Pittsburgh architecture. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“Cities are the greatest creation of humanity.”

–Daniel Libeskind

The structures that surround us have helped shape and form almost every aspect of life.  From the great iconic buildings and monuments around the world, almost every traveler will experience a structure that will leave an indelible impression in the mind.   From marvelous ancient buildings that define our history to modern ones that inspire the imagination, exploring architecture is an inescapable part of almost any journey.

The world is full of beautiful cities and towns built over hundred of years. The unique architecture and amazing building designs have created some great wonders in the world. Travel to such architecture rich cities and admire the beauty of man-made creations!


A tram traveling down a street in Portugal's capital, Lisbon.

The Cultural Mosaic of Lisbon

By Manali Shah

Portugal lies in the southwest corner of Europe on the Iberian peninsula. Its mostly Mediterranean climate, flavorful cuisine, and the charm and friendliness of its people make it a place to visit again and again. As we dream of the days when we can travel again, I am treasuring my … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink History

Luxembourg: Spotlight on Sustainability

By Katy Spratte Joyce

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a lesser-known European entity sandwiched between France, Belgium, and Germany.   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink Sustainability
Birds-eye view of the historic city center - the old town of Warsaw.

Why You Must Visit Warsaw: 30 Years After the Fall of Communism in Poland

By Patti Morrow

Careening through the backstreets of Warsaw in a minibus that bumped and jostled us through a former Communist neighborhood, I immediately regretted that extra pierogi I’d had for lunch that now threatened to expel itself. As if clairvoyant, Tomas, our guide, stopped and shepherded us into an area where partially destroyed, … Read more   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path Architecture History
City Palace of Jaipur

Royal Family Rents Palace Suite on Airbnb

If you like the idea of spending the night at a castle, you can live like royalty when you rent out a palace suite in Jaipur. Visit India in November, and you can book a suite on Airbnb in its 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur, which is the home of … Read more   Read more

Asia Luxury Travel Architecture
Visitors to the Taj Mahal.

Indian Government Plans to Open Taj Mahal at Night

The iconic white marble mausoleum intricately decorated with motifs and calligraphy may be one of the world’s most recognisable sights, but being such a beautiful building comes with its own set of problems. Overcrowding has long been an issue for the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, but will opening the … Read more   Read more

Asia Architecture Preservation
Photo by Enes Aktas on Unsplash

Far-east in Turkey: Sanliurfa city

By Tania Banerjee

A flood of flat-roofed buildings stands in sharp contrast to the blurry outlines of the distant hills. A chaos of dish TV antennas rules the rooftops. Several minarets of mosques stab the horizon. In southeastern Turkey, just 56 kilometres away from the Syrian border, from the window of my accommodation, … Read more   Read more

Middle East Architecture History
Cathedral in Coventry

Why You Should Visit Coventry at Least Once in Your Life

By Ali Jennings

Coventry doesn’t feature much on most people’s travel bucket lists. It’s a city that is known predominantly for being razed to the ground during the Second World War and then rebuilt in questionable design.   Read more

United Kingdom Architecture History The Arts
Empire State Building

TODAY IN HISTORY: Dedication of the Empire State Building (May 1, 1931)

New York City’s Empire State Building was dedicated on this day in 1931. The iconic building was designed by the architectural firm of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon using earlier designs, for the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Construction began on January 22, 1930. The Empire State building’s spire was … Read more   Read more

North America Architecture History
City of David.jpg photo by Tonya Fitzpatrick

City of David, Namibia, Tasting Sicily

Entrance wall to the City of David in Jerusalem, Israel.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick World Footprints will explore Biblical history at the City of David, Namibia’s political, economic and natural landscape and small town treasures that offer a taste of Sicily and more. According to Hebrew tradition, the area outside of … Read more   Read more

The World Adventure Religious Travel Architecture History
Eiffel Tower.jpg

TODAY IN HISTORY: Inauguration of the Eiffel Tower (March 31, 1889)

Along with the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, there may be no more instantly recognizable man-made structure than the Eiffel Tower, inaugurated on this date in 1889. The grand tower was built for the Universal Exhibition held that year in celebration of the French Revolution. The project began in 1884 … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture History
The narrow alley in the Souk des Ferronniers, in the Marrakech medina is lined with lamps and other crafts.

A Visit to the Marrakech Medina

By Ana Astri-O’Reilly

The reddish-pink ramparts around the Marrakech medina enclose a thousand years of history. The Almoravids, a confederation of Berber tribes, conquered North Africa and Muslim Spain in the 11th and 12th centuries and established Marrakech as their capital. The new city became a thriving political and economic center, as well … Read more   Read more

Africa Architecture The Arts
Taipei, Taiwan

Five Reasons to Visit Taipei

By Ali Jennings

When planning a trip to Asia, not many people consider Taiwan as part of their itinerary. But this small island off the coast of China has a lot going for it, in particular, the capital city Taipei. For a relatively small capital city – it has a population of just … Read more   Read more

Asia Religious Travel Architecture Food & Drink
View of Lisbon, Portugal

Exploring in and around Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal is a beautiful, warm, affordable place to visit. Think of breathtaking views of red rooftops for miles on end, watching the sun set over the wide river Tagus while sipping a beer, perusing the streets of the old town and admiring the mosaic walls. Lisbon possesses so much … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Leaning Tower of Pisa closes (Jan. 7, 1990)

The cathedral in Pisa has a free-standing bell tower on which construction began August 9, 1173 and took 117 years to complete. Built on a small foundation in soft soil, however, the massive tower soon began to tilt and over the centuries came to be know as the Leaning Tower … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture History
Taj Mahal welcoming lots of visitors

Taj Mahal Ticket Prices Hiked

One of India’s most iconic and exquisite attractions the Taj Mahal has for years drawn increasing numbers of tourists. Over the years, millions of tourists have traveled to Agra, India to soak up the beauty of the 17th- century mausoleum, now more than ever because of the greater accessibility to … Read more   Read more

Asia Architecture