City of Valletta, Malta

From the World Heritage inscription: Valletta is pre-eminently an ideal creation of the late Renaissance with its uniform urban plan, inspired by neo-Platonic principles, its fortified and bastioned walls modeled around the natural site, and the voluntary implantation of great monuments in well-chosen locations. The capital of Malta is one of the rare urban inhabited …

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Megalithic Temples of Malta

From the World Heritage inscription: The monuments that make up this World Heritage site constitute the most characteristic examples of structures representing a major development in the cultural as well as the artistic and technological domains. Professor Lord Renfrew (Cambridge University), one of the leading prehistorians of the present day, has described the group of …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 175

Regular hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest Dylan Lowe from Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

This Week in Travel – Episode 174

This special episode of This Week in Travel was the closing keynote at the TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) conference in Cancun Mexico. It is a discussion on professionalism in travel blogging. This episode celebrates the 5th anniversary of the show which started at the very first TBEX conference. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

Photo Essay: Laurence Norah

Every so often I showcase the work of other travel photographers on my site. Today I’d like to introduce you to Laurence Norah. He has been traveling around the world since 2009 and blogging and photographing his travels since 2010. He is well known for his stunning landscape images which has garnered him a large …

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Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

From the World Heritage inscription: The town of Chichen-Itza was established during the Classic period close to two natural cavities (cenotes or chenes), which gave the town its name “At the edge of the well of the Itzaes”. The cenotes facilitated tapping the underground waters of the area. The dates for this settlement vary according …

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Technically, Badlands National Park was the first national park I ever visited. My family visited here on a road trip in the late 70’s. I’ve visited several times since then and it never ceases to amaze me. What makes Badlands special is its colorful landscape. The erosional features of the park are actually the remains …

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