Hi, I’m Mountain.

I started The Catholic Traveler in 2004 to bring together my passion for the Catholic faith and my love of travel.

When pandemics aren’t on, I lead hundreds of people a year on pilgrimages and tours of Rome and across Europe and the Holy Land.

Keeping you Connected to Rome

If you are missing travel, and especially Rome, I create tons of content to keep you connected.

I am very active on Instagram and Facebook. All my videos are on YouTube. I have a weekly podcast, host several weekly live events, and write about cool and holy things going on in Rome.


Especially in these days with no international tourism, I am forever grateful to those supporting my mission. Patrons get access to exclusive live events, high-res photos, and occasional gifts.

Become a Patron

The Catholic Traveler Podcast

A weekly podcast with Joannie Watson. We share travel stories, tips, and a little theology. New episode every Thursday.
Listen to all the podcasts here.

Tipsy Tuesday

A weekly live show where I tell stories while enjoying a drink at a bar in Rome. New episode every Tuesday.
Watch all the Tipsy Tuesdays here.


Read all the articles here.

Travel Guides