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The Design and Symbolism of Church Design

By Carol Rowland / May 15, 2024 / Comments Off on The Design and Symbolism of Church Design

The churches of Europe are always stunning and impressive, often sparking my curiosity about their different layouts and designs. With churches being such a consistent part of the travel discovery experience, they are the inspiration for this week’s article… From the grand cathedrals of Gothic France to the elegant basilicas of Renaissance Italy, Europe’s churches…

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A travel moment that changed my life

By Carol Rowland / September 7, 2022 / Comments Off on A travel moment that changed my life

Having a day of rest, of recess, is an important part of my week, and inspires today’s article. A travel moment that changed my life    re•cess — noun 1. temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity. We often travel to see beautiful sights, have the opportunity to enjoy authentic experiences, and satisfy…

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What’s the difference between a church, cathedral, basilica, and shrine?

By Carol Rowland / March 31, 2021 / Comments Off on What’s the difference between a church, cathedral, basilica, and shrine?

This is a holy week for many, with Passover celebrations that started this past weekend, and Holy Week and Easter this Sunday. That theme inspires this week’s article, answering the confusion of the various church designations we come across in our travels… What’s a Cathedral vs Basilica vs Church vs ? When you are traveling…

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Oberammergau’s history links to our present

By Carol Rowland / November 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Oberammergau’s history links to our present

I’ve been working on some trips and river cruises associated with the rescheduled Oberammergau Passion Play in 2022, and I find the history of the event and how it connects with the current issues fascinating, so that inspires this week’s article. Oberammergau’s history links to our present Introduction What once began as a promise to…

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A trip that offers inspiration and reflection – the Camino

By Carol Rowland / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on A trip that offers inspiration and reflection – the Camino

A conversation with my son inspired me to share about the Camino de Santiago this week, as I have found folks have heard of it but don’t know too much, or are curious about it works for those of us who are a little older and not really hikers… All about the Camino de Santiago…

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