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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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Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the vibrant capital of Croatia, and is an absolute charmer. Most people head to the country's most talked about locations of Split, Dubrovnik, or the Plitvace National Parks, which I did go to on this visit. On my future visits to Croatia, I plan to explore more of the country, but I wanted… Continue reading Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

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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

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Masterpieces Along the Seine in Paris, France | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

I adore France and have found myself in this remarkable country five times, I obviously have not grown tired of it. Paris has been the centerpiece of my visits to France, and she has always shown me a good time. One of my favorite ways to explore the city is strolling along the banks of… Continue reading Masterpieces Along the Seine in Paris, France | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

A walk through the picturesque El Retiro Park makes for a tranquil afternoon for both locals and tourists alike. I had strolled the park gardens several times during my visit to Madrid, and it was a relaxing time away from the busyness of the city's bustle. The park is one of the largest in the… Continue reading Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

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Berat – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Albania

The Ottomaon-era town of Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an exceptional location in Albania with centuries of historical and cultural significance. This is a town that is known for its religious tolerance, unique architecture, and is famously called the "Town of a thousand windows." Berat - Town of a thousand windows When I… Continue reading Berat – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Albania

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The Golden Circle | Discovering Iceland

One word- Gullfloss! This powerful and spectacular Icelandic waterfall is part of the Golden Circle, and was my favorite location in the circle. The two other locations I had visited were Pingevllir (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Geysir Geothermal area. All were fascinating and I enjoyed the three destinations, but that waterfall was… Continue reading The Golden Circle | Discovering Iceland

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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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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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Châteaux of the Loire Valley – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

Exploring the châteaux of the Loire Valley was quite a special experience while I was visiting France. I have seen a numerous amount of palaces, castles, and chateaus throughout Europe, but there was something very distinctive about Loire Valley and its châteaux. There are over three hundred in the region that range from traditional fortified castles… Continue reading Châteaux of the Loire Valley – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

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Buda Castle – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Budapest, Hungary

On an early morning while visiting Budapest, I hopped a taxi to bring me across the Danube River to the Buda side of the city. My point of destination was Buda Castle, and I was purposely early for the reason that I do not enjoy crowds, especially when visiting a highly visited attraction. I enjoy… Continue reading Buda Castle – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Budapest, Hungary

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Old Town Regensburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

I could have stayed longer in Regensburg. Although truth be told, I could have stayed longer in Bavaria and one day (or month) I will do just that. Old Town Regensburg, besides the other towns that I have written about is why I fell in love with Germany, and particularly the state of Bavaria. Regensburg… Continue reading Old Town Regensburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

This is where it all began for me, my love for Eastern Europe! Prior to visiting the charming city of Krakow, I had just explored Prague and Warsaw. Both were beautiful cities with great history, but it was old town Krakow that did it for me. The moment that I stepped into the market square,… Continue reading Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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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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St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

Looking at the red brick façade of St. Mary's Basilica, one would not expect the magnificent interior of this 13th century cathedral. When I had entered St. Mary's, I was overwhelmed with its ornately painted murals of cornflower blue, burgundy, and gold. My eyes scanned the details from the rich wood pews, gold carved alters,… Continue reading St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

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Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The beautiful town of Bamberg was one of many reasons that I had fallen in love with Bavaria. After I first saw photos of the Atles Rathaus, the Old town hall, which is positioned on the river with bridges on either sides, I thought how stunning! I had seen various photos of towns in Bavaria… Continue reading Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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The Baptismal Site of Jesus – a UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Jordan

While traveling to the Dead Sea in Jordan, I had taken a short side trip to the Eshria’a” or the Baptism Site of Jesus, which sits along the River Jordan. Although I do not follow any religion, I decided to come here to honor my early years of Christian/ Catholic up bringing. Visiting the Baptismal… Continue reading The Baptismal Site of Jesus – a UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Jordan