Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

The Church of the Nativity and nearby pilgrimage route in Bethlehem is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palestine. It was inscribed by UNESCO in 2012 as a religious/Christian structure. However, it was also added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Danger that same year due to the damage incurred at …

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Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves

Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves

From the World Heritage inscription: The presence in the Judean Lowlands of thick and homogeneous chalk sub-strata enabled numerous caves to be excavated and managed by Man. The property includes a complete selection of chambers and man-made subterranean networks, of different forms and for different activities. They are situated underneath the ancient twin cities of …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 234

Jen Leo, Chris Christensen and I are joined by this week’s guest Robert Reid from ReidOnTravel.com joins us for a discussion of his recent article Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Panicked United Passenger Pops Chute, Uses Emergency Exit Inflatable Slide to Get Off …

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Travel and Developing A Daily Routine

9 years ago, still early in my travels, I wrote an article about the Paradox of Travel Blogging. Basically, you can be out exploring or you can be in front of your computer working, but you can’t do both. I dubbed it Gary’s Paradox, because who doesn’t like naming stuff after themselves, amirite?? While smartphones …

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Low-Carb Options When Flying

There is no sense in burying the lead: There are no good low carbohydrate options available on any major airline. I try to eat a low-carb diet when I’m at home and I can do so quite successfully. However, it is extremely difficult to do when you are traveling. It is especially hard to do …

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Back to Blogging

I have a confession to make….. I’ve been slacking. I’ve been slacking for several years now. When I first began traveling back in March 2007, this website was literally a weblog (aka a blog). I’d write almost daily about whatever was on my mind. Things I experiences, stories I had to share, and thoughts about …

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March 2018 Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s image is of Lake Skadar taken in Skadarsko Jezero National Park, Montenegro Most Desktops (will adjust for size) | iPad | iPhone 6/7/8 | iPhone 6/7/8 Plus | iPhone X 2560×1600 (MacBook Retina 13″) | 2880×1800 (MacBook Retina 15″) | 5k iMac