U.S. National Parks, UNESCO

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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The Beatles Pilgrimage in Liverpool | Discovering England

The seaport city of Liverpool is the hometown of John, Paul, Ringo, and George - also known as The Beatles. This is where the four British boys who took the world by storm grew up, met each other, formed their band, played for the first time, and began making their music dreams come alive. Liverpool… Continue reading The Beatles Pilgrimage in Liverpool | Discovering England

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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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Historic Centre of “Old Town” Tallinn, Estonia- A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Crossing into Estonia was a big travelers milestone for me. Four years prior I had visited Krakow, Poland and fell in love with Eastern Europe. I promised myself that I would visit every country in East Europe, which included the Balkans and Baltic States. It took me four years of solo traveling back to Europe… Continue reading Historic Centre of “Old Town” Tallinn, Estonia- A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Raeapteek – Europe’s Oldest Pharmacy | Discovering Tallinn, Estonia

I have been to many of "the oldest" places during my travels- the oldest in the city, the oldest in a country or the oldest in world. You can simply call it a fond fascination for places that are the original, the first or the oldest. So when I was in Tallinn, Estonia and came… Continue reading Raeapteek – Europe’s Oldest Pharmacy | Discovering Tallinn, Estonia

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Krakow’s Wawel Royal Castle – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Poland

Hello from Wawel Castle Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site junkie, visiting the Wawel Royal Castle was pure joy for me. The castle complex is part of The Historic Centre of Krakow, which was designated as a UNESCO site in 1978, and is one of the first 10 sites ever listed. I always get a… Continue reading Krakow’s Wawel Royal Castle – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Poland

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The Underground World of the Wieliczka Salt Mines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Poland

"Go ahead, please lick the walls!" We were encouraged by our Wieliczka salt mine guide to lick the salt walled caves. I scanned our group to see if anyone was taking him up on that offer, but everyone had the same perplexed look. Was he serious? He was very serious, as salt is a natural… Continue reading The Underground World of the Wieliczka Salt Mines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Poland

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Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

When I had visited the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, I was told by locals that I was going to see the "Real Romania". This open-air museum which is located on the King Michael I Park, showcases the traditional village life of Romania. It houses 272 authentic peasant farms, structures and homes that… Continue reading Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

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Cologne Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The city of Cologne was an extraordinary city to visit while I was on a month exploration trip of Germany. The city is the largest along the Rhine River, and has immense culture with marvelous museums, fantastic dining, as well as the treasured Gothic cathedral. Visiting the cathedral was one of my highlights while visiting… Continue reading Cologne Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Lovely Leeds Castle | Discovering England

When a family member was living in Kent, she always spoke about Leeds Castle. I was intrigued by what she spoke about because of my love of medieval castles, cathedrals and towns. Leeds Castle definitely held up to its reputation from its strong castle walls, fascinating history and its lovely grounds. Leeds Castle had gone… Continue reading Lovely Leeds Castle | Discovering England

Global Dining

Hummus at Hashem Restaurant- The Best in Amman, Jordan

I will admit that dining where the King of Jordan, locals, and tourists eat the best hummus in Amman was a great experience. It gave my friends and I the opportunity to feel like a local, all while being part of the night life in the capital city of Jordan. We sat around casual tables… Continue reading Hummus at Hashem Restaurant- The Best in Amman, Jordan

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Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exiting the Underground River I have been into numerous caverns and caves over my lifetime, so my curiosity about the Underground River in the Philippines got the best of me. One year, I decided that we should take a family trip to my parents homeland to ride canoe-like boats into a dark cave. We flew… Continue reading Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

When I had first posted my photos on social media of my visit to the House of Ceauşescu, I got mixed reviews after my Romanian-American friend re-posted them. The thoughts of some were upsetting, especially for her friends that had lived through Nicolae Ceauşescu's dictatorship regime. My friend had explained that it was more informative… Continue reading The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

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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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Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

I had come to Inverness as my jumping off point to the Orkney Islands, which is an archipelago at the Northern tip of Scotland. I had stayed for several days in this pleasant city at the mouth of the River Ness and was completely charmed. Inverness is very walkable with interesting architecture, a multi steeple… Continue reading Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

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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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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

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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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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