Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino & Tinetto

From the Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands World Heritage inscription: The Ligurian coast between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a cultural landscape of great scenic and cultural value. The layout and disposition of the small towns and the shaping of the surrounding landscape, overcoming the disadvantages of a steep, uneven terrain, encapsulate the continuous …

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Historic Center of Naples

From the Historic Center of Naples World Heritage inscription: From the Neapolis founded by Greek settlers in 470 B.C. to the city of today, Naples has retained the imprint of the successive cultures that emerged in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. This makes it a unique site, with a wealth of outstanding monuments such as …

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Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

From the Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata World Heritage inscription: When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August AD 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many wealthy villas in the area. These have been progressively excavated and made accessible to the public since the …

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The Pine Trees of Lanai

When you think of Hawaii, one of the first images which pops into your head is probably a palm tree on a white sand beach. Indeed, Hawaii does have its share of palm trees. On the island of Lanai, however, the tree you will be most likely to find isn’t a palm tree….it is a …

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This Week In Travel – Episode 83

This week’s guests are Beth Whitman of Wanderlust and Lipstick and Michael Hodson of Go, See, Write Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

May 2011: Questions & Answers

It is time once again to open up the virtual mailbag and answer the questions which you have been dying to know…. Marianne Schwab asks: What are your top five tips for taking GREAT photos? Get a little technical please. :-) I am a self taught photographer. I’ve never taken a course or read a …

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Old City of Dubrovnik

From the Old City of Dubrovnik World Heritage inscription: The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains. Damaged again …

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Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

From the Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn World Heritage inscription: From the 18th century to 1918, Schönbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi and is full of outstanding examples of decorative art. Together with its gardens, the site of the …

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