temples & tombs

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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best river cruises in the world

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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myanmar river cruise

Loving the land of temples on an exotic Myanmar river cruise

By Janice and George | October 21, 2016

From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.

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The amazing temples of Bagan – a photo safari

By Janice and George | February 1, 2016

Nothing can prepare you for the sight of the thousands of brick-red and honey-colored temples of Bagan in Myanmar, shimmering in the baking sun. The best way to see them is on a horse-and-buggy ride at sunset.

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mayan ruins of Tulum

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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top things to do in bali

Why all the buzz? The top things to do in Bali are as special as ever

By Janice and George | January 21, 2016

Beaches and surfing? Check. Luxury spas? You bet. Art, meditation, dance and colorful festivals? Absolutely! (Cheeky monkeys too!) The top things to do in Bali are as special as ever.

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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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Our 10 best travel Instagrams

By Janice and George | July 27, 2015

Have you been bitten by the Instagram bug? It’s fun, right? We’re loving this visually creative way to share our travel experiences. Here are our 10 best travel Instagrams.

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Shwesandaw Pagoda

Snapshot Story #16: Myanmar’s Shwesandaw Pagoda is bigger than the Shwedagon!

By Janice and George | July 5, 2015

The glittering gold Shwesandaw Pagoda in Pyay, Myanmar, is even bigger than Yangon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda. It’s less touristy too.

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Yangon travel tips

21 quirky and useful things to know about Yangon, Myanmar

By Janice and George | May 12, 2015

Some cities create lasting impressions. Yangon (Rangoon) in Myanmar struck us big time. It’s bustling with people. Streets are clogged with traffic. And oh the roses!

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temples of ancient Egypt

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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ruins ancient Philippi

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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Athens: Worth visiting for both its ancient treasures and modern delights

By Janice and George | November 3, 2014

Athens – the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, and classical art and architecture. But though home to beautiful ruins and ancient treasures, it doesn’t live in the past.

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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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