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 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 […]

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 […]

View of the artful mosaic Map of Madaba in the Church of St, George.

The Artful Mosaics of Madaba

I watched a television show last year about the artful mosaics of Madaba on one of the travel or history channels.  The modern Arab city of Madaba is about 45 minutes south of Jordan’s capital city of Amman and 30 minutes from the Queen Alia International Airport (Amman Airport).  Visiting Petra and Jerash were my […]

View of the Colonnaded street of the ancient ruins of Jerash

Ancient Ruins of Jerash

The historic ancient ruins of Jerash are about an hour drive straight north of Amman, Jordan.  Most tourists focus on visiting Petra (and who could blame them) when traveling to Jordan.  But then visitors underestimate the time needed in Jordan and miss the other amazing attractions this country has to offer, like the ancient roman […]

Aerial View of Kilkenny Ireland

Things to do in Kilkenny, Ireland

There are so many things to do in Kilkenny, Ireland, like attending the Kilkenny Arts Festival held every August.  I visited Kilkenny mainly because of its rich medieval history and because it was once considered an unofficial capital of Ireland.  But other than the festival, there are so many other things to do in Kilkenny […]

Things to See in Luxor, Egypt

Once known as the ancient Egyptian city of Waset or by the Greek name Thebes, the city of Luxor in Upper Egypt offers so many things to see.  Most visitors to Egypt flock to see the pyramids, but I wanted to see all the other popular temples and tombs.  Before leaving the US, I booked […]