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The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
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Abandoned amusement park to gain new life as a nature park in Suzhou

In Suzhou, China, an abandoned amusement park is being transformed into a 74-hectare nature park that will include a decommissioned roller coaster transformed into a habitat for birds. The innovative, adaptive reuse project is the work of international firm Tom Leader Studio Landscape Architecture, who won a design competition for the park and brought on California-based Kuth Ranieri Architects for help with the design. Named ‘Shishan Park’ after its location at the foot of Shishan (Chinese for ...
Tags: Design, California, China, Park, Parks / Wildlife, Pavilion, Unesco World Heritage, Aviary, Adaptive Reuse, Landscape Architecture, Suzhou, Suzhou China, Urban Park, Stormwater Management, Urban Regeneration, Amusement Park

LGBTQ travel in Colombia

Although Colombia has been making great strides in tourism over the last few years, many people don’t realize that it is now one of the hottest LGBTQ destinations in South America. As a result of recent legislation introduced by the government, LGBTQ rights are equal to those of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Consequently, Colombia has become a tempting choice for queer travelers. Within the last 10 years, a full set of anti-discrimination laws have been established. Domestic partnership and...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Miami, South America, Shakira, Warhol, Uruguay, Lgbtq, Medellin, Carrera, Latin America, Caribbean, Panama City, Bogota, All, Unesco World Heritage

World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland

The Ultimate Guide to India’s Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a popular tourist circuit in Northern India.  In fact, it’s the most popular part of the country for visitors. It encompasses the triangular region between New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, with every city located around 125 miles from the others.  These days, the Golden Triangle receives a bit of a mixed write-up and before I touched down in Delhi, I was fully expecting to be disappointed by my week there.  I’m not a fan of tourist-filled destinations, and I’d read plenty of a...
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Best ruins to see in Delhi, India

Throughout history , dynasties, kings, and colonizers have staked their claim on Delhi, each leaving their mark. Unfortunately, most visitors to Delhi see just a very small slice of the many beautiful layers of the city’s heritage, ticking off the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and leaving dozens of other fascinating structures unexplored. From the grand tombs of Mughal rulers to the mosques and forts of New Delhi, here are eight spots travelers with an interest in history and architecture...
Tags: Travel, India, Lodi, Khan, Delhi, New Delhi, All, Unesco World Heritage, Tomb, Agra, Delhi India, Green Park, North India, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Sher Shah, Siri Fort

Street View’s 15 favorite Street Views

The past 15 years of Google Maps have been an incredible journey, and Street View has been along for much of the ride. To celebrate Google Maps turning 15, we’re sharing a list of our 15 favorite Street Views from over the years. Street View started as a project to help people explore different places from their computers, and launched in 2007 with the quirkiest product launch video ever. Today, Street View has become a key part of how we map the world in more than 220 countries and territories....
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Maps, Yosemite, Australia, Nasa, International Space Station, Paris, New Zealand, Finland, Peru, Tokyo, Greenland, Aurora Borealis, Google Maps, Christmas Island

Best things to do in rural Romania

2020 travel trends show a return to the simplicity of our world, with an emphasis on sustainability, locally grown and made items, and origins. Well beyond Transylvania, Romania has outposts where traditionalism and traditions are flourishing. The Romanian spirit and the impact of other nations onto the country bordering the Carpathians, the Danube, and the Black Sea led to something that has been lost in many parts of our world: a genuine encounter. Each of these three regions in the country...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Danube, Unesco, Delta, Romania, Black Sea, Damascus, All, Unesco World Heritage, St Peter, St Nick, Trajan, Maramureş, Banat

2020 World Monuments Watch sites

In 1965, a band of concerned global citizens created a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the world’s cultural heritage. Founded in New York City, the organization has come to be known as the World Monuments Fund, a name that’s now recognized across the globe for its conservation efforts. Every other year since 1966, the WMF releases a list of endangered heritage sites in need of preservation and protection, spreading awareness and encouraging support from the global community. From everyday f...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Japan, England, Islamic State, India, New York City, Barack Obama, Georgia, Unesco, Nepal, Paris, Mexico City, Myanmar, Tokyo, Uzbekistan

