You Just Choose – Musings on the Religions of Thailand and the NFL

Wat Hup Ta Khrot temple left an indelible mark on my psyche. Not only because it was the first major temple complex we visited in Thailand, but it also introduced me to Thai polytheism. The idea that different gods and even religions could be worshiped together, side by side in peace and harmony simultaneously baffled […]

October 2017 Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s image was taken in Rjukan, Telemark, Norway 1920×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1600×1200 | 1680×1050 | 1600×9001440×900 | 1280×1024 | 1280×800 | 1024×768 iPad | iPhone 6/7/8 | iPhone 6/7/8 Plus2560×1600 (MacBook Retina 13″) | 2880×1800 (MacBook Retina 15″) | 5k iMac

September 2017 Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s image was taken in the Texas Panhandle 1920×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1600×1200 | 1680×1050 | 1600×9001440×900 | 1280×1024 | 1280×800 | 1024×768 iPad | iPhone 6&7 | iPhone 6&7 Plus2560×1600 (MacBook Retina 13?) | 2880×1800 (MacBook Retina 15?) | 5k iMac

Images of Girona

Nestled in the upper north east corner of Spain and Catalonia, sandwiched between Barcelona and the French border, is the city and region of Girona. I spent the winter of 2014-15 living in Girona for three months. I had the pleasure to see much of the province as well as experience Christmas, Three Kings Day, […]

This Week in Travel – Episode 227

This week Jen Leo, Chris Christensen and I are joined by this week’s guest Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, photographer and documentary filmmaker of “Elephants in the Coffee” Subscribe on iTunes This Week’s News: Picks of the week:

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Overview Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in southern Nevada and western Arizona along the Colorado River and Lake Mead, which is the reservoir created along the Colorado River by the Hoover Dam. It also included the smaller Lake Mojave which is created by the Davis Dam. It was the first National Recreation Area […]

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Overview Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Nevada is one of the newest additions to the National Park Service, having been established in 2014 as a national monument. Given its recent addition to the park service, the site is still under developed and there is little in the way of interpretative or visitor services. […]

11 Amazing North American National Parks That Hardly Anyone Visits

The national parks of the United States and Canada are some of the greatest in the world. However, most of the attention is taken up by the superstar parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Banff. Each of these parks gets millions of visitors per year, and visiting during the peak season it’s like visiting an amusement […]

Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba

Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba: My 322nd UNESCO World Heritage Site From the World Heritage inscription: Historic settlement mounds, known as tels, are characteristic of the flatter lands of the eastern Mediterranean, particularly in Lebanon, Syria, Israel and eastern Turkey. Of more than 200 such mounds in Israel, the three sites of Megiddo, […]

August 2017 Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s image was taken in the Ramon Crater, Israel 1920×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1600×1200 | 1680×1050 | 1600×9001440×900 | 1280×1024 | 1280×800 | 1024×768 iPad | iPhone 6&7 | iPhone 6&7 Plus2560×1600 (MacBook Retina 13″) | 2880×1800 (MacBook Retina 15″) | 5k iMac

This Week in Travel – Episode 226

This week’s guest is Stefan Krasowski from Rapid Travel Chai and Frequent Traveler University to talk about travel deals, mileage deals, and travel tips. Subscribe on iTunes This Week’s News: Hotels.com is Giving Away Free Passports United has a new plan to avoid overbooked flights Three more Princess ships getting Ocean Medallion capability Would You […]