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Copan – Must-Visit

By |2019-07-06T16:12:01-06:00January 14th, 2017|Categories: Central America, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Copan - Must-Visit.  Located near the Guatemala border in Honduras lies the ancient Mayan civilization of Copan. It was discovered in 1570 by Spaniard Diego García de Palacio. American and British explorers, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood visited Copán with multiple other Mayan cites in Central America and published a best seller on their visit. A brief history, [...]

Tikal-Must-See

By |2019-07-06T16:13:39-06:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Central America, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tikal-Must-See.  The thick jungle canopy ate all light. Moments ago I sat atop Temple IV bathed in twilight. I was the only person left at the top of the limestone temple. My new Sony camera was perched on top of my tripod grabbing the last moments of light. A stubbly security guard graced with a shotgun [...]

Bali–Must-See

By |2019-07-29T09:09:04-06:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Bali-Must-See. Bali is well known as a dream destination for fantasy beaches and parties that end well past dawn. But Bali punches well above its weight for South East Asian islands. There is a tremendous amount of history, culture, and incredibly friendly people. I am going to provide a wrap-up of the must-see places in Bali. [...]

Michael Runkel – 176 countries … and counting!

By |2019-05-28T10:25:16-06:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

[Download .mp3] Michael Runkel has traveled the world as a professional photographer taking over one million photos, including over 600 UNESCO World Heritage sites!   Michael has traveled to 176 countries and on his journeys has collected some amazing travel experiences.  He stayed with a powerful sheik in his palace in Yemen as war was declared. [...]

Borobudur Temple – Must-See

By |2019-07-06T15:43:16-06:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Borobudur Temple – Must-See. Borobudur is a Buddhist Temple located in central Java, Indonesia and is considered the largest Buddhist structure in the world. Its sheer size is striking. Today, Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation, but back in the 8th century, the island of Java, was a melting pot of Hindus and Buddhists. In fact, Hindu Prambanan temple [...]

Rila Monastery – Must-See

By |2019-07-06T16:18:37-06:00May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Europe, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , |

Rila Monastery – Must-See.  As the world becomes smaller, and all apparent information seems to be accessible in a nano-second over the World Wide Web, it becomes more difficult to become wowed when traveling.  I recently had a great surprise when visiting Rila Monastery.  I knew when perusing Lonely Planet, that Rila Monastery was a must-see. [...]

Picture Perfect Bruges

By |2019-05-28T11:25:34-06:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: Europe, Must-See, Photos|Tags: , , , |

Picture perfect Bruges.  Krakow, Prague, Dubrovnik, Tallinn are some of the most beautiful and perfectly preserved cities in Europe.  But arguably, Bruges should be on top of this list.  Bruges, located in the northern part of Belgium, dates back to the 9th century.  Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a medieval masterpiece.  Canals crisscross the [...]

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