My novel More Than Bones was released on January 8, 2019.
Tales of travel, humor, sarcasm and other nonsense.
You aim your phone or camera at the view, so you can relive it long after the image has faded from your mind. You take the pic and check the results. But somehow, the photograph hasn’t quite captured the moment.
Castles in Ireland are like churches in Europe. After a while, they all start to blend together.
On a spectacular late summer day, Kilkenny should have been packed with tourists.
Our tour through the Wicklow mountains took the phrase “go slow and easy” to an almost surreal extreme.
Given the discouraging circumstances, you may be wondering – why are George and I traveling so far away from our home?
We did our best to look past the nation’s troubled history and just enjoy the people, the food, and the landscapes.
Even when you try to escape Jerusalem’s religious underpinnings, you can’t completely. No matter where you go, religious faith – and the ways people express it – is ubiquitous.
How to write about Jerusalem? What can I say that hasn’t already been said ten thousand times?
Believe it or not, we weren’t the only crazy tourists choosing to spend a whole day and night in Wadi Rum in August. Despite temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, our large Bedouin camp was fully booked.
The Nabataeans had no way of knowing that Petra’s greatest glory lay far in the future, when it would become a major tourist destination.
We could have traveled to Petra by zipping down Jordan’s modern Desert Highway. Instead we took the slower, scenic route.