When you walk across a border from one country to another, it is almost always confusing. It's like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and in this case the right hand is Israel and the left hand is Jordan. Each country has its own processes and requirements and jurisdiction. There … Continue reading Jordan – The Warm Heart of the Middle East
Just a few months before my and Tim's scheduled trip to Israel, US President Donald Trump announced that the US would be relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the internationally disputed capital of Jerusalem. Symbolically, this was the US saying that they recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The problem is that Palestinians … Continue reading Israel & Palestine – A Journey Through the Holy Land
My guide to taking a day trip to Port Arthur has moved to a new location here!
Itinerary: Day 1: Fly to Seoul Day 2: Itaewon and Korean BBQ Day 3: Rest Day 4: DMZ and JSA tour Day 5: Gyeoungbakgung Palace Day 6: War Memorial of Korea Day 7: Fly out Dates: January 20-26, 2018 Our Odyssey: Between ongoing (and heightening) tensions with North Korea and the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, … Continue reading So Cold in Seoul
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Miami, FL Days 3-9: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba) Dates: October 13-23, 2016 Our Odyssey: Our third and final stop in Cuba was to Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city. It’s situated in a protected cove on the southern shore of the island, only about 2 hours driving from … Continue reading Santiago de Cuba
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Miami, FL Days 3-9: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba) Dates: October 13-23, 2016 Our Odyssey: If you had asked me just a few years ago if I thought that I, as an American citizen without dual citizenship, would legally travel to Cuba in the near future, I would have naturally thought, … Continue reading Cuba Libre! (Or Cuba’s history of being not so libre)
Just a few of my favorites from our adventure at the Custer ghost town in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho!
Itinerary: Thursday: Fly to Boise Friday: Food Tour of Boise; Ghost hunting at the Old Penitentiary Saturday: Sawtooth Mountains and Ghost Towns Dates: July 28-31, 2016 Our Odyssey: Idaho? More like, Ida-whoa!! Okay, I couldn’t resist that, because when Tim and I visited my 42nd state, Idao proved to be better than just great potatoes.Tim … Continue reading Ghosts and Ghost Towns in Idaho
The Battle of Petersburg was the longest battle of the American Civil War - 9 months of trench warfare. This was an important and strategic location in the south, where 4 railroad lines met before continuing on to Richmond, Virginia (then the capital of the Confederacy). Union forces wanted to seize Petersburg as part of … Continue reading Petersburg National Battlefield
Itinerary: Day 1: Vienna, Austria Day 2: Bratislava, Slovakia Day 3: Salzburg, Austria Day 4: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic Days 5-7: Munich, Germany and Oktoberfest Days 8-10: Hamburg, Germany and Tracy's Wedding Days 11-12: Hallstatt, Austria Day 13: Innsbruck, Austria Day 14: Innsbruck to Murten Days 15-16: Murten, Bern and the Swiss Alps Day 17: … Continue reading Innsbruck, Austria to Murten, Switzerland in One (Long) Day