December 12, 2016

Celebration in Stone at

Celebration time: I’m honored that my travel essay, “Moorstones,” is featured beginning today as the “editor’s choice” on the website and on The story recounts my trans-formative visits to the enigmatic ancient stone shrine at … Continued

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October 16, 2014

Exploring Cornwall’s ancient and mysterious stones

Cornwall’s ancient stone sites offer haunting landscapes and ancient mysteries

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September 9, 2014

Negotiating train kiosks in England

I have to admit that, for someone who travels a great deal, I am sometimes confused by ticket kiosks. And there’ll be a lot of them on my upcoming trip to England. For anyone whose similarly prone to confusion, here’s a simple guide and quick video that explains the process.

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May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

A village cemetery with graves of the French war dead from the World War I battles of the Ainse along the Chemin des Dames near Soissons, France. Historical Photo.

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March 11, 2013

Photo OP: France’s Loire Valley

France: castle of Chenonceau built over the river Cher in the Loire Valley ,2005

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March 1, 2013

Photo OP: Greek Isles: Zakinthos

Greece: Zakinthos Madaonna, 2004

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January 15, 2013

Photo OP: Abandoned Windmill on Crete

Windmills have powered irrigation on Crete since the 15th Century. Now most have been abandoned in favor of more efficient electric pumps

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January 1, 2013

Photo OP: Venice, Italy

Italy. Original bronze quadriga of horses sculpture in St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice. 2011

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December 15, 2012

Happy Holidays from JunglePants

Happy Holidays. Wishing you a season of peace & joy. 12th C. stained glass from the Basilica of
St. Denis, Paris. The three kings follow the star to Bethlehem. Photo by Jack Martin, 2012

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October 29, 2012

A Don’t-Miss Paris Treasure: La Sainte Chapelle

“The radiance of the stained glass is an impact we never forget,” author Stan Perry wrote of La Sainte Chapelle, the 13th Century chapel built by France’s sainted King Louis IX. Standing in the chapel again last … Continued

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