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Prague’s Charles Bridge – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

Crossing Prague's Charles Bridge is one of the most popular things to do when visiting the city. I know it has been for me and have done it many times over with my visits to Czech Republic's capital city. It is the most scenic and charming walking routes to the old town, as well as… Continue reading Prague’s Charles Bridge – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

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Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

Visiting Connemara in County Galway, along the westside of Ireland was balancing scale of emotions for me. It was joy of being out in a magnificent natural landscape and sadness from its history of famine and loss. Many people come to Connemara for photography, outdoor recreation or a relaxing getaway for a few days. There… Continue reading Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

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Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

If you make it to Prague then you need to make your way to Cesky Krumlov, which is about 2.45 hours by train. I found this South Bohemian town to be enchanting, extraordinary and charming. It was also less crowded than Prague, which is the main city that everyone travels to when visiting Czech Republic.… Continue reading Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

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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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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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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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Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

While visiting the Kehlsteinhaus, aka Hitler's Eagle's Nest, an idea struck me that made me ponder how over time a place can change its intention and the energy it holds. Let me break that down a bit more, as it may sound rather woo-woo. As I was taking the above photo of the bleak building… Continue reading Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

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Plitvice Lakes National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Croatia

As I peered down from the top of the Plitvace Lakes viewing point, I inhaled and I thought to myself, "Wow, I was just in there!" From the viewpoint above or when scrolling online for photos of this magnificent wonderland of turquoise blue lakes and toppling waterfalls, one can only see certain vantage points. As… Continue reading Plitvice Lakes National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Croatia

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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

As a person who always had a fascination with art, design, antiques and landscape architecture, I was enthusiastic to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I have traveled to Europe many times over, studying and admiring the craftmanship of centuries of architectural styles and walking through lush extravagant gardens. I was looking forward to see… Continue reading Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

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Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

After reading about the splendor and grandeur of Blenheim Palace, I wanted to see it for myself. Over the years that I had been to England, I could never find a day tour that took me to Blenheim Palace until most recently. I drive very well on the American side of the road, but driving… Continue reading Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

My sun is in Capricorn (an earth sign) and my moon, rising and Jupiter are in Sagittarius. What does all of that mean? It pretty much means that the desire for me to travel, be free and in nature, particularly mountains is instinctual. Being surrounded by a mountain range is grounding for me. So the… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Mingo Falls | Exploring North Carolina

I am not shy when it comes to road tripping and exploring on my own, within reason of course. While I was checking out the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, I decided to head into the Cherokee Indian Reservation and explore Mingo Falls. Also known as Big Bear Falls by the Cherokees, heading to this… Continue reading Mingo Falls | Exploring North Carolina

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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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Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

Denali is the national park that is on everyone's list! I know this because everyone has told me that they have either wanted to come here or they have already been to Denali. I have been to many national parks throughout this country of ours and Denali National Park was one of my favorites. It… Continue reading Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

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Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah

Canyonlands is an extraordinary national park in Utah that is located close to the town of Moab, and over two hours south of Arches National Park. There are numerous canyons, mesas and buttes that contribute to this park's magnificent landscapes. Canyonlands is a terrific place for hikers, nature lovers, campers and road trippers. It is… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah