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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom

Stonehenge, of course, is probably the most famous of the Unesco World Heritage sites in the UK. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the full name of the country [...]

Two Interviews and Some Elephants: More on Malawi

Two interviews with participants in the Biosphere Expeditions wildlife research program in Malawi. Primatologist Amanda Harwood and veteran citizen scientist Bob Hussey. And, for your amusement, some elephants

By |2018-11-22T11:15:41+00:00November 21, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Interviews, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |0 Comments

A Malawi Diary, 12 Days with Biosphere Expeditions

Almost two weeks in the Malawi bush doing wildlife conservation work with Biosphere Expeditions adds up to a lot of memories of a great and fulfilling trip.

By |2018-12-04T08:46:33+00:00November 19, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |7 Comments

Volunteering in Africa with Biosphere Expeditions

If you are interested in volunteering with animals in Africa, be sure you look into the Biosphere Expeditions program in Malawi.

By |2018-11-21T16:47:39+00:00November 8, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |12 Comments

The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Other Images of Istanbul

I'll admit it. This is the most beautiful place of worship I've ever been in. There have been many times many times in our travels when I have been speechless. Looking up at [...]

By |2018-11-14T22:21:48+00:00October 24, 2018|Categories: Asia, Europe, Photo of the Day, Turkey|Tags: , |4 Comments

St. Olav’s Way, the Northern Alternative to the Camino de Santiago

The St. Olav's Way starts in Selånger, Sweden, and ends at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It follows the road Olav traveled in the summer of 1030. It has been a pilgrimage route since the 11th Century.

By |2018-09-26T11:38:45+00:00September 26, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, History Travel, Norway, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|6 Comments

Kizhi Island, Russia, a Unesco World Heritage Site

The island of Kizhi is a museum of the old ways. The fields are now cultivated as an exhibit. It's hard to imagine a tourist getting to Kizhi Island in Russia other than [...]

By |2018-08-08T15:59:00+00:00August 7, 2018|Categories: Europe, Russia, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |14 Comments