Travel Photos of 2016

Travel is educational. It’s exciting. It’s humbling. This year, I had the privilege of participating in a Study Abroad program with students from West Texas A&M University (thanks for letting me tag along!), and I got to visit some domestic destinations that were both familiar and new. Here’s hoping that 2017 finds you somewhere you’ve … Continue reading

Texas: Fredericksburg and Austin

There was a sense of urgency about this Texas trip: it would be my last for a little while. At the end of July, I packed up and moved back to my home state of Alabama to take a new job at the University of North Alabama. I had been talking about taking a trip … Continue reading

Travel Photos of 2014

I was really fortunate to experience an abundance of travel opportunities in 2014. This year was particularly special because I did something I’ve never done before: circumnavigate the northern hemisphere. I left Amarillo, Texas, in May and kept traveling eastward until I got back in early July. I had a lot of fun seeing old … Continue reading

Huntsville’s Burritt on the Mountain

Located on Monte Sano mountain in Huntsville, Alabama, Burritt on the Mountain combines history, education, and the arts into one attraction. Tour Dr. William Henry Burritt’s mansion, which now serves as a museum; wander through 19th century houses that have been relocated and rebuilt on site; and learn how to spin wool or take care of … Continue reading

Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama

The Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama, has been on the National Register of Historic Places for 30 years. Located on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey, it contains replicas of more than 100 of the world’s famous shrines, holy sites, and houses of worship. Brother Joseph Zoettl spent more than two decades building the grotto, from … Continue reading