Best architecture in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí is the emblematic architect of Barcelona. The visionary creator enriched the aesthetics of the city in the late 1800s and early 1900s with his bright colors, organic shapes, undulating surfaces, and unique use of patterns. However, the streets of Barcelona display a heritage that expands far before and beyond the life of Gaudí. The Romans founded Barcelona (then Barcino) in the first century BC, and every century since has left its mark upon the city. If you’re keen to see the mo...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Mallorca, Gaudi, Mediterranean, Antoni Gaudí, All, Unesco World Heritage, Toyo Ito, Jean Nouvel, Maura, Casa Battló, Barceloneta, Barri Gòtic, La Sagrada Familia

World’s coldest cities

The world is a cold, cold place. This isn’t just something you learn the first time your parents refuse to send you money to cover that month’s rent. It’s also something you learn when you venture to the far-north reaches of the planet any time during the winter. But just because a place registers daily temps in the negative 40s doesn’t necessarily mean it’s boring. Sure, cars might not work and you’ll literally freeze to death if you’re outside in the wrong clothes for more than a few minut...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Russia, US, Barcelona, Earth, Canada, Arctic, Dubai, Siberia, Kazakhstan, North America, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, St Petersburg

The Ultimate 2020 Croatia Travel Guide

Did you know that a trip can make you happier and reduce stress? Consider traveling abroad for your next vacation this year. Are you looking for a Croatia travel guide? Not to worry! In this article, we’ll go over what you should see when you head to Croatia. Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out. Croatia Travel Guide Visit Dubrovnik If you love history, you’ll want to check out this famous city in Croatia. Dubrovnik is popular because it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, Game of T...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Hbo, Rome, Unesco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Mediterranean, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Bosnia, Old Town, Unesco World Heritage, Yugoslavia, Diocletian

Best things to do in Tohoku, Japan

Japan’s popularity among travelers comes as no surprise to anyone as the archipelago is overflowing with natural beauty, historical sites, delicious food, and unique experiences. Most itineraries are focused around the major cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka, and while those cities definitely deserve all the praise and attention they receive, with 47 prefectures that are divided into eight separate regions, Japan has way more to offer. The northeastern Tohoku region in particular p...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Unesco, Tokyo, Darth Vader, Osaka, All, Iwate, Unesco World Heritage, Buddhist, Tohoku, Museum of Natural History, Ichinoseki, Miyagi, Miyagi Prefecture, Hiraizumi

Peru to deport tourists for allegedly damaging, defecating at Machu Picchu

Peruvian police said on Tuesday they would deport five tourists and prosecute another after they allegedly damaged stonework and defecated among the ruins at Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel that is one of South America's most renowned tourist attractions. Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage site visited by more than one million tourists a year. The mysterious, centuries-old stonework has long intrigued visitors, but a spike in tourism has raised concerns about damage to the delicate site.
Tags: News, Peru, South America, Machu Picchu, Unesco World Heritage

Where to see ruins in Tunisia

Travelers make their way to Greece and Italy en masse to get their fill of archaeological sites, like Athens’ Acropolis and Rome’s Colosseum. But impressive ancient ruins are not just limited to those two nations; the vast Roman Empire extended all the way to the north of Britain, the Middle East, and North Africa, and left behind entire gorgeous cities packed with art. Tunisia, a sliver of North Africa wedged between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert is filled with Roman ruins that...
Tags: Travel, UK, Greece, France, Africa, Rome, Unesco, Britain, Italy, Middle East, Athens, Tunisia, Sahara Desert, Ruins, All, Unesco World Heritage

