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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: |14 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 |2019-02-20T16:54:48+00:00September 26, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, History Travel, Norway, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|8 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

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus

The Archangel Michael is the most prominent painting in the Archangel church in Pedhoulas, and is a Unesco World Heritage site in the Troodos region of Cyprus There are three Unesco World Heritage [...]

By |2018-08-06T19:04:10+00:00August 2, 2018|Categories: Cyprus, Europe, History Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites|12 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea

The Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul is an impressive, and simply beautiful, structure. At the time of its construction, it was the longest building in Asia. It's now a Unesco World Heritage site in South [...]

A Day Trip from Rome to Hadrian’s Villa

The Canopus, modeled after a park Hadrian saw in Alexandria, Egypt, at Hadrian's Villa. When you visit Rome, don't neglect to take some of the easy day trips to other significant attractions. The [...]

By |2018-07-23T13:11:44+00:00July 22, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |13 Comments