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21 Reasons to Finally Take That Trip to Italy (PHOTOS)

minube | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel
minube

"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.

This Italian Town Looks Like It's Out Of A Fairytale

Posted 02.24.2014 | Travel

Welcome to Alberobello! This little Italian comune is located in the Bari province of Puglia, Italy. Alberobello is known for its trulli -- limest...

Morocco's Majestic Coastal Road

Karen Loftus | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Karen Loftus

As the gateway to Northern Africa, Morocco provides a rich and cultural backdrop. Along the coast you will see an African ambiance, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean sensibilities, a European aesthetic and that definitive French flair.

Japanese Youth Choose Fast Food Over Traditional Cuisine

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by th...

10 Reasons Why Jordan Is So Much More Than Petra

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Maybe you've seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as he travels on horse to reveal Petra's Treasury carved out of its rock surroundings. In some ways this was Petra's unveiling to the world, and perhaps Jordan's unveiling as a tourist destination.

Rosia Montana: Of Roman Mines, Eco-Anarchists, and Corporate Power

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adam Cernea Clark

While the press / government machinery appears to be waging a proxy war for the project on the domestic field, RMGC appears to be publically bullying the sovereign state of Romania.

Living the Cappadocia Experience up Close and From Afar

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Imagine a place that is so naturally beautiful and full of history you will feel awestruck from sunup to sundown. Add to that some hot air balloons and the ability to live inside the cave formations that make this place so special and you have Cappadocia.

Challenges Facing World Heritage in Africa Today

Jeff Morgan | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Jeff Morgan

While we love being off the beaten path, the road could be so much more interesting in Africa if its global heritage sites came alive through well-documented history, writings and images, and integrating living heritage to make it more relevant today.

UNESCO Adds Che Manuscripts To Heritage Program

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- UNESCO is including the writings of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara in its Memory of the World Register. The documents includ...

Mount Fuji Welcomes Climbers

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Mount Fuji officially opened for its two-month-long climbing season Monday, with hiking enthusiasts flocking to the mountain to participate in rituals...

Mount Fuji Among 19 New World Heritage Sites

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

PARIS, June 24 (Reuters) - The Mount Etna volcano and Italy's Medici Villas were among 19 sites that have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list...

Traveling With UNESCO

Alex Wirth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Alex Wirth

As a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO I am quite familiar with the organization, yet I did not expect the impact it would have on my trip. This led to a number of reflections.

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.