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Our park service guide tells us about the life of the Ancient Publoans in Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park. Photo by Janna Graber

In the Footsteps of the Ancient: Mesa Verde National Park

From 550 A.D. to 1,300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloans lived and worked in what is now Mesa Verde National Park. Today, you can visit many of the 5,000 stone structures they left behind. Tours are available to Cliff Palace, the most popular ruin in Mesa Verde was once home to 150 families.
The Secession Building’s dome consists of 3,000 gold-plated iron leaves that have been freshly regilded. (Photo credit: WienTourismus-Christian Stemper)

Art in Vienna: Celebrating 100 Years of Viennese Modernism

In 2018, Vienna celebrates 100 years of Viennese Modernism. Four major artists -- Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser -- died in 1918, but their work changed the artistic world forever. Beauty & The Abyss is a yearlong celebration of their work.
A typical Acoma Pueblo house Photo by Claudia Carbone

Acoma Pueblo: Living History of Ancient Culture in New Mexico

Atop a sun-baked mesa in New Mexico sits the “oldest continuously inhabited” community in North America. The Acoma Pueblo have lived here for more than 1,000 years, and some 300 mud-brick and sandstone structures with no electricity or running water are still used today.
Diver in the hold of the Sankisan Maru, a freighter that once carried aircraft. Flickr/Matt Kieffer

Diving in Micronesia: The Ghost Ships of Chuuk

Bombing in WWII sunk many Japanese ships in the lagoon. Today, this dive site in Micronesia is considered one of the top wreck diving sites in the world.
9/11 The Memorial Building housing the museum is the tallest building in Manhattan

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City

In New York City, the 9/11 Memorial rises triumphantly, a monument to the human spirit and a testament to the value of human life.

Somewhere in Time: MacKinac Island

Hire a horse-drawn carriage and step back into the 19th century on Michigan's Mackinac Island.
Little church in Lindos on the island of Rhodes, Greece. Flickr/ Landfeldt

Rhodes, Greece: An Outdoor Museum of Ancient Cultures

The largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, Rhodes has it all -- culture, history, churches and miles of beaches. Walking through Rhodes is like walking through history. The Romans, Phoenicians and Turks all left their mark here. Here's what to see and do in Rhodes.
Travel to the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world. Flickr/BRJ INC.

Great Wall of China: The World’s Greatest Wall

The Great of Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world. Here's how to plan your visit to this unique remnant of China's past.
Indonesian shadow puppet masters

The Puppet Masters of Indonesia

Indonesian Shadow Puppet Theater tells the stories of heroic Javanese Kings, quests and battles. Watching this unique form of theater is a must when traveling in Indonesia.
Five places in Paris to find inspiration.

5 Places in Paris to Inspire Creativity

Paris has inspired many writers and artists over the centuries, and it can inspire you too. New York Times Best Selling Author Denise Grover Swank shares five places in Paris that inspire her creativity.
Hampton Court Palace. Photo by Janna Graber

A Yank in the Queen’s Court: Overnight in Hampton Court Palace

An overnight stay in this storied palace brings spine-tingling adventure.
Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai

Getting lost on Mt. Sinai leads to a front row seat for one of nature's amazing displays.
Geisha girl in Japan. Flickr/Japanexperterna.se

Going Geisha in Gion

Tradition runs deep in Kyoto, Japan -- especially in this unique profession.

Paris’ Famous Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

Visit legendary Parisians of the past at Père-Lachaise Cemetery, the most famous cemetery in Paris, France. Here's what you need to know for your visit.

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