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Unesco World Heritage Site

UNESCO's 1,000th World Heritage Site Is Stunning

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

The marshy area, which comprises two million hectares, provides water to the giraffes, zebra, antelope and elephants during the dry winter months.

The Sea of Cortes: Acquarium of the World

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 06.19.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

"Ferocious with life" is what John Steinbeck said of it; Jacques Cousteau called it the Galapagos of North America. Both were captivated by the Sea of Cotes and on a recent cruise through Baja, California, Mexico so was I.

Off-the-Beaten-Path in Italy's Small Towns

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

On my most recent trip to Italy, I decided to do something different: get away from the known destinations, explore the small towns and learn a bit more about the local culture.

Cultural Gems We Bet You've Never Heard Of

The Active Times | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

There are a few (and by a few we mean many) exceptional sites out there that you've probably never heard of, but that definitely deserve a top spot on that travel bucket list of yours.

20 Gorgeous Photos Of Natural Treasures That Are Under Threat

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

April 22 marks Earth Day, the annual U.N.-sponsored event to celebrate the planet and raise awareness of the impact that humanity has on the natural w...

5 Reasons to Visit Panama City Right Now

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

I think we've all gotten the message that winter has been extended. If you're ready to pack your bags and head south, Panama City is the ticket. Exotica plus ease. Sunshine and smiles.

This Place Is Unreal

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Take one look at Pamukkale and you'll understand why it means "cotton castle." It looks like it comes right out of a fairytale. The Turkish UNESCO ...

The Magical Colors of Cartagena de Indias

Mark Sissons | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Radiating from the square, the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of the Old City are lined with resuscitated colonial era mansions, their walls and wooden balconies painted pastel shades of sky blue, lemon yellow, lime green and burgundy.

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.

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.

Under the Volcano

Curtis Ellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

Constellations sprinkled the midnight sky like luminous grains of sand on an ink black carpet. Phosphorescent jellyfish filled the sea with pinpricks of light, mimicking the stars above. Between sea and sky, the island of Stromboli loomed before us, a cone pointing to heaven.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kosice, Slovakia

Adam Pervez | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Kosice is a fascinating crossroads of modern and historical Europe. It was recognized in 2013 as the European Capital of Culture. Here are 10 things you probably didn't now about this beautiful city.

Mt. Fuji's New World Heritage Site Status Draws Safety Concerns For Future Climbers

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel

MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to awa...

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

UNEARTHED: Sphinx Paws Show Up In Surprising Place

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.11.2013 | Science

Archaeologists digging in Israel say they have made an unexpected find: the feet of an Egyptian sphinx linked to a pyramid-building pharaoh. The fra...

Cartagena - Eat, Pray, Love, Dance & More

Curtis Ellis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

When Spain plundered Colombia's gold, it left behind a treasure that continues to draw seekers and sybarites from around the world: Cartagena. It was the muse for Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and is now one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. These are a few must-do's on your visit.

A Race Against Time for Timbuktu's Famed Collections

Ethan Chorin | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Ethan Chorin

The direct human cost of conflict must be of paramount concern, but addressing these two issues is not mutually exclusive: Collateral cultural losses are often the result of neglect, not mis-prioritization of resources.

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.

One Insane Day in Albania. (Yes, Albania.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Color is coming back to the now-independent free-market democracy. A bit of the Balkan Peninsula, it's only slightly larger than Maryland. But there's variety inside that space, including a mountain-studded interior and an unspoiled Adriatic coastline.

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 ...

Wildfires Threaten World Heritage Sites

AP | ANDRES GUTIERREZ and HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

EL CERCADO, Spain — Fierce wildfires forced the evacuation of thousands of residents and were threatening some of Spain's most precious natural ...

PHOTOS: Stunningly Beautiful Hindu Temples

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to view beautiful temples that are World Heritage Sites: Hindu places of worship range from small shrines under trees...

Strong Shelias: I'll Take a Tall, Leggy Blonde Please

Deborah Swiss | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

The Female Factory is sometimes misunderstood by visitors who stop for a quick, unguided look-see. One reviewer wrote: "Not much to look at, just a bunch of stone walls." What's so special about the jumble of old gray rocks along the Hobart rivulet?

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...

Palestine Can Now Protect Its Heritage Sites

hyperallergic.com | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

On Monday, Palestinians were finally admitted to the cultural body of the United Nations, UNESCO, as a full member. The move, which ignited the ire of...