The Temple to Vesta in the Roman Forum. (Bob Sessions photo)

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Faith Traditions

Christian:  Amish Country of Northern Indiana; Barbados Historical TourBelgium’s Shrine to Father Damien; Black Angel of Council Bluffs, IowaBruges, BelgiumCeltic Christian Sites in Ireland and Great Britain; New Mexico’s Center for Action and ContemplationChimayo, New Mexico, Healing ShrineChristian Pilgrimage Sites Around the World; Cornell University’s Sage ChapelDubuque’s Tiffany WindowsEgyptian Christian SitesFrauenkirche in Dresden, Germany; Germany’s Hildegard of Bingen TrailGermany: Pilgrimage Sites Along the Rhine River; Germany: St. Apollinaris Church in Remagen; Grand Beguinage of Leuven, Belgium; Icelandic PilgrimageIndiana’s Saint Meinrad ArchabbeyIowa’s Grotto of the RedemptionIowa’s New Melleray Abbey; Israel; Kentucky’s Shaker Village of Pleasant HillLake of the Ozark’s National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church; Latter-Day Saints Landmarks in Independence, MissouriLoome Theological BooksellersLourdes, France; Martin Luther Sites in Germany; Mexico City’s Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe; Michigan’s Bay View AssociationMichigan’s National Shrine of the Cross in the WoodsMilwaukee’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel; Milwaukee’s Basilica of Saint Josaphat; Missouri’s National Churchill Museum and Church of St. Mary the VirginNational Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Illinois; New Harmony, IndianaNew York’s Abbey of the Genesee; New York’s Mormon sites near Palmyra; North Carolina’s Ben Long Frescoes; Northern Ireland:  In the Footsteps of St. Patrick; Salem, Massachusetts; Saints Center for Culture and the Arts in Stuart, IowaSantiago de Compostela, Spain; Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy CrossSouth Dakota’s StavkirkeSt. Anne’s Shrine in WisconsinSt. Louis Churches; Taizé Community in FranceTemple Square in Salt Lake City, UtahThomas Merton Tour in Kentucky; Turkey (Istanbul, Ephesus, Pergamum); Vienna’s Most Beautiful Churches: Karlskirche & Holy TrinityWhitby, England; With the Mennonites (and the Eisenhowers) in KansasWisconsin’s Sinsinawa Mound; Wisconsin’s Dickeyville Grotto; Wisconsin’s Our Lady of Guadalupe ShrineWisconsin’s St. Isaac of Syria SketeZaragoza, Spain: Our Lady of Pilar

BuddhistBeomeosa Temple, South Korea; Drepung Gomang Tibetan Buddhist Institute in Louisville, KentuckyGyeongju, South Korea; Iowa’s Ryumonji Zen MonasteryJapanese Tea Ceremony; Kyoto, Japan; Sedona’s Amitabha StupaShambhala Mountain Center in Colorado; Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center/Kumbum Temple in Bloomington, Indiana; What’s it like to see the Dalai Lama in Person?Wisconsin’s Deer Park Buddhist Center

Hinduism: Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa

Jewish: IsraelSpertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago

Islamic: The Thriving Arab American Community of Dearborn, MichiganIstanbul’s Blue Mosque; Istanbul’s Pavilion of the Holy Mantle; Whirling Dervishes

Native American/First Nations/Indigenous Traditions: Aztec History at Mexico’s National Museum of AnthropologyAlbuquerque’s Gathering of Nations Pow WowBadlands National Park in South Dakota; Bear Butte in South Dakota; Cahokia Mounds in Illinois; Chimney Rock National Monument in Colorado; Crazy Horse Memorial in South DakotaDevils Tower in WyomingEffigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa; Ganondagan and the Iroquois White Corn Project; Mayan Sites in Mexico & GuatemalaMesa Verde Region in Colorado; Mexico City’s Templo Mayor; Mexico’s TeotihuacanNew Mexico’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Acoma Pueblo; Michigan’s Mackinac IslandPipestone National Monument in MinnesotaRosebud Indian Reservation in South DakotaWounded Knee Museum in Wall, Wyoming’s Medicine Wheel

Ancient TraditionsEgyptian Ancient Sites; Exploring Ancient History in RomeIcelandic Pilgrimage; Machu Picchu; Mayan Sites in Mexico & Guatemala; Mexico City’s Templo Mayor; Mexico’s TeotihuacanMt. Fuji, Japan; Maori Culture in New Zealand, Viking Trail in Canada (L’Anse aux Meadows)With the God Mithras at Austria’s Carnuntum Roman Museum

Music, Literary & Philosophical Pilgrimages: Colombia Reborn; Icelandic PilgrimageSurf Ballroom and Buddy Holly Plane Crash Site in Clear Lake, IowaThe Transcendentalist Trail in Concord, Massachusetts, Vienna’s Central Cemetery; Viking Trail in Canada (L’Anse aux Meadows);

Hallowed Ground:  D-Day Sites in Normandy, France, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in WyomingIowa’s Freedom Rocks

Interfaith: Crestone, ColoradoNew Harmony, IndianaLouisville’s Festival of Faiths 

Spiritual Experiences in Nature:  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in ColoradoDeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove in Idaho; Icelandic PilgrimageIowa City’s Harvest Preserve and Sacred Stone Circle; Symphony in the Flint Hills of Kansas: the Spirituality of MusicUtah’s Canyonlands Region (including Fremont Petroglyphs); Walter Anderson Museum of Art in MississippiWolf-Watching in Yellowstone National Park

New Age, Off-Beat and Quirky Destinations: Crestone, ColoradoGhost Hunting at Waverly Hills in Louisville, Kentucky; Gothic Milwaukee Ghost Tours in WisconsinIcelandic Pilgrimage; Iowa’s Freedom RocksLeila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri; The New Age Capital of Sedona, Arizona, Vienna’s Central Cemetery and Funeral Museum

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