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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 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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Medina of Marrakesh

Travel Addicts USA - 12-Aug-19

Medina of Marrakesh

Feeling The Medina of Marrakesh.  Before coming to Marrakesh, people told us, you’ll either love it or hate it.  This wasn’t our first trip to the country, but this particular trip would let us have two weeks in Morocco to explore.  So setting up a base in Marrakesh for a few days made sense on our trip in April 2018.

Our first step into the main square, Djemaa El-Fna, and it just felt so right.  The square was a teeming mass of people, the smells from the nightly food stalls filled the air, and everywhere was the cacophony of noise.  Everywhere.  Horns, music, yelling, screaming, laughing.

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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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  5. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  6. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
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  10. Civil Rights Movement Sites (T)
  11. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  12. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
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  14. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
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  17. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
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  19. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
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  27. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
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  29. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
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  31. Moravian Church Settlements (T)
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  35. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (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)
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  40. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
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  43. The Burren (T)
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  45. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
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  50. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  51. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  52. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  53. Western Stone Forts (T)
  54. White Sands National Monument (T)

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