Tag: Unesco

Where did life begin? Traveling to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley – Early Man

My passion for understanding the past through early man caves, paleontology, archeology, encounters with ancient tribes with connections to the past and life origins and what matters most…  these strike directly at the heart of what I find meaningful in travel.  Indiana Jones wasn’t just looking for gold statues…...

Natural Wonders of the World: Underground River of Puerta Princessa

Philippines is hidding a real gem.  In fact, scratch that, they are hiding some of the most amazing islands for vacation in the world.  I’ve been to the main island a couple of times, but it was this intentional visit to go see the 7 natural wonders of the...

Algerian Saharan Oasis Walled Cities of M’zab Valley

Algeria has really been lost as a tourist destination.  In my experience, Algerian embassy really wasn’t big on outsiders.  While it has been off the radar to tourists, it’s really quite incredible with treasures so preserved.  From the ancient UNESCO sites in Algiers, to the imperial french colonial buildings. ...

Traveling Haiti Emperors Palace and Citadel

When I told my friend Michael I was going to be visiting the REAL Haiti and not some resort and looking for a real adventure, he called me crazy at first.  He says I don’t know anyone but you that would be looking to take their family to Haiti on...

From Mary to the Ancient City of Merv Turkmenistan

If you haven’t traveled to Turkmenistan, you’re not alone. I bet they really don’t see many visitors due to the challenges of getting approval to visit.  You can read about it on the Lonely Planet guide to Turkmenistan or trust me, there is no such thing as independent travel. ...

Bahrain – Top 5 Things to See and Do

  Bahrain is your oyster.  You’ll likely start your travels of Bahrain in the capital of Manama.  Manama means “Sleeping Place” and while it may seem quaint, there is some fascinating places to see and visit.  Bahrain has changed a lot in the last decade, and is poised to...

Walking tour of Quebec French Canada: 5 Things You Can NOT Miss!

Canada’s Castle – Chateau Frontenac 5 Things Not to Miss in Quebec City! 1. Chateau Frontenac – top of the hill. In all the pictures… this is the big amazing castle. 2. City Hall and Parliament building and and the nearby Wall with various entrances to the old city...

Road Less Traveled: Top 5 Travel Destinations of Armenia

Armenia view Mt. Ararat, the site where Noah’s Ark landed, according to Genesis 8:4. In addition, Armenia has the distinction of being the first country to adopt the Christian faith (301 A.D.) and being evangelized by two of Jesus’ apostles (Bartholomew and Thaddeus). The landscape is dotted with ancient...

Machu Picchu Spiritual City of the Sky and Wonder of the World (5 of 7)

This post is in a series of 7 posts on the 7 Wonders of the New World Great Wall of China – Sacrifice of a Nation Christ the Redeemer Statue – Religious Icon of Rio Brazil Taj Mahal – Sacred Mausoleum of Agra India Petra Jordan – Nabataean Cave City of the Desert Machu...