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My Trip to Vietnam, Singapore, and Qatar

For three weeks in late January and early February, I travelled to Asia, spending two weeks in Saigon, a few days in Singapore, and about 48 hours in Doha, Qatar. Here are some of the things I saw and did and ate. Note: this is a long post, maybe the longest thing I’ve posted here in many years. But I think it’s a quick read — pack a snack, stay hydrated, and you’ll be alright. Saigon, Vietnam I flew to Saigon via Doha on Qatar Airways. On my seatback screen, I watched the flight map as we...
Tags: Asia, New York, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Berlin, Singapore, John Lennon, US, America, Qatar, Turkey, United States, Wes Anderson, Mexico City


Skellig Michael, the Mysterious Monastery of Ireland

Skelling Michael is a remote island sitting 12 km off the coast of Ireland in the middle of the rugged seas of the Atlantic Ocean. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was one of the most fascinating things we saw in the entire country. (And that is saying a lot!) Getting to Skellig Michael is half […] Read the original post Skellig Michael, the Mysterious Monastery of Ireland on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Unesco World Heritage Site, Skellig Michael, Atlantic Ocean, Skelling Michael


Can You Solve the Puzzle of the Philae Temple in Aswan Egypt?

There are many doorways into Egypt. This article, resurrected from the archives, looks as the ancient and modern in Egypt, through the puzzle of the Philae Temple near Aswan.Philae Temple, AswanFor over two thousand years people have stood where I’m standing now. And yet they haven’t.The Puzzle of the Philae Temple in AswanFor although these honeyed […] Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Africa, History, Egypt, Unesco World Heritage Site, Philae Temple, Aswan Egypt, Aswan Philae Temple AswanFor


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 Taxi2airport.com’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


Solo Female Travel in Belize — Is Belize Safe?

I love Belize — and I love traveling alone in Belize. This tiny country borders Mexico and Guatemala, but it hardly resembles either Latin nation. Belize is all about Caribbean culture instead — languid island vibes, reggae-influenced dance beats, spicy chicken stews, and some of the clearest, bluest water you’ve ever seen in your life. Belize is like candy — a sweet and forbidden indulgence. If you’re looking to travel solo in Belize, you’re going to have a wonderful trip. Truthfully, Bel...
Tags: Indonesia, Cdc, Mexico, US, Britain, Jamaica, Honduras, Nicaragua, North America, Guatemala, Sharks, Costa Rica, Split, Central America, Latin America, Caribbean


Visiting the Major Mining Sites of Wallonia

The Major Mining Sites of Wallonia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site established in 2012 which preserves the heritage of coal mining and early industrialization in Wallonia. The site consists of four different properties: Grand-Hornu, Bois-du-Luc, Bois du Cazier, and the Blegny-Mine. It is one of 12 world heritage sites in Belgium, and also on the European ... Read more Visiting the Major Mining Sites of Wallonia The post Visiting the Major Mining Sites of Wallonia appeared first on Everything E...
Tags: Travel, Belgium, Unesco World Heritage Site, World Heritage Sites, Wallonia, Major Mining Sites, Luc Bois


Why you should visit Banff and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies during the winter

This post is in partnership with Ski Canada and Travel Mindset.  Why you should visit Banff and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies during the winter When you think of winter in Canada, what images come to mind?  Do you see giant snow-capped peaks and big fluffy snowflakes falling on a frozen mountain lake? Do you see yourself sitting beside a crackling fire inside a cozy ski lodge? While some people choose to escape winter’s chill and head south, we look forward to the snow. We embrace wi...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Jasper, Vancouver, John, North America, Snowboarding, Travel Tips, Alberta, Calgary, National Park, Continental, World Heritage Site, Ski Resort, Unesco World Heritage Site, Banff


48 Hours in Mexico City: The Perfect Two Day Itinerary for Mexico City

Whether you’re planning a trip to Mexico City or just on a short stopover on your way to visit other places within the country, you should make the most out of your time by visiting some of the most popular attractions in the city. Below, you’ll find my recommended two day itinerary for Mexico City. Day 1 Itinerary: Your first day in Mexico City will include six different sights and attractions located within the Zocalo and the Reforma / Chapultepec area. The city center of Mexico...
Tags: Travel, Pinterest, Mexico, Russia, Unesco, Mexico City, Mesoamerica, Unesco World Heritage Site, Destinations, Alexander Calder, Eugene, National Museum of Anthropology, Lazaro Cardenas, Aztecs, Virgin Mary, Trotsky


