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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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Cathedrals and Churches of Venice | Discovering Italy

Italy has deep roots within the Roman Catholic religion, about 1,500 years deep. It is no wonder that this country is not short of its share of churches and cathedrals, which includes Venice. Throughout this city's 118 little Islands, the centuries old churches were mostly constructed during Venice's period of profound wealth. The city's religious… Continue reading Cathedrals and Churches of Venice | Discovering Italy

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Beautiful Budapest – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Hungary

The Queen of the Danube, the beautiful city of Budapest lives up to that noble title. Once upon a time this city was two separate towns, Buda and Pest, with Buda being the royal capital and Pest the commercial side. Both sides being divided by the grand Danube River. It was not until 1837 when… Continue reading Beautiful Budapest – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Hungary

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The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

Peles Castle was one of the most picturesque palaces that I had visited throughout Eastern Europe. The wood framed exterior reminded me of Bavaria, another European region that I have always enjoyed. It was built between 1873 and 1914, although its inauguration was in 1883. It was constructed in the Neo-Renaissance style for King Carol… Continue reading The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

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Salisbury Cathedral-Oldest Clock & the Magna Carta | Discovering England

Salisbury Cathedral located in the heart of the city offers a trinity of historical experiences. The extraordinary architecture of its Early English Gothic design (inside and out), it also houses one of the oldest working clocks in the world, as well as one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. The glorious Salisbury… Continue reading Salisbury Cathedral-Oldest Clock & the Magna Carta | Discovering England

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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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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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Wurzburg Residenz – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

When I had arrived 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

U.S. National Parks

Zion National Park | Exploring Utah

After our first initial visit to Zion National Park back in 2010, this magnificent valley in Utah had become a favorite. I have come back several times with friends to hike the Emerald Pools trail, the Narrows and to find a sense of grounding. My now adult daughter hikes, camps here with friends and even… Continue reading Zion National Park | Exploring Utah

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Gateway Arch National Park | Exploring Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri- The Gateway Arch National Park is unlike its sister parks of Yosemite, Zion or Yellowstone, which are glorious wonders of nature. This significant national park located in the heart of Saint Louis, Missouri is a reminder and acknowledgement of America's expansion to the West. It holds an importance and remembrance to those… Continue reading Gateway Arch National Park | Exploring Missouri

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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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Khan el-Khalili – Cairo’s Most Famous Bazaar | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

"I used to get upset watching people running through a maze of alleyways, only to get stuck in a dead end and then get caught. Now I know what they feel like." One of my friends had said this while we were trying to find our way back out of the Bazaar, and she was… Continue reading Khan el-Khalili – Cairo’s Most Famous Bazaar | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Abu Simbel in Egypt | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Like many others, Abu Simbel in Egypt was on our bucket lists. I am sure those who have come before me would agree that it is one thing to see these Egyptian temples in photos or videos, but nothing beats witnessing them first hand. When our private guide walked my friends and I towards the… Continue reading Abu Simbel in Egypt | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Sanctuary of Isis at Philae in ASWAN, EGYPT | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

While in Aswan, my friends and I had visited the Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae UNESCO sites, and I was in awe. Not only for the architectural wonder of these temples built for their Egyptian Gods, but for the shear fact that these temples were dismantled and reconstructed to save them. Last century,… Continue reading The Sanctuary of Isis at Philae in ASWAN, EGYPT | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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A Day at the Pyramids of Giza | Seven Wonders of the World & UNESCO World Heritage Site

Three ladies, three camels, three pyramids, a Sphynx, a solar boat, and a day well spent! The Pyramids of Giza was on our bucket list, and I believe it is on yours as well. This famous archeological site in Egypt is noted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, as well as part… Continue reading A Day at the Pyramids of Giza | Seven Wonders of the World & UNESCO World Heritage Site

Global Dining

At the Legendary Café Gerbeaud | Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary - This goes out to the lovers of fine chocolates and the connoisseurs of divine pastries, I share your passion and would never steer you wrong. Café Gerbeaud has been a gastronomic delight since 1858, and is one of the oldest cafe's in Europe. Stepping inside the saloon is a lavish step back… Continue reading At the Legendary Café Gerbeaud | Budapest, Hungary

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Mountain of the Dead | Siwa Oasis, Egypt

After making the extensive journey into Siwa Oasis and eating breakfast at my hotel, I hopped inside this tumnayah for a ride. I took a very bumpy and exciting ride with my local guide around Siwa Oasis. Our first stop was Gebel Al-Mawta or The Mountain of the Dead, which is one of the city's… Continue reading Mountain of the Dead | Siwa Oasis, Egypt

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Temple of the Oracle – Alexander the Great | Siwa Oasis, Egypt

When our tiny tumnayah pulled up to the Temple of the Oracle, I felt the traveler's euphoria come over me that many of you understand. It is that feeling of triumph and exhilaration when you arrive to a significant destination that is remote, off the beaten track and that is only frequented by those with… Continue reading Temple of the Oracle – Alexander the Great | Siwa Oasis, Egypt

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Phoenix, Arizona- "Form follows function", a phrase I first learned on my initial visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's home studio in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. From that point on, I felt a connection with Wright's forward thinking of architecture. Over the past two decades, I had visited many of his designed buildings and… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site