Cemetery Travels

October 31, 2013 12 Comments »

Boo! It’s that time of year where I like to recap the cemeteries I visited around the globe. I am terrified of horror movies and haunted houses, yet cemeteries excite me for some reason.  I love visiting them when I’m traveling.  Each culture has different burial methods and rituals, and I enjoy walking around and […]

What to do in Mérida with a Focus on Traveling Local

December 2, 2021 No Comments »

things to do in merida

Sometimes we overlook the things that are closest to us – it’s human nature. And maybe that explains why I overlooked Mexico in lieu of further-off, more exotic locations. But when I finally reached into the drawer to dust off my passport for the first time since the pandemic, I decided Mérida Mexico was the […]

Mountain View Cemetery Designed for the Living

October 31, 2017 8 Comments »

mountain view cemetery oakland

I like to go to the less visited places in the world, and that desire takes me to some pretty remote and unusual places. And even within those places I like to visit less popular spots, which is why I have a love of visiting and photographing cemeteries around the world. Even though I hate […]

Taking the Less Traveled Low Road

March 6, 2014 6 Comments »

When it comes to travel, there’s a lot of talk about deciding between 2 roads. Robert Frost probably has the most famous commentary when it comes to deciding with road to take. However, there’s also a reference to the high and low road in this Scottish folk song Loch Lomond: “Oh! ye’ll take the high […]

Travels with my Father

January 10, 2013 34 Comments »

Dad looking at an Antarctica photography book

“What percentage of the world’s population do you think gets to see this?”  dad asks while standing on deck surrounded by Antarctica and its snow covered peaks and icebergs. “I don’t know dad – a very small percentage I guess.” I reply. After a slight pause – he says ” They should all see it.” […]

Berlin’s Jewish Cemetery Tells A Story

June 22, 2012 10 Comments »

A grave with a Jewish star

Cemeteries tell a story, and the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin is a giant historical war novel.  However the story is not necessarily about what’s in the novel, it’s about what is missing from the novel.  Weissensee is one of  the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world and is the resting place for 115,000 Jews who […]

Venice Travel Tips For Local Experiences

April 24, 2012 11 Comments »

venice sunset

My arrival in Venice was a bit bleak as I looked out the train window. “It can’t rain on my short 4 days in Venice! I have too many fun tips to do for it to rain!” I thought. Venice was the second stop on my Go with Oh Blogger Tour and I had chosen […]

The Guardian Angel of Campo Cestio Cemetery in Rome

April 4, 2012 14 Comments »

cemetery angel

The cemetery in the Testaccio neighborhood in Rome has many names; Campo Cestio, The Protestant Cemetery, The Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners, or the Cat Cemetery. It holds the grave of the poet John Keats, the famous pyramid of Rome, about 40 cats, and most importantly it holds the grave of Emelyn Story. What’s that, you […]

How to Photograph Paris

January 21, 2021 18 Comments »

How to photograph paris

I’ve been to Paris multiple times, and each time I find new inspiration. It’s one of my favorite cities to photograph, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve developed a few tricks on how to photograph Paris so that I can bring home unique photos of the most photographed Paris sites. Before I share my […]

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