The Egyptian Temples of Karnak and Luxor
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Visiting the great pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza easily met my expectations, but I was surprised it was Luxor … Read More

6 Things to Do in Annapolis, Maryland
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A few weeks ago, while chatting with a friend about weekend plans, I mentioned that Adam and I were planning … Read More

Petra to Mount Nebo: a Road Trip Through Jordan
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Our trip to Petra was short, sandwiched between Israel and Egypt with only two days to explore before it was … Read More

1 Day in Charlottesville, Virginia: a Walk in Jefferson’s Footsteps
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Virginia and US history often go hand in hand. Eight of America’s presidents were born in the state, as were … Read More

The Tombs of Ancient Egypt: The Valley of the Kings and Queens
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As a little girl visiting my family in Maine, a typical week involved a visit to one of the local … Read More

The Fortress of Masada and the Dead Sea in One Day
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Our visit to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt was mostly a mission for Adam and I to see three places that … Read More

A Day Trip to Hershey’s Chocolate World
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Moments after arriving at our house for the start of her weeklong vacation, my five-year-old niece Phoebe was focused on … Read More

1 Day in Petra, Jordan
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When I first saw Petra’s famous Treasury it was 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius) and I was running on … Read More

The Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Egypt
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For many, Egypt’s pyramids and the Great Sphinx represent the ultimate travel bucket list item. Shrouded in mystery and one … Read More

Two Days in Jerusalem and the Holy Land
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Our plane touched down at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport an hour later than expected, late on a Saturday afternoon. … Read More

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