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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

8 Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

By Janice and George | August 24, 2018

Got a crush for ancient temples and cities? Crave exploring tea plantations and wildlife reserves? Then you’ll love these 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.

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Say hello to the world’s best river cruises and new river cruise lines!

By Janice and George | April 20, 2018

World’s best river cruises? Scenic and Crystal River Cruises are tops. New? U by Uniworld is oh-so trendy. The “Viking Ra” hits Egypt in May, 2018. More here!

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5 totally awesome things to do in the Riviera Maya

By Janice and George | June 2, 2016

Itching to swim with turtles? Love to see a magical Cirque du Soleil show? Check out these awesome things to do in Riviera Maya, Mexico (when you can tear yourself away from your fabulous resort, of course).

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Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum

By Janice and George | January 27, 2016

Overlooking the sea, the Mayan ruins of Tulum are the loveliest of the ancient Mayan cities you can visit in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. But why did the Mayans flatten the tops of babies’ heads?

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Terraced vineyards, trishaw rides and temples too – why you’ll love river cruising!

By Janice and George | September 15, 2015

We’re riverholics. We want to float down another lazy river on another lovely rivership, and fall in love with another place we’ve never been. Why? For one, riverships are small.

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Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean

By Janice and George | March 24, 2015

The tiny medieval island of Monemvasia is just one reason we chose this off-the-beaten-path Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean.

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Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs honor the gods

By Janice and George | December 11, 2014

Cruise the Nile, and you see incredulous ancient Egyptian temples (sacred sites of worship, learning, healing and love) honoring the gods.

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Soaking up history at the ancient Philippi ruins

By Janice and George | December 5, 2014

History whispers around every corner at the ancient Philippi ruins. It was named after Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Great’s father.

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Ancient Petra: The rose-red city of wonder

By Janice and George | August 5, 2014

Gazing up at the jaw-dropping monuments in ancient Petra – your feet sinking into soft red sand – you’ll be amazed by the genius of its Nabatean builders. They chiseled a whole city of tombs and houses out of pink rock.

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Snapshot Story #2: Cleopatra’s temple of love

By Janice and George | February 16, 2014

Cleopatra loved to bathe in a stone swimming pool outside the Temple of Hathor in Denderah, Egypt, dedicated to the goddess of love and joy.

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Top 5 Mayan sites around Cancun

By Janice and George | November 12, 2013

They built elaborate sites. Invented a calendar. And sacrificed humans to the gods. When visiting Cancun, be sure to explore these five Mayan sites.

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Reveling in ruins on Voyages to Antiquity cruise

By Janice and George | October 20, 2012

Venice. The medieval walled city of Korcula. Crete. Voyages to Antiquity cruises the Mediterranean, introducing you to the history, art, myths and culture of the classical civilizations.

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exploring Ephesus

Exploring Ephesus: Where poppies bloom among ancient ruins

By Janice and George | August 21, 2012

We couldn’t miss Ephesus. Where breezes carry the imagined chatter of Romans bartering with shopkeepers among marble ruins and the Celsus Library.

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