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Alberta’s Writing-on-Stone preserving Blackfoot heritage despite continued vandalism; Eloise Therien; Globalnews

Photo: Eloise Therien

In 2019, after years of advocacy, Writing-on-Stone joined five other Alberta locations such as the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: Alberta’s Writing-on-Stone preserving Blackfoot heritage despite continued vandalism – Lethbridge | Globalnews.ca

Sintra, Portugal: Where One Can See Five Artistic Palaces; Aaron Joshua Spray; The Travel

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Your Ultimate 2022 Summer Guide to Greek Island Hopping; Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi; Greek Reporter

Photo: Bernard Gagnon

Whether you are looking to see the ancient ruins or relax on the best beaches of the Greek islands, there is a Greek island for everyone.

Source: Your Ultimate 2022 Summer Guide to Greek Island Hopping

Hindu extremists target Muslim sites in India, even Taj Mahal; Abhaya Srivastava; AFP

Photo: Pawan Sharma

Thirty years after mobs demolished a historic mosque in Ayodhya, triggering a wave of sectarian bloodshed that saw thousands killed, fundamentalist Indian Hindu groups are eyeing other Muslim sites — even the world-famous Taj Mahal.

Source: Hindu extremists target Muslim sites in India, even Taj Mahal

Chile will reopen Easter Island to tourists in August; Reuters

Photo: Marion Giraldo

Easter Island, one of Chile’s biggest tourist attractions, will reopen to visitors starting Aug. 1 after access was restricted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chile’s government said on Friday.

Source: Chile will reopen Easter Island to tourists in August

5 Must-See Cities In Spain’s Little-Known Extremadura Region; Robin Catalano; Travel Awaits

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Traveling to Bergen, Norway? Here’s what you need to know; Gene Sloan; The Points Guy

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Kyoto, Japan’s beautiful old imperial capital, is going broke fast; Lucy Craft; CBS

Photo: John Banagan

Before COVID hit, the ancient city’s 17 world heritage sites and 2,000 temples and shrines drew 88 million tourists in in a single year. But it still can’t pay the bills.

Source: Kyoto, Japan’s beautiful old imperial capital, is going broke fast

UNESCO and Gabon’s National Parks Agency sign an agreement to support eco-tourism and income generating activities in Lopé; Unesco

Photo: Eric Lodde

Source: UNESCO and Gabon’s National Parks Agency sign an agreement to support eco-tourism and income generating activities in Lopé

This Is the Oldest Bridge in the World; John Harrington & Douglas A McIntyre; Wall St

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Luang Prabang: A spiritual heritage; Tonette Martel; Philippines Star

Photo: Ka Xiong

From a Buddhist perspective, life would always be marked by impermanence and change. Yet that could pave the way for new beginnings. Tonette Martel feels blessed to see part of this unfolding story during the visits to Luang Prabang.

Source: Luang Prabang: A spiritual heritage

Chile’s desert town built on mummies; BBC

Photo: Sergio Donoso

The Egyptians may have the most famous mummies, but they’re not the oldest. The Chinchorro people of Chile’s Atacama Desert were the first to mummify their dead – 7,000 years ago.

Source: Chile’s desert town built on mummies

Wander among the ancients at Bet She’arim; Judy Lash Balint; Intermountain Jewish News

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Remnants of an ancient city, of mysterious inscriptions, caves and catacombs, not to mention gorgeous scenery—all are to be found in Bet She’arim, one of Israel’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Source: Wander among the ancients at Bet She’arim

This stunning Italian star-shaped city will exhibit the winners of the URBAN Photo Awards 2022; Lauren Scott; Digital Camera World

Photo: Urban Photo Award

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Stop dreaming and start driving: Seven South Island road trips to add to your bucket list; Neatplaces; Stuff

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You can’t make a wrong turn on this roadie, from Unesco World Heritage-listed parks to snow-capped mountains and off-the-beaten-track gems.

Source: Stop dreaming and start driving: Seven South Island road trips to add to your bucket list

Amazing Australia experiences for every type of traveler; Anabel Dean; CNN

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Nowhere captures the ultimate travel adventure quite like Australia, especially now that it’s reopened after two years cut off from the world. Here’s how to make that trip Down Under truly epic.

Source: Amazing Australia experiences for every type of traveler

The Most Beautiful Place in Each U.S. State; Anne Olivia Bauso; Travel+Leisure

Photo: Posnov

From magical deserts to beautiful beaches, these are the most beautiful places in the U.S.

Source: The Most Beautiful Place in Each U.S. State

10 places where you can ditch your car this summer; Robin Catalano; Lonely Planet

Photo: Robert Harding

You can walk, hike, and bike—but not drive—through these destinations that prohibit automobiles.

Source: 10 places where you can ditch your car this summer

Sunderbans: Clear and Present Danger; Soudhriti Bhabani; India Bloom

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Every year tropical cyclones throw up new challenges to thousands of rural folks living in one of the richest but most fragile ecosystems on the planet, Sunderbans. Amid the destruction of the swamps by private fisheries, environmentalists say this is high time for the state administration to introduce a long-term participatory management in the deltaic belts of West Bengal.  Soudhriti Bhabani reports from ground zero…

Source: Sunderbans: Clear and Present Danger | Indiablooms – First Portal on Digital News Management

Google offers virtual tours of Sudan’s Pyramids of Meroe; Alvin R Cabral; The National

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Historic locations in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly being featured on virtual platforms…

Source: Google offers virtual tours of Sudan’s Pyramids of Meroe

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