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Profile Jay T

It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring!

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Recent Reviews by Jay T

Vienna Jay T

When traveling by train in central Europe, it's hard not to transit through Vienna, and the city is well worth a visit for the architecture and culture. This is the season for balls in Vienna, but when I visited the city with my siblings in the fall of 2003, we were off-season. Nevertheless, the tour of the baroque Hofburg Palace downtown was fascinating, and I enjoyed the opulent rooms and the variety of art and artifacts on display.

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Schönbrunn Jay T

The 18th century summer palace and gardens of Schönbrunn are not as remote now from the city of Vienna as they were when first constructed by the Habsburgs. This was one of the first sites my siblings and I saw when we made our pilgrimage to Vienna in the fall of 2003, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The palace was richly decorated by Empress Maria Theresa with chandeliers and paintings and richly paneled rooms gilded in Rococo designs.

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Morne Trois Pitons Jay T

Dominica was the island I was most looking forward to on the Caribbean cruise I took last month, not least because of the reviews I'd read of the beauty of Morne Trois Pitons National Park. I had hoped to take a tour which included a hike to Middleham Falls, as well as a journey through Titou Gorge. Unfortunately not enough visitors signed up for that tour, so I went on a tour with a larger group that only included a visit to Titou Gorge in the park.

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Ironbridge Gorge Jay T

When I was planning a trip to Wales in 2005, I realized I would be traveling very close to Ironbridge Gorge, widely recognized as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. With my interest in world history, there was no way I could bypass this site, so I arranged for a day trip detour. The Severn River flows through the gorge, which is named for the famed Iron Bridge detailed in other reviews.

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Fortifications of Vauban Jay T

I visited the citadel and town of Mont-Louis, one of the inscribed Fortifications of Vauban, in the spring of 2013 as part of a day tour from Barcelona. Mont-Louis is located in the Pyrenees Mountains in southern France, and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the town and around the citadel. Vauban has been recognized as a superb military engineer, and it was fascinating to see the trenches separating walls in the fortified citadel, as well as turrets and towers providing line of sight and defense.

