The Ah Effect of Caving

In all my years as a spiritual traveler, I’ve never seen anything written about spiritual caving. I find this strange because even if you are completely unaware of the history of a site, just leaving behind the noise and familiarity of “civilization” brings you closer to center – both the center of the earth and your own […]

Eight Reasons to See Ostia Antica

I am not sure why you never hear more about Ostia Antica. It’s just a quick jaunt outside of Rome. It’s an amazing site that I spent all day roaming around. Here are my top eight reasons to see Ostia Antica. It’s Convenient to Rome It’s only 20 miles from Rome. It’s served by a […]

Eight Reasons to Visit West Kennet Long Barrow

It’s hard to say what is my favorite spot in England. There are so many mystical and powerful places. West Kennet Long Barrow is definitely high on the list though. Here are my top eight reasons to visit West Kennet Long Barrow. It’s really close to Avebury Circle, Avebury Manor and Garden, Silbury Hill, Windmill […]

What to Know Before You Go Vortex Hunting

What is vortex? A vortex is a naturally occurring swirl of energy that spins around a central axis. Tornadoes and water spiraling down a drain are typical examples. These usually pop up spontaneously and end when the energy runs out. The type of energy vortex that is connected with spiritual sites may open up without […]

What’s So Special About A Ley Line or Vortex?

I had been facilitating spiritual tours a while before I asked myself,  “What makes a sacred site juicy to all people all the time?” Answer- ley lines and vortices. It’s still a hypothesis I am testing out, but I really think that is the key to a spiritual destination home run. I am so sure of […]

Why the Heck Should You Visit Luxor?

Some say that Egypt is played out. It draws a yawn as a “been there, done that” destination. So why the heck should you visit Luxor? Are you kidding me? Wow! Those who think this have lost their eyes and their hearts! Luxor has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. Ancient Greeks and Romans traveled […]

To Be or Not to Be

I travel often and take others on spiritual journeys. Every tour is rejuvenating. Every experience provides growth. Every one helps me to feel both more grounded and connected with everything else. There is always a theme. Usually I decide ahead of time and set that intention. With this last trip I didn’t do that, and […]

Sleeping in the Shadow of Bear Lodge

This is one of the legends of the Bear Lodge/Devils Tower. Long ago, three Native American boys were playing. They shot their arrows far into the sagebrush and ran after them. Then they heard a small animal making noise and went to investigate. They came to a stream with many colorful pebbles and followed that for […]

The Earth Weeps at Wounded Knee

Sometime we don’t go to places for light and love. We go to remember. To feel. To touch the other side. And sometimes to heal. Wounded Knee is such a place. We arrived in the mid afternoon. The sun was thankfully mild that day, and the breeze made it easy to sit in the shade […]

Five Days in Egypt

The following is an account of my first five days in Egypt- the experience that unwittingly introduced me to sacred travel. Wednesday Wednesday, my first day in Cairo, started with a midnight arrival. As we flew over the city, I was in awe over how big it was. It seemed we flew for miles and […]