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“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.


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Visit the World of the Romanovs

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The Romanov family was infamously and brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks at the end of World War I. Czar Nicholas II, his wife, and their five children were executed to make way for the new ruling hierarchy under the communist leadership of Vladimir Lenin. The Romanov dynasty had just celebrated … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture History The Arts
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Exploring the Ancient City of Ephesus

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Discovering the past and experiencing amazing places that bear the marks of the ancients is one of the most exciting and rewarding travel activities. There are few things more interesting than walking the streets of history or entering the same monuments that our ancestors built and lived in thousands of … Read more   Read more

Middle East Architecture History Preservation
English Castle

Visit the World of King Richard III

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Whether you are a historian who has long been fascinated by the controversy surrounding Richard III’s life and death or someone who has been intrigued by the recent developments regarding his remains, an exciting tour of medieval England can help you learn more. Little of the English countryside looks as … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom Architecture History
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Israel – the ancient melting pot of religion and culture

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

There are many places steeped in history that you must have visited and felt in awe. However, there is one place which even leaves history awe-struck. It is Israel- a country where every stone is saturated in history, it’s past and present scarred by war and yet revered for being … Read more   Read more

Middle East Religious Travel Architecture History
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Discovering the Republic of Georgia

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

There are some parts of the world that are still virtually unknown to the wide mass of travelers and the tourism industry is yet to break through their veil of authenticity and mystery. Somewhere in the Caucasus Mountains, between Russia, Turkey and the Black Sea, a rather small country has … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink History
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First Person Perspective: Hong Kong and Me

By Marie-Noelle Araella

It is fascinating to travel to Hong Kong. The city feels reborn, new, exciting, intriguing and is spectacular. Hong Kong and I have this love/hate relationship. You know that feeling when something makes you uncomfortable but yet you cannot stay away?  That is the relationship I have with Hong Kong. … Read more   Read more

Asia Insights Architecture
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The Glory of Marrakesh

By Jackie Jones

From breathtaking palaces to ancient tombs, a visit to Marrakesh is a Moroccan dream vacation for any traveler. Located at the crossroads of what were once North African caravan routes in the High Atlas Mountains foothills, this is a city of glorious beauty and significance. As it is a major … Read more   Read more

Africa Architecture History
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Barcelona offers magic around every corner

By Pan Martinez

I have traveled for many years, trekking across mountain passes in war torn countries, hacking my way through jungles filled with butterflies the size of postcards and wandering in big cities where the metro is more complicated than performing brain surgery. But there is one place I always seem to … Read more   Read more

Spain Off the Beaten Path Architecture History
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Live the History in Romania’s Sighisoara Fortress

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

One of the last inhabited medieval fortresses of Europe lies in a small Romanian town, deep into the wonderful land of Transylvania, a land of legends and myths. Unknown to many tourists, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most interesting attractions of Romania, with a history that … Read more   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path Architecture History Preservation
Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest offers a great Budget holiday

By Jackie Jones

Dubbed "Little Paris" by many affectionate citizens and tourists, Bucharest's stunning beauty and rich history make it a popular spot for leisure travelers and history lovers.   Read more

Europe Budget Travel Architecture History The Arts
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The City of Bath – a Georgian Masterpiece

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The City of Bath has a glamorous reputation of one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Its charm lures millions of heritage enthusiasts; no wonder – it has made the list of UNSESCO World Heritage Sites more than twenty years ago.   Read more

United Kingdom Architecture The Arts
Biodome stadium in Montreal

The Attraction of Olympic Stadiums

By Jackie Jones

Olympic stadiums around the world are not only places with famous history. Often they also serve as an important landmark and tourist attraction. Among the most popular stadiums is the Beijing complex or Montreal stadium.   Read more

The World Sports Architecture The Arts
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Armenia: an ideal destination for history lovers and adventurers

By Jackie Jones

The Caucasus has been attracting an increasing number of travelers recently, and Armenia is one of the major region draws. Local tourist traffic is expected to boom as the region’s heritage and cultural and natural riches are so overwhelming.   Read more

Europe Religious Travel Architecture
Colonge Cathedral

Exploring North Rhine – Westphalia

By Jackie Jones

The region around the confluence of rivers Rhine and Moselle is wonderful. There are castles, pubs, vineyards, simply things tourists are fond of. North Rhine-Westphalia is definitely worth visiting.   Read more

Europe Architecture History Preservation
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Tiniest “Everything” in Tortola

By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Whereas other travel destinations are famous for the tallest building, the highest mountain, etc. I have found in Roadtown, capital of the Caribbean island of Tortola (BVI) four attractions which are the tiniest of their kind I have ever come across. Small they maybe, but they are full of charm … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path Architecture Food & Drink