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|0 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 |2019-09-13T11:13:02-05:00September 10, 2019|Categories: Active Travel, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, History Travel, Norway|Tags: |0 Comments

20 Reasons We Keep On Traveling

The benefits of traveling the world never occurred to us when we started traveling in 2010. We're still traveling because we've experienced improved health and happiness and we learn constantly from people we meet.

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.

A Mekong River Cruise with AmaWaterways

A river cruise on Asia's Mekong River with AmaWaterways casts new light on Cambodia and Vietnam. Historic sites from centuries and just decades ago are best described by locals who've survived and thrived in the changing Mekong Delta region.

By |2019-05-04T12:43:18-05:00April 17, 2019|Categories: Asia, Cambodia, History Travel, Vietnam|Tags: |12 Comments

The Erotic Sculptures at Khajuraho, India

The temples at the complex of Khajuraho, India feature an extensive collection of erotic sculptures on their facades. The Kama Sutra on display for all. A UNESCO World Heritage site.

By |2019-04-12T08:57:41-05:00April 11, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, History Travel, India, Unesco World Heritage Sites|12 Comments

Siem Reap and Angkor Wat Travel Planning Tips

Given the popularity and complexity of the Angkor Wat site, it’s worthwhile to set up a guide and tour in advance. Here are some travel planning tips for your visit to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

The Louisiana Legend of Evangeline

The Evangeline story, in whatever form, is the national epic poem of the Acadian people. And, the ineffable sense of woe and exile hasn't died in Cajun country.

Lafayette, Louisiana: Easy Road Trip near New Orleans

Lafayette, Louisiana, a couple hours drive northwest of New Orleans, serves as a great base for day trips to the region's small towns and rich Creole and Cajun cultures.

2018: The Year in Photos

Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.