Hi! My name is Rachel Heller, and my travel blog is Rachel’s Ruminations. A true World Heritage site fan – or, more honestly, a World Heritage site geek – I grew increasingly frustrated that, whenever I planned a trip and wanted to look up UNESCO sites near my destination, it became a whole project.

I’d start at UNESCO’s website that lists and describes all of the World Heritage sites, but that focuses purely on what qualifies each of them as worthy of the World Heritage designation. It doesn’t give tourism information such as where exactly the place is located or when it’s open.

I’d go to Google maps to check locations, then find blogs or publications that covered the locations in order to decide whether they were worth a visit, or were even possible to visit. And so on. It was just too many steps, which led to my idea of starting this website.

My goal with this site is to create a one-stop shop for World Heritage travel.

Much as I’d LOVE to be able to say I’ve visited every single UNESCO site in the world, I haven’t. (No one can; see the listing for Surtsey Island.) Fortunately, lots of other travel bloggers felt the same way about how much work it is to find information, and they were willing to pitch in to write the articles.

Please let me know if you have any additional suggestions! Use this e-mail address: rachel(at)rachelsruminations(dot)com.

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While the site is a work in progress, I will eventually be accepting paid advertising related to World Heritage travel. If you are interested in discussing such advertising with me, please use this email address: rachel(at)rachelsruminations(dot)com.

Before you contact me for links or advertising, though, be aware of the following non-negotiable conditions:

  • Any paid links or ads will be no-follow.
  • Any paid links or ads will be disclosed.

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