For nearly 50 years the U.N. agency has listed outstanding natural and man-made sites as worthy of protection. But what does designation as a World Heritage Site actually mean for a glacier or coral reef, or a landmark like the Taj Mahal?
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From Malaysia and Philippines to Sweden and Iceland, here is a round-up of some of the best ecotourism destinations around the world.
A limited number of people will from now on be allowed to visit ice caves and to go glacier hiking within five areas in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park.
20 Weird And Wonderful Places On Earth That Are Strictly Off-Limits To The Public; Caren Gibson; Scribol
Behind these stunning exteriors lie secrets and hidden dangers making them inaccessible to the public. Most people have heard the phrase “harder to get into than Fort Knox.” In fact, it’s the most highly protected place in the world, with what’s rumored to be electric fences, lasers, radar, machine guns and landmines making its gold reserves nigh on impossible to access.
Coronavirus isn’t the only thing keeping you from these amazing destinations.
Sunsets are reliably beautiful subjects and backgrounds for photography. Even when they’re not colorful and majestic, they still create a lovely change in lighting, which can make boring scenes look suddenly magical. But sunsets can also be frustrating, especially for beginners. When a sunset is particularly gorgeous, you can feel discouraged trying to capture its full beauty in an image.
Hiking around Ilulissat in Greenland is the quickest and easiest way to get up close and personal to the immense Ilulissat icefjord.
Iceberg sightseeing in Ilulissat is best done at night, not by moonlight, but beneath the Arctic’s infamous midnight sun.
Visiting this remote town in Greenland is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal with some famous ice.
The world is so vast yet technology has made it possible to unearth cities and places that have been buried underground for centuries. Faster and more efficient travel has made it possible to reach places that were quite inaccessible in the past, yet despite all this advancement, there are some places that remain a mystery.…
Silfra is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates. Here’s what you need to know and what to pack.
UNESCO Embraces Vatnajökull: Iceland’s National Park Now A UNESCO World Heritage Site; A Rawlings; Reykjavik Grapevine
Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park Is Named a World Heritage Site!
Your favourite national park is now a recognised World Heritage site, UNESCO has announced, giving Vatnajökull an even higher standing.
Iceland’s Golden Circle: A Detailed Guide, Itinerary and Map for Your Trip!; Laurence Norah; Finding The Universe
A detailed guide to exploring Iceland’s Golden Circle. Covers the highlights, tips for side trips, a suggested itinerary + tour & accommodation options…
There are countless beautiful destinations to visit around the world. But some places are either too dangerous, too protected, or too mysterious to explore…