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.

Your Virtual Lenten Pilgrimage to Rome

You probably can’t make it to Rome right now, but you can join my virtual pilgrimage to Rome.

Here is the list of all the Lenten Station Churches.

Click here for all the details.


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

Keeping you Connected to Rome

I create tons of content to keep you connected to Rome.

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.

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