| Mar 2, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dana Baldwin visited the Ajanta Caves, about 200 miles northeast of Mumbai, during a trip to India in November. The caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were carved out of a cliff about 2,000 year ago and house early Buddhist artworks, some of which are...
| Nov 18, 2012
TRINIDAD, Cuba — The taxi from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes a little more than an hour. It's a breakneck ride on a beautiful road, with densely forested hills rising above cultivated fields. Ambling horse carts veer to the side of the nearly empty...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:20 AM
In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:57 PM
The famous terra cotta warriors of China have grown in numbers, with excavators saying that they have recently unearthed more than 100 clay figures at the site near the city Xi'an in the Shaanxi province.
Since the discovery of the site in 1974,...
| Jul 8, 2012
Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 8:05 AM
The list of World Heritage sites has grown following a recent meeting by UNESCO in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Art Newspaper reported Wednesday that UNESCO added 26 sites to the list for a total of 962 sites around the world.
The Art Newspaper said 16 of...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The ethics for adding ancient works to American art museum collections became substantially more stringent five years ago when the Assn. of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) decided to set the bar higher -- prompted by complaints from Italy, Greece and other...
| Feb 10, 2013
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge.
Post Ranch Inn, Big...
| Jan 13, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO MATA ORTIZ, MEXICO
Train and bus from L.A. are the best options for getting to Mata Ortiz. From L.A.'s Union Station, take Amtrak to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot. Walk across the street to the San Diego Trolley's America Plaza Station...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Larry White photographed this fairy tale-like scene during a trip to Hallstatt, Austria, in October.
He and his girlfriend, Christine Cyran, visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate her birthday, and stayed at the Pension Sarstein, near the...
| Nov 11, 2012
QUITO, Ecuador — "Not long ago, we wouldn't think of coming to this area," Dominic Hamilton tells me as we stand on a street corner in Quito's historic area at 1 a.m. "It was horribly seedy. And dangerous."
Hamilton is a Brit who, after having...