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 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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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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