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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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Brugge

Travel Addicts USA - 15-Apr-19

Brugge

In 2008, we watched the movie In Bruges and were immediately captivated by the charming town.  The cast of Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes didn’t hold a candle to the beautiful buildings and romantic canals in the town.

Years later, in 2018, we had the chance to visit Bruges twice:  once in summer and once in the winter for Christmas.  Bruges is not far from Brussels and can easily be visited as a day-trip from the capital.  However, the ambiance of the town is magnified in the early morning and late evening hours when all of the day-trippers have left for the day and you can wander the streets between the Hanseatic buildings by yourself.

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Acropolis

Travel Addicts USA - 09-Apr-19

Acropolis

For many years, Greece was at the top of our travel bucket list.  Specifically, we wanted to go to Athens to see the Acropolis and the Parthenon.  The economic downturn hit Greece hard and we put our plans on hold.  But dreaming became reality in 2017.

Athens is everything we thought it would be.  There is so much history around every corner, but nowhere is more impressive than the rocky outcrop of the Acropolis, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of the city.  Over 3,000 years ago, this massive rock became the religious center of Ancient Greece.

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Westminster

Travel Addicts USA - 28-Feb-19

Westminster

In 2014, we were traveling to Africa and ended up with a 12-hour layover at Heathrow. We took the opportunity to leave the airport and see the city, including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. We’d flown through Heathrow many times but this was a chance to explore the city.

Laura was most interested in seeing the Westminster Abbey.  For an Anglophile, it really doesn’t get better than this.  Westminster Abbey is the historic venue for royal coronations, royal weddings, and royal burials.  When it comes to royalty, it’s all about Westminster Abbey.  And yes, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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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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Brugge 3.5
Trier 3.5
  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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