The Ancient City Of Ephesus

After Istanbul, Ephesus is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey and it probably has been for over two thousand years. Today it is the site of an ancient port city with well-preserved archaeological areas. Two thousand five hundred years ago this city was considered the greatest of the Greek cities and theContinue reading “The Ancient City Of Ephesus”

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Without question the holiest site in all of Christendom is located in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem. It represents the location where Jesus was crucified and where his body was laid to rest. Today there is a high level of certainty that the location has been identified. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre The ChurchContinue reading “The Church of the Holy Sepulchre”

Selected Images • The Story Of Annie Moore

Photography is my obsession and when traveling the world often images just present themselves. Most are random impressions with little context but some seem to suggest at a self contained story. Still others leave me wanting to find out more about what I stumbled upon. Here’s a glimpse of just why we travel… On theContinue reading “Selected Images • The Story Of Annie Moore”

Selected Images • The Story Of Temple Bar

Photography is my obsession and when traveling the world often images just present themselves. Most are random impressions with little context but some seem to suggest at a self contained story. Still others leave me wanting to find out more about what I stumbled upon. Here’s a glimpse of just why we travel… When mostContinue reading “Selected Images • The Story Of Temple Bar”

Random Images • Iceland – Waiting For Summer

Photography is my obsession and when traveling the world often images just present themselves. Most are random impressions with little context but some seem to suggest at a self contained story. Still others leave me wanting to find out more about what I stumbled upon. Here’s a glimpse of just why we travel… On aContinue reading “Random Images • Iceland – Waiting For Summer”

America’s Liberty Ships – Visit A Bit Of History

Above The USS Alstede 1965 Get to Know an Old Liberty Ship There are ships that having been retired (decommissioned) and are now serving as living history museums. Ships like the aircraft carrier Intrepid a Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City and a number of battleships like the North Carolina and Missouri.Continue reading “America’s Liberty Ships – Visit A Bit Of History”

Three Tour Guides in Vietnam

While touring around Vietnam my wife and I had three different guides taking day trips. The thing that made the biggest impression on us was their expressed political philosophies and in one case the lack thereof. Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City In Vietnam the first thing that strikes us is the general attitude towardsContinue reading “Three Tour Guides in Vietnam”

Revisiting The Disney Vacation Club

The Disney Vacation Club and How It Works Forward: We purchased a membership in DVC back in 2009 and the truth is our experience is somewhat unique. Generally there are three options for acquiring DVC memberships; you can purchase “points” directly from Walt Disney, you can buy someone else’s points (usually through a broker) orContinue reading “Revisiting The Disney Vacation Club”

Love Locks Continue To Spread

Is It A Statement of Love or Vandalism? A SHORT STORY We weren’t aware of love locks before about a decade ago but recently as we travel we often come across collections of padlocks attached to bridges, fences and other public structures. It wasn’t difficult to figure out what was going on by all theContinue reading “Love Locks Continue To Spread”

Marksburg Castle, Germany

Standing above the town of Braubach, Germany on the banks of the Rhine, is Marksburg Castle, an imposing and historic fortification. The castle was erected to defend the surrounding countryside but also to control the trade that passed through the region on the Rhine river. Of the over three dozen castles along the river, MarksburgContinue reading “Marksburg Castle, Germany”