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Catedral Metropolitana on Parque Central in Guatemala City

Guatemala City’s Zona 1

Guatemala City isn’t a popular tourist destination, in large part because of the scourge of violent crime, but there are some things worth seeing in this otherwise crowded and poverty-stricken city.

Humpback Whale in Antarctica at Sunset

The Colors of Antarctica

When you think of Antarctica, you probably think of lots of white and blue. I was surprised to find that it’s a lot more colorful than that.

Fireworks in Chichicastenango Guatemala Fire Wheel

Fireworks in Chichicastenango

Guatemalans sure love their fireworks. And Chichicastenango, in the Guatemalan highlands, is not a place that considers fireworks only night-time entertainment.

Kayaking in Antarctica at Petermann Island

Kayaking in Antarctica

There are worse places to be than gliding silently at water level amongst the icebergs, seals, and penguins of Antarctica.

Luang Prabang Haw Pha Bang Royal Palace Museum Naga

A New Home for Phra Bang

From its fearsome gold naga guarding the main stairs, its incredibly lavish gold and red interior, and multi-tiered roof, the Haw Pha Bang at Luang Prabang’s Royal Palace looks ancient. But it’s not.

White House in the Snow

A Washington Winter Wonderland

Heavy snow shuts down Washington DC, but it also transforms the National Mall, its monuments, and other Washington landmarks like the White House into a winter wonderland.

Tarangire National Park Zebras in the Water

Tarangire National Park

Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is famous for its elephants and baobab trees, but you’ll also find an incredible range of other animals here, including some of the big cats.

Mt Kilimanjaro Stars and Camp at Lava Tower

Climbing Kilimanjaro

We’ve made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. 19,341 feet. We’re on top of Africa, far above the clouds. And though we’re right next to the equator, it’s very, very cold and there are thick ice glaciers.

Phonsavan Morning Market Cooked Food

Phonsavan’s Morning Market

At Phonsavan’s morning market you can sit for a tasty bowl of freshly made steaming pho for breakfast or buy some local fruit. You can find much that looks familiar, and quite a lot that doesn’t.

Fishermen on Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge has multiple personalities. It spans the Golden Horn from Eminonu to Karakoy and provides both a real and symbolic link connecting two key parts of Istanbul.

Children playing in Antigua, Guatemala

The Town that Defied God and the Government

If God and the government had their way, Antigua wouldn’t exist. But it’s a good thing it does. With charming Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and a vibrant cultural life, it’s a wonderful place to visit.

Prayer Hall of the New Mosque (Yeni Cami) Istanbul

Istanbul’s Grand “New” Mosque

In Istanbul, new is relative. The New Mosque might be newer than the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia, but having been completed in 1665 it is historic in its own right. And it’s also stunningly beautiful.

Imperial City Hue Vietnam Ngo Mon Gate and Bridge

The Citadel in the Imperial City of Hue

Inside the Citadel walls was once lavish and opulent, with ornate gardens and intricate pagodas. But the Vietnam War was not kind to the Imperial City. Large parts of it are now nothing more than rubble.