Acadia National Park

Right after I left my job as a tech in a hospital ER, I packed my bags and flew up to Maine to visit Acadia National Park, which had been on my bucket list for years. Besides the giant masses of mosquitos that followed me around, it was everything I could have hoped for and ...

Barcelona

About 8 years ago, I spent several days in Barcelona after returning from a trip through Israel and Jordan. I stayed in the Barri Gòtic area of downtown and ventured out to the beautiful town of Sitges, drove up into the mountains to see the Montserrat Monastery, and just because it was so close, drove ...

Israel

In 2009, I had a chance to spend about a week with some family in Israel. Being ethnically Jewish, but not religious, this was a great chance to visit family and reconnect with a place I was both innately connected with and did not really know much about. I was staying with family in a ...

Petra & Wadi Rum

After spending a week in Israel, I wanted to see Petra and Wadi Rum just to the east in Jordan, but since I was staying in Ma'ale Adumim, a town in the West Bank, crossing over at the local border gate was problematic for a few reasons, not the least of which was the possibility ...