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UNESCO World Heritage Site #95: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

From the World Heritage inscription: In 1932 Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) was combined with the Glacier National Park (Montana, United States) to form the world’s first International Peace Park. Situated on the border between the two countries and offering outstanding scenery, the park is exceptionally rich in plant and mammal species as well [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #94: Yellowstone National Park

From the World Heritage inscription: The vast natural forest of Yellowstone National Park covers nearly 9,000 km2; 96% of the park lies in Wyoming, 3% in Montana and 1% in Idaho. Yellowstone contains half of all the world’s known geothermal features, with more than 10,000 examples. It also has the world’s largest concentration of geysers [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #93: Statue of Liberty

From the World Heritage inscription: Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework), this towering monument to liberty was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence in 1886. Standing at the entrance to New York Harbor, it has welcomed millions [...]

Win a copy of “Extreme Cuisine” from Lonely Planet!

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten while traveling?” In my case the answer is probably a grasshopper in Thailand. Author Eddie Lin has put together a list of 60 bizarre and exotic foods from around the world in her book: Extreme Cuisine: Exotic Tastes [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #92: Westminster Abby and St. Margaret’s Church

From the World Heritage inscription: Westminster Palace, rebuilt from the year 1840 on the site of important medieval remains, is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture. The site – which also comprises the small medieval Church of Saint Margaret, built in Perpendicular Gothic style, and Westminster Abbey, where all the sovereigns since the 11th century [...]

Las Vegas/Blog World Recap

I’m finally out of Vegas and have arrived in Newport Beach, CA. I’m staying at the Newport Beach Fairmont, courtesy of Fairmont Hotels. After a week at Circus Circus, staying here is like Jed Clampet moving from a shack in Kentucky to a Beverly Hills Mansion. Sunday I drove Rob of Bloggeries.com to Los Angles [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #91: Kew Gardens

From the World Heritage inscription: This historic landscape garden features elements that illustrate significant periods of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The gardens house botanic collections (conserved plants, living plants and documents) that have been considerably enriched through the centuries. Since their creation in 1759, the gardens have made [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #90: Tower of London

From the World Heritage inscription: The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It was built on the Thames by William the Conqueror to protect London and assert his power. The Tower of London – an imposing fortress with many layers of history, which [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #89: Maritime Greenwich

From the World Heritage inscription: The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they are set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavour in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Queen’s House (by Inigo Jones) was the first Palladian building in England, while the complex that was until [...]

Loose Chips, Vegas Edition

I have now been in Vegas a full week, which is far longer than any mortal should spend in this city. The last several days have been pretty fun, however. I’ve been able to meet people I rarely get to see in person and was able to meet in person several people I know from [...]

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