How you can help Venice recover from historic flooding

This stunning, one-of-a-kind UNESCO World Heritage Site is losing its battle with the sea.
Tags: News, Stories, Venice, Unesco World Heritage Site


Viking Announces New Mediterranean Cruises for 2021

Viking Ocean Cruises Announces New Mediterranean Cruises, Returns to Istanbul, and Announces It’s 7th Ship: Viking Venus We shared with you back in March the Top 5 Luxury Ocean Cruise Destinations. In that article, we learned that a whopping 43% of all luxury cruise itineraries are in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.  We further learned the Viking Ocean Cruises commands a 29.9% market share of the Mediterranean cruise market, followed by Crystal, Seabourn, and Regent. And if you’ve consid...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Barcelona, Turkey, World, Rome, Athens, Croatia, Parthenon, Venice, Scandinavia, Istanbul, Gallipoli, Artemis, Mediterranean


Word of Mouth: Tallinn, Estonia’s Contemporary Art Institutions

Five world-class destinations pushing the limits of art curation Perhaps best known to tourists for its cobblestoned Old Town, Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn stretches well beyond those beloved medieval walls. Situated on the Baltic Sea, the city—which was honored as one of Europe’s co-capitals of culture for 2011—provides more than historic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. Home to global tech companies …
Tags: Art, Europe, Design, Culture, Museums, Estonia, Galleries, Baltic Sea, Unesco World Heritage Site, Tallinn, Classes, Workshops, Art Festivals, Art Galleries, Tallinn Estonia, Yang Fudong


Top 10 places in Odisha you should visit once in a lifetime

Odisha, formerly known as Orissa is a culturally enriching state in the eastern part of India. It is blessed with a long list of temples, beaches, museums, biosphere reserves, wildlife, national parks, sanctuaries, and many other tourist attractions that make the land a must visit place in the country. The state has a host of amazing architectural wonders such as temples and forts, apart from serene lakes, sun kissed beaches and much more. Some of the top notch places and attractions whic...
Tags: Travel, India, Middle East, Mongolia, Unesco World Heritage Site, Shiva, Puri, Odisha, Orissa, R Niranjan Das, Char Dham, Niranjan Das, Konark Sun Temple, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Lord Jagannath Temple, Chilika Lake


Melaka River Cruise: A Delightful Experience

The water glittered in shades of purple, pink and blue, and the boat meandered its way past the décor, buildings and art. It seemed like I was in trance mode with everything bright, beautiful and beaming around me. If I take off the colours, it may seem like am in one of the narrow canals of Venice. But, I wasn’t. I was amidst all the beautiful colours and art of Melaka and cruising through river Melaka. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Melaka in Malaysia is known for its beautifu...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Venice, Chinatown, Unesco World Heritage Site, Travels, River Cruise, Malacca, Melaka, Unesco World Heritage, Red Square, MYR, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Melaka River Cruise, River Melaka


A Walk through Jonker Steet, Malacca, Malaysia

Every Friday, Jonker Street in Malacca turns into a bustling one with street vendors and shops selling myriad things such as handicrafts, souvenirs, antiques, local food and a whole lot of other things. This happens every weekend from Friday to Sunday when this otherwise normal street turns into a concoction of local cuisines, crafts and art. This also makes it an ideal place for shoppers, street strollers and for those who like to sip their coffee and see the world go by.    Jonk...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, Malaysia, Chinatown, Unesco World Heritage Site, Travels, Malacca, Melaka, Unesco World Heritage, Jonker Street, Christ Church, Baba Nyonya, R Niranjan Das, Heritages, Niranjan Das, Malacca Malaysia


What’s it REALLY like to travel to Baku, Azerbaijan?

When I think back to my travels in Baku, Azerbaijan, one anecdote comes to mind. I’m driving through the highway as we speed past modern, silver buildings interspersed with sand-colored mosques and souks, set back against the arid landscape. My guide points out a cluster of buildings on one side of the highway. “See those buildings?” he tells me. “Our journalists live there. They get to live there for free.” I smile weakly and say, “Oh. For free. Cool.” Inside, I’m thinking, really? In exchang...
Tags: New York, Featured, Australia, France, US, Blog, Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine, Unesco, United States, Dubai, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Jfk, Doha


A Family’s Free Stopover In Iceland

As a travel editor for KidTripster , an online resource that provides information and inspiration to traveling families, I’m constantly searching for ways to get more from the typical family vacation. When I recently got two European vacations for the price of one, I had to tell my girlfriends, my neighbors, and anyone else who’d listen. My 19-year-old son and I had recently achieved our bucket list goal of visiting all seven continents with a memorable cruise to Antarctica. My husband passe...
Tags: Travel, Downton Abbey, Atlantic, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Antarctica, Dublin, Iceland, Portland Oregon, Kerry, Iceland volcano, Reykjavik, Family Travel, Unesco World Heritage Site, Skellig Michael, Luke Skywalker


5 Reasons to Visit Tunisia

5 reasons to visit Tunisia For those seeking adventure, Tunisia is the perfect holiday destination for the trip of a lifetime. This North African country is bordered on one side by the Mediterranean sea and on the other side by Algeria. Along its long coastline you can enjoy a hot Mediterranean climate freshened by the sea breeze, while inland it’s hot and arid, with areas of desert. Tunisia saw a decline in tourism after the events of 2015, but this extraordinary country is now considered s...
Tags: Travel, General, Africa, Rome, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Hannibal, Mediterranean, Unesco World Heritage Site, Medina, Old Town, Tunis, Sahara, Carthage, Roman Empire


Hiker's guide to Gros Morne NP

N ewfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, is a pretty magical place. Gorgeous unspoiled wilderness, spectacular hiking trails, icebergs, whale watching, and a Viking history make this an easy spot to fall for. And Gros Morne National Park, on Newfoundland’s west coast, is a world-class introduction. We’re talking dramatic mountain peaks, glacially carved fjords, and some of the best hiking anywhere. You know America’s national parks — now it’s time to explore one of Canada’s ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, America, Things To Do, Canada, National Parks, Newfoundland, Norway, Mars, Baker, Unesco World Heritage Site, All, Trip Planning, Parks Canada, Gros Morne, Outdoor Adventures


Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District

One of the United’s Kingdoms most beloved national park’s the Lake District (now declared a Unesco World Heritage Site) is visited by a whopping15 million every year. It’s glistening lakes, mountain tarns, craggy hilltops and miles of unspoilt countryside have drawn everyone from romantic poets and artists to vacationing families and happy campers. It’s also...
Tags: Travel, United, Lake District, Unesco World Heritage Site, Dog Friendly Travel


A Grounded Ship Is Leaking Oil Into the Pacific Near a UNESCO World Heritage Site

More than 660 tons of oil remains aboard the ship and is continuing to leak
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Solomon Islands, Unesco World Heritage Site, Overnight, Onetime


7 Things To Do in Vietnam

You looking for tourist attractions and things to do in Vietnam? Here are our top what to do in vietnam help you explore this wonderful country. 1. Cruise Along the Mekong Delta With rice paddies on either side of you and nothing but the sound of the water rippling underneath you, there is nothing quite like the serenity of the Mekong Delta. Board a Mekong river tour and marvel at the outstanding scenery that flanks the river. You will get an authentic insight into what life is like on the ban...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, United States, Vietnam, Unesco World Heritage Site, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong, Halong Bay, Saigon, Nha Trang, Dalat, Mekong Delta With, Mekong Delta Board, Japanese Bridge, Nha Trang Nha Trang, Vinpearl Vietnam


5 Free Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I’ve visited Kuala Lumpur twice, and I have to say I’m disappointed at how un-backpacker friendly the city is. In May 2018, the city banned all free walking tours. Popular attractions like the KL Tower and Petronas Building (KL Twin Towers) cost more than $20 just to go up and get a view of the city. Thankfully, there are a handful of attractions in the city that are free. If...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories 5 Free Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - EnclosureEg...
Tags: Travel, Activities, Nature, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Adventure Travel, Budget Travel, Unesco World Heritage Site, Chiang Mai, Asia Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, KL Tower, Petronas Building KL Twin Towers


