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We are Laura and Lance, the duo behind Travel Addicts, the popular travel blog.  As travel writers and photographers, we've visited more than our fair share of World Heritage Sites.  First separately in the 1990s and then together, we've logged more than 200 sites on five continents.

Our travels are chronicled on our award-winning blog, Travel Addicts.

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City of Luxembourg

Travel Addicts USA - 23-Sep-19

City of Luxembourg

Luxembourg was never really on our radar until we had a chance to visit in 2017 and then a second trip in 2018 for Christmas.  Luxembourg is the 28th smallest country in the world packs a big punch!

The highlight is the old city of Luxembourg.  We fell in love with this city from the first moment of our visit.  Built on bluffs above a river, the military fortifications are over 1,000 years old and offer impressive views.  There are nearly 20km of underground tunnels, catacombs, and subterranean storage, making this a city within a city.  Luxembourg was the greatest fortified city in Europe.  We loved walking along the walls and imaging what this city was like hundreds of years ago.

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Archaeological Site of Delphi

Travel Addicts USA - 20-Sep-19

Archaeological Site of Delphi

Growing up as kids, we learned about the Oracle of Delphi.  The whole Oracle thing was always a bit confusing – kind of a god or a seer of the future.

Visiting the actual archaeological site was more impressive than we ever thought it would be.  Delphi is nestled in a crease of Mount Parnassus.  It offers beautiful views of the valleys and mountains of central Greece.

Beginning in the 6th Century B.C., Delphi was essentially the center of the civilization.  It was a religious center for the god of Apollo (the most important of the Greek gods).  It was a major political center for Greeks and even the Mycenaeans before them.  And the supernatural, where pilgrims received predictions of the future.

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Megalithic Temples of Malta

Travel Addicts USA - 05-Sep-19

Megalithic Temples of Malta

When we visited Malta in 2017, we really didn’t know what to expect.  We stumbled on the temple complexes of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, we were extremely surprised.

The megalithic temples in Malta are the oldest free-standing structures in the world, dating from 3000 B.C.  We’ve been to old structures before:  The Pyramids, Stonehenge, and even Ireland’s passage tomb.  The megalithic temples of Malta are much, much older and were one of the most impressive things about Malta.

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City of Bath

Travel Addicts USA - 01-Sep-19

City of Bath

We’ve been to Bath, England twice, once in 2016 and again earlier this year.  Each visit (once in winter and once in summer) made a significant impression on us.  I’d wanted to visit Bath for over two decades, having heard about this cool town from a local girl at a summer camp years ago.  Bath did not disappoint.

In many ways, there’s really two Baths…and we loved both of them.  There’s the town’s history as Aque Sulis, a Roman outpost built on the banks of the Avon River.  The town was founded at the spot of a naturally occurring hot springs.  Even today, visitors (like us!) enjoy bathing in the warm Bath springs waters.  No matter how much time you have in Bath, a dip in the healing waters is essential!

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Amsterdam Canal Ring

Travel Addicts USA - 01-Sep-19

Amsterdam Canal Ring

Amsterdam Canal Ring

There’s no place quite like Amsterdam.  What makes it so special (and why we loved it) is the canal ring around Amsterdam.  From our first walk along the canals, we had fallen deeply in love.

The 165 canals are criss-crossed by bridges.  Getting lost in the canal ring was the best way to see the city.  Wandering along the canals, we explored shops and stopped at local cafes and restaurants to eat Dutch food.

The highlight is the 75-minute canal cruise.  It was the best way to explore the canals and take in the city’s unique architecture.  The best views are from boat-level!

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  2. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  3. Big Bend National Park (T)
  4. Bonaire Marine Park (T)
  5. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  6. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  7. Central Park (T)
  8. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  9. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  10. Civil Rights Movement Sites (T)
  11. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  12. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  13. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  14. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  15. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
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  18. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
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  20. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  21. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
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  27. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  28. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  29. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  30. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  31. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  32. Moravian Church Settlements (T)
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  34. Mount Vernon (T)
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  36. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  37. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  38. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  39. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  40. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  41. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  42. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
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  44. The Burren (T)
  45. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  46. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
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  50. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  51. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  52. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  53. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  54. Western Stone Forts (T)
  55. White Sands National Monument (T)

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