It can be difficult to recognize Detroit these days. After all, it has made a remarkable transformation in the five years since city hall filed the municipal bankruptcy heard around the world.
Niagara Falls, which straddles the international border between Canada and the United States, was one of the first mass-market tourism destinations and remains popular with over 20 million yearly visitors between the two sides.
Tucked away along the quaint streets of francophone Quebec City is a historic cathedral that was the first Anglican cathedral outside the British Isles.
It's that time of the year, when leaf peepers travel in search of vibrant fall foliage.
As both a church crawler and a faithful Episcopalian, I was intrigued because there was no real explanation for an Episcopal parish church out here in the middle of nowhere.
It's okay to admit that the first thing you associate with Buffalo are its namesake chicken wings.
Not every church I visit is a famous cathedral. In fact, sometimes I find the most interesting churches to visit are the thousands of parish churches across England.
You might not think of Duluth as a destination, but it's one place you should add to your list if only because hipster gentrification hasn't yet reached this Rust Belt city in northern Minnesota.
Hawaii's history and culture is among the richest of any of the U.S. states.
His ideas on architecture propelled the revival of medieval Gothic and influenced the designs of churches everywhere.
London may define England and arguably the entire United Kingdom, but small towns and villages remain the lifeblood of this country. One such place is Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Milwaukee is probably the last place you would expect to discover a French chapel from the early 15th century.
Gloucester just isn't on the map. Most visitors to this part of England, not far from the border with Wales, instead spend their time in the Cotswolds. They miss out on old pubs, historic buildings and notable churches that line the city's streets.
I went on a week-long road trip across England to discover the places the Pilgrims would have known ahead of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's sailing to the New World in 2020. My last stop, quite fittingly, was Plymouth.
Worcester and the surrounding county of Worcestershire are integral parts of the Mayflower story, as the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims departing England aboard the Mayflower approaches in 2020.
I'm in the historic English city of Lincoln ahead of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims leaving these shores on the Mayflower.
In two years time the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in New England will be celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. Ahead of this anniversary, I jetsetted to the Old World
Walking from my car toward the ancient church in the small English village of Hales (population 468) I couldn't help thinking that I had found perhaps the most picture-perfect of all the churches I have ever visited.
It's been controversial for years, though many visitors to the famous cathedrals are used to buying a ticket. Now, the trend toward charging admission is spreading to historic parish churches.
At first glance you might think this church was in France, at least if you ignored its location facing a somewhat busy artery in the wealthy Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills.
Barbara Bush's funeral Saturday put the church she attended in the international spotlight. Bush, the wife and mother of presidents, was a cradle Episcopalian.
Trinity Church in Bay City, Michigan, is similar to other churches of its era. Built between 1885 and 1887, the limestone and sandstone edifice was designed for the Episcopalian congregation by local architect Philip C. Floeter in the then-fashionable style of Gothic Revival. Today, Trinity would be unusual because as the old adage goes, they just don't build them like this anymore.
Driving the back roads on my way from the quaint Suffolk village of Lavenham to Norwich in the neighboring English county of Norfolk I came across a small and rather unusual countryside church.
Rural America is full of old churches. Many are little more than a small wooden structure erected by a long-forgotten congregation dating to when towns and villages formed around lumber camps, railroads and mining developments in the 19th century.
Tucked away within the former abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the upscale Parisian neighborhood of the same name is an elaborate monument that is obviously regal in nature.