Travel Addicts Profile

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, or, Guide to Philly, where we write about our hometown (which also has a UNESCO site!).

Visited Sites Travel Addicts

Load map Toggle Missing/Visited

Legend

  • Cultural
  • Natural
  • Mixed

Recent Reviews Travel Addicts


Independence Hall

Travel Addicts USA - 02-Aug-21

Independence Hall

Independence Hall is arguably one of the most famous landmarks in the United States. And yet, it took us over 15 years after moving to Philadelphia to finally visit. Now, it is one of our favorite buildings in the city.

The building was never meant to start a revolution. It was actually built as the Pennsylvania State House in 1753, long before the capital of Pennsylvania was to be moved to Harrisburg. Instead, the Founding Fathers, a ragtag group of thinkers, elites, and farmers created something quite new: the birth of modern democracy.

Read On

Volubilis

Travel Addicts USA - 24-Oct-19

Volubilis

Visiting Morocco, there were a lot of things we weren’t prepared for.  There was the sheer diversity of the topography.  There was the beauty and the color.  And yes, Volubilis was certainly one of those surprises.

Dating from the 3rd century BC, Volubilis was the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania, such as it was.  Then became a Roman stronghold, then an independent Christian community before becoming the seat of an Islamic dynasty.  That’s a lot of change for one city to see.  And each of those changes can be seen etched in the architecture (and ruins) of the site.

Read On

Belfries

Travel Addicts USA - 20-Oct-19

Belfries

Over the last two years, we’ve had four different trips to Belgium and France, which has given us plenty of time to explore the various Belfries of Belgium and France UNESCO site.  The 56 buildings under the UNESCO designation are spread over hundreds of kilometers, so it takes bit of travel to see them all (or even most of them).

It wasn’t really our intention to explore the belfries, but we kind of stumbled into it.  On our first trip to Flanders, I remember being stunned by the belfry in Bruges.  But pondering the building while having lunch, I remember thinking, but it’s not part of a church.  And so began our indoctrination to the Belfries of Belgium and France.

Read On

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.

Read On

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.

Read On

Profile Data

Name
Travel Addicts
Country
USA
Website
website
Rating Stats
Belfries 3.5
Brugge 3.5
Trier 3.5
Volubilis 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. 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)
  16. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  17. Ellis Island (T)
  18. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  19. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  20. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  21. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  22. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  23. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  24. La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa Vine and Wine Cultural Landscape (T)
  25. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  26. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  27. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  28. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  29. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  30. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  31. Moravian Church Settlements (T)
  32. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  33. Mount Vernon (T)
  34. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  35. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  36. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  37. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  38. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  39. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  40. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  41. The Burren (T)
  42. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  43. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  44. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  45. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  46. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  47. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  48. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  49. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  50. Western Stone Forts (T)
  51. White Sands National Monument (T)

Reviewed TWHS