Embracing Karpathos Island

The historic town of Olympos in the mountains of northern Karpathos, where first residents could hide from pirates. Family. Togetherness. The mantra of Karpathos Island, a gem in Greece's Dodecanese island group. The [...]

By |2018-10-11T12:55:01+00:00October 10, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Greece|12 Comments

Put the ‘Book’ in Booking: Crafting an Author-Centric Itinerary

Create an itinerary to visit the same haunts as your favorite fictional characters. [Note: Along our travels, we meet many others who are following a path similar to ours: travel writers, photographers, explorers...an [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:49:51+00:00October 1, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, History Travel, North America|Tags: |6 Comments

Best Places to Visit in Värmland, Sweden

On the edge of Lake Vänern, Picasso's sculpture in Kristinehamn If you really want to get to know Sweden, visit the heartland, Värmland County. Karlstad, the capital city of Värmland, can be reached [...]

By |2018-08-14T23:15:55+00:00August 13, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Sweden|Tags: , |2 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 [...]

Russia River Cruise: St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Waterways of the Tsars

A river cruise in Russia offers great opportunities to get to know Russian culture, history, and people from St. Petersburg to Moscow and along the "Waterway of the Tsars" in between.

Visiting the City Center of Saint Petersburg, Russia

According to UNESCO, what makes Saint Petersburg, Russia a World Heritage Site was the building “the greatest urban creation of the 18th century” on the swampy estuary of the Neva River.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium

One of the spectacular rooflines of the Grand Place of Brussels, a Unesco World Heritage site in Belgium. The tiny country of Belgium has 13 Unesco World Heritage sites, including the only museum, [...]

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Russia

This is a list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in Russia, with links to posts about the ones we have visited. Russia has 28 Unesco World Heritage sites.

Where to Stay and Eat in Puglia

Stay a little longer in Puglia and get to know the local food and wine, neighborhoods, and daily routines from the comfort of your home base.