The Egyptian Temples of Karnak and Luxor

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

Monticello and Charlottesville, Virginia: A Walk in Jefferson’s Footsteps

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

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

Our visit to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt was mostly a mission for Adam and I to see three places that … Read More

1 Day in Petra, Jordan

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

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

2 Days in Jerusalem and the Holy Land

Our plane touched down at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport an hour later than expected, late on a Saturday afternoon. … Read More

Day Trips from Cancun: the Mayan Cities of Chichen Itza and Tulum

For US citizens, Mexico is one of our quintessential vacation destinations. Well-loved for its close proximity, great weather, and hundreds … Read More

16 Things to Do in Old Town Quito, Ecuador

One of the best ways to maximize your vacation time is to plan a trip over a long weekend. When … Read More

2 Days in Prague, Czech Republic

It has been a few years since Adam and I visited Prague, but we talk about that trip all the … Read More

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