Holy Land in Israel

” Where did David fight Goliath? Where did Abraham almost sacrifice his son Isaac? Where did Jacob dream of the angels going up and down the ladder? Where was Moses leading the children of Israel to the place they called the land of milk and honey? Where did Jesus born and crucified?” my pastor used … Continued

Chilling in the Yarra, Australia

You’ve seen photos of those monkeys in Japan, fur frosted with icicles, warming themselves in the hot springs. That’s what I’m reminded of on a sweltering day in the Yarra River at Warrandyte, a suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne. Groups, couples, families, people with dogs: they’ve all wandered down the path from the main … Continued

Coole Park Ireland Travel

Ireland: Meeting the Queen

“You can’t do that, it’s blocked off.” My friend protested. “I can hop that.” I answered. “You’ll get in trouble.” He said sternly. “Watch the door.” I said with a smirk on my face. If I never got to travel again, I wanted to make the most of it, even if that meant getting myself … Continued

Jaipur, India Lit Festival

Before we begin, let me make this clear once and for all. I am a bookworm and am literally betrothed to my favorite characters like Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. I read books of all genres; anything that comes my way, you see. So am I not excited about the upcoming Jaipur … Continued

Pennsylvania: Ranch dressing

The stuffed moose over the fireplace looks down on us in cross-eyed bemusement as we enter the main reception of the dude ranch. The smell of saddle soap, barbeque and the great outdoors pervaded throughout and we know we have arrived, if not in the Wild West exactly, certainly outside the city limits After 3 … Continued

France: A Third of a Pond

When we first saw the neglected farmhouse the spring air resounded with the throb of croaking frogs and we discovered to our delight that it faced a sizable oval pond enclosed by the shimmering arms of giant poplars, wild willows and other bird-filled trees and below the grassy banks yellow flag iris and the spiky … Continued

banaue philippines

Extreme Traverse Upland in the Philippines

Three nights, four days exploration on mountainous Northern Philippines: Banaue – Bontoc – Sagada is one of the best ways to spend Thanksgiving Holiday with the backpackers. Bontoc is a 3rd class municipality and the capital of Mountain Province. Banaue is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ifugao and widely known as the … Continued

Queen of the Mississippi Steamboat

Queen of the Mississippi Steamboat

“We’re going a bit too much to the left, hon’,” says Mrs. Hollis. Her wheelchair creaks as it bumps along over the cobblestone.  I tighten my grip – it’s an empty effort to ensure that she doesn’t fall out and roll the rest of the way down the hill, right into the Mississippi River about … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel