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

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 [...]

Trip Totals: Accounting for our Whereabouts

This photo counts as one of my favorites: The Bernina Express rail line in the Swiss Alps. Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other [...]

Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Museum of Alchemy in Prague, a European Capital of Culture in 2000 Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s [...]

Our 2014 Travels in 50 Photos

2014 was our biggest year of traveling yet. We visited 19 countries, including a long driving trip in the western United States. We saw, in order, the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, [...]

The Lowdown on Travel with a Eurail Pass

Our Itinerary The hardest part about traveling with our Eurail pass, good for 15 travel days within two months, was deciding where to go. We studied the maps, solicited ideas, hemmed and hawed, started in [...]

Musings on the Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece

There are some nice pieces of ancient Greek art at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Unfortunately, most of them are not from the Parthenon. A lot of them have been dug up, again relatively recently, [...]

By |2017-03-10T16:26:04-05:00October 20, 2014|Categories: England, Europe, Greece, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |17 Comments

International Use of National Parks

Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde exemplifies the cultural heritage of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the natural scenery of National Parks. Last summer, while on a driving tour of the UK, we [...]