UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

President Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home and plantation of Monticello offers a glimpse into the early life of our country, and his role as a Founding Father of the United States.

Blue Ice, Patagonia

I never expected the blue. Living in a land where ice comes in shades of white and off-gray, the brilliant blues and violets of Glacier Grey were startling, invigorating, in the heart of Patagonia.

Patagonia, in perspective

At the edge of Lago Grey in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, the vastness of the landscape is highlighted by the size of hikers passing massive icebergs.

Remembering Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur, 1999: these images are a moment in time from a journey to Nepal where my sister and I savored the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, since stricken by an earthquake.

In Awe of Stonehenge

An iconic Neolithic site known around the world, there is only one Stonehenge. As we discovered, it’s worth the journey to stand on this windy hillside in England in order to understand its allure and power.

Crossing Yorkshire

Crossing Yorkshire in a coach on a British Isles tour with John’s parents, we barely scratched the surface of this moody, fascinating countryside along the Scottish border, noting trails everywhere.

Bonhomme Nights

The spirit of Quebec’s Winter Carnival is Bonhomme, a jovial snowman who towers larger than life over the festivities. As we explore Quebec City, we find Bonhomme everywhere we go.

Jungle Walk in Nepal

On a jungle walk – a guided hike – through Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, wildlife encounters are of the safari kind, and you’re on foot. Breathtaking beauty, meet sheer terror.