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The World's Most Expensive Itinerary Is Extremely Thorough

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

An aggressive new itinerary offered by London-based luxury agency Hurlingham Travel gives discerning travelers the chance to see every single UNESCO ...

The New Face Of Ecuador's Old City

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Experiencing Quito is, in a word, a surprise; a revelation from start to finish. From its energetic, newly restored La Ronda district with its tiny, jewel-box arts and crafts shops, to its heart-stopping vistas from on high that rival the Amalfi Coast; from La Mariscal's non-stop party atmosphere to today's artisans and designers creating amazing works inspired by pre-Columbian times, Quito is quixotic, kaleidoscopic and, yes, surprising. It is, in fact, the quintessential travel experience we all seek.

PHOTOS: The World's Second Best Heritage Site?

Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel

This stone circle beat out Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal. And, no, it's not Stonehenge.

Ancient Site's 'Mound A' Called Amazing Feat Of Engineering

Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 02/01/2013 09:10 AM EST on LiveScience The enormous earthen monument Poverty Point, built on a Mississippi...

Teruel Is Spain's City Of Love

Lori Needleman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Travel
Lori Needleman

As one of the smallest capitals in Spain, Teruel has a population of 35,000. What makes it so special is its main center, La Plaza del Torico.

And The Newest World Heritage Sites Are...

Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel

A group of 26 iconic, fantastic and endangered places around the globe are the latest entrants on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Among ...

Palestinians Play Politics with Birthplace of Jesus

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is again playing politics with a United Nations agency, this time meddling with the status of Jesus' traditional birthplace to score points against Israel.

Crazy New Installation Invades World Heritage Site

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts

What, apart from visiting the H.R. Giger Museum, could come close to approximating the sublime thrill of running for your life inside an alien space s...

Celebrating Taos Pueblo On The International Day for Monuments and Sites

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
Bonnie Burnham

Celebrating the International Day of Monuments and Sites is a way of respecting the traditions that make up the fascinating mosaic of our common heritage.

UNESCO Promotes Peace, Not Conflict

Neil Ford | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Neil Ford

UNESCO is not trying to replace Israeli heritage with Palestinian heritage. Many cultures and religions have their roots in the Middle East and it is important to protect the heritage and cultural monuments of them all.

PHOTOS: 12 Of The 'Great Places Of History'

Posted 11.17.2011 | Travel

A new book from TIME explores 100 of the places where the course of world history has changed -- or one day will. Herewith, an excerpt from the editor...

PHOTOS: Seville To Lose UNESCO Status?

Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel

A nearly 600-foot tall skyscraper being built near Seville's city center could jeopardize the historic city's UNESCO status. The Daily Mail report...

"I Am Still Daddy": U.S. to UNESCO, But Is the World Listening?

Sandip Roy | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

America's pique is not surprising. And Obama probably had no easy way out. But the real message it was sending UNESCO, Palestine and the 107 countries that voted for the UNESCO membership was the alacrity with which it took that decision.

UNESCO Fiasco: Dancing to Netanyahu's Tune

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It was bound to happen sooner or later. At some point, both Obama and Congress would be faced with a clear choice between U.S. national interests and the demands made by Netanyahu and his powerful lobby.

Check Out UNESCO's 25 Newest World Heritage Sites

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Dolan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel

Twenty-five new cultural landmarks around the world have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, marking them for preservation for future generati...

PHOTOS: Venice Fights For Survival With New Taxes

Posted 10.11.2011 | World

The future for one of the world's most romantic cities has long seemed uncertain. But now, Venice is finding new ways to fight for its survival and ho...

PHOTOS: 10 Icons Of Modern Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

A few weeks ago ICOMOS' recommendation against the registering of 19 buildings designed by Le Corbusier in the World Heritage List provoked heated dis...

On the Culture Front: Scandinavia Dreamin'

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.23.2011 | Travel
Chris Kompanek

As the humidity creeps up and the air thickens, I can't help but think about the time I spent in Norway last month. For those looking for a different kind of vacation this summer, it makes sense to go north.

Rio De Janeiro Proposed As UNESCO World Heritage Site

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian government is proposing that UNESCO name the city of Rio de Janeiro a World Heritage site. The proposal was made by...

Art and Architecture of the Silk Road

Scott S. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

Uzbekistan was the center of the 7000-mile-long Silk Road -- where goods were exchanged between the east and west -- causing the area to flourish for centuries.

PHOTOS: 13 Possible U.S. World Heritage Sites

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The honor of becoming a World Heritage Site is not lost on many. There are an endless number of sites that have been honored in the past and there are...

PHOTOS: 21 U.S. Locations On The World Heritage List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When you think of UNESCO's World Heritage List, you often think of far away places like Uruguay or Andorra or Brazil. Your first thought isn't of the ...

PHOTOS: 8 Critically Endangered Attractions Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The Global Heritage Fund, a Silicon Valley-based non-profit, released its list of 12 "On the Verge" sites that are in danger of disappearing without f...

The First Female Flash Mob

Deborah Swiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deborah Swiss

To set off their drab prison garb, the mob dressed up in bright scarves and gaudy jewelry, smuggled in through a thriving underground economy.

PHOTOS: TripAdvisor's Picks For The Most Amazing UNESCO Sites

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

We personally think it's unfair to rate UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are deemed protected places because of their rich history and beauty. But le...