May Newsletter from Lovejoy Travel Agency
The Importance of Preserving History:
UNESCO Heritage Sites
What a sad day as we watched Notre-Dame cathedral covered with flames. Paris’ symbolic center, around since 1163, is now severely wounded. This wasn’t just any building. This was a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning that it is cherished for its cultural, historical or scientific impact on the world. Today I want to talk about a few of these meaningful sites and how they have changed the way that we live and think. To check out more, you can visit this link:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located on Hawaii’s youngest island, the Big Island, and is the home of the world’s most active volcano. You can literally see how land is made and succession takes place. The underground lava tubes is a great example of how powerful and beautiful nature is. To add to its glory, you can learn how scientist measure changes in the volcanoes in order to keep people safe. 
Chichen Itza - Mexico

This ceremonial center of Yucatan is a site to see. These ruins were built in about 432 AD (can you imagine?). As one of the largest Mayan cities, Chichen Itza had diverse population that can be seen in the architect. What makes this site so spectacular is the proportions and math that they used to build these monuments with bare essentials. 
Galapagos Island - Ecuador
For those of you that remember that I use to be a science teacher, you would understand my excitement of the Galapagos Island. Made up of 19 fiercely protected islands, the Galapagos Islands are a wondrous space where you can see biodiversity at it’s finest. Home to where Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution, you can see the subtle difference in the islands as well as the wildlife to understand how he determined the connections of adaptations. Or you can go just to see the only penguin that naturally lives north of the equator.
Maccu Picchu - Peru

Machu Picchu remains one of the most important cultural sites in Latin America. We aren’t sure why it was built but the construction of the stone homes, temples, workshops, bathing areas and a royal palace in the ridge of a mountain indicates the largest civilization in the Americans before the arrival of the Europeans. 
Kremlin - Moscow

Such wealth and power took place in the grand and mystical Kremlin. The Armory Museum with prize possessions from Catherine the Great, the Romanovs and Ivan the Terrible can all be seen, but the most spectacular is the architect of the building and it’s “onion-shaped” domes of the cathedrals.