Church of the Nativity – Bethlehem’s Original Crèche

For  more  than  17  centuries,  Christian  pilgrims  have  flocked  to  the  city  of  Bethlehem to see the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Though  it’s  only  8km  (5  miles)  south  of Jerusalem, Bethlehem is in the...

The Walls of Jericho- The Grand Canyon of the East

This rich habitat supports the rare limerock arrowwood and is home to three globally  imperiled fish species and 45 species of mussels, including the pale lilliput and the Alabama lampshell, which are found nowhere else in the world. The Walls of Jericho links other large tracts of...

The Abbey of Mont-St-Michel

When you think of the engineering required to build this immense church on this tide-scoured outcrop, it’s a marvel it has stood this long. Short-sighted renovations that built the causeway and altered natural tidal...

Venice, Queen of The Seas

Venice owest its existence to the sea -to experience the full truth of this statement, take a boat out to the islands of the lagoon around it and watch the city recede into the...

Rocamadour – Most Visited Sites in France

In a cleft of the great gorge of the Alzou River, Rocamadour is one of the most impressive— and most visited sites in France. In the 12th century, the village exploded into fame with...

Mendocino

Perched on tawny bluffs and surrounded on three sides by crashing surf, the impossibly quaint Northern California town of Mendocino is among the state's top coastal destinations. Settled in the 19th century by Maine...

See Le Grand Blanc

Lying to the east of the Provencal village of Apt, just beyond the reach of the Luberon Valley, the mountains and surrounding valleys of the Grand Luberon embody all the stereotypes of what constitutes...

Florence (Firenze), Europe’s Premier Artistic Capital

FLORENCE (FIRENZE), EUROPE'S PREMIER ARTISTIC CAPITAL, IS CRAMMED with paintings, frescoes, and sculptures from the richest cultural flowering the world has known. Renaissance treasures fill a host of museums, churches, and galleries, while the...

Discover Mondello

Think Palermo and you probably imagine crowded city streets rather than golden beaches. But just twenty minutes' drive from the bustle of the inner city is the seaside town of Mondello. Once a thriving...

Deadwood

Established during the 1876 gold rush, Deadwood was a magnet for get-rich-quick prospectors and the kinds of businesses where they could lose those riches quick: bars, brothels, dance halls, and gambling houses. The latter is...

Provincetown

Toward the tip of Cape Cod's northern end, the highway that crosses the rest of the peninsula dwindles to a two-lane road. Then Provincetown appears. A seaside town surrounded by gorgeous dunes and inviting beaches,...

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but would probably be so anyway, even if it was vertical. The tower is the bell tower (campanile) of the...