Globe Trotters


Globe Trotters!

We are more than family...we are friends. While we live miles apart, we get together
each year on a NEW adventure. Our version of the bucket list.

Middle East » Israel February 17th 2017

Today was all about Miracles of Christ..conception, transfiguration, and his first public miracle of turning water into wine. I have heard these stories all my life, but to see and feel them adds a whole new layer to the meaning.... read more
Jezreel Valley
Gate of the Winds
Basilica of the Transfiguration - Gardens

Middle East » Jordan February 14th 2017

"Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab opposite Jericho, and look at the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession. (Deuteronomy 32:49) Today we journeyed south of Amman to Madaba, Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea. Along our trek we climbed to mountain tops, prayed in ancient churches, learned the art of mosaics, had a traditional Jordanian meal at our guide's home, ventured into the hills to meet a Bedouin tribe, and saw even more of this amazing country.... read more
View from Mount Nebo
Mt Nebo - view of the Promised Land
Dead Sea from Mt Nebo

Middle East » Jordan » North » Amman February 13th 2017

Jordan is a land rich in epic scenery, world heritage sites, and natural wonders. It is also a spiritual heartland; a land blessed with a rich religious history. It is a land that inspired prophets and formed the spiritual backdrop for God’s covenants. Over the next four days, we will visit sites where modern day miracles happened, trek along pilgrimage routes mentioned in the Old Testament, take in views of the Promised Land revealed to Moses, visit the site where John baptized Jesus, see where Elijah ascended into heaven on a Chariot of Fire, and stop to enjoy the tranquil scenery where Jacob wrestled with an angel. Remarkably, the landscape in Jordan has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Today we ventured north of Jordan’s capital to Anjara, Jerash, Tell Mar Elias & the Jabbok ... read more
Anjara - Our Lady of the Mountain Church
Miraculous Weeping Statue
Tall Mar Elias

Middle East » Jordan » East February 11th 2017

It's one thing to follow in His footsteps via the written word. It's quite another to LITERALLY follow in His footsteps...walk the Via Dolorosa; stand on Mount Olive, sail the Sea of Galilee, renewal of Baptism vows at the river Jordan. If you are like me, I remember the big picture of my religion; it's the details that can get fuzzy. This latest trip, that I am sharing with my daughter Katie, will help bring me closer and provide me with clarity. This is the story of my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land as it unfolds.... read more
Kingdom of Jordan
We have arrived

Europe » Iceland » Southwest » Reykjavík November 27th 2016

Sadly our week in Iceland comes to an end. We spent our final day shopping and sightseeing around Reykjavik. While our trip may be over, the memories we made will last a lifetime... read more
Reykjavik - shopping on Laugavegur
Reykjavik - uptown funk
Reykjavik - pub

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík November 26th 2016

Our tour of Iceland has been incredible thus far and just when you think it can't get any round a bend and are blown away at the breathtaking scenery that lays before you. It seems as if every corner of this country has a hidden beauty to share. Today, we see some of the most beautiful Glacier patches Iceland has to offer. Locals referred to them as the "Northern Lights of the Sea" for their ability to reflect the colors of sun.... read more
Glacier Lagoon
Glacier Lagoon
Glacier Lagoon

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík November 25th 2016

Nothing like a good road trip with family! Today we traveled across Iceland to Skaftafell on the eastern shore. Along the way we saw some of the most incredible waterfalls, got awesome views of Iceland's active volcanos, and watched a stunning sunset from the black sand beach...and more importantly, we found the Aurora Borealis!... read more

Europe » Iceland » Southwest » Reykjavík November 24th 2016

This is a Thanksgiving we will never forget. In the morning Katie returned to the Golden Circle to snorkel Silfra, a 200ft deep rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and the rest of us went cruising the bay for whales. Afterwards, we headed to the infamous Blue Lagoon to celebrate Thanksgiving. National Geographic ranks the Blue Lagoon as one of the top 25 wonders of the world. This geothermal spa is in the middle of a lava field and a perfect way to warm up after a chilly morning. And so with a drink in hand and a silica mud mask on our face, we toasted to our wonder friends and family we are so lucky to know and love.... read more
Whale Watching
Snorkeling the Silfra

Europe » Iceland » Southwest » Reykjavík November 23rd 2016

3 Countries in 24 hours. What a day! After a full day of road tripping into Canada, then flying overnight to Reykjavik, Iceland, we spent only 15 minutes at our apartment before jetting off to do some sightseeing. Today we went on the Golden Circle tour. We walked between continental plates, explored a number of geysers, hot springs, and waterfalls, and even went snowmobiling on a glacier!!!... read more
Home Sweet Home
Thingvellir National Park

Europe » Iceland » Southwest » Reykjavík November 22nd 2016

We are headed out to the land of the Vikings, Elves, Trolls, and yes land of the Wildlings too! Iceland is the Game of Thrones filming location for the regions North of the Seven Kingdoms…”beyond the wall”. It is a land full of glaciers, hot springs, icy rivers, northern lights, and explosive volcanoes. National Geographic ranked Iceland’s Blue Lagoon as one of the top 25 Wonders of the World! Our adventure is packed tight with visits to lava fields, black sand beaches, waterfalls, ice caves, snorkeling between the earth’s tectonic plates, snowmobiling on glaciers, sipping cocktails in the hot springs, and midnight sky gazing hunting for the elusive Northern Lights.... read more
Toronto airport

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