Sunrise is an hour away as I make my way along the wide pathway to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world located just north of Siem Reap. I am joined by 15 other Exodus Travels tourists and our guide Vanney. On the edge of a reflecting pool hundreds of other visitors jockey for position to get the
Philadelphia, “The Cradle of Liberty,” is where patriots met and crafted the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, where George Washington and all the delegates of the First Continental Congress dined at City Tavern, and where Benjamin Franklin lived and worked. Whether this is your first visit or your 10th, there’s something very special about visiting Independence National Historical
From the top of a Maya pyramid the view of the jungle and other pyramids was something I imagined other adventure travelers witnessing; not me. But I was here with the help of a manmade staircase alongside the ancient structure and encouraging guides. It was from this vantage point George Lucas filmed scenes for his first Star Wars movie in
On a cold windswept day I visited Göttweig Abbey with fellow Viking River Cruises passengers as part of the Danube Christmas Market Cruise. Founded in Austria as a monastery and dedicated in 1072 AD, its presence atop a hill overlooking the river was a dramatic scene as the tour bus approached. We gathered with our guide and he began his
The week of sailing on AmaCerto, one of the beautiful river cruise ships in AmaWaterways fleet, was like a crescendo. Every day somehow topped the day before. It was Saturday, next to the last full day of cruising, when the ship docked next to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.