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Oh My, Myanmar!

Myanmar is entirely unique. Not only can the country be identified as two different names but it also has some of the oldest and best-preserved sites in all of Asia. Not to mention they are […]

Bagan: City of 2,000 Temples, Pagodas & Stupas

The ancient city of Bagan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the true spiritual hub of the country with over 2,000 pagodas, stupas & temples. The city sits in the center of the country, […]

Ancient Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is located in the South American country of Peru. The site sits in the south of the country and can be found outside the Peruvian cities of Ollantaytambo and Cuzco. Machu Picchu is […]

Mandalay: A Buddha’s City, A Writer’s Inspiration

It doesn’t take long to realize that Kuthodaw Pagoda is much greater than the sum of its parts. The revered fortress-like complex rests at the foot of Mandalay Hill. Its stupas gleam white in the […]

The Enchanting Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

There are few sites on earth as easily recognizable as the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, located just outside the capital city of Cairo. The complex consists of three main pyramids, a few smaller pyramids, […]

Israel & Jordan. Rich in Culture, Rich in Heritage.

Two of the most enchanting and hospitable countries in the Middle East welcome you with open arms. Israel & Jordan have been captivating visitors for centuries and it is time for you to make their […]

Giraffes of the Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya

If you are interested in seeing nature at its finest, then a visit to Kenya will not disappoint. The Maasai Mara National Park is a 580 square mile reserve encompassing plains, hills and rivers and […]

Otherworldly Terrain in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum is located in the Middle-Eastern country of Jordan and has long captivated visitors. Wadi Rum means “Valley of the Moon” and you will understand the name upon arriving to this fascinating area. The […]

Russia, Baltics & Balkans: Incredible Histories Amid Resilient Nations

By their very geography, Russia, the Baltics and Balkans have been at a cultural crossroads since the emergence of the first civilizations. Valuable goods from spices and amber to silver and gold have been traded […]

Picture Perfect Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is a unique waterfall in Iceland because it can be fully encircled by visitors when weather conditions allow. Seljalandsfoss can be found in the south of the country not far from the Atlantic […]