For the love of History & Culture

See the world authentically, one trip at a time

Traveling to discover local cultural nuances is a fascinating experience in itself. It is difficult to remove the historical perspective from any destination we visit.

So we bring in history and cultural tits-bits to make your trip itinerary more rewarding.

You can count on us to make history easy & exciting.

Get inspired….

City Breaks

Enjoy cultural city breaks from Europe, Canada & beyond. Include all the prime landmarks in your itinerary, & make the most of your visit!

Culture Tours

Guided tours are a great way to explore a destination. Talk to a local expert & learn about its history & culture. In turn, it helps small businesses.

Heritage Sites

Guide to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, museums, & landmarks that you must visit in your lifetime, from Chichen Itza to Old Havana!

What if you could…travel with a PURPOSE

The name ToSomePlaceNew was inspired by Dalai Lama’s quote,

“ Once a year go some place you have never been before

Dalai Lama

Let’s travel and explore this wonderful world authentically. Talk to the locals, visit a historical site, relish culinary delights, wander old towns, and photograph unknown lanes….

Come back with fond memories and be empowered with education about the new place you visit.

Go Travel!

Our Top Picks for History & Cultural Experience

Sarajevo Old Town

Sarajevo

Bosnia, Europe

World War I Site, Balkans culture, History of Ottomans, Yugoslav period, Sarajevo Siege

Havana

Cuba, Americas

UNESCO Site Old Havana lanes, Spanish influence, Cuban history, RUMBA | Offbeat destination

At the Commerce Square Lisbon 2 day itinerary guide

Lisbon

Portugal, Europe

Maritime history & Age of Discovery, Fado, Pombal architecture | Affordable Europe vacations

Travel Tips for Morocco

Fes/Fez

Morocco, Africa

World’s oldest medina, souks, stay in a riad and enjoy a hamman | A culturally immersive getaway

Take a Humayun Tomb history tour in your Delhi trip to learn more about the Mughals and their architecture and their indelible impact on India's past

Delhi

India, Asia

3 UNESCO Sites, and sprinkled with Mughal architectural gems. India’s medieval & modern history

Exploring the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Mexico, Americas

UNESCO gem dating from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. Get to know Mayan history and their civilization

World Heritage Sites

There are 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (869 cultural, 213 natural, and 39 mixed) in 167 countries (June 2020). China, Italy, and Spain have the most sites.

How many have you checked off?

Start your wanderlust endeavor with UNESCO Heritage Sites, and learn about each site/destination as you travel this wonderful world. Complete list here

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO designates World Heritage Sites worldwide for having cultural, historical, scientific, or other forms of significance. Today, there are over 1100 sites across the globe. 

A World Heritage Site is a landmark that is legally protected under the international convention UNESCO. Many attractions are open to visitors, and some are also in danger.  

Part of UNESCO’s charter is to preserve the natural, cultural, and historic sites to allow everyone to visit, enjoy, and learn from them. Many countries have a long list of sites that combine several elements of cultural heritage criteria, ranging from majestic natural beauty (like the Grand Canyon National Park, USA) to important architectural and artistic history (the Historic City of Salzburg Austria, Gaudi’s works in Barcelona or Cultural Landscape in Sintra Portugal). 

All of the UNESCO Heritage sites reflect the rich history, and hence, they need to be preserved at all costs. When we travel, we must practice sustainable tourism by respecting local culture and customs. Let’s leave no trace – litter or damage when we visit these destinations (no any destination for that matter). It is essential to continue to visit sites and contribute to the local economy. 

We book guided tours with locals (usually walking tours) to learn more about the site and support local businesses. Any time we visit and pay for a ticket, we contribute to the site’s repair and renovation.

You can also donate to various UNESCO sites and projects to help support the cause and preserve our heritage!

we can work together to “encourage international cooperation in the conservation of our world’s cultural and natural heritage” to preserve our world for ourselves and future generations.

UNESCO’s World Heritage site