Spooky Places from around the World to visit for Halloween

The world can be a scary place at times.  Some places are just scarier than others.  Deep below the surface of history and a world of dark and disturbing comes to light.  Many of these dark events have left a mark on the site they happened.  These spooky places have been collected from around the world.  From haunted house to sites of great tragedy to spooky nature this list has it all. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my first trip to Europe.  As part of my People to People trip, we spent one day exploring St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  We started off with a tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel.  We spent the afternoon learning history from one of the Vatican priests. Continue Reading . . .

Photo Thursday – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels.  Today’s Photo Thursday is from the top of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy.  Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is also know as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower.  It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of central Florence. The Cathedral was consecrated in 1436 and the basillica is one of the largest in Italy.  The Cathedral’s distinctive exterior is made of white, green and red marble was added in 1864. Continue Reading . . .