My very first group pilgrimage was in June of 2005. This is how a mistake I made nearly killed them.
What you need to know about getting in to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
For TCT v12, I dug deep into my stats to design a better experience for the thousands of people who visit this site each day.
The tools for the New Evangelization are always evolving. Right now, my favorite tool is Snapchat and this is how I’m using it.
The Scavi Tour is no secret, and with only 250 visitors per day, tickets are hard to come by. Here I tell you how to request tickets, opening days and times, and even tips on how to get in at the last minute.
Want to start a fight? Claim you know where the best carbonara is in Rome.
It’s the anniversary of the canonization of Saints John Paul II and John XXIII. It was such an amazing experience that I wanted to re-live it and share it with you. I organized a pilgrimage to Italy for the canonization for Lino Rulli and Fr. Dave Dwyer. We had a group of about 40 people, […]
The best way to get from the Rome airport to your hotel is by private car. Here I detail how to hire a private driver and three other options – train, bus, and taxi.
The two most important questions when visiting a new city… Where’s the church? Where’s the coffee? This post is about where to get the best coffee in Sorrento.
While it’s not Europe’s best subway system, Rome’s Metro has stops near some of best churches in the city.
For 2016 the Vatican Museums are again open on Friday evenings. It’s my favorite thing in Rome.
I see people getting ripped off everyday trying to have a quick meal near the Vatican Museums. Feliziani has great food and great prices. It’s also packed with locals.
Arrival in Rome can be overwhelming. Here’s how to survive your first 30 minutes.
The Scavi Tour is the most important tour in Rome. Here, a former Scavi guide takes you on a virtual tour to the tomb of Saint Peter.
Visit Saint Peter’s Basilica and go to confession. Reconciliation is available in English everyday.
Saint Peter’s Basilica is the world’s largest church. While it is packed with thousands of tourists each day, there is a quiet place available for prayer.
It should be no surprise, but Saint Peter’s Basilica has mass throughout the day.
The Jordan Tourism Board invited me on a press trip to this amazing country. I loved it so much that I brought a group of 20 people to Jordan a few months later. Here are some pictures and first impressions from the press trip.
I traveled to the Holy Land for the first time in March of 2015. This is what I packed, and updated with what I actually used.
When I first heard of the Patrons program for the Vatican Museums, my initial thought was that it was not for me. A ‘patron’ is someone with lots of money. I didn’t even look into it. Then one day I stumbled across their website and clicked through just to see what it was all about. […]
Those words never sounded so great! So much to process over the last few days. So little time to think. Trying to soak it all in and live in the moment, but also trying to share our journey with you.
Traveling with Lino Rulli has many perks. On this trip, one of those perks was getting us to the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish church in the suburbs of Rome to hopefully see his boss, Cardinal Dolan, one last time before voting begins. We had no plans to attend the Mass, as we had our […]
My generation, for the most part, holds tight to Saint John Paul II as being their pope. I’ve heard many go on to say that John Paul II taught them to love the faith, and Benedict XVI taught them to live the faith. I have felt the same way for several years. Over the last […]
Dead bodies on display, incorruptible heads, and severed hands. These are some of Catholicism’s coolest relics.
This post was written in 2011. Not much has changed, but I’ve updated it slightly for 2017. For the last few years, I’ve noticed a trend with people giving up social media for Lent, with the argument that we should interact with our family and friends in real life… Personally, I think that reasoning is […]