13 Most Famous World Heritage Sites

Grand Canyon National Park – U.S.

The Grand Canyon is located in the American State of Arizona and is considered one of the most beautiful gorges in the world. It was carved by the Colorado River and runs for over 440 kilometers, with a width ranging from 6.9 to 29 kilometers.

Some of its gorges reach depths of 1.8 kilometers and horizontal strata (layers of rock) show the area’s geological history spans for 2 billion years (covering four major geologic eras). It attracts 5 million visitors each year and was added to the World Heritage list in 1979.

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Medina of Marrakesh – Morocco

Although Morocco has been inhabited by Berber tribes since Neolithic times, Marrakesh was founded in 1070-1072 by the Almoravid people. The city was an important religious, cultural, and trading center for Northern and sub-Saharan Africa.

The medina (old city) contains a number of incredible architectural masterpieces such as the Koutoubia Mosque (with a 77-meter minaret), the Kasbah (citadel with impressive gates and gardens), and the Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, a bustling open-air theater and market. The medina was added to the list in 1987 receiving over 10 million visitors every year.

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Graduated Traveling: 13 Trips to Take After Graduating

While some may be anxious to jump into the workforce and get cracking on that career, as the old saying goes, “you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.” Instead of diving into the online job ads, hit the travel sites then hit the open road or the friendly skies.

The Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Although the holiday of St. Patrick’s Day originally began its life as a Christian feast day, it has almost entirely transformed into a secular holiday celebrating the best booze that bars have to offer. People travel from far and wide to cities around the world that are specifically known for their St. Patrick’s Day festivities. There are several cities around Ireland that host incredible parties, but the fun doesn’t stop there. As Irish immigrants moved around the world, they brought their traditions with them. As such, here are some of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world.

The Best Flower Displays in the World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful objects in nature — their bright faces remind us of sunshine and warm weather, and their perfume can help us recall specific memories that all our other senses have forgotten. While many of us strive to make our home the perfect outdoor oasis, others focus on spectacular displays of flowers that can only be found in a small number of places. We’ve scoured the globe for some of the most beautiful flower displays open to the public. If you’re a fan of beautiful flowers both cultivated and wild, check this list out.