Stephanie Craig

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UNESCO World Heritage Site #46: Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) (Jordan)

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you …

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Quseir Amra (Jordan)

Traveling to Quseir Amra<p>Part I: The Getaway<p>We made our getaway from the desert castle of Quseir Amra walking double speed. Me, talking under my …

30 Weird Travel Facts About Me - History Fangirl

Huzzah! To celebrate this post being my 100th, I thought I’d take the opportunity to publically embarrass myself and share 30 weird travel facts …

Showing off Rio's Magic in 13 Beautiful Photos - History Fangirl

I spent some time perusing photo’s from this year’s Carnival and wishing I was back in Brazil. Rio is a magical city, and I absolutely have spend …

My 37 Favorite Travel Memes

I’m in a whole lot of Facebook groups about travel (they’re a great way to get tips and meet cool people). But it’s also a great way to get a …

My Top 10 Super Awesome Surprise London Adventures - History Fangirl

My ten-day London (and the Home Counties) adventure was supposed to be 60% work/40% try-really-hard-to-grab-some-sightseeing time, but our host …

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef System (UNESCO World Heritage Site #26) - History Fangirl

Last month, I went to Belize for ten days with 3 of my best friends from college. Unlike last year in Rio, which was lots of tours and dance clubs …

My UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bucket List

This past weekend, I went to the Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan, making it my 50th visited UNESCO World Heritage Site!<p>Traveling to UNESCO sites …

March 2017: Adventures Expenses

<b>What I Got Up To</b><p>This month I hit a cool milestone: Jordan is my 30th country on the TCC list!<p>I spent the first half of March exploring a little more …

7 Places to Make Awesome Friends When Traveling Solo

I’m currently in a group facebook chat with people who were strangers eight days ago. I’m planning on trying to visit three of them in the next three …

UNESCO World Heritage Site #43: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (Hungary)

“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; …

UNESCO World Heritage Site #42: Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

<b>My Visit</b><p>Sometimes travel is heavy. There are places that make you think, make you cry, change the way you perceive the world or yourself. When you go …

15 Irish Baby Animal Pictures to Celebrate Spring

Spring is in full-force in Ireland, and that means baby animals absolutely everywhere! I had no idea before I got here how rural western Ireland is …

All the Pretty Buildings: A Day in Bratislava, Slovakia - History Fangirl

One day in Bratislava was amazing, and of course, not nearly enough time! I wish I could spend a month in every country, or even a week. But I can’t. …

UNESCO World Heritage Site #38: Palace and Gardens of Schoenbrunn (Austria) - History Fangirl

<b>My Visit</b><p>I’ve only ever imagined visiting Schoenbrunn in summer. I pictured walking dreamily through the gardens, touching the flowers wistfully with …

January 2017: Adventures Expenses

Ah yes, January. I never got around to writing up this month because it was a total beast.<p><b>What I Got Up To</b><p>I began the month trying to slay a …

Why I'm Making Sofia My Home Base

When I left Sofia, Bulgaria at the beginning of December, I was really heartbroken about it. Something along the lines of this:<p>But now I’m back! And …

Millennial Traveler Bingo

This post is brought to you by my desire to buy a wide-brimmed hat.<p>Lately I’ve been thinking about all the fabulous travel clichés us us millennials …

UNESCO World Heritage Site #36: Boyana Church (Bulgaria) - History Fangirl

My Visit<p>I accidentally visited Boyana Church twice. The first time, I went by myself. The second time, I went on a tour to Rila Monastery that …

7 Ridiculously Fun Things to Do in San Pedro, Belize

There are so many Awesome Things to to Do in San Pedro, Belize<p>Last month, I went to San Pedro, Belize and met up with three of my best friends for an …

Explore Atlanta like a Local: 17 Things to Do in the ATL

January was a whirlwind of US stops. I spent time in six states: Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and New York.<p>Sadly, my …

Celebrating 5 Working Women Artists on International Women's Day

<b>My First International Women’s Day</b><p>Once upon a time (March, 2004), my friends and I were taking Russian language classes. These classes met five days …

A Fabulous Hamilton Inspired New York City Weekend

Once upon a time (May, 2016), my friend Ashley and I were on an epic western Irish road trip stalking Star Wars filming locations and chasing baby …

UNESCO World Heritage Site #3: The Statue of Liberty

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,<br>With conquering limbs astride from land to land;<br>Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand<br>A mighty …

UNESCO World Heritage Site #40: Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape (Austria)

Never heard of the Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape? How about the much friendlier and more marketable Austrian Lake …

The 18 Podcasts I Use for Travel Inspiration

I listen to an insane amount of podcasts. In a typical day, I’ll consume three hours or more of shows, and I’ve done this for almost…gulp…ten years. …