A collection of our wanderings
This would be our first trip with a newborn, 8 months old, to be precise, and we were taking every precaution. If it were to go well, it might offer a glimmer of hope that we can still be adventurous, even with a fragile new life to love and care for. So we booked a direct flight to Europe, to an English speaking country, for a week in the most tranquil, relaxing places we could find: the Cotswolds.
Geia sas, and welcome to Greece! This mythical land offers idyllic, laidback villages, a rich history, and some of the best sunsets in the world. Greece has earned its name as the cradle of Western civilization, as it is home to some of the world's greatest ancient monuments. After exploring some of your own ancient history, it’s a short journey out on the water to experience some of the most beautiful islands scattered across the Aegean Sea. The goal: finding your favorite Greek isle.
Unleash your inner Tomb Raider and explore the vast complex of Angkor. We visited the famous as well as the lesser known temples to share the highlights so you know where to focus your time.
Take an Inca Trail less traveled for a 7 day trek over mountains, across rivers, and through jungles to discover the secrets of the Peruvian people. Our trek was not only an adventure in itself, but it gave us a glimpse into the history, culture, and life of the Incas in the Andes mountains. And it gave us memories that will last a lifetime.
Situated in the lovely Mediterranean, just south of Italy, lies one of Europe’s hidden gems: the country of Malta. Blessed with warm, dry weather much of the year and dotted with alternative pristine beaches and immense fortifications, Malta is the perfect spot to explore on your next vacation.
Spain leaves you with images of the good life, and savoring the little moments. Images of world class art and innovation. Feelings of immense power and influence. We journeyed from the storied center of Madrid to the historic yet youthful Salamanca, then south to energetic Seville and Granada before ending our trip in the cultural wonder that is Barcelona.
Another sun is setting as thousands of ancient temples fade from view. I can still make out a red-brick temple nestled in a grove of palm trees. Everywhere I look are traditional Buddhist structures with fine details and elaborate entrances. Over there is a five-sided monument topped by a white and gold dome and surrounded by a high wall. This is Bagan in central Myanmar. Here, in an area of about 16 square miles, it is estimated that more than 10,000 temples, mostly Buddhist, were constructed during a religious frenzy that lasted from the 11th to the 13th centuries. About 2,200 have survived, though many have been damaged by earthquakes, floods and invasion. Follow us as we visit a city lost to time, a land of a thousand temples, and a mysterious water world.
When we dream of 'getting away from it all', our mind typically envisions a white-powder-sand beach, warm turquoise water, and a piña colada. A lone palm tree provides shade on our own little deserted island as we gaze out to our sail boat, reminding us that, where we are, no one else is, and that's just the way it should be.
The land of Israel has long been a magnet for people of faith. For centuries, pilgrims have braved dangers and endured hardship in order to set foot on the soil of their spiritual heritage. In awe they stood before the gates of Jerusalem, and reverently they walked its streets, bowing in silent prayer before sacred shrines.To this holy land pilgrims continue to come, to walk through the ancient remains and learn from their past, to read and recall that unfolding drama of faith in its setting, and to learn the lessons of life which this history teaches.