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The Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Hanoi

Even though the Thang Long Imperial Citadel of Hanoi has earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status, the actual site has little, if any, visible remnants of its former stature as the imperial capital of Vietnam. What is left is mostly the colonial administration buildings built by the French in the 19th Century.

By |2019-03-07T07:07:17-05:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Vietnam|Tags: |0 Comments

The Shanghai Skyline, Night and Day

If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally distinguished modern Shanghai skyline.

By |2019-02-28T09:18:15-05:00February 24, 2019|Categories: Asia, China, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

Join us in Sweden and Norway this August

The landscape near Åre, Sweden. Tour Sweden and Norway with Travel Past 50 Please join us in Sweden and Norway in August 2019 for our first Travel Past 50 tour. We will be [...]

By |2019-02-15T11:39:37-05:00February 15, 2019|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Nature and Wildlife, Norway, Sweden, Tours|4 Comments

The Louisiana Legend of Evangeline

The Evangeline story, in whatever form, is the national epic poem of the Acadian people. And, the ineffable sense of woe and exile hasn't died in Cajun country.

2018: The Year in Photos

Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.

15 Instagram Travel Photographers You Should Follow

On our recent trip to India, I had the pleasure of spending several days with consummate pro photographer Mark Edward Harris. Aside from picking up innumerable tips by just watching him work, he also graciously shared specifics on what makes his work so, well, professional.

By |2018-12-27T13:13:48-05:00December 27, 2018|Categories: Blogs and Experts, Photography, Resources|14 Comments

The Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, India

Stupa number 1, or the Grand Stupa, at Sanchi. There is an ornate gate like this one at all four cardinal directions. The Sanchi Stupas are a Buddhist complex on a hilltop at [...]

By |2018-12-20T01:14:19-05:00December 18, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, India, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments