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Jumping By The Most Awesome UNESCO World Heritage Sites Marker

Whenever I travel to new places I check to see if any UNESCO World Heritage Sites are nearby.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be really interesting while others can be pretty boring. Overall, I’ve been to 112 sites to date and most were worthy of a visit.

Most UNESCO World Heritage Sites are commemorated with some sort of marker or plaque, listing various info about the site. During a trip to Poland with Lucas, the Wieliczka Salt Mine really impressed. After seeing amazing salt carvings deep in the mine, we came across this awesome UNESCO marker while exiting. Continue reading Jumping By The Most Awesome UNESCO World Heritage Sites Marker

24 Hours in Bahrain

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Our trip to the Middle East Gulf States started off with a quick visit to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

During the second day of the trip we took a morning tour of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital before heading off on our flight to Bahrain. Once we arrived in Manama, we had to figure out how we would get around to see some sites during our quick visit.

A bit of luck was on our side. We ended up being shown around by a local and had an amazing time in Bahrain thanks to Papa John’s

Here is a recap of our visit to Bahrain. Continue reading 24 Hours in Bahrain

Reaching Travel Milestones

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During our recent trip to the Middle-East Gulf States, Kim, Lucas and I visited four countries. It was the first time visiting all of these countries for Kim and Lucas, while I had visited one of them previously.

On the trip, a couple of travel milestones were reached- one for Lucas and one for myself.

So what kind of milestones could’ve been reached while traveling some of you might wonder? Continue reading Reaching Travel Milestones

Biggest Threat To World Heritage: ISIS

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Whenever I visit a new place I make sure to check out the UNESCO World Heritage list to see if any places nearby are on the list.

For those of you unsure of what the UNESCO World Heritage List is, here’s a description.

According to UNESCO:

World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Places as diverse and unique as the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, the Taj Mahal in India, the Grand Canyon in the USA, or the Acropolis in Greece are examples of the 1007 natural and cultural places inscribed on the World Heritage List to date“. Continue reading Biggest Threat To World Heritage: ISIS

Back to The Balkans- Day 4: Sighisoara & Saschiz, Romania

Trip Planning: Back to The Balkans

After checking out some of the interesting Castles of Transylvania on Day 3 of our trip of our trip Back to The Balkans, we decided to visit the fortified city of Sighisoara which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sighisoara is around an hour and a half from Brasov (our base in Transylvania). We once again used the services of our hostel to get there and back. This saved us a lot of time and didn’t cost much more than taking the train.

After spending a few hours in Sighisoara we started to head back to Brasov. I then decided to negotiate a stop along the way with the driver. Continue reading Back to The Balkans- Day 4: Sighisoara & Saschiz, Romania

3 Countries In 4.5 Days, Our Quick Euro Roadtrip

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We got back from our Quick Euro Roadtrip a couple of weeks ago and it’s time to share what we did. We had an awesome time, which had a lot to do with everything running smoothly especially after the weather at home almost made the trip not happen.

Our trip, which only came about due to an amazing airfare to Milan was saved thanks to Wideroe chat which helped us change our flight to leave a day earlier than originally planned.

The flight (in coach) was comfortable enough except for the feeling of knees in my back from the passenger behind me a bunch of times. Kim seemed to have the same problem too. Lucas did great. Other then getting a bit fidgety sitting in his seat  (in his CARES harness) while the plane was stuck at the gate for a bit longer than expected, he enjoyed the flight and slept most of the time. Otherwise, the flight wasn’t memorable besides catching an excellent movie- Captain Phillips

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Our ride- Fiat 500L

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Nat Geo: Top 10 World Heritage Sites For Kids

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Prior to heading off on our trips, I’ll usually check to see if there are any UNESCO World Heritage Sites in or near the places we are visiting. At times we’ll go out of our way to visit a site that sounds really interesting.

There are close to 1,000 sites listed  and I’ve been to around 85 of them so far.

National Geographic put together a Top 10 list of World Heritage Sites for Kids. According to NatGeo, they went over the heritage list to choose destinations of sublime beauty and historical significance that will inspire travelers young and old.

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