Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress dominating the skyline of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, Scotland. There has been a royal castle here since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until 1633. Edinburgh Castle was involved in many historical conflicts from the …

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios (Spanish for eight rivers) is a town on the north coast of Jamaica. Once a sleepy fishing village and now a thriving tourism destination, the name is possibly a British corruption of the original Spanish name “Las Chorreras” (the waterfalls), a name given to the village because of the nearby Dunn’s River Falls. …

Nairobi, Kenya

The Republic of Kenya is a country in Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya’s territory lies on the equator, covers 581,309 km2 and has a population of approximately 48 million people. (In comparison, Alberta is 661,848 km2 and has a population of just over four million.) Famous for its modern safaris, world …

Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee

Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate in Memphis, Tennessee, that was owned by the King of Rock ‘n Roll, the late Elvis Presley. Located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, inherited the estate in 1993 when she turned 25. The 17,552 sq.ft. mansion serves as a museum …

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall stretches from Dandong in the east to Lop Lake in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the edge of Inner Mongolia. A comprehensive archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has concluded that the Ming walls measure 8,850 km (5,500 mi). This is made up of 6,259 km (3,889 mi) sections of …