At India’s Karni Mata Temple followers worship the 20,000+ rats that live within the Holy place. Here’s why — and why you should visit!
Not sure where to go on your next trip? I’ve just returned from an adventure-focused journey through Israel, and absolutely fell in love. Here is why you might want to make this Middle Eastern country your next trip, as well. Tip: Flying […]
Kyoto, Japan, is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Fushimi Inari Taisha (Shrine) — not to mention the #1 Kyoto Attraction on TripAdvisor. You can reach the site — open daily from 7am to […]
Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan‘s Eastern Mountain Area was established during the eighth century. Made of wood, the structure has burned down numerous times, although the building we see today — created without nails and featuring a thatched roof — […]
For many, traveling to a big city makes it hard to find the cultural immersion they’re looking for. On a recent trip to Japan I visited Tokyo and Takemtomi Island. While the tiny island with its heritage-listed village and preserved […]
While often thought of as a jumping-off point for the Galapagos Islands, Quito, Ecuador has a lot more to offer. With a historically-rich city center, lively indigenous culture, vibrant markets and adventurous day-trips, Quito is a unique and worthwhile destination […]
Quito is a big city in Ecuador with a rich history and unique location. It was actually the second city in the world to be designated a “Cultural World Heritage City”, which happened in 1978. To help preserve this heritage, […]
This month (November, 2011), the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has added a permanent collection called New Galleries for the Art of Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. If you are planning to visit […]