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the sun is setting over some mountains in the distance, with snow on the ground
Laponia
We hiked and camped through Laponia for a week, and were charmed by the natural beauty, early morning greetings by caribou, and a slide down a glacier alongside bounding caribou. Even summer camping is a challenge!
an aerial view of a city with water in the background and buildings on both sides
Riga, Latvia
Highly recommend a stay in Riga; inexpensive, fun, lots to do in a long weekend/short week. The old city is walkable and has lots to do. (Photo Credit, UNESCO, Véronique Dauge)
the sun is setting at the grand canyon
Grand Canyon National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Looking east from Mather Point during sunset; canyon formations bathed in orange light. Grand Canyon, June 2016.
several large rocks in the middle of a green field with houses in the background and trees
Avebury | Wiltshire
Stone circle and village of Avebury. Standing stones at Avebury, England. Immense, fascinating, and touchable. June 2004, July 2012.
a stream running through a forest filled with lots of rocks
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. July, 1996, Driving from Gatlinburg to Cherokee. Spectacular, but traffic in Gatlinburg is awful in the summertime. ©LostBob
an american flag flying in front of a clock tower
Independence Hall
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Many many times. ©OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection
the mountains are reflected in the still water
Laponian Area
Laponian Area, Northern Sweden, Northern Norway, August 1987.
the stonehenge monument in england is surrounded by green grass and blue skies with no clouds
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Stonehenge, July 2012. Delightful, but very busy. ©UNESCO / Francesco Bandarin
the inside of a building with steam rising from it
City of Bath
Roman Baths, July 2012, in the City of Bath.
a green field with houses on the side and cliffs in the back ground near water
Dorset and East Devon Coast
Dorset and East Devon Coast - "The Jurassic Coast", including Lyme Regis. July, 2011. Photo ©Jennifer Catherine
there are two boats that are sitting in the grass by the water and some trees
Birka and Hovgården
Birka and Hovgården, near Stockholm, Sweden. A wonderful day on a lovely island. The guided tour is not to be missed. June 2012. Photo ©Fiona Starr