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Biltmore at Christmas – North Carolina

Christmas at Biltmore 2

Biltmore is the largest privately owned house in the United States. It had been on my bucket list for quite some time and I was excited when I was able to work it into our Christmas travel plans last year.

What is already an elaborately decorated mansion gets an over-the-top treatment for Christmas. And people just flock to Biltmore. Over and over again. On the shuttle ride from the parking lot to the house, our guide asked how many people were visiting Biltmore for the first time and we were the only people who raised our hands!

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New Mexico – Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Are you familiar with UNESCO and their World Heritage Mission?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding universal value to humanity.

UNESCO maintains a list of World Heritage Sites that meet at least one of ten selection criteria. There are now over 1000 sites all around the world on the list, including well-known sites such as The Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef, and Macchu Pichu. The list includes a bunch of lesser-known sites too. 22 […]

Arizona – Barringer Meteor Crater

Inside Meteor Crater

We get inspiration for our travels from a variety of sources, but the Barringer Meteor Crater marks the first time we’ve picked a vacation destination based on a video game. As we were driving out west for our Southwest Road Trip (Trip #5 from my e-book, How To Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips), my son asked me if I’d ever heard of the Barringer Meteor Crater and if I knew where it was. He had heard about it while playing Civilization V with a friend. I hadn’t heard of it, so I pulled out my trusty smartphone and […]