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Jay T's Lists

  1. Acropolis
  2. Al Ain
  3. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  4. Ancient Thebes
  5. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  6. Australian Convict Sites
  7. Ayutthaya
  8. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  9. Belem
  10. Biblical Tells
  11. Blenheim Palace
  12. Brú na Bóinne
  13. Budapest
  14. Cahokia Mounds
  15. Camino Real
  16. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  17. Chaco Culture
  18. City of Bath
  19. Colonia del Sacramento
  20. Costiera Amalfitana
  21. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  22. Edinburgh
  23. Ephesus
  24. Everglades
  25. Evora
  26. Florence
  27. Forth Bridge
  28. Fortifications of Vauban
  29. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  30. Giant's Causeway
  31. Göreme NP
  32. Grand Canyon
  33. Great Barrier Reef
  34. Great Smoky Mountains
  35. Greater Blue Mountains
  36. Gros Morne National Park
  37. Gwynedd Castles
  38. Hawaii Volcanoes
  39. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  40. Historic Cairo
  41. Ibiza
  42. Iguacu
  43. Iguazu National Park
  44. Independence Hall
  45. Ironbridge Gorge
  46. Istanbul
  47. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  48. Kew Gardens
  49. Kinderdijk
  50. Kremlin and Red Square
  51. L'Anse aux Meadows
  52. La Fortaleza
  53. Lake Baikal
  54. Mammoth Cave
  55. Maritime Greenwich
  56. Masada
  57. Medici Villas and Gardens
  58. Melaka and George Town
  59. Mesa Verde
  60. Mont-Saint-Michel
  61. Monticello
  62. Morne Trois Pitons
  63. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  64. Naples
  65. New Lanark
  66. Nikko
  67. Novodevichy Convent
  68. Nubian Monuments
  69. Old City of Jerusalem
  70. Old Town Lunenburg
  71. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  72. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  73. Petra
  74. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  75. Pitons Management Area
  76. Pompei
  77. Potsdam
  78. Poverty Point
  79. Pyramids (Memphis)
  80. Québec
  81. Quseir Amra
  82. Rideau Canal
  83. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  84. Rome
  85. Royal Exhibition Building
  86. Salzburg
  87. San Marino and Mount Titano
  88. Schönbrunn
  89. Siena
  90. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  91. Sintra
  92. St. Petersburg
  93. Statue of Liberty
  94. Stonehenge
  95. Sydney Opera House
  96. Taos Pueblo
  97. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  98. Tongariro National Park
  99. Tower of London
  100. Turaif Quarter
  101. Uluru
  102. Um er-Rasas
  103. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  104. Vatican City
  105. Venice and its Lagoon
  106. Versailles
  107. Vienna
  108. Wadi Rum
  109. Westminster
  110. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  111. White City of Tel-Aviv
  112. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  113. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  114. Yellowstone
  115. Yosemite National Park
  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey of St Gall
  3. Acropolis
  4. Air and Téneré
  5. Al Ain
  6. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  7. Aleppo
  8. Alto Douro
  9. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  10. Ancient Kyoto
  11. Angkor
  12. Auschwitz Birkenau
  13. Ayutthaya
  14. Baalbek
  15. Bamiyan Valley
  16. Banc d'Arguin
  17. Bikini Atoll
  18. Borobudur
  19. Brasilia
  20. Brazilian Atlantic Islands
  21. Brugge
  22. Budapest
  23. Cahokia Mounds
  24. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  25. Cape Floral Region
  26. Carlsbad Caverns
  27. Chan Chan
  28. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  29. Chartres Cathedral
  30. Chichen-Itza
  31. Chola Temples
  32. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  33. Cliff of Bandiagara
  34. Coffee Cultural Landscape
  35. Cordoba
  36. Costiera Amalfitana
  37. Cracow
  38. Cuzco
  39. Damascus
  40. Dja Faunal Reserve
  41. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  42. Dubrovnik
  43. Edinburgh
  44. El Pinacate
  45. Ephesus
  46. Everglades
  47. Florence
  48. Forts and Castles Gold Coast
  49. Fujisan
  50. Galapagos Islands
  51. Genbaku Dome
  52. Giant's Causeway
  53. Glacier parks
  54. Göreme NP
  55. Granada
  56. Grand Canyon
  57. Grand Pré
  58. Great Barrier Reef
  59. Great Wall
  60. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  61. Gros Morne National Park
  62. Guanajuato
  63. Gulf of California
  64. Gunung Mulu
  65. Gwynedd Castles
  66. Gyeongju
  67. Ha Long Bay
  68. Hawaii Volcanoes
  69. Himeji-jo
  70. Huascaran National Park
  71. Hué
  72. Iguazu National Park
  73. Imperial Palace
  74. Independence Hall
  75. Ironbridge Gorge
  76. Island of Gorée
  77. Isole Eolie
  78. Istanbul
  79. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  80. Kenya Lake System
  81. Keoladeo National Park
  82. Kilimanjaro National Park
  83. Kinderdijk
  84. Koutammakou
  85. Kremlin and Red Square
  86. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  87. L'Anse aux Meadows
  88. Lake Baikal
  89. Lalibela
  90. Laponian Area
  91. Leptis Magna
  92. Loire Valley
  93. Los Glaciares
  94. Luther Memorials
  95. Machu Picchu
  96. Maritime Greenwich
  97. Masada
  98. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  99. Medina of Fez
  100. Medina of Marrakesh
  101. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  102. Meroe
  103. Mesa Verde
  104. Meteora
  105. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  106. Mont-Saint-Michel
  107. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  108. Namib Sand Sea
  109. Nasca Lines
  110. Ngorongoro
  111. Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
  112. Nubian Monuments
  113. Okavango Delta
  114. Old City of Acre
  115. Old City of Jerusalem
  116. Old Havana
  117. Olympia
  118. Ouro Preto
  119. Pantanal
  120. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  121. Persepolis
  122. Petra
  123. Pitons Management Area
  124. Plitvice Lakes
  125. Pompei
  126. Potala Palace
  127. Potosi
  128. Potsdam
  129. Prague
  130. Pyramids (Memphis)
  131. Qadisha Valley
  132. Qhapaq Ñan
  133. Québec
  134. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  135. Rapa Nui
  136. Red Fort
  137. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  138. Rio de Janeiro
  139. Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
  140. Rome
  141. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  142. Sagarmatha National Park
  143. Saint Catherine Area
  144. Salzburg
  145. Samarkand
  146. Samarra
  147. Santo Domingo
  148. Serengeti
  149. Seville
  150. Sewell Mining Town
  151. SGang Gwaay
  152. Shibam
  153. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  154. Silk Roads
  155. Site of Carthage
  156. Skocjan Caves
  157. Socotra Archipelago
  158. South China Karst
  159. St. Petersburg
  160. Statue of Liberty
  161. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  162. Stonehenge
  163. Strasbourg
  164. Sub-Antarctic Islands
  165. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  166. Sydney Opera House
  167. Syracuse
  168. Taj Mahal
  169. Tasmanian Wilderness
  170. Te Wahipounamu
  171. Teotihuacan
  172. Tequila
  173. Thingvellir
  174. Tikal National Park
  175. Timbuktu
  176. Tongariro National Park
  177. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  178. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  179. Tyre
  180. Uluru
  181. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  182. Valletta
  183. Valparaiso
  184. Vatican City
  185. Venice and its Lagoon
  186. Versailles
  187. Victoria Falls
  188. Vienna
  189. Virunga National Park
  190. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  191. Wadi Rum
  192. Walled City of Baku
  193. Wartburg Castle
  194. West Norwegian Fjords
  195. Western Ghats
  196. Westminster
  197. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  198. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  199. Yellowstone
  200. Yosemite National Park

Profile data

Country: USA

Visited WHS: 115

Most impressive: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Proposal for a new WHS: Badlands National Park: A North American Prairie

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Update December 7, 2016