Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain

Trip photos since 2009 are on Facebook:


Living in London (August – December 2009)
During the Fall 2009 semester, Mary Ellen and I lived in East Finchley and worked with a group of 17 JMU students who lived in Bloomsbury.

Western Mediterranean Cruise (October 2009)
Palma – Mallorca (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Toulon (France), Olbia – Sardinia (Italy), Naples (Italy) and Palermo – Sicily (Italy).

FMIR House (August 2009)
JMU’s House for Faculty Members in Residence in East Finchley, London.

France (August 2008)
A week in the Luberon and a week in the Loire Valley with travel through Germany, Switzerland and Italy on the way.

Italy (August 2006)
A week in Piedmont and a week Tuscany with stops along the way.

A Narrowboat Adventure in England (June/July 2005)
Three people, 2 weeks, 160 miles, 132 locks and a 43 foot narrowboat. A canal boat excursion along the North Oxford, South Oxford and Grand Union Canals.

The United Kingdom (June/July 2005)
London, The Lake District & Scotland.

A Narrowboat Adventure in England (June 2003)
Our first narrowboat trip in England and Wales along the Llangollen Canal.


Central England Canal Map
Interactive Map of the Canals/Waterways of Central England.