Hiking in Catalonia Spain: Coastal Trails, Castles, and Culture

Hiking the trails of Costa Brava, Spain, enjoy visiting medieval villages, the coastal Camino de Ronda path, a castle hotel, and the great food and culture of Catalonia.

By |2019-10-15T17:30:29-05:00October 11, 2019|Categories: Active Travel, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, History Travel, Spain|Tags: , |3 Comments

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

The Palau de la Musica and the Hospital of Sant Pau, designed in the Catalan Modernisme style by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, are Unesco World Heritage sites.

By |2019-10-09T21:06:05-05:00October 9, 2019|Categories: Europe, Spain, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |1 Comment

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, their buildings and plant collections, combine to form a unique testimony to 18th Century landscape garden design. Garden art and botanical science utilized here were subsequently diffused around the world.

By |2019-10-02T22:31:28-05:00September 29, 2019|Categories: England, Europe, Unesco World Heritage Sites, United Kingdom|Tags: |4 Comments

The Viking Village of Birka, Sweden

Calling the Swedish site of Birka a Viking village requires a lot of imagination, because, well, unless you're an archeologist willing to do some digging, there's not much to see in Birka.

By |2019-09-21T01:58:48-05:00September 20, 2019|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|6 Comments

Many Ways to Visit Trondheim, Norway

Whether arriving in Trondheim Norway via one of the St. Olav Pilgrim routes or otherwise, the city deserves a few days visit. Here are things to do and suggested Trondheim hotels and restaurants.

By |2019-09-24T20:31:58-05:00September 10, 2019|Categories: Active Travel, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, History Travel, Norway|Tags: |0 Comments

Five Top Day Hikes in Sweden

Our favorite day hikes in Sweden. These top hiking trails in Scandinavia offer great scenery and routes for various abilities. Read on for where to stay and eat when trekking in Jämtland Sweden and into Norway.

By |2019-09-04T04:39:27-05:00September 3, 2019|Categories: Active Travel, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Sweden|Tags: , , |8 Comments

The Plantin Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

The Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium holds a distinction. It’s the only museum in the world that is a Unesco World Heritage site. An extensive museum of the printing arts, including a Gutenberg Bible and books illustrated by Rubens and Bruegel the Elder.