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UNESCO’s World Heritage List was first opened in 1978 and today comprises 1,121 sites in more than 167 countries (as of May 2020), which are of global significance in their uniqueness, authenticity and integrity. Among them are currently 869 cultural monuments, 213 natural sites and 39 mixed natural and cultural sites. The basis for the designation and registration as UNESCO World Heritage Site is the site’s outstanding universal value. In other words, a cultural and/or natural significance that is so exceptional that it transcends national boundaries and is of importance to both present and future generations of all humanity. In this context, natural sites include outstanding natural phenomena or areas of outstanding natural beauty and aesthetic significance, exceptional examples of the major stages of the Earth’s history or significant habitats of the Earth’s biological diversity.

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The 7 Wonders of Nature – The Beauty of Our World

Categories: Travel reports, General

Similar to the man-made “world wonders”, various natural phenomena such as the Grand Canyon in the United States or the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia are sometimes referred to as such, many of which are also unesco World Heritage Sites. The New7Wonders Project conducted a worldwide survey from 2007-2011, in which more than 600 million participants from all over the world voted for the most beautiful natural wonders. The following 7 wonders of nature, of which we …

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Glacier Bay National Park – A Scenic Cruise in Alaska (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

After the last days on our journey through the Inside Passage the cities of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Haines, the last 2 days of our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises were a “Scenic Cruise”. This means that the ship no longer docks in a harbour, but that you can admire the highlights of Glacier Bay National Park and college fjord directly from the ship.

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Everglades Alligator Farm – An Airboat Tour in South Florida (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

If you are in South Florida, an airboat tour through the Everglades National Park is not to be missed. We both knew the airboat tours along the Tamiami Trail between Miami and Naples. And together we did such a tour a few years ago in Orlando. Since this is always very funny and there is a lot of nature to see, we really wanted to repeat it again 🙂

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Things to do & Photo spots (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Hawaii

Today we literally went to THE Hot Spot on Big Island: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which was founded in 1916. The park has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Sitesince 1987. The 1,348 km2 area of the park includes extensive lava fields from various episodes and is home to the active volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

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Palau – Scenic Flight over the Rock Islands & Seventy Islands (Palau)

Categories: Travel reports, Oceania, Palau

Even before our holiday we had seen the pictures of the Rock Islands in Palau in the diving magazines and on the internet, we knew that we really wanted to make a scenic flight over the Ngerukeuid Islands (better known as The Seventy Islands). We think sightseeing flights are just a great opportunity to marvel at our world from above and get a completely different perspective on our earth. For example, we have already made sightseeing flights over the Blue …

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