Top Things to do in Madagascar for Wildlife and UNESCO Heritage

Unusual Things to do in MadagascarTop Things to do in MadagascarFrom dreamy soft-sand beaches to intriguing wildlife, twisty-branched baobab and flickering palms, nature tops the list of things to do in Madagascar. But there's more. So much more.Let me show you a look at the best things to do in Madagascar, with links to in-depth articles […] Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Madagascar, Unesco World Heritage Site, UNESCO Heritage, Best Places to Visit in Africa


2 Amazing Canadian Rockies Travel Packages to Put on Your Bucketlist

If you’ve been thinking about a trip to the Canadian Rockies this summer it’s time to swing into gear and make some plans. For those of you short on time or who hate the bother of planning the details of a trip, check out the following two Canadian Rockies packages offered by Air Canada Vacations. With a single phone call or a click on your computer you can have your holiday booked and on your calendar. If you’re like me, I always like something to look forward to. Why book a Canadian Rockie...
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hiking, Canada, Patagonia, Jasper, Tours, Alberta, Calgary, Unesco World Heritage Site, Banff, Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Saskatchewan, Jasper National Park


The Best Things To Do in Jordan: A Guide to Help You Plan Your Trip

Swirling desert sands, raspberry ripple rock, ancient ruins, a thriving capital and some fantastic food. Welcome to Jordan. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Jordan, Unesco World Heritage Site


Käsestrasse: The UNESCO Cheese Road in Bregenzerwald, Austria

The hills are alive with the sound of cheese! The Kasestrasse translates to cheese road but it's actually a vast trail of tradition, culture and innovation. A great route for foodies and off the beaten track experience in West Austria. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Food, Unesco, Austria, Unesco World Heritage Site, Bregenzerwald Austria, West Austria


How to Explore 100km of Cheese and Feel Good About It in Austria

The hills are alive with the sound of cheese! The Kasestrasse translates to cheese road but it's actually a vast trail of tradition, culture and innovation. A great route for foodies and off the beaten track experience in West Austria. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Food, Austria, Unesco World Heritage Site, West Austria, Food Story


5 Reason Why Florence is my Favorite Italian City

I have fond memories of my five weeks traveling through Italy. I’m not a big fan of Rome. Florence, on the other hand, is my favorite Italian city. In a couple minutes, you’ll understand why and hopefully will be wanting to visit yourself. Florence Was the Home of Michaelangelo and Da Vinci It could easily be said that Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Medici family...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories 5 Reason Why Florence is my Favorite Italian City - Enclosu...
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5 Reasons Why Florence is my Favorite Italian City

I have fond memories of my five weeks traveling through Italy. I’m not a big fan of Rome. Florence, on the other hand, is my favorite Italian city. In a couple minutes, you’ll understand why and hopefully will be wanting to visit yourself. Florence Was the Home of Michaelangelo and Da Vinci It could easily be said that Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Medici family...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories 5 Reason Why Florence is my Favorite Italian City - Enclosu...
Tags: Travel, Food, Art, Religion, History, Italy, Florence, Unesco World Heritage Site, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Da Vinci, Rome Florence, Kochi, Michaelangelo, Art and Art Museums


A Parsi art historian rediscovers his heritage on a trip across Iran

What do you mean you’re from New Zealand?” a shopkeeper in Mozaafarieh named Omid exclaimed. We were in the carpet quarter of Tabriz’s Grand Bazaar, and I had just told him that I was a Kiwi Parsi. “Look at yourself: you’re a son of Persia. Welcome home.” This was one of many similar reactions my Zoroastrian identity elicited in Iran. It made me teary, as I walked alone through the vaulted streets of the world’s largest covered bazaar. By Areez Katki, elle.in When I told my family I was going  ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Life, India, Iran, West, Paris, New Zealand, Tehran, Mumbai, Kurdistan, Auckland, Persepolis, Unesco World Heritage Site, East, Persia