UNESCO World Heritage Site

One of the things we actively seek out on our travels are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What are they? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee was chartered to recognize and protect natural and cultural sites around the world after the near-destruction of several important sites in Egypt. A UNESCO World Heritage Site has outstanding value to all of humanity.

Examples include the the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and the Grand Canyon as natural wonders. For cultural significance, UNESCO has recognized Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the Acropolis of Greece. Visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a always an enjoyable and educational experience.

2019 Photo Montage

2019–Our Year in Photos

We take an embarrassing number of photos every year. Here’s a look at some of our favorites and the adventures that went with them this year.

Walking along the River Avon is one of the great things to do on a weekend in Bath England

From Bubbles to Buns: An Ideal Weekend in Bath, England

Over 25 years ago at summer camp, I met a young woman from Bath. She told me stories about a beautiful town in the west of England that had hot springs and looked like it was right out of a movie set. It turns out she wasn’t lying.

The medieval stone towers of Conwy Castle stick up above the surrounding town on a rainy day. The ancient castles are some of the best places to visit in Wales.

14 Must Visit Places in Wales

With grand stone castles, colorful villages, and rivers and hills that thrive in the bounty of Welsh rain, a trip to Wales is packed with both man-made and natural beauty.

The massive Segovia cathedral is one of the sites to see on a Madrid to Segovia day trip

Finding the Soul of Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain, is a small city with big sites. A quick ride from the capital on the high-speed train, it’s a perfect day trip from Madrid.

Philadelphia City Hall is one of the main Philly landmarks. The view from the top is stunning and seeing it is one of the top things to do in Philadelphia.

30 Things to do in Philadelphia According to a Local

Philadelphia is often overlooked in favor of our popular neighbors just a little bit north in New York City and a little bit south in Washington, D.C.. But people who skip over us here in the City of Brotherly Love are missing out!