The Island Temple of Philae in Aswan, Egypt
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When we planned our trip to Egypt we expected the pyramids, the Sphinx, the massive stonework of Karnak, and the … Read More

The Egyptian Temples of Karnak and Luxor
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Visiting the great pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza easily met my expectations, but I was surprised it was Luxor … Read More

1 Day in Charlottesville, Virginia: a Walk in Jefferson’s Footsteps
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Virginia and US history often go hand in hand. Eight of America’s presidents were born in the state, as were … Read More

The Tombs of Ancient Egypt: The Valley of the Kings and Queens
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As a little girl visiting my family in Maine, a typical week involved a visit to one of the local … Read More

The Fortress of Masada and the Dead Sea in One Day
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Our visit to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt was mostly a mission for Adam and I to see three places that … Read More

1 Day in Petra, Jordan
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When I first saw Petra’s famous Treasury it was 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius) and I was running on … Read More

The Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Egypt
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For many, Egypt’s pyramids and the Great Sphinx represent the ultimate travel bucket list item. Shrouded in mystery and one … Read More

Two Days in Jerusalem and the Holy Land
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Our plane touched down at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport an hour later than expected, late on a Saturday afternoon. … Read More

Day Trips from Cancun: the Mayan Cities of Chichen Itza and Tulum
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For US citizens, Mexico is one of our quintessential vacation destinations. Well-loved for its close proximity, great weather, and hundreds … Read More

16 Things to Do in Old Town Quito, Ecuador
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One of the best ways to maximize your vacation time is to plan a trip over a long weekend. When … Read More

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