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

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.

Ayers Rock, Australia

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. 

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. 

Notre Dame Cathedral is the center of Paris and of France 

Sailing off of Diamond Head

Inside Korean royal palace in Seoul

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

At the left of this photo near the southern end of Saint Kitts you can see the Atlantic Ocean and on the right is the Caribbean Sea. Nevis is in the background behind our heads.

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

After climbing to the top,  I kissed the Blarney Stone

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."

One of the street markets in Antigua, Guatemala 

Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southwest England

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

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

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.

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

Lunch at the Hofbrau Haus in Munich 

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

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

The koalas really are as cuddly as they look.

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

William Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon 

Enjoying watching the sunset from the veranda of our hotel, Sheraton Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, overlooking the harbor.

Gate to Royal Palace in Seoul, Korea

Westminster Abbey - site of coronations and royal weddings and funerals

Boating on a glacier lake near Anchorage, Alaska

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

Kyoto, Japan

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. 

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

Korean Folk Village

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

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 Forbidden City, Beijing

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.

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

Pyramid in the Mayan capital of Tikal

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

The Palace at Versailles - just outside Paris

Kyoto, Japan 

The Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu

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

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

Bondi Beach near Sydney, Australia

Celebrating St. Valentine's Day at a restaurant on Luquillo Beach in Puerto Rico.

Hiking in El Yunque National Rain Forest, Puerto Rico, offered incredible views of tropical birds, wildlife, foliage, rivers and waterfalls. 

Voyager of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, is behind me in the harbor of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. We visited seven islands in the Caribbean from Puerto Rico to Barbados. Each island has its own flavor reflecting influences from Spain, Britain, France, Denmark, and African cultures.

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

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

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head

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

Riding a camel in the Australian Outback

 Imperial Summer Palace, Beijing

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

Pisa, Italy

Drying rice on Highway 1 near Hue, Viet Nam

The Great Wall of China

Denali is the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.


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

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

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

Palace guards in traditional military uniforms.

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 

Marigot Harbor on the French side of Saint-Martin. The island is two countries. The French side (north) speaks French and English and the south side is named Sint Maarten and speaks Dutch and English. Both sides reflect the culture of their mother countries as well as their African heritages.

The Grand Canal in Venice

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.

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

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

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

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

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi

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.

Rice farmers and water buffalo, Viet Nam 

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.

Our visit to St. Kitts also gave us the opportunity to tour Nevis, the other island that makes up this small country. Although King Charles III is recognized as the constitutional monarch, the island federation is self-governing but the King does have executive authority and his approval is required for all actions of the island's Parliament. The country has the Atlantic on its eastern beaches and the Caribbean Sea washing its western beaches. The scenery was beautiful.

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

Sydney Opera House, Australia 

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

Magens Bay on the north side of St. Thomas, USVI is a popular swimming beach and only a few hours' flight from the snow in north Texas!


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

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. 

Ha Long Bay, 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. 

Amsterdam, Holland. Bicycles seem to outnumber people.

Nam Dae Mun Market in Seoul  

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

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