TravelPast50 Year in Review 2018: Art and Adventure

2018 was the Year of Art and Adventure, new places, new activities, wildly crealtive people, more time back home, and some separate trips for Tom and Kris.

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

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 [...]

Athens Continues to Make History…and Grow Tourism

In Athens, Greece, visitors are staying longer and the tourism season is expanding, too. History, climate, natural beauty, and the welcoming spirit of its people are encouraging visitors to see the city as a world class destination.

By |2018-11-19T14:47:53-05:00November 18, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Greece, History Travel|Tags: |13 Comments

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 |2019-03-26T12:47:08-05:00October 10, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Arts and Culture, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Greece|Tags: |15 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 |2018-10-02T13:49:51-05:00October 1, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, History Travel, North America|Tags: |7 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 |2019-02-20T16:56:57-05:00August 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.