Photos of Rome, a stop on my recent Carnival Magic Mediterranean cruise
Photos of Rome

Rome is one of my favorite cities – miles of black cobblestone streets winding through burnt orange and red aged stucco buildings, endless options for pizza, pasta, gelato, and plenty of people walking the streets, touring the historical areas and dining outside. After completing a Carnival Magic cruise in the Mediterranean, I discovered on my […]


Photo Friday: Angel Statue in Rome

by Don Faust on May 13, 2011

This week’s Photo Friday: Night photo of angel statue on Castel Sant’Angelo bridge in Rome.
Angel Statue in Rome

The theme for this week’s Photo Friday is NIGHT.  Pictured is a late night photo of an angel on the bridge leading over over to Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle St. Angel) – in the background is St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.  


Rome at Easter

by Chris on April 23, 2011

Rome at Easter: Attending the papal Mass at Vatican City.
rome at easter

As I’ve written before, I’m not religious. But when we found ourselves in Rome during Easter Week in 2009, I figured we’d go all out and attend Mass at the Vatican (plus I figured that seeing the Pope would score enough points with my Catholic mother-in-law to get me in her good graces for at […]


Photo Friday: The Pantheon, Rome

by Chris on April 8, 2011

This week’s Photo Friday contains one of my favorite buildings: The Pantheon in Rome.
Pictures of the Pantheon in Rome

My favorite building of all time is the Pantheon, in Rome. I’m not sure why I’m drawn to it so much. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the oldest monuments of the Roman Empire that’s still left standing. Or maybe it’s that after more than 2,000 years, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest […]


Favorite Places, Revisited

by Chris on September 23, 2009

Favorite Places, Revisited

  As journalists, my coworkers and I tend to seek out the novel and unexplored. As reporter Laura  Bly puts it, “My favorite place is the next place.” Plus I’ll never make it to the Century Club if I keep going back to the same countries and cities. That being said, there usually are a few destinations where I’d happily […]


Vatican City & Rome

by Chris on August 11, 2009

Vatican City & Rome

We went to Rome in April on a work trip, mostly so I could work on a story pegged to Dan Brown’s book Angels & Demons. Read the story here. We were in the Eternal City for five nights before heading up to Tuscany. I must say, we packed a lot into those five days. […]