Exploring Bremen: One day in this charming and affordable city

One of Germany’s 38 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bremen is a handsome city filled with impressive architecture, a spectacular old town, playful public art, Brother Grimm folklore and plenty of budget attractions along the way. Best of all, it is possible to visit Bremen’s top highlights in just one day! And with bus fares as low as €1 from Berlin, it can make for a super cheap excursion in Northern Germany. To get the most out of your visit, we’ve come up with the ideal itinerary to guide you th...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Berlin, Aldi, Unesco, Munich, Brothers Grimm, Grimm, Old Town, Dailycheapo, Unesco World Heritage, Bremen, Bremer, Edeka, Northern Germany, Kunsthalle

Scuba diving on Coiba Island, Panama

As the engine of the Panga boat roared over the Pacific Ocean swells, we traced Panama’s coastline, where volcanic rock cliffs gave way to secluded beaches backed by dense jungle. With every coastal bend, I expected to see a towering hotel, a small town, or even just a few houses on the beach. But I never did. I had originally come to Panama to surf, but instead we were headed to a place even more rugged and wild than the coast I was observing: Coiba Island. Coiba is a national park and natu...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, South America, Surf, Surfing, South Pacific, Panama Canal, North America, Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, Scuba Diving, All, Scuba

Possible UNESCO World Heritage sites

It’s rarely surprising to learn that a major landmark has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pick a major city in any of the 167 state parties with listed landmarks, and you’ll almost certainly recognize at least one. After all, more than 1,000 sites of natural and cultural importance have already earned protected status across the globe. It’s a big world out there, however, with no shortage of UNESCO-worthy attractions, and it can be surprising to learn what hasn’t made the list. ...
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Iran Abandons 2015 Nuclear Deal Over U.S. Killing Gen. Soleimani

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state television reported that the country will no longer abide by any of the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal. The announcement came Sunday night after another Iranian official said it would consider taking even-harsher steps over the U.S. killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Friday in Baghdad. State TV cited a statement by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s administration saying the country will not observe limitations on its enrichment, the amount of stockpile...
Tags: London, News, Navy, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Islamic State, Iraq, Israel, Uncategorized, Tel Aviv, Iran, Middle East, Dubai, Hassan Rouhani, Cia, Tehran

Hezbollah Vows to End U.S. Military Presence in Middle East

(TEHRAN, Iran) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group vowed Sunday to end the U.S. military’s presence in the Middle East, saying U.S. bases, warships and soldiers were all fair targets following the recent U.S. killing of an Iranian general. Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. military “will pay the price” for the U.S. drone strike that killed Gen Qasem Soleimani in Iraq Friday. His comments further heightened tensions in a region already on high alert and bracing for Iranian retaliation. Pr...
Tags: London, News, Navy, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, Islamic State, Iraq, Israel, Uncategorized, America, Iran, Syria, Britain, Military, Ronald Reagan

Madagascar Part 3 Tsingy National Park

After the river cruise we were on our way to the place that brought me here Tsingy National Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and most importantly made up of uniquely eroded limestone formations much of which is so sharp you cannot walk on it
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Landmarks in dangerous countries

Although the world is generally a safe place, and strangers are often more kind and well-meaning than evil, there are locations where travelers typically shouldn’t venture, places ravaged by wars, terrorism, civil unrest, or violent crime. But lack of safety hardly means that these risky nations have nothing to offer but conflict and despair — like every other place in the world, they are home to stunning natural beauty, fascinating history, unique culture, and impressive architecture. With t...
Tags: Travel, Islamic State, Iraq, US, Syria, Bbc, Unesco, Taliban, Islam, Mali, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un, Al Qaeda, Somalia, Yemen

The best rooftop bars in Barcelona

The streets of Barcelona come to life after the sun has set. Spain’s second-largest city is, somehow, even more vibrant at night than it is during the day, a nod to the fact that the Spanish start their evenings later than most. Whether you’re planning on heading to the clubs until the wee hours of the morning or want to hit the hay at a reasonable hour, few places are better to start a night out than a rooftop bar. These eight rooftop bars will give you a taste of Barcelona’s legendary night...
Tags: Travel, Bars, Spain, Barcelona, Michelin, Barca, All, Unesco World Heritage, Gracia, Barcelona Spain, Iberian Peninsula, La Sagrada Familia, Sky Bar, La Rambla, La Dolce, La Ribera

