[UPDATED July 14, 2023] Dan and I so enjoyed the sights and smells of roasting chile in the streets of Hatch, New Mexico, for the annual Hatch Chile Festival. We
In the backcountry hunting the best burger menu in Southeast Montana, I couldn’t have imagined what was about to unravel. A Southeast Montana Burger Trail map, which included a list
I have a new favorite spot in Santiago, Spain, and I nearly missed it. Crazy, right? You see, I’ve been going to Santiago since 2005, but somehow, I missed this
UPDATED December 7, 2023–What is the azabache meaning and what does it symbolize? Azabache is considered the talisman of the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrim’s protector, a stone with magical
They told me it couldn’t be done, so, I want to share with you how I figured out how to get a pilgrim stamp at St Peter Cathedral, Rome. Here’s
Mystery and intrigue surround the petite datil pepper, which is a key player of the distinctive food culture of St. Augustine on Florida’s historic coast. Datil pepper, like Hatch chiles, is a super local food that gets its identity from the place it grows.
Why is it called passion fruit? You’d think it’s named for aphrodisiacal qualities. But no! Devout Christian clerics gave it the passion fruit name after seeing symbols of Christ’s passion in the plant’s parts.
On this Ice Age Trail Holy Hill section we walk from Slinger to Holy Hill WI. Holy Hill hiking on the final day of my pilgrimage allows time for reflection.
UNSTOPPABLE Stacey takes a zero-day before meeting up with the Wisconsin Way Introduction Pilgrimage led by Fr Kurz at Saint Matthias Catholic Church. Although a National Historic Site, most do not recognize St Matthias Church as a Catholic shrine in Wisconsin
Grape growing in Texas means shorter, hotter growing seasons than in California, Michigan or Oregon. Yet even with a sometimes-sweltering climate, the Lone Star State ranks #5 in the nation when it comes to wine production. Let’s explore how viticulturists and winemakers come together to create the best Texas wines. Sure’nuff, if you’re hankering to learn more about Texas red wines, whites and others, this is the place.
On DAY EIGHT of the WI pilgrimage, we return to Kettle Moraine State Forest on The Ice Age Tr, a National Scenic Trail. During this stage of the walking pilgrimage, we hike over eskers and around kettle lakes, evidence that glaciers shaped this stunning landscape.
We are now solidly in the Forest Section of the Wisconsin Way, AKA the Wisc Camino. Most of DAY SEVEN, we’ll be hiking Kettle Moraine State Forest on The Ice Age Trail, a National Scenic Trail. Follow along as UNSTOPPABLE Stacey learns hard lessons about being available to others.
On DAY SIX of the Wisconsin Camino, we depart from one of the holy hotspots, Holy Resurrection Monastery, and visit another, Mary Queen of Our Hearts Chapel. Although the journey takes you to Catholic shrines in Wisconsin, it can be undertaken by people of any belief–like me, a Protestant.
Sky Bar Bangkok is one of the most popular rooftop bars in Bangkok. Cityscapes from the heights are part of Bangkok’s nighttime scene, and there are plenty of magnificent sky bars that offer amazing rooftop experiences. But how do you choose from all the rooftop bars in Bangkok? That’s why we asked professional travel writers and bloggers about their picks.
We’re all looking for ways to simplify travel, and a well-organized, women’s toiletry travel bag is one of them. This BUYING GUIDE and COMPARISON CHART helps you choose the best hanging travel organizer for you
On DAY FOUR of the Wisc Way pilgrimage, we celebrate Mass at St. James Catholic Church Cooperstown, spend time reflecting at the waters of Devil’s River near the historic Rock Mill and then saunter into Whitelaw, WI.
On DAY 3 of the Wisc Way pilgrimage, we visit St. Lawrence Church Stangelville WI, Curran Spirituality Center and the Carmelite Monastery in Denmark
Just like some stages of Camino de Santiago in Spain, on DAY TWO of the Wisconsin Way, I found myself in wine country. I stopped at Parallel 44 Winery after passing a thought-invoking rogation shrine.