This Week in Travel – Episode 246

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Jen Leo, Chris Christensen, and I are joined by this week’s guest Warren and Karen Binedell from ourtravellingfamily.com who are starting a trip volunteering around Europe with pets and 3 teens. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Woman Caught Smuggling Two Dozen Gerbils Under …

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Historic Center (Old Town) of Tallinn

Historic Center (Old Town) of Tallinn, Estonia

From the Historic Center of Tallinn World Heritage inscription: The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn is an exceptionally complete and well-preserved medieval northern European trading city on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The city developed as a significant center of the Hanseatic League during the major period of activity of this great trading …

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Historic Center of Riga

Historic Center of Riga, Latvia - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Historic Center of Riga World Heritage inscription: The Historic Centre of Riga is a living illustration of European history. Through centuries, Riga has been the center of many historic events and a meeting point for European nations, and it has managed to preserve evidence of European influence on its historical development, borders between …

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Vilnius Historic Center

Vilnius Historic Centre UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Vilnius Historic Centre World Heritage inscription: The Vilnius Historic Centre began its history on the glacial hills that had been intermittently occupied from the Neolithic period; a wooden castle was built around 1000 AD to fortify Gedimino Hill, at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers. The settlement did not develop as …

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Curonian Spit

Curonian Spit UNESCO World Heritage Site

Curonian Spit Overview From the Curonian Spit World Heritage inscription: The Curonian Spit is a unique and vulnerable, sandy and wooded cultural landscape on a coastal spit which features small Curonian lagoon settlements. The Spit was formed by the sea, wind and human activity and continues to be shaped by them. Rich with an abundance …

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Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Great Basin National Park is one of 60 sites in the United States with a national park designation, and one of 4 National Park Service Sites in Nevada. Its name is derived from its location in the Great Basin which consists of most of the state of Nevada, western Utah, and parts of southern Oregon. …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 245

This week Jen Leo, Chris Christensen, and I are joined by this week’s guest Spud Hilton., former Travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. We have a discussion of what happened in travel in 2018 and what we think might happen in 2019. We also talk about the travel newspaper section as we have talked …

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2018: A Year in Photography

2018 was a pretty busy year for me. I set foot in 24 countries, visited a whopping 42 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and over 20 National Park Service Sites in the US. On the photography front, I was named Photographer of the Year for a fourth time by the Central States chapter of the …

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