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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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Ohrid Region

Travel Addicts USA - 10-Jan-19

Ohrid Region

The mountains of the Balkans contain a world treasure: Lake Ohrid.  As it happens, the lake is halfway between Tirana and Skopje, which made it a perfect break on our Balkans road trip.  As we learned, this lake is more than the border between Albania and the Republic of Macedonia:  it is one of the world’s most important lakes...and is Europe’s oldest geologically since it dates from the pre-glacial era.

Lake Ohrid is home to over 200 endemic species and is a critical habitat for migratory birds. As such, this is considered the most biologically diverse lake on earth. For this reason, Lake Ohrid was recognized as one of the first one hundred UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Galapagos Islands

Travel Addicts USA - 06-Jan-19

Galapagos Islands

What can you say about the Galápagos Islands that hasn’t been said a thousand times before? They are beautiful. They are important and historic. And, as the world's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, they should be at the top of nearly all travelers bucket list - they were for us.

We'd spent over 10 years hoping to visit and a some incredibly cheap last minute airfare deals made it possible.  We spent a week on the Ecuador mainland visiting Quito and the volcanoes, but the islands were our real destination.  We were incredible lucky to find a good deal on a one-week cruise of the northwest of the Galapagos (itinerary B), including Baltra, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Santiago, Isabela and Fernandina.

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Grand Place, Brussels

Travel Addicts USA - 01-Dec-18

In many ways, Grand Place in Brussels looks the same as it did in the 17th century. There’s a Starbucks now and a couple of chocolate shops and outdoor cafés, but the stunning architecture of the square’s old buildings dominates everything and makes the modern additions fade into the background.

Even though I’ve seen dozens of magnificent squares in Europe, this one made me stop and catch my breath. Between the gilded facades and the soaring bell tower of the City Hall, I could not figure out where to look first.

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West Norwegian Fjords

Travel Addicts USA - 26-Oct-18

West Norwegian Fjords

We visited Norway in late March and the mountains were still covered in densely packed snow.  As we made our way out to the west fjords, there was a chilling wind in the air, but we were excited to discover the majestic beauty of the fjords we’d heard so much about.  Whatever hype we’d heard about the fjords, they lived up to it and then some.

 

The West Norwegian Fjords of Naeroyfjord and Geirangerfjord have received UNESCO World Heritage designation for their natural beauty.  According to UNESCO, these two fjords are perfect examples of the geological processes that carved deep, glacial paths through the rock on the way to the sea.  The near vertical cliffs that plunge into the icy cold Nordic waters make for incredible pictures.

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Arab-Norman Palermo

Travel Addicts USA - 20-Oct-18

Arab-Norman Palermo

We recently drove around the island of Sicily for a week.  We weren’t specifically in search of World Heritage Sites, but stumbled on the most incredible cathedral in the town of Cefalú and it changed the way we thought about the trip.  By the time we got to Palermo, we were blown away by the beautiful and intricate cathedrals of this Italian island.

 

Along the northern coast of Sicily, remarkable cathedrals bear testament to the mix of cultures, ethnicities, and religions that have moved through the country at varying times

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  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library (T)
  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. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  9. Civil Rights Movement Sites (T)
  10. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  11. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  12. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  13. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
  14. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  15. Ellis Island (T)
  16. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  17. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  18. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  19. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  20. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  21. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  22. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  23. Lake Titicaca (T)
  24. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  25. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  26. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  27. Moravian Church Settlements (T)
  28. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  29. Mount Vernon (T)
  30. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  31. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (T)
  32. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  33. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  34. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  35. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  36. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  37. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  38. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  39. The Burren (T)
  40. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  41. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  42. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  43. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  44. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  45. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  46. Vatnajökull National Park (T)
  47. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  48. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  49. Western Stone Forts (T)
  50. White Sands National Monument (T)

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