The Hale Koa is the Army's beautiful hotel on Waikiki Beach.

Crusader castle in Turkey.  Appears in my book SHADOW OF THE DAGGER.

Palace guards in traditional military uniforms.

Bondi Beach near Sydney, Australia

Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone between north and South Korea. The white building is in North Korea.

The cheeses we sampled at this cheese factory in Vollendam were scrumptious.

Portofino, Italy

Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh was a major attraction on our way to the Isle of Skye.  

Cruising the Sea of Galilee where Jesus fished with his disciples and began his earthly ministry was an awesome experience. 

Inside Korean royal palace in Seoul

Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, built in the early 1600s, is the home of the Danish crown jewels. 

Kyoto, Japan

The koalas really are as cuddly as they look.

The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul was the home of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire

The Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu

The City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden hosts the formal dinner for the Nobel Prize winners. 

The sailing ships in the harbor of Stockholm are reflective of the Viking history of the Swedes. 

Every fan of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will recognize this tomb at Petra in southern Jordan.

Hadrian's Wall, separated the Romans from the Picts - near the present-day border between England and Scotland.

Gate to Royal Palace in Seoul, Korea

Rice farmers and water buffalo, Viet Nam 

Israel - This well at the gate of the ancient city of Beersheba is believed to be the well where Abraham made a treaty with Abimelech in Genesis 21:25-33. 

Pyramid in the Mayan capital of Tikal

 Imperial Summer Palace, Beijing

One of the street markets in Antigua, Guatemala 

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

The Garden Tomb near the site of Golgotha is believed by many to be the tomb where Jesus was buried after his crucifixion and from which He arose on Easter Sunday. 

Amsterdam is a city of canals and bridges. This was right next to our hotel. 

The Great Wall of China

This mountain-top fortress at Masada held out for a 3-year seige by the Roman Sixth Legion under the leadership of the Zealots led by Eleazar Ben-Yair. Just standing in the fortress brought chills to my spine. 

Kyoto, Japan 

After climbing to the top,  I kissed the Blarney Stone

In the Scottish Highlands we saw many of the cuddly-looking Highland Cows.

The "Eagle's Nest", Hitler's Alpine retreat

London, the Thames, Big Ben are must-see sights in England's capital.

The Palace at Versailles - just outside Paris

The Coliseum in Rome

Ephesus was the principal Roman city in Asia Minor -modern day Turkey

One of the restaurants in the Latin Quarter, Paris 

Pisa, Italy

The Wailing Wall or the Western Wall is the only remaining structure of the Temple in Jerusalem, destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. 

The Eiffel Tower gives a great view of Paris and Mont Matre. At night you can see why it is called "The City of Lights."

Boating on a glacier lake near Anchorage, Alaska

Wooden shoes made in this factory are still worn daily by a large percentage of the Dutch people. They are especially favored by Dutch farmers when working in the soggy fields. 

The Forbidden City, Beijing

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. It was financed by the imperial family. 

In our hotel in Toledo. We were across the street from the Alcazar of Toledo, the palace of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

Granada, Spain - The Alhambra was the home of Washington Irving in 1829 and inspired one of his most colorful books.

All the Russian Romanov Tsars from Peter the Great to Nicholas II are entombed in the ornate Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg.

Drying rice on Highway 1 near Hue, Viet Nam

The Alaska Highway crosses from Yukon Territory, Canada into Alaska in the midst of a vast, beautiful mountain range.

Marble Mountain in Da Nang.  Larry was stationed  there during the Vietnam War.

The Peterhof Palace was designed by the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, to rival Versailles and the opulent palaces of Europe. 

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head

Sailing off of Diamond Head

The Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska is over 13 miles long. 

The Trevi Fountain.  I threw in my 3 coins and my wish did come true.

We met this bagpiper in the Scottish Highlands. I thought his kilted military uniform was most impressive. We were thrilled by his bagpipe playing. 

The Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last evening praying before his trial and crucifixion.

Westminster Abbey - site of coronations and royal weddings and funerals

Walking the streets of Tallinn, the beautiful capital city of Estonia, was like taking a giant step back in time. The well-preserved medieval architecture of Tallinn reflects the pride the Estonians have in preserving their culture.

Denali (Mount McKinley) was shrouded in clouds during the three days we were there but we got breathtaking views from this twin-engine airplane. 

The horse-drawn cart is the best way to experience beautiful Kerry, Ireland. 

Lunch at the Hofbrau Haus in Munich 

Korean Folk Village

The fountains at the Peterhof Palace flow into the Gulf of Finland - seen in the background.

Nam Dae Mun Market in Seoul  

Sydney Opera House, Australia 

Inside the Van Gogh Museum. In this art museum and the Riksmuseum we saw art by the Dutch Masters that we had only seen in books. Rembrandt was one of my favorites.

My teacher and I in Spanish Language school in Antigua, Guatemala

The bronze Little Mermaid statue in the harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark is a major must-see for tourists as well as the Danes.

We celebrated an anniversary (June 11) at King Ludwig's fairy tale castle at Neuschwanstein in Germany.

The Peterhof was completed by the Russian Empress, Catherine the Great, and showcases the craftmanship of Russian and European artisans. 

William Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon 

Tangier, Morocco. We enjoyed a wonderful, traditional lunch in the Kasbah in Tangier. 

The Grand Canal in Venice

Notre Dame Cathedral is the center of Paris and of France 

These Moroccan snake handlers appeared fearless when handling the venomous vipers. Not my cup of tea.

This windmill at Zaanse Schans is over 400 years old and still operates - a marvel of engineering.

Ayers Rock, Australia

The 9 subway lines in Seoul are the best way to get around the city.

The Spanish Stairs in Rome.  The poet, John Keats, lived in an apartment in the building on the right.

Riding a camel in the Australian Outback

Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southwest England

The "Hanoi Hilton" prison in Hanoi. John McCain and other American POWs spent years in this prison.

Ireland - Blarney Castle - the Blarney Stone is at the top of the castle. 

Amsterdam, Holland. Bicycles seem to outnumber people.

Crossing the border between Honduras and Guatemala.  We were visiting the Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras.

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi

Germany - Our B&B in Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber was over 500 years old.



Denali is the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.