The Unconquered Earth

Never Constant, Ever Changing...Discover Earth's Hidden Gems.
This is a picture of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Trip to Jerusalem – Walking “The” Walk

Last week, I started thinking about the trip I took to Jerusalem last December, where I found myself walking “the” walk that most Christians consider a lifetime opportunity.  I’m talking about the walk Jesus took along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha carrying his cross before his crucifixion.  Walking “the” walk transformed the Easter holiday for […]

This is a picture of my travel wall, showing pictures of all the countries I've been to along with a souvenir.

Ways to Feature Travel Photos

I love taking a thousand pictures on my trips and talking to everyone about various ways to feature travel photos when they get back from their trips.  Here are some of my favorite. Travel Wall to Feature Travel Photos and Souvenirs I started highlighting where I’ve been by collecting a small object like a plate, […]

This is a picture taken at night of the Rathaus Glockenspiel in Munich, Germany.

Visit These Famous Clock Towers

While standing in front of the Rathaus Glockenspiel in Munich, Germany during Octoberfest week, it occurred to me that I must have an affinity for famous clock towers.  Although I had seen the Glockenspiel many times in my life, I never tire seeing the reactions of the tourists when they see it for the first […]

Picture of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona

Northeast Spain 5-Day Itinerary

Let me first say that I will always try to use a timeshare week (or Airbnb) to save money, and this northeast Spain 5-Day itinerary was no exception.  We based ourselves out of the small coastal town of Salou, Spain just 75 miles southwest of Barcelona.  I was so blessed to have my sister and […]

This is a picture of the Hotel Regina in Madird, Spain.

Hotel Review: Hotel Regina, Madrid

On a trip to the northeastern provinces of Spain, we wanted to take a short excursion up to Mardrid to see a few notable attractions.  We booked just one night at the Hotel Regina because Madrid was a good driving distance away from the coastal timeshare we had for the rest of the trip (TripAdvisor).  […]

This is a picture of the timeshare, Jardines Paraisol in Salou, Spain.

Timeshare Review: Jardines Paraisol, Salou, Spain

I chose the Jardines Paraisol timeshare in Salou, Spain because of its central location between Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid.  The resort is about 75 miles outside of Barcelona in the popular tourist city of Salou.  It was a great “home base” for 5 day trips to other parts of Catalonia, Aragon, Valencia, and Madrid provinces.  […]

Overhead View Flying Over the Ancient Giza Plateau.

How I Saw 6 of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

One of my goals has been to visit the sites of at least 6 of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.  Historically, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are thought to have been in present day Iraq.  And for obvious reasons, I’m not going to Iraq.  That may change some day, just like no one […]

This is a picture of the Vltava River and the Charles Bridge of Prague.

Things to do on Your Weekend in Prague

I only had a weekend in Prague, Czech Republic but had so much that I wanted to see! My daughter was on an Eastern European trip with a group called People-to-People. And I wanted to meet her in a few of the countries to check on her since she was still young.  My mother decided […]

Picture of the Iceland countryside and a small church

Day Trips from Reykjavik

I decided to schedule a stop-over in Iceland on my way to Germany for Oktoberfest.  But having a limited time, I needed to make sure that I planned 3 really great day trips from Reykjavik.  Because of my odd flight times, I skipped the paid tours and rented my own car to allow for spontaneous […]