Where to travel in 2020

The 25 places you need to travel in 2020 Photo: Scott Sporleder W e are now at the dawn of a new decade. And though today might not feel much different than yesterday, for some reason years that end in zero always make us think a little harder about what the future will hold. Some think about marriage and children. Others wonder about their career paths. But nearly all of us wonder where the next 10 years will take us around this beaut...
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The Most Spectacular Temple Towers in South India

Temple towers are generally the large entrance gates of Hindu temples in southern India. Also known as Gopurams, they are probably the most striking attraction of any temple. The taller and more colourful the Gopuram, the more spectacular it looks. Add to that the stunning sculptures and these Gopurams are absolute head turners. Though it is mostly the main entrance gates that take all the attention with its magnificent art works, some temples have multiple entrance gates which have e...
Tags: Travel, India, Unesco, Unesco World Heritage, Tamil Nadu, Shiva, Hampi, South India, Chola, Parvati, Pandya, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Cauvery, Krishnadeva Raya, Vijayanagara

Monarch butterflies in Mexico

Each year, with the arrival of winter, monarch butterflies make the long and difficult journey from Canada and the US south to Mexico to hibernate. Seeing the butterflies up close is so spectacular — and their migration so historically important — that the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, located in the state of Michoacán, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. The first of the butterflies arrive in early November, and there are many different sanctuaries you can visit to see ...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, US, Canada, Egypt, Mexico City, North America, All, Unesco World Heritage, MichoacAn, Sierra Madre, Isabelle, Monarch Butterflies, Monarch Butterfly Migration, Butterflies Mexico, Butterfly Migration

Hanoi to Halong Bay in Vietnam

When I first took a boat trip on Halong Bay back in the late 1990s, that area of Vietnam wasn’t all that popular. I think I had only known about it because of the 1992 movie Indochine, starring the lovely Catherine Deneuve. The area had only become a UNESCO World Heritage site a few years before, in 1994. It was next to impossible to get there on your own then unless you wanted to cram in...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Two Nights in Paradise, One Night in a Parking Lot ...
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Travel: Traversing Greek ruins brings a visitor close to true Olympic glory

At the 2,700-year-old birthplace of the Olympics — where Nike was a revered goddess, not a shoe — I push off the stadium’s original starting block and thrillingly run in ancient footsteps of naked Greek men. I never could’ve touched this dirt track eons ago. If I had, I might’ve suffered the punishment — being hurled from the cliff of nearby Mount Typaeum into the swirling river below. Back then, women were banned from even watching the Olympic Games. Earthquake-toppled remains of the Temple o...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Greece, Uncategorized, Nike, Sport, Unesco, Soccer, Athens, Treasury, James Bond, Moscow, Eva, Zeus, Temple, Meteora

Branding and Visual Identity of La Diplomate

Branding and Visual Identity of La Diplomate abduzeedoDec 10, 2019 La Diplomate celebrates tea offers 60+ teas from all over the world. Rice Creative, a design agency from Vietnam, created the visual identity, and packaging solutions for the gorgeous 18th century storefront which sits on a quaint pedestrian lane in the center of Bordeaux, France, a newly labeled UNESCO World Heritage site.  We sought a bolder look for tea as we found their offering to be a h...
Tags: Design, London, Vietnam, Unesco World Heritage, Bordeaux France, Thomas Daviet

Seabourn Celebrates Keel Laying for First Expedition Ship

December 4th was an exciting milestone for Seabourn, a global leader in ultra-luxury cruising and the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage. On this day, Seabourn celebrated the keel laying ceremony for the newest member of their five vessel fleet: the 264-passenger Seabourn Venture Read More The post Seabourn Celebrates Keel Laying for First Expedition Ship appeared first on .
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