Published Articles2018-06-12T14:20:03-04:00

Published Articles

The following are published articles and excerpts from various publications, written by Wanderlust Travel Press and Tours owner & author, Shawnie Kelley

Santo Domingo: The New World’s Oldest City

By |April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Christmas day 1492, a clumsy cargo ship runs aground on the north coast of present-day Haiti. Emerging from the Santa Maria was Italian-born explorer, Christopher Columbus. Not exactly the Orient he was in search of, but nevertheless this [...]

All Roads Lead to Avignon

By |March 16th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Avignon: Kingdom of the Popes “All roads lead to Avignon” or so went the saying when, in 1305, Pope Clement V moved the papacy from strife-torn Rome to a peaceful, Provencal town in southern France. [...]

On the Grail Trail: Great Britain

By |March 4th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

© A version of this original article by Shawnie Kelley was published in Renaissance Magazine, issue #64. Please do not reproduce any content without permission. On the Grail Trail Christian tradition says the Holy Grail was [...]

Rock of Ages: Edinburgh Castle- Part 2

By |January 16th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

The years following Scotland’s independence, Edinburgh Castle grew into a true royal residence. Robert the Bruce’s son, David II (1356-71) rebuilt the castle.  Well-House Tower was built to protect the water supply, allowing occupants to hold out during long [...]

Rock of Ages: Edinburgh Castle- Part 1

By |January 8th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

One of the most recognizable fortresses in the world rears up from a volcanic crag in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. There is a magical resonance about the mighty Edinburgh Castle, which is seemingly buttressed [...]