Arequipa Basilica Arequipa, also known as La Cuidad Blanca or the "White City", was an extraordinary Spanish colonial city in Peru to visit. In hindsight, I wish that I dedicated more time here to stay and play. The city of Arequipa was magnificent to see with its 16th - 17th century Baroque facades, and elaborate… Continue reading Picturesque Arequipa – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

The Palace of Versailles was just so very! The culture, history and politics of France are woven right into this palace; from the glorious gardens, the extravagant Royal Apartments, to its famous Hall of Mirrors. There are centuries of historical moments and various incarnations of the Palace of Versailles, each one intriguing in its own… Continue reading The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France