World Heritage Sites

Exploring The Souk and Tanneries of Fez, Morocco

Exploring The Souk and Tannery of Fez, Morocco

The ancient city of Fez has been attracting merchants, traders, and tourists for hundreds of years. Most of the old quarters date back nearly 1500 years with their roots in the very early days of Islam in northern Africa. Palaces, […]

Ravenna – Chock Full of Italian World Heritage

Ravenna - Chock Full of Italian World Heritage

Italy has more world heritage sites than any other country so you don’t have to go far to find one. While we were traveling around northern Italy we knew one city we had to get to was Ravenna. Ravenna was the short […]

Celebrating World Heritage With Our Top Ten UNESCO Sites

Celebrating World Heritage With Our Top Ten UNESCO Sites

In celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites we thought we’d celebrate by highlighting some of our favorite UNESCO World Heritage Sights. These are our top ten, each chosen for a particular attribute. Instead of ranking the sights […]

Jordan Road Trip – Sidetrack to Um er-Rasas

Read: Um er-Rasas A World Heritage Site

Driving in Jordan Our wintertime, week-long self drive through Jordan was one of the best road trips we’ve been on. Driving through the countryside is, for the most part, relaxed and easygoing. Of course, we were sharing the road with all […]

Brno – A Weekender’s Guide

Brno Weekender's Guide

Brno is Czech’s second largest city after Prague, and, for those of you who have been to Prague, a welcome escape from the bustling bus tours and sightseeing  hordes found in the capital city. Don’t get me wrong, I love […]

14 Stunning Images of the Amazing Architecture of the Guggenheim in Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain

Perhaps one of the most magnificent examples of 20th century architecture, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of American Architect Frank Gehry’s masterpieces. It’s graceful curves and flowing lines rise beautifully like a giant shining flower from the banks of […]

The Tower of London – Don’t Lose Your Head

Tower of London

While the Tower of London has been around in some form or another for nearly 1000 years, it hasn’t always been a major tourist attraction. It’s more likely that the Londoners of Norman England hated and despised the fortress, at […]

A Romantic Lunch in the Resplendent Telc

A Romantic Lunch in the Resplendent Telč

What do you do on a cold, wintry gray day and you want to add some color to your day? You drive a few hours and go to a beautiful pastel-colored town filled with houses that could double as any […]

Searching for Treasure

Searching for Treasure

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been in love with the idea of searching for treasure. I can remember burying treasure somewhere in the woods behind our house, drawing out a (very) rough treasure map, and then taking […]

Complete Relaxation at the Stunning Monastery in Guadalupe

Monastery Santa Maria Guadalupe

Whenever we are traveling, we love to stay in unique accommodations.  In the Extremadura region of Spain sits the small town of Guadalupe where they just happen to have a world heritage monastery.  For some years, it has been turned into a […]

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