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.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites include more than 1,000 naturally and culturally significant destinations around the globe. According to the United Nations, the purpose of designating World Heritage Sites is “identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the seven volcanic hills within Edinburgh, Scotland, Calton Hill is an ancient cinder cone atop which the first public footpath in Great Britain was established, in 1775.
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.
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.
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.
At Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, there is little infrastructure for wildlife watching. One of the most popular ways of seeing the park is on an elephant safari from Sauraha.
It is a tough climb to ancient Akroteri out of season, accomplished on foot through loose volcanic scree. But the view from the top, and the treasures to be found, make it worthwhile.
The roof of the world, standing atop a rooftop in busy Thamel, Kathmandu, looking out across the circle of mountains surrounding the city.