My Personal Travel Rites of Passage

Connemara, Ireland

Some time ago, I was forwarded James Kay’s Lonely Planet article, “The Traveller’s Classic Rites of Passage” and asked which of these rites I, personally, have encountered in my explorations. The answer is all of them. “Reader’s Requests” came to life shortly after and, well, telling those tales on this forum seemed a perfect fit. […]

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Eklutna Cemetery Spirit Houses in Eklutna, Alaska

Today’s hero image features Alaska’s Eklutna Cemetery with its colorful and eerie burial spirit houses. About 25 miles northeast of Anchorage, the village of Eklutna was settled more than 800 years ago and is the oldest inhabited area in the region. Its main attraction is the Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church graveyard, which displays an interesting […]

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