When we travel, we always look to see what UNESCO World Heritage sites are close to the destinations we plan to visit. They are rich in history, and it is always interesting to learn about how they are connected to the people and cultures in those locations.
To be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the location must meet a few key pieces of criteria. A UNESCO site is a natural or man-made location or structure with cultural and/or historical significance that is regarded as being important to the collective interests of humanity. The sites are designated by the World Heritage Convention (an organization of UNESCO; The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
We’ve been to 73 UNESCO World Heritage sites (and counting!) over the years. This map marks the UNESCO sites we have been to.