The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

The restored Temple of Concordia heads the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Before the Carthaginians, Romans, Africans, and the Italians got there, Sicily was Greek. And, it was Greek like Pericles, Plato, [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Brunelleschi's Dome, the Duomo, of the Cathedral of Florence is literally the crowning achievement of the Italian Renaissance, and makes up part of the UNESCO World Heritage site that is Florence. Italy has [...]

By | 2018-02-23T15:20:23+00:00 February 23, 2018|Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|0 Comments

Views of Olympic National Park, Washington

The vistas of Olympic National Park are spectacular. We spent two days walking around Olympic National Park in Washington. It's spectacular for several reasons, but unusual because of the various eco systems it [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States of America

The cliff palace of Mesa Verde National Park, the first named Unesco World Heritage site in the United States. The United States is tenth on the list of countries with UNESCO World Heritage [...]

The Seven Wonders of Spain

Whenever we're asked what is our favorite place we've visited, the answer is always Spain. There are many reasons, including friendliness of the people, the food, the natural beauty, and the cafe culture of the cities. But when I try to rank Spain's attractions, I always come back to its man-made wonders.

By | 2018-02-16T14:56:03+00:00 February 14, 2018|Europe, Spain, Unesco World Heritage Sites|20 Comments

Why You Should Travel to Cuba

One good reason to travel to Cuba, if you're an old car buff. What could be better than taking a ride in an 1950s American car? Should I travel to Cuba? Should I [...]

The New Cathedral of Salamanca, Spain

The "New" Cathedral of Salamanca is, as the name suggests, one of the newer massive cathedrals of Spain. Begun in the early 1500s, it was not consecrated until 1733, over 200 years later.

The Cathedral of Toledo, Spain

The crucifix above the altar of the Toledo Cathedral As in most Spanish and Italian cities, the cathedral is the city center. The Toledo Cathedral is no exception. Pretty much the entire city [...]