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The Fear of Travel

Ms. B. won’t let me take little A. to the Congo yet so we are all going to Florida on a camper van journey instead.  Most likely, this first ever full family wander will involve at least a few escapades worth writing stories about.   2,353 more words

To my friends blasting Muslims for the Paris attacks

This post was inspired by a particular exchange with a friend online, but is intended for every one of my friends who is tempted to respond to the violence in Paris by blocking all Syrian refugees from coming to the US, screening immigrants by religion, or painting all Muslims with the same brush. 985 more words


Travel Chat: Wolf Cub Adventures

Lately, I have felt the traveler’s version of “not being able to have it all”. Do you choose to travel, or have a family? Do we have to pick? 1,778 more words


Is It Safe To Travel To Lebanon

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about my trip to Lebanon this past June, mostly concerns about safety, especially because currently the U.S. government warns against going to that area of the world right now.  1,200 more words

Things To Do

Petra; Sculpture of the Gods...

I’m really busy with my own stonework this week so once again I don’t have time to write or post a new travel story. The Petra Pilgrimage series is still available for your reading pleasure if you just scroll down this main page. 288 more words

Adventure Travel

Petra; Shadows and Light

As my regular readers know, my blog entries tend to grow thin to non-existent when stone season begins. Building stonewalls, patios and waterfalls leaves me with little time or energy for long-winded traveling tales. 298 more words

Pat's Petra Pilgrimage Part III (B)

This is the final part of my four part series on Petra. Although this story can be read independently, it is a continuation of the previous part and as such it will make a lot more sense if you read part III (A) first. 4,087 more words