“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”- Marcel Proust

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”- Henry Miller


Since I first read The Family of Man with photographs by Edward Steichen in 1956, I was fascinated with the idea of exploring the unity of human experience all over the world. My interests in history, geography, culture, mythology, philosophy, design, and crafts have been an essential part of my travel experience. I loved sharing travel with family, friends, and students.

Travel #12 Washington D.C., Latvia, France, Holland 2019

April 22, 2020

In Fall 2019, I went on a long trip, beginning in Washington D.C., spending three weeks in Latvia, a week in France, and a week...

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Travel #11: On the Trail of the Knights Templars, Portugal: April 2018

April 12, 2020

As I mentioned in my description of travels to Spain, I’ve been interested in the Knights Templars for quite a while. When the opportunity arose...

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Travel #10: Dubai and India January, 2018

April 7, 2020

India has never been on my bucket list. I found its history and literature fascinating, but at the same time, it felt extremely alien. So,...

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Lesson #9: Spain 2016: On the trail of Templars, Juderias, and Easter celebrations

April 2, 2020

Paula Sullivan and I set out for Spain in Spring, 2016. Paula wanted to experience Easter (Santa Semana) in Seville, and I wanted to search...

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Travel # 8: Following the Route of the Maya, December 2015

March 30, 2020

In December 2015, Carol Clifton and I began our adventure of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, as we traveled the route of the Maya with...

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Travel #7: Kenya and Tanzania: Researching, Lecturing, and Being on Safari- 2014

March 29, 2020

I went to East Africa to research for the second edition of Africa, A Teacher’s Guide to help teachers bring African geography, history, and culture...

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Travel #6: Mother and Daughters Explore Ireland, 2016

March 28, 2020

My two daughters, Andrea and Sonya, and I spent two wonderful weeks exploring Ireland. Starting off in Dublin on the 100th anniversary of the 1916...

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Travel #5: Travel to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand:  2010

March 27, 2020

  I joined an OAT (Overseas Adventure Travel) group to Vietnam and Cambodia. Our group of 15 was very compatible as we experienced the geography,...

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