New Mexico: The Continental Divide

While crossing through New Mexico, Route 66 travelers will come upon the Continental Divide, the natural boundary line separating waters that flow into the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico from those that flow into the Pacific Ocean. In Route 66 history, the area was  popular for the conglomeration of trading posts seeking to draw […]

San Francisco’s Lombard Street – A Bid for America’s “Crookedest” Street

Located just a few blocks from the popular Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street is comprised of eight switchbacks carefully easing traffic down its 40 degree slope. The curving street is beautifully landscaped with brightly colored flower beds that soften the sharp turns as the road cuts through a colorful row of Victorian style houses. The best […]

Moscow: St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square

Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century, St. Basil’s consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation. The most impressive and recognizable feature of the cathedral is its brightly colored domes. Its irregular shape and iconic colors create an effect that makes the cathedral seem as if it were popping out of […]

Paris: Les Catacombes 14th Arr.

Created at the end of the 18th century when the Cemetery of the Innocents was ordered to be relocated due to the belief that the centuries old cemetery was the source of infection disturbing the area’s inhabitants, today, the Catacombs hold the skeletal remains of approximately six million Parisians in the city’s underground quarries. The […]

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