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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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Top Museums of PARIS | Discovering France

Paris is one of the world's most famous cities for art and culture, and is one of my favorite locations for museum hopping. From Picasso to Monet; archaeology to architecture; Renaissance paintings to modern sculptures - it can all be found in the museums of Paris. Cluny Museum Throughout my trips to Paris, I have… Continue reading Top Museums of PARIS | Discovering France

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Quseir Amra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site| Discovering Jordan

"We are also going to a sand castle!" is all my friend said when we were exploring northern Jordan, close to the Iraq border. At one point, I saw a sign that we were 300 km (186 miles) to the Iraq border, and was a little surprised because I had no idea which direction we… Continue reading Quseir Amra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site| Discovering Jordan

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Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnova | Discovering Bulgaria

One of my highlights while visiting the beautiful hilly town of Veliko Tarnova in Bulgaria was visiting the mighty Tsarevets Fortress. It sat high on the hills overlooking the town and was surrounded on three sides by the river Yantra. The views from the fortress were amazing, as well as strolling through this medieval town… Continue reading Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnova | Discovering Bulgaria

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The Mysterious Nazca Lines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

The Spider (Photo credit S.P.) "Wow! Do you see it?" My words of enthusiasm as I turned around inside the small dodgy plane to see my friends and cousin vomiting in bags. Well, the pilot did warn us about the possibility of getting air sick. I was the only one besides the pilots who did… Continue reading The Mysterious Nazca Lines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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York Minster & St. Mary’s Abbey Ruins | Discovering York, England

"Climb to the top for lovely views!" That was what I was told prior to my visit to York Minster. I was ready for it. The Central Tower of York Minster is the highest point in the city and offers magnificent panoramic views of York. The climb is 275 steps up inside a medieval winding… Continue reading York Minster & St. Mary’s Abbey Ruins | Discovering York, England

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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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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 that 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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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

Greetings from the Ring of Brodgar! 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… Continue reading The Ring of Brodgar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Visiting Skara Brae was quite the journey for me on my third visit to Scotland. This Neolithic Settlement is located on the Bay of Skaill, 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. I felt… Continue reading Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Mesa Verde National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park, was the first place that I can remember that intrigued my sense for travel and adventure. I can still recall sitting at my desk in the 5th grade, while my teacher was speaking about Mesa Verde, as I inquisitively turned the pages of the book. Looking at the photos of the… Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Colorado

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument Canyon de Chelly National Monument was one of the most intriguing and interesting places that I had visited in the Southwest. This canyon in Northeastern Arizona is owned entirely by the Navajo Tribal Trust of the Navajo Nation and is the only National Park Service unit to be cooperatively managed… Continue reading Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

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St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

South Sinai, Egypt- St. Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt felt very far away from everything, and everywhere when I had traveled there in late 2019. I was already in Sharm el-Sheikh along the Red Sea when I took a day trip to this ancient monastery, which is also a UNESCO… Continue reading St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many wonderous layers of Egypt to explore, and one visit to this North African country was not enough, I know it was not for me. First, you have the Pyramdis of Giza and all the historic temples of ancient Egypt that run along the Nile River. Then you have another layer of Egyptian… Continue reading Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Mosque of Ibn Tulun | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is a must see for those who are visiting Egypt. It is considered the oldest mosque in Egypt, as well as all of Africa; and it was built between AD 876 and 879, by Ahmed Ibn Tulun. Over the centuries it had miraculously survived, and kept its original form. This… Continue reading The Mosque of Ibn Tulun | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

If you are looking to cruise the Nile River in Egypt from Aswan to Luxor, I highly recommend the experience. Deciding on a boat cruise aboard a mid-size luxury liner is an extraordinary way to see the riverways of Egypt, as well as many of the important temples in Upper Egypt. Aswan, Egypt After doing… Continue reading Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

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Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of Luxor's most impressive sites, and was one of my favorites while visiting the area. I very much admired the symmetrical clean lines, and straight columns that seemed to be built right into the mountain wall. ┬áThe full structure was created to organically blend in with the surrounding… Continue reading Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt | A UNESCO World Heritage Site