Belfast – Vestiges of Conflict

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A trip to Northern Ireland requires at least a day or two in Belfast, a city with much history and where the visible scars and vestiges of conflict still remain.  Belfast is steadily becoming a respectable tourist destination with sites, nightlife, and attractions such as the Titanic Belfast.  Although Belfast generally lags Dublin in expected urban vibe, it is quickly catching up. Continue reading

Escape from Cancun

A quiet day at Akumal

After our first trip to Cancun, we almost never returned.  This tourist city on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula simply does not meet the criteria for what we would call a quiet, vision quest excursion location.  However, we soon discovered the spiritual areas are about an hour south of Cancun near Tulim and Playa del Carmen.  Here, one can find the right places in nature away from the rowdy and loud American tourists to spiritually recharge. Continue reading

A Short Vortex Meditation

Out of all the vortex locations in and around Sedona, probably the busiest, primarily because of how easy it is to reach, is Airport Mesa.  Airport Mesa is not far from the heart of downtown Sedona and attracts many visitors.  While not as secluded as most of the other sacred places around Sedona, Airport Mesa has some interesting features and spiritual energy.

While the ancients visited the Oracle at Delphi in ancient Greece for guidance and direction, Airport Mesa can deliver the same experience.  Every time I have visited there, the experience unfolds in much the same way, although on each occasion, I walk away with something different. Continue reading

Greek gods and visions – Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Greece

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

Mankind has always found spiritual renewal by the sea as for ages, we have flocked to the beaches and oceans to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect.  Countless poems have been written, paintings created, and photographs taken of the sea, beach, as well as sunrise and sunset across the water.  Properties on the shore are some of the most prized and expensive parcels of real estate on our planet.  In some countries such as Mexico, governments have sought to protect access to the ocean to all people by prohibiting private ownership and/or requiring right of ways be granted to the public. Continue reading

Better Than A Hotel

Let’s face it, vacations can cost a lot of money and not the best values are to be had at hotels.  Even in luxurious five-star hotels, space is still limited to a room.  Rooms can get cramped and are not great places to relax after a long day at the beach or wandering around taking in the local culture and sites. Continue reading

Italian Adventures



While Europe in general is rich with tradition, culture, history and natural beauty, Italy ranks up there in the top by any comparison.  From stunning views, seashores, history, art, cuisine and culture, there is always something spiritual to be experienced in Italy.

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