World Heritage Sites

A Tourist Guide for Visiting Petra

The ruined city of Petra is one of the marvels of the ancient world. Described by the poet John William Burgon as “the Rose-red City, half as old as time,” Petra is a place that will captivate even the most hardened traveler, and one of those places you will never forget.

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Eight Days in the Yucatan: Day 3-5

Explore the jungle ruins of Ek’ Balam before venturing inland to the capital of the Yucatan, the “White City” of Merida. Check out the UNESCO World Heritage site of Uxmal before heading back to the coast.

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Caye Caulker: A Bit of Paradise on Earth

Caye Caulker is known for crystal clear water and laid back atmosphere.  Backpackers flock here for the relaxed, Caribbean vibe, while adventure travelers are drawn to the popular dive and snorkel sites like the Blue Hole Natural Monument or the nearby Belize Barrier...

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The Castles of Jordan

If I were to ask you to think of castles, what kind of locations appear in your mind. England? France? Germany? Probably not Jordan. But Jordan is one of those magical places filled with all kinds of (relatively unknown) wonders to be explored. And believe it or not,...

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Venturing Out Of Tunis

Tunis is one of our favorite cities. We love spending hours wandering around the compact medina. The authentic shops, the ancient Islamic architecture, the Turkish baths, the French influence, the smell of jasmine in the air, and the continental-style cafés and...

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Three Days in Budapest

The Hungarian capital of Budapest is one of Europe's most underrated cities. Budapest is described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe" due to its beauty, charm, and 1,000-year-old culture. The city demands to be savored slowly over a period of time. But for those...

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Hungary’s Most Unusual Relic

Budapest, a 1,000-year-old city that is considered one of the most beautiful in all Europe, has over time been home to the Romans, the Mongols, the Magyars, the Turks, and the Habsburgs. Budapest is also home to Hungary's most unusual relic: the severed, mummified...

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UNESCO World Heritage List

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that is listed as a place of special cultural or physical significance. The list was designed to conserve and protect these precious sites of value. There are currently 1031 sites in total. Chances are if you visit one of these...

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