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Germany’s UNESCO Route, Regensburg

February 14, 2013

The final stop on our UNESCO Route is the spectacular city of Regensburg, 81-miles from Bamberg. The Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof was designated a UNESCO site in 2006 based on the criteria that in the “High Middle Ages Regensburg was a political center of the Holy Roman Empire and…

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Germany’s UNESCO Route, Bamberg

February 11, 2013

Bamberg, Germany is our second UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a mere 43-miles from Wurzburg and the 580-acre site was inscribed in 1993 based on its significance to human history and interchange of human values. The town follows an early medieval street plan laid out in the form of a cross with…

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Germany’s UNESCO Route, Wurzburg

February 3, 2013

There are nearly 900 UNESCO sites in the world and Germany has nearly 40 throughout the country. They can be explored thematically, historically, in the footsteps of a historic personality or any number of other ways. Because Germany has such a modern and convenient rail system I have always found it easiest and…

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Maryland Trails, look back in wonder (part two)

January 27, 2013

This March locations throughout the country will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman. The most significant of the commemorative activities will be held in Dorchester County, Maryland, the area in which Harriet spent her formative years.

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Maryland Trails, Look back in wonder (part one)

January 18, 2013

Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture both sets the tone for an African American history tour and provides an incisive overview into Maryland black history. The museum opened in 2005 and is the 2nd largest African American museum in the world.

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Kenya is not a theme park (part two)

January 13, 2013

The Maasai traditionally watered their herds in a place in the Central Highlands they called “enkare nyarobe” or “cool water.” It began a second life in the late 1890s as a railroad camp to facilitate the building of the railroad called Nairobi.

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Kenya is not a theme park * (part one)

January 6, 2013

A scholarly Kenyan guide completed our museum house orientation and asked if anyone in our American group had questions. An elderly gentleman in the rear piped up,” Why do you people pronounce it ‘Ken-ya’ when ‘Keen-ya’ is the way the British pronounce it”?

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St Maarten, A Tale of Two Countries (part two)

December 27, 2012

While touring you must take note of absolutely everything you see because everything has some cultural, environmental, spiritual or historic importance. This is an island that values its culture and it is apparent if you pay attention to the public art, architecture and physical features.

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St. Maarten, A Tale of Two Countries (Part One)

December 23, 2012

This gem in the Caribbean has so much to offer, all of it easily accessible, that the list seems endless. The island is recognized as “the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”, with more than 350 restaurants, a shopper’s paradise and the location of outstanding white sand beaches with an eclectic mix of outdoor activities.

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Trekking through West Tennessee (part two)

December 16, 2012

The Walking Tall Trail in West Tennessee guides you through 2,000 years of history and 360-miles and introduces you to numerous lasting themes and larger than life personalities. The route actually began as a pre-contact Native American trail along which the Woodland and Mississippian cultures constructed…

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